Archived Obituaries March 2005


TOMMIE J. CREVISTON
Tommie J. Creviston, 76, of West Liberty, died Wednesday, March 30,
2005, at Riverside Methodist Hospital.
He was self-employed as a farmer and electrician. He was a devoted
husband, avid pilot and gun collector and was willing to help anyone he
could.
He was born April 28, 1928, in West Liberty to the late Clarence and
Lelia E. Shirk Creviston.
He is survived by his wife, Fontabelle Harsh Creviston.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Kauffman-Eichholtz
Funeral Home in West Liberty. Pastor David Hernandez will officiate and
burial will be at the Middleburg Cemetery. Visiting hours will be Friday
from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

DONALD R. FRYMAN
Donald R. Fryman, 75, of Richwood died Tuesday, March 29, 2005, at
Heartland of Marion.
He previously worked for Marion Bronze and was retired from the North
Union Local School District. He was a member of the LaRue Baptist
Church.
He was born Jan 20, 1930, in Radnor to the late Dana Max and Fern Erwin
Fryman and was preceded in death by a son, Richard Dean Fryman.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Craig Fryman, whom he married Oct.
23, 1950; a son, Dan Fryman of Dublin; a daughter, Pam (Steve) Schultz
of New Bloomington; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a
twin brother, David (Delia) Fryman of LaRue; a brother, Dick (Ruth)
Fryman of Richwood; and a sister, Suzanne Mehaffey of Hilliard.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Ballinger
Funeral Home in Richwood. The Rev. Jon Thomas will officiate and burial
will be at a later date at the Price Cemetery with military graveside
services. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to National Kidney Foundation of
Ohio, 1373 Grandview Ave. Suite 200, Columbus, OH 43212 or by visiting
www.kidney.org/affiliate/oh/.
Condolences may be sent to www.ballingerfuneralhome.com.

SARAH B. HALL
Sarah B. Hall, 84, of Marysville died Tuesday, March 29, 2005, at
Heartland of Marysville.
She was a homemaker and member of New Horizon Baptist Church in
Marysville. She was dedicated to her family and enjoyed time with her
grandchildren.
She was born Oct. 18, 1920, to the late William and Bessie Meder Kolson
and was predeceased by a brother, William Kolson; and in 2004 by a son
from her first marriage, William Butler; and her first husband, Fred
Butler. She then married Arthur H. Hall Dec. 19, 1953 and he died Feb.
3, 1972.
She is survived by seven children from her first marriage, Fred Butler,
Dennis Butler, Dale Butler (Sullivan), Larry Butler (Sullivan) and David
Butler of Ashtabula, Linda Butler of Tucson, Ariz., and Lenore Butler
(Newsome) of McDowell, Ky.; and seven grandchildren, Mark, Amy, Dennis
Jr., Connie, Patty, Brian, Jamie, Jennifer, Teralyn and Estill Jr.; four
children from her second marriage, Lester (Mildred) Hall of Richwood,
Daniel Hall and Eva E. Hall of Marysville and Karen A. Blinn of West
Liberty; and grandchildren, Mark, Amber, Joey, Dustin, Brandon Bryant,
Kayla, Kyler and Kolton; great-grandchildren, Ashley, Emily, Timmy,
Bradley, Kendall and Chuckie; and a sister, Betty Frost of Geneva.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the York Cemetery
with the Rev. Eric Allen officiating. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1
p.m. Friday at the Stofcheck Funeral Home in Richwood.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association,
5455 High St., Columbus, OH 43214.

MARY A. SCHERTZER
Mary A. Schertzer, 80, of Marysville died Tuesday afternoon at Memorial
Hospital after an extended illness.
She was a homemaker and a hard-working farmer's wife. All who knew her
will sadly miss her.
She was born June 3, 1924, in Columbus to the late Lewis H. and Hazel G.
Melvin Baker Sr. and was predeceased by a great-grandson, Colton
Blackburn; and two brothers, Lewis H. Baker Jr. and George Baker.
A devoted wife of 60 years, she married John L. Schertzer March 17,
1924, in Columbus and he survives. A loving mother and grandmother, she
is survived by two daughters, Patricia Ann Schertzer and Tami Sue (Bob)
Titus of Marysville; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren;
numerous nieces and nephews; and many friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Ingram Funeral
Home with the Rev. John Groat officiating. Friends may call from 5 to 8
p.m. Friday.

NEIL VICTOR TOTH
Neil Victor Toth, 43, of Mechanicsburg, died peacefully Tuesday, March
29, 2005, at his home.
A certified public accountant and chartered financial analyst, he was
employed by the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS) for the
last 14 years and was its chief investment officer for the past seven.
He graduated from Geneva High School and received a bachelor's degree
from Kent State University and a master's degree in industrial
administration from Purdue University. He was a member of St. Paul
Lutheran Church in Chuckery. He was a licensed state investment officer,
a licensed private pilot, a licensed amateur radio operator and an Eagle
Scout.
He was born Sept. 16, 1961, in Cleveland. He was the beloved husband of
Suzanne C. Groscop Toth; loving father of Colin and Mitchell; dear son
of James and Marilyn; and the brother of Donald, Lisa, Nadine and
Warren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran
Church. The Rev. Gerald Matzke will officiate and burial will be at the
church cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday from 3 to 8
p.m. at the Underwood Funeral Home and one prior to the service at the
church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

 

LEWIS S. WITHERSPOON
Lewis S. Witherspoon, 82, of Columbus, formerly of Richwood, died
Monday, March 28, 2005, at First Community Village in Columbus.
A World War II U.S. Army veteran, he was a retired attorney and worked
for many years for the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) and
then in private practice for 20 years. He was a member of Richwood
United Methodist Church. He enjoyed watching the Ohio State University
women's basketball team and was involved in the Rebounder's Club, where
he was a past officer.
He had trained and competed with golden retriever dogs and enjoyed model
trains, fishing, gardening and canning. He was very enthusiastic about
whatever hobby he was doing.
He was born July 17, 1922, in Sabina to the late William H. and Hildred
Staubus Witherspoon. He also was preceded in death by four wives, Susan
Sparks, Nancy, Marjorie Bahnsen and Margaret Keigley and a brother,
Allan.
He is survived by a son, Lewis Stevens (Diane) Witherspoon of Columbus,
and their children, Jesse and Lucas. He also is survived by
stepchildren, Christine Yore of Columbus, C. Ted (Nan) Koerner of
Chattanooga, Tenn., Dan (LaDonna) Dusing of Columbus, Susie (Larry)
Leeper of Marion, Sherry (Gary) Cornwell of Sarasota, Fla., Ron (Tammy)
Keigley of Richwood, Kathalee (David) Brashares of Medina and Bill
(Carolyn) Keigley of Columbus; numerous step-grandchildren and
great-grandchildren; and a brother, William H. Witherspoon of Bellville.

Memorial services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at First United
Methodist Church in Richwood. The Rev. Joseph Rhea will officiate and
burial will be at the Claibourne Cemetery where military services will
be conducted. Friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church at 18 S. Fulton St.,
Richwood, Ohio 43344.
The Stofcheck Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

JOHN JOSEPH SMITH
John Joseph Smith, 90, of Marysville died Sunday, March 27, 2005, at
Heartland of Marysville with his children at his side after an extended
illness.
He retired from Scotts in 1979 after 29 years of loyal service and
worked as a security guard with Cassin and Memorial Hospital of Union
County during his retirement years. He was a 1932 graduate of Minford
High School and was a talented member of his high school basketball
team. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving from 1941 to
1945 and receiving a Purple Heart. He enjoyed boxing in the Army,
fishing, throwing darts and pitching horseshoes. He was a loving husband
and father and truly treasured his family.
He was born Oct. 10, 1914, in Columbus to the late Daniel and Gertrude
Sweeney Smith and was predeceased by two sons, Lawrence "Larry" Smith on
Feb. 18, and Daniel Smith; a stepson, Virgil Webb Jr.; an infant sister;
and five brothers, Daniel, Larry, Russell, Fred and Harry Smith. He
married Helen Mae Mummey Oct. 8, 1949, in Greenup, Ky., and she died
Dec. 15, 2001.
He is survived by his son and caregiver, John R. Smith of Marysville;
two daughters, Ruth (John Henry) King and Cindy Smith of Marysville;
seven grandchildren, John O. Simpson, Tonya Spires, Tracy Adams, David
King, Nikki Channel, Jason Smith and James R. Smith; 16
great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Daisy Smith of Sunman, Ind.; a
brother-in-law, George Kleiber of Marysville; a close family friend,
Janis Warner of Marysville; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Mannasmith
Funeral Home. The Rev. Richard Flynn will officiate and burial will be
at Oakdale Cemetery with full military honors conducted by the Union
County Honor Guard. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of the
service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice in care of the
funeral home.

ANNA LOUISE KELL BURGESS
Anna Louise Kell Burgess, 91, died March 25, 2005, in Topeka, Kan.
She will be remembered as a devoted, loving mother and wife and a
courageous supportive advocate for all her family and friends. She
graduated from Kansas University in 1935 and was vice president of her
class. She attended Simmons College in Boston and graduated with a
master's degree from Emporia State. She worked in personnel management
for Sears Roebuck and Co. in Tulsa and Chicago. She was a homemaker and
avid gardener and after raising four children, she returned to work. She
was a social worker for Shawnee County Adoption Services, Kansas
Nuerological Institute and Kansas Vocational Rehabilitation Services.
She was a member of Westside Christian Church, Nederland Community
Presbyterian Church in Nederland, Colo., Kansas Genealogical Society and
the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill. She was a former Scout
leader and Sunday School teacher.
She was born Dec. 4, 1913, in Salina, Kan., to the late Joseph Foster
and Martha Emma Mitchel Kell and was predeceased by a brother, Raymond
Mitchel Kell; and a son, Stephen Turner Burgess.
She is survived by two daughters, Mary Ann (Cliff) Burgess Reiser of
Marysville and Kathryn Louise "Kay" (John) Oyler of Topeka; a son,
Joseph Kell (Janie Floyd) Burgess of Gunnison, Colo.; grandchildren,
Jessica Kathryn Stormann of Topeka, Zachary Patrick (Christa) Blaser of
Allentown, Pa.; Jacob Christian (Mea) Reiser of Mechanicsburg, Anna
Louise Oyler of Topeka, Micaelah Floyd and Carsen Floyd of Gunnison;
great-grandchildren, Adam Michael Bellinder of Overland Park, Kan.,
Rebecca Kathryn Stormann of Topeka and Cole Christian Reiser of
Mechanichsburg; and a brother, Dr. Joseph Foster Kell Jr. of Vienna, Va.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. today at Westside Christian Church
and burial was at Reformed Presbyterian Cemetery in Winchester, Kan. The
Kevin Brennan Family Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Heart of American Hospice, 3715 SW
29th Ave., Topeka, KS 66614; or the National Alliance for the Mentally
Ill, 112 W. Sixth Ave., Topeka, KS 66603.
Condolences may be sent to www.kevinbrennanfamily.com.

HERBERT A. TRAUCHT
Herbert A. Traucht, 83, of West Liberty, died Saturday, March 26, 2005,
at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus.
He taught fifth grade at Rawson Schools for several years, then moved to
Farm Bureau Insurance, later known as Nationwide Insurance. He served as
sales agent in Rawson and Bluffton and later as a district sales manager
serving Logan, Champaign, Shelby and Auglaize counties for 36 years.
He was a charter member of Grace Chapel Church in West Liberty, where he
served in many capacities. He was a 1939 graduate of Rawson High School
and graduated from Bluffton College in 1943. He served three years with
the Coast Guard during World War II. He served on the West Liberty-Salem
School Board, Champaign County Schools and the Hi-Point Joint Vocational
School and was a member of the Bellefontaine Kiwanis Club. Mr. Traucht
and his wife enjoyed national and international travel with Airstream
and Mennonite Heritage Friends.
He was born Sept. 17, 1921, in Hancock County, to the late Ezra O. and
Clara Heldman Traucht. He also was preceded in death by a son, Kevin,
and a brother, Gail.
He is survived by his wife, Marcene Garmatter Traucht, whom he married
Oct. 16, 1942, in Bluffton; a daughter, Kathleen (Jay) King of West
Liberty; two sons, Allen (Kathleen) Traucht of West Liberty, and Gregory
(Ellen) Traucht of Marysville; eight grandchildren; and 15
great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Grace Chapel
Church with pastor Justin Erickson officiating. Visiting hours will be
Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the church. Burial will be in
Fairview Cemetery in West Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be made to Green Hills Retirement Center,
West Liberty.
Eichholtz Inc. Funeral Homes, West Liberty, is in charge of
arrangements.


FOWLER M. "MIKE" CUNNINGHAM
Fowler M. "Mike" Cunningham, 68, of Delaware, died Tuesday, March 22,
2005.
He was retired from Honda of America and was a U.S. Navy veteran.
He was preceded in death by his father, Myron; mother, Mary; sister,
Elaine; and many aunts and uncles.
He is survived by three daughters, Kelly Lynn Rothman of Boynton Beach,
Fla., Heather Lea of Bexley, and Shea Marie of Bowling Green; three
grandchildren, Alec Brandon, Max Allen Rothman and Amina Meriam; a
sister, Deborah Chadwick of King of Prussia, Pa.; a brother, Walter Ray;
and many friends.
A small memorial service will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Delaware
Bible Church, 45 Belle Ave., Delaware.
Memorial contributions may be made to a local humane society or to the
WHINNY horse rescue fund, c/o Jones Riding Academy, 14076 Township Road
203 N.E., Crooksville, Ohio 43731.
The Ohio Cremation & Memorial Society/Rodman Funeral Service, Delaware,
is in charge of arrangements.

INEZ FREY
Inez Frey, 90, died Wednesday, March 23, 2005, at The Gables at Green
Pastures surrounded by her loving family.
She was a member of the Plain City United Methodist Church and a former
member of Ivory Chandler Circle of King's Daughters and Sons and Rebekah
Lodge 132. She worked 29 years as an office manager for GTE.
She was born June 6, 1914, in Madison County to the late Joseph and
Clara Miller Kramer and was predeceased  by two brothers, Eli and Daniel
Kramer; a sister, Mary Sawyer; and two great-grandchildren, Brett and
Aaron Braniff; and in 2003 by her husband, John Frey.
She is survived by a daughter, Sara Ellen (Wendell) Williams of
Lancaster; four sons, Perry Allen (Carolyn) Frey of Madison, Wis.,
Richard Lee Frey and Terrence Gene (Beverly Barrett) Frey of San Diego,
and Norman Duane (Mary M.) Frey of London; 11 grandchildren; five
great-grandchildren; and four sisters, Katherine Beachy, Emma Beachy
Miller, Frances Hostetler Mountain and Barbara Lee Walsh.
Visiting hours will be held Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at
Ferguson Funeral Home in Plain City. Graveside services will be held
Tuesday at noon at Forest Grove Cemetery. A memorial service will follow
at 1 p.m. at Plain City United Methodist Church, 202 N. Chillicothe St.,
Plain City, with the Rev. Dr. Stephen Price officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Plain City United Methodist
building fund.

MICHAEL ANTHONY HARBOUR
Michael Anthony Harbour, 36, of Lakeview died Wednesday, March 23, 2005,
as the result of an automobile accident in Marysville.
He was a 1987 graduate of Benjamin Logan High School and was employed at
Honda in Anna.
He was born Jan. 28, 1969, in Kenton.
He is survived by his father, Marvin Harbour of Belle Center; his
mother, Pauline Stover Harbour of Belle Center; brothers, Jamie (Deb)
Harbour of Rushsylvania and Tracy Joe Harbour of Bellefontaine; his
paternal grandmother, Lena Harbour of Urbana; four nephews; and a niece.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Eichholtz
Funeral Home in Bellefontaine. The Rev. John R. James will officiate and
burial will be at Fairview Cemetery in Belle Center. Friends may call
from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

JAMES C. LEIBOLD
James C. Leibold, 77, of Richwood, died Thursday, March 24, 2005, at
Community Nursing Center in Marion.
He attended Buckeye Boys State and was a 1945 graduate of LaRue High
School, where he was salutatorian of his class. Mr. Leibold worked at
various jobs, including at Marion Motor Products, Honda and Big Bear,
but his lifelong work and passion was farming. He was a dairy and grain
farmer for more than 30 years and often said he never felt closer to God
than out on a tractor. He was devoted to serving Christ and was a
dedicated member of Fulton Creek Evangelical Friends Church, where he
served as elder, Men-in-Mission representative, Sunday School teacher
and superintendent and wherever he was needed.
He was past president of the Claibourne PTA, served on the Marion County
Dairy Board, Prospect Farmers Exchange Board of Directors and took
interest in many community civic affairs. He wrote several letters to
the editor at the Marion Star which many people remarked about reading.
He will be greatly missed by his loving family and friends for his
joyful laughter and generosity.
He was born June 18, 1927, in Ostrander to the late John and Ethel Dodge
Leibold. He also was preceded in death by two brothers, John W. and
William F. Leibold.
He married Ruth J. Redd on Dec. 4, 1949, at LaRue United Methodist
Church and she survives. He also is survived by his children, Stephen R.
Leibold of Byhalia, Sandra S. (Paul) Cook of Adrian, Mich., Carol L.
(Keith) Sarbaugh of Zanesville, Joyce E. (Patrick) Kibler of Wilmington,
Judith K. Crabtree (Kenton Cunningham) of Delaware, and Jill E. Leibold
of Prospect; 15 grandchildren; one stepgrandson; five
great-grandchildren; one step-great-grandaughter; a brother, Dean
Leibold of Westerville; a sister, Dorothy Allen of Canal Winchester; and
many nieces, nephews and friends.
Visiting hours will be Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. at Stofcheck Funeral
Home, Richwood. Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. with
pastor Joe Kirby officiating. Burial will be in Price Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Fulton Creek Evangelical
Friends Church, 10950 Fulton Creek Road, Richwood, Ohio 43344.

GLENN F. PUGH
Glenn F. Pugh, 73, of Delaware died Wednesday, March 23, 2005, at home
surrounded by his family and friends after a short battle with cancer.
He was raised on a farm and took pride in his ton litter of hogs for
FFA. He continued to farm for many years. He was a 1950 graduate of
Hilliard High School and enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving in the
Korean War. He was a city of Columbus police officer for 18 years and
operated Golden Graphics, a printing shop, as a hobby after his
disability retirement. He was affiliated with Boy Scout Troop 474 for
more than 35 years and helped lead may young men in the right direction.
He was proud of the many Eagle Scouts who came from the troop. He took
great pride in his family and loved them deeply. He was very patriotic.
He enjoyed camping, Boy Scout canoe trips, eagles, traveling, Civil War
memorabilia and collecting cars.
He was born Feb. 27, 1932, in Franklin County to Glenn H. and Frances
Smith Pugh and was predeceased by his father; his wife, Phyllis
Kunkleman Pugh; a brother, John; and a sister, Ruth Bryant.
He is survived by his dear mother, Frances Pugh of Orient; his loving
children, Merri (Jon) Hall of Marysville, Mike (Mary) Pugh of Gahanna,
Mark (Nancy) Pugh of Hilliard, Matt Pugh of Portland, Ore., Marshall
(Natalie) Pugh of Santa Rosa, Calif., and Melody (Mitch) Ginter of
Radnor; grandchildren, Jess (Brian) Beickelman, Jennifer, Ross and
Ashley Hall, Josh Cott, Erin, Shawn, Cara, Nicholas, Casey and Mikayla
Pugh, Patrick, Sydney and Danielle Pugh and Derryk and Devon Ginter;
brothers, James (Ellen) and Gary (Judy) of Columbus and Larry (Vona) of
Creola; sisters, Kathryn Smith of Orient, Jacquelyn (Don Bussa) Pugh of
Urbana and Susan (Joseph) Edwards of Cardington; his ex-wife, Sally Rees
Pugh; and many, family and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the
Rutherford-Corbin Funeral Home, Worthington Chapel, 515 High St.,
Worthington. The Rev. Charlie Piatt will officiate and burial will be at
the Dublin Cemetery. Friends may call from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
Monday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Grady, Grady Memorial
Hospital Foundation, 561 W. Central Ave., Delaware OH 43015; or the
Columbus Police Department, Widows and Orphan Fund/Sub Relief Fund, c/o
Lt. Ty Brust, 120 W. Marconi Blvd., Columbus OH 43215.

PAUL ARNOLD FOOR
Paul Arnold Foor, 47, of Marysville, died Thursday, March 24, 2005,  at
his home after an extended illness with his wife and daughters were at
his side.
He was a jack-of-all-trades and enjoyed sharing his talents with his
family and many friends. He was formerly employed in the packaging
department of Scotts. He was a 1974 graduate of Marysville High School
and was dearly loved and respected by all who knew him. He was a loving
husband, a devoted father and grandfather and a good friend. He loved
fishing, playing bingo and country music and possessed a talent for
drawing and woodworking. He was very appreciative of the gifts given him
and the friendships he shared.
He was born Jan. 12, 1958, in Delaware to the late Charles and Betty
Moore Foor Sr. He was preceded in death by his father on Jan. 14, 1996,
and by a daughter, Betty Lee Siders Foor, on April 18, 1993.
Survivors include his wife of nearly 27 years, Brenda Siders Foor, to
whom he was married on May 7, 1977; two daughters, Jennifer Ann (Shanon)
Ervin and Paulina (Richard) Foley of Marysville; his mother and
stepfather, Betty and James Wyatt of Mount Gilead; six grandchildren,
Xavier, Fabian Cortez and Akira Sue Ervin and Makayla Lee, Ivory
Caroline and Daren Earl Foley; three brothers, Charles (Barbara) Foor
Jr. of Milford Center, William (Kecia) Foor of Lakeland, Fla., and
Robert (Barbara) Foor of Broadway; two sisters, Debra (Floyd) Siders of
Marysville and Sandra (Rick) Gall of North Lewisburg; five adopted
siblings, Kristina, Brandy, Kaitlyn, Whitney and Montanna Wyatt; two
stepbrothers, David (Libby) Wyatt of Raymond and James Wyatt Jr. of
Marysville; eight brothers- and sisters-in-law; and numerous nieces and
nephews and countless friends.
After cremation, services will be held at the convenience of the family.

The Mannasmith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

THELMA LOWERY
Thelma Lowery, 91, a resident of Westerville since 1942, died Tuesday,
March 22 2005, at Heartland of Marysville. She was a foster mother for
many children, was a caterer for many years and worked alongside her
husband on the farm.
She was predeceased by her husband, Harold, and seven brothers and
sisters. She is survived by nieces and nephews, Phyllis Gaskins, Beverly
Barnes, Thomas Hicks and Debra Jordan; and great-nieces and -nephews,
Irvine Gaskins, Danny Barnes, Dennis Barnes, Leslie G. Bowden, Lisa
Gaskins, Todd Barnes, Tony Hicks, Taylor Jerew, Shawn Hicks and Alexis
Jordan.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Hill Funeral
Home, 220 S. State St., Westerville, and burial will be at the Burnside
Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to the service.

WILLIAM D. LASHLEY
William D. Lashley, 56, of Branson, Mo., formerly of Marysville, died
Feb. 14, 2005, in Branson after an extended illness.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at the Marysville First
Congregational United Church of Christ with the Revs. Richard Flynn and
Ronald Botts officiating.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

MILDRED E. LOGAN
Mildred E. Logan, 94, formerly of Jay County, Ind., and Fort Wayne,
Ind., died Saturday, March 19, 2005, at Heartland of Marysville.
She attended Emmanuel Baptist Church in Marysville.
She was born Sept. 27, 1910, in Noble Township, Jay County, Ind., to the
late William and Zella Bash Hartzell. She married Donald D. Logan April
4, 1930, and he died June 15, 1979.
She is survived by two daughters, Norma (Robert) Clevenger of New
Concord and Jean (Robert) Rockey of Marysville; seven grandchildren,
Pamela Riggle, Douglas Clevenger, Brenda Murray, Darrell Clevenger,
David Rockey, Denise Baldwin and Colleen Craig; 13 great-grandchildren;
one great-great-grandchild; and a sister, Helen (Elwood) Sheffer of
Mesquite, Texas.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Portland Chapel
of the Williamson & Spencer Funeral Home in Portland, Ind. The Rev. mark
Craig will officiate and burial will be at Green Park Cemetery in
Portland. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Emmanuel
Baptist Church

JAMES R. PARROTT
James R. Parrott, 80, of Raymond, died Monday, March 21, 2005, at his
home after a long battle with emphysema.
He was a retired self-employed construction worker and a World War II
Army veteran.
He was born Nov. 14, 1924, in Ashland, Ky., to the late John and Madge
Messer Parrott and was preceded by four sisters.
He is survived by his wife, Millie Parker Parrott, whom he married Aug.
10, 1946; four children, Ruby Poling of Laurelville, James (Carol)
Parrott and Cobina (Robert) Burke of Marysville, and Gregory (Sherrie)
Parrott of Texas; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; four
sisters; and three brothers.
Visiting hours will be Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Ingram Funeral
Home. A graveside service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Old
Union Church Cemetery on Raymond Road with the Rev. Warren Goble
officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Union County Honor
Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Cancer Society in
care of the funeral home.

MARY MARTHA "MARTY" ZWICK
Mary Martha "Marty" Zwick, 80, of Plain City died peacefully Saturday,
March 19, 2005, at her home after a brief illness.
A lifelong resident of Plain City and a 1943 graduate of Plain City High
School, she worked for the Ohio Exhibition Center (the Ohio State Fair)
for 25 years, finishing her career as the assistant fair manager and
retiring in 1985. She also worked at Gooding Amusement Company for four
years in the 1970s. After retirement from the Ohio Exhibition Center,
she was honored by the Ohio State Fair Hall of Fame. The fair board and
her good friend, former Gov. James Rhodes, honored her by naming the
Dairy Products Building on the fairgrounds the Marty Zwick Building. She
was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Dublin.
She was born Feb. 28, 1925, in Plain City to the late Virgil and Freda
Fleck Minthorn Sr. and was predeceased by a brother, Virgil Minthorn Jr.
on Oct. 13, 1974. She married Lavern William Zwick May 29, 2948, and he
died July 23, 1985.
She is survived by a brother-in-law, Herman (Mary) Zwick of Summerfield,
Fla.; a sister-in-law, Mary Ann Minthorn Schamaun of Plain City; nieces
and nephews, William (Linda) Zwick of Orrville, Robert (Sandra) Zwick of
Montgomery, Texas, Barry (Sherry) Zwick of Ashland, Blair (Minerva)
Minthorn of Marysville, Diana (Lance) Kirkman of Monticello, Ky., and
Gay (Roger) Harper of Plain City; great-nieces and -nephews, Jared
Zwick, Cory Zwick, Stacey Lauri Zwick, Justin Zwick, Brett Zwick, Dustin
Minthorn, Andrew Minthorn, Jeffrey Gingerich and Jennifer Brickenridge,
Jamie Brickenridge, Jill Kirkman, Tony Kirkman, Jeremy Corbin, Jerod
Corbin, Mandy Clapham, Brittany Harper and Roger Harper; and good
friends, Elsie and Danny Gingerich of Plain City.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. John Lutheran
Church, 6135 Rings Road, Dublin, and burial will be at Forest Grove
Cemetery in Plain City. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
today at the Ferguson Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice, P.O. Box 445,
London OH 43140; or the Madison County Humane Society, 1357 Route 38 SE,
London.
Condolences may be sent to www.fergusonfh@netwalk.com.


JAMES E. DODD
James E. Dodd, 71, of Marysville died Friday, March 18, 2005, after an
extended illness at Memorial Hospital of Union County with his family
was at his side.
He retired from PPG Industries in Delaware as a senior lab technician.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served with the Naval Air Corps. He
enjoyed fishing, baseball and Saturday football at the pool hall. He
also enjoyed harness horse racing, the Little Brown Jug and traveling
the fair racing circuit.
He was born Dec. 4, 1933, in Marysville, to the late Theodore and Cora
Lansdown Dodd.
He is survived by his wife of more than 50 years, Shirley A. Wagner
Dodd, whom he married Sept. 25, 1954, in Reno, Nev.; his children, Pam
S. "Suzie" (Dirk) Railsback of Raymond and Dennis L. Dodd and Michael D.
Dodd of Marysville and Regina D. Dodd of Tampa, Fla.; five
grandchildren, Chris Smith, Renee (Jeremy) Payne, Lynzee Dodd and Drake
Dodd of Marysville and Joel Railsback of Raymond; two
step-grandchildren, Ashley and Ryan Jones of Marysville; two
great-grandchildren, Zoe Griffith and Kennedy Smith; a brother-in-law,
Fred (Pat) Wagner of North Lewisburg; two nieces, Theresa (Randy) Organ
and Treena (Larry) Blue; and may other relatives and friends.
He was predeceased by two sisters, Helen Housman and Betty Emmert, and
infant twin brothers.
Visiting hours will be Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Underwood Funeral
Home, Marysville, where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11
a.m. with the Rev. Donald Moceri officiating. Burial will be at Mount
Herman Cemetery in Dover Township with military honors conducted by the
Union County Military Funeral Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Ohio Diabetes
Association.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

FRIEDA LOUISE BAAS RENNER
Frieda Louise Baas Renner, 80, died Friday, March 18, 2005.
She retired from Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus and was a
member of Elizabeth Chapter 56, Order of the Eastern Star, in Plain City
and the Plain City Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed gardening, sewing,
camping, knitting and visiting with family and friends. She lived at
Pine Valley Care Center in Richfield after living with her daughter for
several years.
She was born Aug. 27, 1924, in Columbus and was predeceased by three
brothers, Edward Baas, Arthur Baas and Robert Baas; a sister, Mary Baas;
and her husband, Elton C. Renner in 2000.
She is survived by two sons, Charles (Barbara) Renner of Berryville,
Va., and Kenneth (Amy) Renner of Plain City; a daughter, Stephanie (Jay)
Gardiner of Cuyahoga Falls; grandchildren, Ariel Renner, Megan Renner
and Matthew Renner, Nickalas (Angela) Gardiner, Tiffany Gardiner and
Timothy Gardiner; a great-granddaughter, Savanna Starr; a
brother-in-law, Milton Renner of Wyoming; and a sister-in-law, Edith
Baas of Indiana.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Ferguson
Funeral Home in Plain City. The Rev. Don Hilkerbaumer will officiate and
burial will be at Forest Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4
and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Plain City
Presbyterian Church, 231 E. Main St., Plain City OH 43064.

GEORGE W. SHERMAN
George W. Sherman, 72, of Dublin died suddenly at his home.
He provided rock-solid support to his family through his more than
20-year association with the Kroger Company as a meat cutter, having
many repeat customers as much because of his friendly smile, warm
greeting and "there is no stranger to me" attitude as because of his
knowledge of how to cook beef. As a young man, he was active in Zion
Lutheran Church's Walther League in Columbus, enjoyed pitching
fast-pitch softball and served in the Navy during the Korean War.
Throughout his life, he had a quick smile, asked a friendly question and
was a quick wit with acquaintances and strangers alike
After retirement in 1995, he increased his participation in St. John
Lutheran Church's dartball team, developed a keen interest in computers
that he used to stay in touch with many relatives and friends and
pitched horseshoes with his many friends at the Hilliard Horseshoe Club.
He always had time for a round of golf and his practice pitching and
chipping in his back yard made him a must-have team member for any golf
outing scramble.
He was a faithful servant to St. John's Lutheran Church, maintaining the
sanctuary pews with greeting and giving cards and fastidiously assuring
that each pencil was sharpened. He was a faithful friend and companion
to his wife Ruth through her late-life struggles with fronto-temporal
dementia and attended soccer, baseball, band, softball, basketball,
choir and tennis events for his grandchildren. He had many friends in
the Milford Center, Marysville, Dublin and Columbus areas.
He enjoyed life growing up with his eight brothers and sisters on the
corner of Henderson and Dierker Roads, had great love and friendship for
his grandchildren and always made time for and supported his children.
He was born March 28, 1932, to the late Frank and Edith Taylor Sherman
and was predeceased by brothers and sisters-in-law, David and Helen
Sherman and Howard and Doris Sherman; his mother-in-law and
father-in-law, Fred and Frieda Thiergartner; and in March 2003 by his
wife of 49 years, Ruth Dora Thiergartner Sherman.
He is survived by his children, W. Michael "Mike" (Betty L. Rider)
Sherman of Columbus, Barbara A. (David M.) Rushley of Hilliard and Dean
F. (Loura) Sherman of Marysville; grandchildren, Allison N. Rushley,
Aaron D. Rushley, Carley M. Sherman, Amanda L. Sherman and Lindsay K.
Sherman; brothers and sisters, Robert (Ginny) Sherman of Arizona, Walter
(Helen) Sherman of Michigan, Dorothy (Chuck) Campbell of Ohio, Ruth Ann
(Roy) Williams of Florida, Peggy (Brad) Johnston of South Carolina and
Dan (Karen) Sherman of Texas.
A church celebration service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. John
Lutheran Church, 6135 Rings Road, Dublin with burial at Sunset Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. today at the Tidd Funeral
Home, 5265 Norwich St., Hilliard.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church; the College of
Education-PAES at the Ohio State University; or a charity of the donor's
choice.

MYRTLE VIOLA EICHOLTZ SMITH
Myrtle Viola Eicholtz Smith, 100, of Steubenville died Wednesday, March
16, 2005, at the home of her granddaughter, Jackie Cozart and her
husband, Bill of Marysville where she had lived for the past eight
months.
She was a member of Calvary Fifth United Methodist Church since 1946.
She was born Feb. 22, 1905, in Harmony, Pa., to the late Fredrick and
Lydia Swientzberg Eicholtz.
Surviving are her four daughters, Marjorie Giannamore of Columbus, Betty
(Earl) Patterson and Alberta Woods of Steubenville and Carol (Mark)
Gilmore of North Carolina; a brother, Howard Elcholtz of Pennsylvania; a
sister, Laura Kennedy of Pennsylvania; a niece, Helen Talamine of
Toronto; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and 11
great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert James Smith, in 1963; a
son, William F. Smith Sr. in 1978; a sister, Eve Smith; four brothers,
Clarence, Clyde, Ray and Emery; a grandchild; and a great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held Sunday at McClave-Chandler-Mills Inc., with
the Rev. Steven Modranski officiating. Burial followed at Fort Steuben
Burial Estates.

MARY MARTHA "MARTY" ZWICK
Mary Martha "Marty" Zwick, 80, of Plain City died peacefully Saturday,
March 19, 2005, at her home after a brief illness.
A lifelong resident of Plain City and a 1943 graduate of Plain City High
School, she worked for the Ohio Exhibition Center (the Ohio State Fair)
for 25 years, finishing her career as the assistant fair manager and
retiring in 1985. She also worked at Gooding Amusement Company for four
years in the 1970s. After retirement from the Ohio Exhibition Center,
she was honored by the Ohio State Fair Hall of Fame. The fair board and
her good friend, former Gov. James Rhodes, honored her by naming the
Dairy Products Building on the fairgrounds the Marty Zwick Building. She
was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Dublin.
She was born Feb. 28, 1925, in Plain City to the late Virgil and Freda
Fleck Minthorn Sr. and was predeceased by a brother, Virgil Minthorn Jr.
on Oct. 13, 1974. She married Lavern William Zwick May 29, 2948, and he
died July 23, 1985.
She is survived by a brother-in-law, Herman (Mary) Zwick of Summerfield,
Fla.; a sister-in-law, Mary Ann Minthorn Schamaun of Plain City; nieces
and nephews, William (Linda) Zwick of Orrville, Robert (Sandra) Zwick of
Montgomery, Texas, Barry (Sherry) Zwick of Ashland, Blair (Minerva)
Minthorn of Marysville, Diana (Lance) Kirkman of Monticello, Ky., and
Gay (Roger) Harper of Plain City; great-nieces and -nephews, Jared
Zwick, Cory Zwick, Stacey Lauri Zwick, Justin Zwick, Brett Zwick, Dustin
Minthorn, Andrew Minthorn, Jeffrey Gingerich and Jennifer Brickenridge,
Jamie Brickenridge, Jill Kirkman, Tony Kirkman, Jeremy Corbin, Jerod
Corbin, Mandy Clapham, Brittany Harper and Roger Harper; and good
friends, Elsie and Danny Gingerich of Plain City.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. John Lutheran
Church, 6135 Rings Road, Dublin, and burial will be at Forest Grove
Cemetery in Plain City. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice, P.O. Box 445,
London OH 43140; or the Madison County Humane Society, 1357 Route 38 SE,
London.
Condolences may be sent to www.fergusonfh@netwalk.com.


DOROTHY RUTH COLEMAN BUCKINGHAM
Dorothy Ruth Coleman Buckingham, 73, of Sunbury died Thursday, March 10,
2005, at St Ann's Hospital in Westerville.
She was a graduate of Marysville High School and of the Ohio State
University, where she received a bachelor of arts degree. She was widely
know as a dedicated and honored member of the Sunbury Community and was
co-owner and founder, along with her husband William, of Buckingham
Orchards and Farm Market. She will be remembered as a beloved educator
of orcharding to countless teachers, parents and pre-school through
early grade school children. She was a beloved and sustaining member of
Grace Brethren Church.
She was born on the Coleman family farm in Marysville and was
predeceased by numerous relatives.
She is survived by her husband William T Buckingham; daughters, Julie A
Buckingham and Pamela L. Bennett; stepson, Michael W Buckingham; brother
Don Coleman; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous
relatives from this area and beyond.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday, March 23, at 10 a.m. at the
Dearmey Discipleship Center of Grace Brethren Church, 8225
Worthington-Galena Road, Westerville, in rooms 202/203. Friends may call
from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service and may use the Lazelle
road entrance on the northwest side of the building.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American
Heart Association or Grace Brethren Church.
The Ohio Cremation and Memorial Society/Rodman Funeral Service are in
charge of arrangements.

ROBERT BRUCE CHANDLER
Robert Bruce Chandler, 99, of Plain City died Thursday, March 17, 2005,
at the Convalarium at Indian Run.
He attended the Ohio State University, working his way through school
delivering ice in Columbus. He was lightweight boxing champion while at
OSU. He became a high school teacher in New California and attended OSU
in the summers to obtain his master's degree. He was principal and
superintendent at the Broadway schools and then at New California
(Jerome Rural High School). In addition to teaching several high school
courses, he was coach of the football, basketball, baseball and softball
teams. He was an educational innovator, introducing the first student
workbooks in Union County and producing exceptional scholars.
He volunteered for the U.S. Army in 1942 and received a direct
commission as a first lieutenant in military intelligence. He served in
the Pentagon and at several Air Force bases and was in charge of the
investigation when an Air Force B-25 crashed into the Empire State
Building in New York City. He mustered out of the Army as a major in
1946, joined the Ohio Air National Guard at Lockbourne Air Force Base,
was promoted to lieutenant colonel and became intelligence officer of
the Lockbourne fighter wing. In 1962, during the Berlin Crisis, the Ohio
National Guard was federalized and he spent a year in France.
He maintained his interest in education as an employee of the Ohio State
Department of Education where he served as a veterans' affairs officer
and was later in charge of the science and technology program for Ohio
schools. He was an avid sportsman, participating in all sports, and
later excelled in golf and bowling. He was a member of the Marysville
Golf Club.
He was born Oct. 4, 1905, in Plain City, the second son of the late
Lawrence B. and Alice Guy Chandler. He was married to Lula Woodruff
Chandler, his childhood sweetheart, for 71 years until her death in
1996.
He is survived by four children, retired U.S. Army Col. William W.
(Marion) Chandler of Tampa, Fla., Rosemary (William) Saunders of Dublin,
Lois (Patrick) Connelley of Sarasota, Fla., and Larry B. (Jan) Chandler
of Columbus; 15 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and four
great-great-grandchildren.
Private funeral services will be held by the family.
The Ferguson Funeral Home in Plain City is in charge of arrangements.

THE REV. ELMER WILLIAM COMBS
The Rev. Elmer William Combs, 89, of Rosedale died Wednesday, March 16,
2005, at his home surrounded by his family.
He was a retired farmer and minister and was a U.S. Navy veteran of
World War II.
He was born Sept. 4, 1915, in Campton, Ky., to the late Sam and America
McCallister Combs and was predeceased by a daughter, Bonetta Runyan;
four brothers, Crit, Albert, Preston and Howard; and five sisters, Ada,
Mary, Nannie, Myrtle and Bernice.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Audrey Brashears Combs whom he
married Aug. 21, 1937, in Campton; two daughters, Phyllis (Leonard) Daum
of Milford Center, Monell (Ronald) Dooley of Rosedale; two sons, Elmer
Gene (Christel) Combs of Milford Center and Bill (Betty) Combs of
Marysville; a son-in-law, Carl Runyan of West Jefferson; 13
grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; two brothers, James (Bobbie)
Combs of Milford Center and Dean Combs of Kauntz, Texas; and a
sister-in-law, Dorothy Combs of Marysville.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Jerry Newman will officiate and burial will be at the
Union Township Cemetery in Milford Center with military honors conducted
by the Union County Honor Guard. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m.
Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Cancer Society in
care of the funeral home.

ANTHONY RAY SNODGRASS
Anthony Ray Snodgrass, 37, of Marysville died Thursday, March 17, 2005,
after suffering a heart attack.
He graduated from Highland High School in Sparta and served four years
in the U.S. Navy as a rescue diver. He was the owner of ARS remodeling
company. He was a certified scuba diving instructor, search and rescue
diver, wilderness survival instructor and volunteer for the National Ski
Patrol at Snow Trails Ski Resort. He attended River of Life Church in
Powell.
He was born June 5, 1967, in Franklin County to the late Ted and Barbara
Cremeans Snodgrass.
He is survived by his wife, Sarah Batchelder Snodgrass; a daughter,
Kory; his parents, Barbara and Ted Snodgrass of Centerburg; and three
sisters, Robin Stopher, Jodie Kefauver and Joanna Dowalter.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Bellpoint United
Methodist Church with the Rev. Forrest Williams officiating. After
cremation, his ashes will be taken to the mountains where he felt the
presence of God most.
In lieu of flowers, donations, which will be set aside for his daughter,
may be sent to the Robinson Funeral Home, 32 W. Winter St., Delaware OH
43015.
Condolences may be sent to www.robinsonfuneralhomeinc.com.

NORMAN DALE RUPERT
Norman Dale Rupert, 81, of Marysville died Friday, March 18, 2005, in
the Morey Center at Memorial Hospital of Union County after a short
illness.
He established the Marysville Office Center in 1973 and was proud to
work beside his son in the successful operation of their downtown
business. He retired in 1994 and realized further pride during his
retirement when his grandson became the third generation of the family
to work at the store. He was a 1942 graduate of Huntington High School
and was a member of their Indiana state basketball championship team. He
attended Ball State University and Kalamazoo College and served as a
pilot in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a member of VFW Post
3320 and a former member of the Marysville Evening Lions Club. His
greatest enjoyment came from playing golf and spending time with his
family.
He was born Feb. 25, 1924, in Huntington, Ind., to the late Dale and
Ethel Igney Rupert.
He is survived by his wife of more than 59 years, Elizabeth "Betty"
Kiggins Rupert whom he married June 23, 1945, in Huntington; his son,
Alan Dale (Elizabeth "Betty") Rupert of Marysville; a grandson,
Christopher Alan (Jennifer) Rupert of Marysville; a great-granddaughter,
Abigail Faith Rupert; a sister, Waneta (Carl) Greeley of Fort Wayne,
Ind.; several nieces and nephews; and many friends.
A celebration of life service will be held at 8 p.m. Monday at the
Mannasmith Funeral Home with pastor Clancy Cruise officiating. Friends
may call from 5 p.m. until the time of the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lance Armstrong Foundation in
care of the funeral home.

HELEN B. HOFFMAN
Helen B. Hoffman, 77, of Marysville died Thursday, March 17, 2005, at
her home after an extended battle with emphysema.
She was retired as a dietitian with Riverside Hospital and enjoyed
crocheting and flower gardening.
She was born Dec. 13, 1927, in Fayetteville, W.Va., to the late Eugene
Thomas and Ethel M. Pierson Aliff. She married Robert L. Hoffman Nov.
15, 1947, and he died Feb. 28, 1999.
She is survived by her companion, David Curtis of Marysville; two sons,
Michael (Georgianna) Hoffman of Mount Sterling and Richard (Angie)
Hoffman of Grove City; her daughter, Barbara Sue (Terry) Hudson of
Marengo; seven grandchildren, Bethany, Paul, Heidi (William), Richard II
(Leslie), Carl, Terry Joe (Randi) and Jason (Jennifer); 13
great-grandchildren, Kayla, Olivia and Zachary, Tyler and Adam, Briana
and Dalton, Conor and Kayla and Alec, Ashton, Nathan and Rory; and two
sisters, Josephine Harper of Fayetteville and Betty Woods of Columbus.
Following cremation, services will be held at the convenience of the
family.
The Mannasmith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

ETHEL IRENE BELVILLE
Ethel Irene Belville, 94, of Marysville died Thursday, March 17, 2005,
at Heartland of Marysville with her daughters at her side following a
short illness.
A loving homemaker and hard-working farmer's wife, she worked at
Warner's Locker for six years and Ranco for two years. She was a
faithful longtime member of the Old Union Church of Christ. She enjoyed
gardening and flowers and especially treasured her time with her family.

She was born March 18, 1910, in Springfield to the late Harley Addison
and Clara Ellen Roller Wilt and was predeceased by two husbands, Lester
Jolliff and Burl Belville; a daughter, Sally Stipp; and several brothers
and sisters.
She is survived by two daughters, Sharon Price and Sandy (Ford) Evans of
Marysville; two sons, Donald (Barb) Jolliff of Rexford, Mont., and Steve
(Elaine) Jolliff of North Lewisburg; 13 grandchildren, Debbie Hugg,
Brian (Doris) Rutan, Laura (Ed) Thomas, Jackie (Bob) Alloway, Tron Price
and his companion, Jody Smith, Sonya (Doug) Brake, Larry (Jennifer)
Jollif, Luke Jolliff, Wendy Jolliff, Elizabeth Jolliff, Rebecca Jolliff,
Joey Jolliff and Tony Bear; 13 great-grandchildren; and her church
family.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Old Union Church
of Christ. Dennis Faulkner and Fred Bowman will officiate and burial
will be at the church cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday
at the Mannasmith Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church.

THE REV. ELMER WILLIAM COMBS
The Rev. Elmer William Combs, 89, of Rosedale died Wednesday, March 16,
2005, at his home surrounded by his family.
He was a retired farmer and minister and was a U.S. Navy veteran of
World War II.
He was born Sept. 4, 1915, in Compton, Ky., to the late Sam and America
McCallister Combs and was predeceased by a daughter, Bonetta Runyan;
four brothers, Crit, Albert, Preston and Howard; and five sisters, Ada,
Mary, Nannie, Myrtle and Bernice.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Audrey Brashears Combs whom he
married Aug. 21, 1937, in Compton; two daughters, Phyllis (Leonard) Daum
of Milford Center, Monell (Ronald) Dooley of Rosedale; two sons, Elmer
Gene (Christel) Combs of Milford Center and Bill (Betty) Combs of
Marysville; a son-in-law, Carl Runyan of West Jefferson; 13
grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; two brothers, James (Bobbie)
Combs of Milford Center and Dean Combs of Kauntz, Texas; and a
sister-in-law, Dorothy Combs of Marysville.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Jerry Newman will officiate and burial will be at the
Union Township Cemetery in Milford Center with military honors conducted
by the Union County Honor Guard. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m.
Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Cancer Society in
care of the funeral home.


NATHAN SOUTHARD HOWARD
Nathan Southard Howard, 63, died Saturday, March 12, 2005.
A 1959 graduate of Marysville High School, he was a committed and
respected vice president of the Energy Division of The Bank of New York.

He was the beloved father of Ercil Howard-Wroth and Lyndsay Howard-Zita;
adored grandfather of Elisabeth, Nathan, Alexander and Theodore; son of
Catherine Southard Howard of Marysville and the late Cone Howard Jr.;
loving brother of Ercil Howard Casey, Lynn Howard Schaefer and Nicholas
Hathaway Howard; and cherished friend, colleague and mentor to many.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at St. Thomas Episcopal
Church, Fifth Avenue at 53rd St., New York City. Friends may call at the
Frank E. Campbell Funeral Chapel, 1076 Madison Ave. at 81st St. from 7
to 9 p.m. Friday. Burial will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to Peoples' Symphony Concerts, Suite
1C, 201 W. 54th St., New York, N.Y., 10019, or Lakeside Summer Symphony,
236 Walnut Ave., Lakeside, OH 43440.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.

DONALD R. BENTLEY SR.
Donald R. Bentley Sr., 65, of Marengo died Sunday, March 13, 2005, at
Grady Memorial Hospital,
He was a maintenance supervisor at DMI, a diesel mechanic and a former
truck driver. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a
member of Northgate Community Church in Sunbury where he served as
deacon and greeter. He had received an associate degree in theology.
He was born Sept. 3, 1939, in Floyd County, Ky., to the late Charlie and
Dora Brown Bentley and was predeceased by two grandsons, Rusty Bentley
and Jeremy Fish; three brothers, Sam, Virgil and Ronald Bentley; and two
sisters, Eugle Martin and Polly Bentley.
He is survived by his wife, Rebecca C. King Bentley whom he married
April 9, 1961, in Montgomery, Ala.; a daughter, Pam (Jeff) Bidwell of
Milford; three sons, Donald (Lori) Bentley Jr. of Alabama, David Bentley
of Indianapolis and Dan (Donna) Bentley of Johnstown; eight
grandchildren, Morgan Bidwell and Jimmy, Tabitha, Tony, Christine,
Shierra, Caleb and Joshua Bentley; a sister, Janice (Gary) Salyers of
Powell; two brothers, Vernace (Bobbi) Bentley and Tommy (Terri) Bentley
of Columbus; and three sisters-in-law, Avenell Bentley of McDowell, Ky.,
Beuna Bentley of Marysville and Beth Bentley of Plain City.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Underwood
Funeral Home. Pastor Bill Stephens will officiate and burial will be at
the Union Township Cemetery in Milford Center. Friends may call from 2
to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

JAMES R. BROWN
James R. Brown, 60, of Richwood died unexpectedly Saturday, March 12,
2005, while driving to see his mother in Iowa.
He was a supervisor at the Union Tank Car Company in Marion where he had
worked for the past 23 years. He enjoyed motorcycling and four wheeling,
doing yard work, going on family trips and being around his family,
especially his grandchildren.
He was born Dec. 9, 1944, in Council Bluffs, Iowa, to Leo and Marcella
Kealy Brown and was predeceased by his father.
He is survived by his mother of Council Bluffs; his wife Karen L. Foster
Brown whom he married 1963 in Council Bluffs; children, James (Dawn)
Brown Jr. and Kimberly (Rodney) Rivers of Marion and DeAnna (Tony) Goins
and Donna (Arturo Cruz) of Richwood; grandchildren, Amber Rivers, James
Brown III, Alicia Brown, Renee Goins, Austin Rivers, Justin Goins,
Taylor Casperson, Ryan Goins, Kennedy Casperson, Dylan Brown and
Nicholas Cruz; brothers and sisters, Larry (Judy) Brown of Arizona and
Donald (Gay) Brown, Dolores Sutton and Donna (Norm) Holz of Council
Bluffs.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Baptist
Church of Richwood. The Rev. Jerry Bentley will officiate and burial
will be at the Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m.
Friday at the Stofcheck Funeral Home in Richwood.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church or to a college fund
for his grandchildren.

GEORGE EDWARD COOK
George Edward Cook, 67, of North Lewisburg died Monday, March 14, 2005,
at his home.
He was a former member of Enterprise Baptist Church in Milford Center
where he was a deacon. He enjoyed his John Deere tractors, listening to
blue grass gospel music, watching martial arts movies and big time
wrestling, woodworking and putting puzzles together.
He was born May 12, 1927, to the late Robert and Daisy L. Underhill Cook
and was predeceased by a son, George Edward Cook Jr.; a great-grandson,
Peyton; and two brothers, Nelson and Charles Cook.
He is survived by his wife, Janet Hoffman Cook of North Lewisburg; two
daughters, Pamela (Joe) Spillman and Lora Riffle; a son, Douglas (Deena)
Cook of Bellefontaine; eight grandchildren, Rebecka, April, Sky, Travis,
Chad, Tiffany, Shelby and Michael; five great-grandchildren, Michael,
McKayla, Joseph, Tristan and Tanner; four sisters, Dodie Burton of North
Lewisburg, Molly Hoffman and Emma Holycross of Bellefontaine and Evelyn
Hoffman of Plain City; three brothers, Ronnie Cook and Robert Cook Jr.
of Marysville and Russell Cook of Cable; and several nieces, nephews and
other relatives.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Freshwater,
McDonald and Vernon Funeral Home in North Lewisburg. Pastor Joshua Vance
will officiate and burial will be at the Raymond Cemetery. Friends may
call from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday.

DOROTHY RUTH COLEMAN BUCKINGHAM
Dorothy Ruth Coleman Buckingham, 73, of Sunbury died Thursday, March 10,
2005, at St Ann's Hospital in Westerville.
She was a graduate of Marysville High School and of the Ohio State
University, where she received a bachelor of arts degree. She was widely
know as a dedicated and honored member of the Sunbury Community and was
co-owner and founder, along with her husband William, of Buckingham
Orchards and Farm Market. She will be remembered as a beloved educator
of orcharding to countless teachers, parents and pre-school through
early grade school children. She was a beloved and sustaining member of
Grace Brethren Church.
She was born on the Coleman family farm in Marysville and was
predeceased by numerous relatives.
She is survived by her husband William T Buckingham; daughters, Julie A
Buckingham and Pamela L Bennett; stepson, Michael W Buckingham; brother
Don Coleman; five grandchildren; and numerous relatives from this area
and beyond.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday, March 23, at 10 a.m. at the
Dearmey Discipleship Center of Grace Brethren Church, 8225
Worthington-Galena Road, Westerville, in rooms 202/203. Friends may call
from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service and may use the Lazelle
road entrance on the northwest side of the building.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American
Heart Association or Grace Brethren Church.
The Ohio Cremation and Memorial Society/Rodman Funeral Service are in
charge of arrangements.

JENNIE MARGARET BIRD ELL
Jennie Margaret Bird Ell, 98, died Wednesday, March 2, 2005, in
Pasadena, Calif.
She received a teaching certificate in 1928 and a bachelor of science
degree in 1952 from Ohio Northern University and taught in Union County
schools for 32 years. After moving to Pasadena, she taught for 13 years
in California's Rosemead School District, retiring in 1973. She held
life teaching certificates from Ohio and California. She was a member of
Delta Kappa Gamma and she and her husband were friends and benefactors
of Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, Calif. She was a member of Faith
Lutheran Church in Pasadena where she sang in the choir. She and her
husband enjoyed traveling in their motor home and visiting relatives and
friends in several states.
She was born Oct. 21, 1907, in Union County to the late Herbert and Cora
Clapsaddle Bird and was predeceased by a son, William; two brothers,
Oscar and Charles Bird; and two sisters, Mabel Koehler and Bernadette
Stansbery.
She is survived by her husband, Raymond Ell whom she married June 21,
1938, and whose address is 2831 Hermanos St., Pasadena, CA 91107; and
nieces, nephews and cousins.
Memorial services were held Monday.


NATHAN SOUTHARD HOWARD
Nathan Southard Howard, 63, died Saturday, March 12, 2005.
A 1959 graduate of Marysville High School, he was a committed and
respected vice president of the Energy Division of The Bank of New York.

He was the beloved father of Ercil Howard-Wroth and Lyndsay Howard-Zita;
adored grandfather of Elisabeth, Nathan, Alexander and Theodore; son of
Catherine Southard Howard of Narysville and the late Cone Howard Jr.;
loving brother of Ercil Howard Casey, Lynn Howard Schaefer and Nicholas
Hathaway Howard; and cherished friend, colleague and mentor to many.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at St. Thomas Episcopal
Church, Fifth Avenue at 53rd St., New York City. Friends may call at the
Frank E. Campbell Funeral Chapel, 1076 Madison Ave. at 81st St. from 7
to 9 p.m. Friday. Burial will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to Peoples' Symphony Concerts, Suite
1C, 201 W. 54th St., New York, N.Y., 10019, or Lakeside Summer Symphony,
236 Walnut Ave., Lakeside, OH 43440.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.

KENNY (BUD) HALL
Kenny (Bud) Hall died Thursday, March 10, 2005, at his home.
Survivors include his wife, June; children, Sherry, Kenneth (Duke), Ruth
(Tiny), Kimberly (Bo), Donald (Don, Donny) and Julie (Dink); nine
grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sisters, Mary, Suze and Edie; many
nephews and nieces; and life-long friends, Charlie Vaughn and Paul
McKenzie.
Memorial services will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Dublin
Retirement Village, 6470 Post Road, Dublin.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that friends who wish may
contribute in his memory to the Dublin Retirement Village.
Arrangements are being handled by Weir Arend Funeral Home in Columbus.


HILDRED ESTELLE "HIDGE" THOMPSON HENRY
Hildred Estelle "Hidge" Thompson Henry, 81, of Marysville, died Friday,
March 11, 2005 at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
She was a retired clerk and assistant at Ohio State University
Veterinary Clinic and was a member of First Presbyterian Church of
Marysville.
She was born March 19, 1923, in Union County to the late Lee and Pearl
Sherwood Thompson. She was predeceased by her husband, Earl Leroy Henry
on July 3, 2002; three brothers, Harold, Paul and Carl Thompson and two
sisters, Louise Smith and Esther Ziegler.
Survivors include a daughter, Roxane (Garland) Rowe of Marysville; a
son, Ronald (Jean Ann) Henry of Sterling, Alaska; five grandchildren,
Thad (Sarah) Henry, Zach (Jenny) Henry, Jessie Henry, Jason Rowe and
Abby Rowe; three great-grandchildren, Dawson, Bethanne and Dylan Earl;
two brothers-in-law, Gene Henry of Tuscarawas and Walter (Barb) Henry of
Uhrichsville; two sisters-in-law, Gert (Frank) Dalpiaz of Uhrichsville
and Ruth Thompson of Circleville; a special friend, Bessie Rowe of
Marysville; and many other relatives.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Underwood Funeral
Home where the family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday. The
Rev. John M. Groat will officiate and burial will be beside her husband
at Oakdale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Home Health Care at Memorial
Hospital of Union County, 500 London Ave., Marysville, Ohio 43040.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

CHARLES H. FYE
Pastor Charles H. Fye, 65, of Radnor died following a courageous battle
with cancer Thursday, March 10, 2005 at his home surrounded by his
family.
He had owned and operated a retail meat store in Hughesville, Pa. called
"The Ground Chuck" and served on the East Lycoming School Board for 21/2
years. He found the Lord at the age of 32 and at the age of 42 sold his
home and business and moved to Uniontown where he worked full time in
Canton for Lemons Grocery while attending Malone College full time.
While in Uniontown he candidated several churches and was called to the
Fulton Creek Friends Church in Radnor. He also attended the Mount Vernon
Nazarene College in Mount Vernon where he finished in the adult studies
program.
He has served on the EFC-ER pastor retreat committee and has been a
member of the Richwood Ministerial Association for 22 years where he had
served as president and treasurer.
He had served on the Delaware/Morrow County Mental Health and Recovery
Services Board for four years, one year as chairman. He was a member of
the board of trustees of the Richwood Civic Center and served on
"Impact" a drug/alcohol program at the North Union Schools. He worked
with local hospitals, schools, nursing homes, community events and
mental health centers, all in a pastoral capacity.
He was a dedicated pastor for 221/2 years at the Fulton Creek
Evangelical Friends Church in Radnor. He was also the unofficial pastor
at the "Richwood Donut Shop," the Richwood Library and to anyone in the
area who did not have a church or pastor.
He was born Aug. 1, 1939, in Lock Haven, Pa., to Charles E. and Myra G.
(Gardner) Fye. They survive and reside in Mill Hall, Pa.
Also surviving is his wife Donna (Laubscher) whom he married on Sept.
12, 1959, in Lock Haven.
Other survivors include: two sons, Mark (Jeanie) Fye and Todd (Shelly)
Fye, both of Canton; two daughters, Michelle Fye of Columbus and
Elizabeth Fye of Radnor; grandchildren, T.J., Angela, Charles, Alison
and Abbigaile; sisters, Diana (Joe) Blaschack of Ellicot City Md. and
Kimberly (Samuel) Mayes of Seville; a brother Alan (Judy) Fye of Beech
Creek, Pa.; a brother-in-law, William (Carole) Laubscher of Mayville,
N.Y. and a sister-in-law, Susan (John) Hanna of Boalsburg, Pa.
He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and
great nephews and a host of fellow pastors and friends throughout the
country.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Fulton Creek
Friends Church, where friends may call Monday from 3-8 p.m. Burial will
be in the Shoup (Thompson Township) Cemetery. The Stofcheck Funeral Home
in Richwood is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial donations may be made to the Fulton Creek Evangelical Friends
Church audio/visual fund at 10950 Fulton Creek Road, Richwood, 43344.

IRENE M.T. GRIFFIN
Irene M.T. Griffin, 75, of Marysville, and a former longtime resident of
Fairborn, died Friday, March 11, 2005, at Doctors West Hospital in
Columbus following an extended illness.
A loving homemaker and devoted mother, she was a longtime member of St.
John's Lutheran Church. She enjoyed reading and especially treasured the
time spent with her family.
She was born March 9, 1930, in Marysville to the late Ernest and
Elizabeth Schwartzkopf Rausch.  She was preceded in death by a brother
and sister-in-law, Hardy and Kay Rausch; and two brothers-in-law: Edgar
Adelsberger and Leroy Cunningham.
She married Dana Ray Griffin in May of 1950 and he preceded her in death
on Nov. 14, 1976.
Survivors include: two daughters, Diane (Neal) Jackson of Aurora, Co.,
and Karen (Kevin) Dickens of Littleton, Co.; two sons, Ted (Diane)
Griffin of Powell and Jim Griffin of Columbus; a granddaughter,
Christine Griffin; two sisters, Bernice Adelsberger and Emma Cunningham,
both of Marysville; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and
great-nephews; numerous friends from Heartland of Marysville and her
church family.
Services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at Mannasmith Funeral Home, 621
W. Fifth St., Marysville.  The Rev. Thomas Hackett will officiate and
burial will take place at 2 p.m. at the Fairfield Cemetery in Fairborn.
Friends may call from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Ladies Aid or the
Central Ohio Diabetes Association in care of the funeral home.

HILDRED ESTELLE THOMPSON HENRY
Hildred Estelle Thompson Henry, 81, of Marysville died Friday, March 11,
2005, at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
She was the mother of Roxane (Garland) Rowe of Marysville and Ronald
(Jean Ann) Henry of Sterling, Alaska.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Underwood Funeral
Home where the family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday.
A full obituary will appear in Monday's newspaper.

ROY COX
Roy Cox, 80, of Richwood died Wednesday morning, March 9, 2005 at
Heartland of Marysville.
He was born Feb. 12, 1925, in Cottle, Ky., to Joe and Hattie Ross Cox,
both deceased.
He was retired from the Civil Service and a veteran of the U. S. Army
serving in World War II and a member of Richwood VFW Post 870.
On Nov 20, 1948, he married Helen Valentine, who survives.
He is also survived by one son, Rex Cox of Richwood; two daughters,
Patricia Farrington of Memphis, Tenn. and Judy Rouse of Marysville; two
grandchildren, Carmel Jones of Bellefontaine and Cylie Hutchins of North
Lewisburg; three great-grandchildren, Brandon and Kyle Jones of
Bellefontaine and Conner Whitt of North Lewisburg.
He was preceded in death by one son, Roy Chalmer Cox, four brothers and
two sisters.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. in the Ballinger Funeral
Home of Richwood with the Rev. Fred Cheney officiating.  Burial will be
in Claibourne Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home
Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m.
Condolences to the family may be sent online at
www.ballingerfuneralhome.com.

JAMES ALEXANDER CSIZMADIA CRAFT, JR.
James Alexander Csizmadia Craft, Jr., 50, of East Liberty died
peacefully Wednesday, March 9, 2005, at his home with his wife at his
side following a courageous battle with cancer.
A lifelong aviation enthusiast, he started flying at age 13, flew solo
at 16 and earned his Private Pilot license at age 24. He was a General
Aviation Aircraft Mechanic for 26 years, holding both
Airframe/Powerplant and Inspection Authorization licenses, and had
worked in his field at many area airports over the years. He was a
26-year member of the Experimental Aviation Association and attended
many of their annual air shows at Oshkosh, Wis., as well as several
regional air shows.
He was a 1973 graduate of Ben Logan High School and received his
aviation license through Columbus Technical Institute. Besides spending
time with his family, he loved airplanes and flying, particularly
antique and classic airplanes and especially enjoyed his 1947 Aeronca
Chief which he rebuilt and flew until his health no longer permitted. In
December of 2004 he was presented a Certificate of Appreciation by the
Federal Aviation Administration for his "Support and Dedication to
Aviation Safety and Education".
He was born Nov. 15, 1954, in Monrovia, Calif., the son of the late
James A. and Pearl V. Sendi Csizmadia Craft, Sr. He was predeceased by
an infant brother, Albert Csizmadia and several uncles.
Survivors include his wife, the former Carol Shoemaker Knisley, whom he
married May 19, 1995, in Hamden, Ohio; a son, Patrick (Tonya) Price of
Rushsylvania; a grandson, Dakota Price; an aunt, Kathleen Frosinos of
Lincoln Park, Mich.; brother- and sister-in-law, Robert and Darla
Shoemaker of Tulsa, Okla.; two nieces; several cousins and many close
friends.
Following cremation, a Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday
at 3 p.m. at Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield.
The Revs. Willis Moe and Keith Matthews will officiate. Friends may call
at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until time of service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made
to Tricare Hospice in care of the funeral home.

DALE RICHARD LOGAN
Dale Richard Logan, 54, of Marysville died unexpectedly Thursday, March
10, 2005, in the emergency room at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
He was a certified piano technician and since 2000 owned Cornerstone
Piano Service. He was a former sales associate and piano technician with
Hauer Music in Columbus.
A dedicated husband and father and devoted Christian, he was a member of
New Life Church in Hilliard. He loved music and enjoyed playing the
guitar. He was a graduate of Franklin High School in Livonia, Mich. and
received an advanced piano technology degree at North Bennett Street
School in Boston, Mass.
He was born Aug. 12, 1950, in Livonia, Mich., to the late Hubert and
Marguerite Nunn Logan.
Survivors include his wife, Sharon Rene Archer Logan whom he married
Oct. 14, 1989, in Lafayette, Colo.; a daughter, Corrie, a seventh grader
at Marysville Middle School; a son, Benjamin, a first grader in the
Marysville digital academy program; a brother, Gary Logan of Ypsilanti,
Mich.; three sisters-in-law, Billenda (Kevin) Osborn of Oklahoma,
Cynthia (David) Story and Connie Trujillo of Colorado; a brother-in-law,
David (Marnie) Archer of Nevada; aunts and uncles, Sharon and Karl
Dapprich, Joan and Arthur Mechan, Luther and Florence Logan, Donna Burt,
Tom and Shirley Nunn and Wilma Logan; many nephews and nieces; and many
loving friends, especially at New Life Church.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at Underwood Funeral Home
in Marysville where the family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m.
Saturday. Pastor Matt Chittum will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Dale Logan Memorial Fund, New
Life Church Hilliard, 5462 Center St., Suite B, Hilliard, Ohio 43026.
Condolences may be expressed at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

ROY COX
Roy Cox, 80, of Richwood died Wednesday morning, March 9, 2005 at
Heartland of Marysville.
He was born Feb. 12, 1925, in Cottle, Ky., to Joe and Hattie Ross Cox,
both deceased.
He was retired from the Civil Service and a veteran of the U. S. Army
serving in World War II and a member of Richwood VFW Post 870.
On Nov 20, 1948, he married Helen Valentine, who survives.
He is also survived by one son, Rex Cox of Richwood; two daughters,
Patricia Farrington of Memphis, Tenn. and Judy Rouse of Marysville; two
grandchildren, Carmel Jones of Bellefontaine and Cylie Hutchins of North
Lewisburg; three great-grandchildren, Brandon and Kyle Jones of
Bellefontaine and Conner Whitt of North Lewisburg.
He was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. in the Ballinger Funeral
Home of Richwood with the Rev. Fred Cheney officiating.  Burial will be
in Claibourne Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home
Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m.
Condolences to the family may be sent online at
www.ballingerfuneralhome.com.

CHRISTIE ANN CLARK SMITH
Christie Ann Clark Smith, 53, of rural Richwood died Monday, March 7,
2005, at her home surrounded by her loving family and friends following
a long battle with inflammatory breast cancer.
She was retired as a licensed practical nurse and had worked at the
Woodstock Care Center for 20 years. She enjoyed traveling, listening to
the Beatles, especially Paul McCartney, and was a dedicated and devoted
wife, mother, daughter, grandmother and friend. She lived what she
believed.
She was born March 12, 1951, in Columbus to Charles H. and Margaret
Catherine Mesi Clark Jr. and was predeceased by a sister-in-law, Cora
Lowery.
 She is survived by her father of Richwood; her husband, Dale Smith whom
she married April 6, 1974; children, Kevin Dale (Brooks Price) Smith and
Alison Elizabeth Smith of Richwood; stepdaughters, Belinda Kay (Steven)
Smith-Munday of Richwood, Kimberly Lynn Smith of Hilliard and Pat
(Allen) Rolczynski of North Dakota; grandchildren and
step-grandchildren, Jayden Carlo Smith, Jordan Paige Smith, Dawson Lake
Smith and Josh, Thomas, Sara and Aaron Rolczynski; brothers, Charles H.
(Jo) Clark III of Marysville and Jeff (Alane) Clark of Richwood; nephew
and niece, Anthony (Tony) Michael Clark and Melissa Nicole Clark; a
godchild, Angela Nicole Smith-Martin; brothers- and sisters-in-law,
Glora Jane Beckett, Jackson E. Smith, Joann (David) Kincaid, Connie
(Bill) Toller, J.R. (Diana) Smith, Mary (Steve) Turner and Danny
(Monica) Smith; and caregivers, Victoria Simon, Cheryl Lang and Debbie
Thompson.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Stofcheck Funeral
Home in Richwood. The Rev. David A. Poliafico will officiate and a
private family burial will be held at a later date. Friends may call
from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice, 113 S. Main
St., Marysville, or a charity of the donor's choice.

KERMIT LUDWIG LEONHARDT NICOL
Kermit Ludwig Leonhardt Nicol, 82, of Marysville died Monday, March 7,
2005, at The Gables at Green Pastures.
He was a former meat cutter with Kaufman's IGA in Milford Center and
retired from the Ohio Grain Company. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World
War II, serving in Germany where he received two Bronze Stars. He was a
member of VFW Post 3320 and American Legion Post 79 and a longtime
member of Trinity Lutheran Church.
He was born May 30, 1922, on the family farm near Plain City to the late
George Casper and Louise Marie Rausch Nicol and was predeceased by a
sister, Frieda Nicol; brothers, Victor and Luther Nicol; and brothers-
and sisters-in-law, Pearl and Georgia Nicol, Herbert and Burnette Nicol
and Wilbur and Christine Nicol.
He is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Jay Decker will officiate and burial will be at Trinity
Lutheran Cemetery where the Union County Honor Guard will conduct full
military honors. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church in care of
the funeral home.

RANDY L. CLEMONS
Randy L. Clemons, 49, of Cardington died Sunday, March 6, 2005, in the
emergency room of Morrow County Hospital.
He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and was a certified
technician for repairs on wheelchairs and scooters. He enjoyed
motorcyles, NASCAR and wrestling. He had lots of courage.
He was born May 5, 1955, to Leonard and Virginia Ault Clemons.
He is survived by his parents of Cardington; his best friend, Jinny
Clemons of North Lewisburg; three daughters, Angie Clemons of Powell,
Ashley Morgan of Kentucky and Harley Swinning of Bellefontaine; two
grandsons, Austin and Alec Clemons of the home; a brother, Ron (Joyce)
Clemons of Cardington; and four sisters, Pam Payne of Mount Gilead,
Patricia Rae (Ralph) Oberkonz of Columbus, Robyn (Jeff) Ruble of Belle
Center and Rhonda Dee (Steve) Maples of Marengo.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Gompf Funeral
Home in Cardington. Pastor Phil Hurlbert will officiate and burial will
be at the Fulton Cemetery where full military honors will be conducted.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of the funeral
home at 440 S. Center St., Cardington OH 43315.
Condolences may be sent to www.gompffh.com.

RACHEL BERNADETTE LASHLEY

Rachel Bernadette Lashley, 22 months, died in November 2004 in Chenzhou
Orphanage, Hunan Province, China, following an outbreak of illness
within the orphanage.
Born March 28, 2003, in China, she was the adopted daughter of Phillip
and Theresa Lashley of Marysville and was predeceased by grandparents,
Robert S. Marcinko and Frank and Julia Lashley.
She is survived by a brother, Dennis Marcinko of Racine; two sisters,
Kathryn Elizabeth (Ya Juan) Lashley and Mary Julia (Yan Ran) Lashley;
godparents, Charles and Josephine Knight; grandmother, Mary Marcinko of
Reedsville; special grandparents, Lowell and Becky Wilson of Marysville;
and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives.
A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, at
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church with the Rev. David Poliafico
officiating. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Underwood
Funeral Home where the Holy Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Chapter of the
American Red Cross, 112 E. Fifth St., Marysville, for tsunami disaster
child relief efforts or Ohio Right to Life, 2238 S. Hamilton Road,
Columbus OH 43232.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

LILLIAN IRENE WOERNER
Lillian Irene Woerner, 80, of Dublin died Sunday, March 6, 2005, at
Riverside Methodist Hospital.
She was a 30-year member of Amlin United Methodist Church. She owned and
operated the Hi Style Salon and worked as a real estate agent for Lee
Adkins Realty in Hilliard. She was a gifted musician and vocalist.
She was born Aug. 29, 1924, in Amlin to the late Howard and Lena Mae
Wilcox Kaiser and was predeceased by a son, Gregory C. Woerner in 1951;
and three brothers, Raymond Kaiser in 1987, Ivan Kaiser in 1992 and
Richard Kaiser in 1997.
She is survived by her husband, John C. Woerner whom she married Aug.
31, 1946; two daughters, Susan K. Woerner and Victoria (Mike) Ferguson
of Columbus; a granddaughter, Dawna Ferguson of Columbus; five
sisters-in-law, Helen Kaiser and Pat Kaiser of Plain City, Norma Kaiser
of Amlin, Mary Windle and Evelyn Woerner of Dublin; and a
brother-in-law, George (Ann) Woerner of Dublin.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Amlin
United Methodist Church, 5441 Cosgray Road, Dublin. The Rev. Casey M.
Wilson will officiate and burial will be at the Jerome Township
Cemetery. Friends may call from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the
Ferguson Funeral Home in Plain City.

 

RICHARD A. VESNER
Richard A. Vesner, 85, of Marysville died Friday, March 4, 2005, at the
Ohio State University Medical Center.
A dairy farmer in Raymond, he was a former associate of David Davies
Packing Company in Columbus He was a graduate of East High School and
was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, serving in World War II and the
Korean War.
He was born Dec. 30, 1919, in Columbus to the late Anton and Julia Novak
Vesner and was predeceased by three brothers and three sisters.
He is survived by a brother, Albert (Helen) Vesner of New Albany and
many other relatives and friends.
Graveside services with military honors will be held at noon Tuesday at
the Raymond Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the
Underwood Funeral Home.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

LILLIAN IRENE WOERNER
Lillian Irene Woerner, 80, of Dublin died Sunday, March 6, 2005, at
Riverside Methodist Hospital.
She was a 30-year member of Amlin United Methodist Church. She owned and
operated the Hi Style Salon and worked as a real estate agent for Lee
Adkins Realty in Hilliard. She was a gifted musician and vocalist.
She was born Aug. 29, 1924, in Amlin to the late Howard and Lena Mae
Wilcox Kaiser and was predeceased by a son, Gregory C. Woerner in 1951;
and three brothers, Raymond Kaiser in 1987, Ivan Kaiser in 1992 and
Richard Kaiser in 1997.
She is survived by her husband, John C. Woerner whom she married Aug.
31, 1946; two daughters, Susan K. Woerner and Victoria (Mike) Ferguson
of Columbus; a granddaughter, Dawna Ferguson of Columbus; five
sisters-in-law, Helen Kaiser and Pat Kaiser of Plain City, Norma Kaiser
of Amlin, Mary Windle and Evelyn Woerner of Dublin; and a
brother-in-law, George (Ann) Woerner of Dublin.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Amlin
United Methodist Church, 5441 Cosgray Road, Dublin. The Rev. Casey M.
Wilson will officiate and burial will be at the Jerome Township
Cemetery. Friends may call from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the
Ferguson Funeral Home in Plain City.

JAMES H. BAKER
James H. Baker, 84, of the Essex area died Wednesday, March 2, 2005, at
The Gables at Green Pastures.
He was a farmer and was retired from B.F. Goodrich in Green Camp after
261/2 years of service. A 1940 graduate of Richwood High School, he was
a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II. He was a member of
Phillippi-Clement American Legion Post 101 in LaRue, the Essex United
Methodist Church and the former Jackson Grange and a former member of
the Farm Bureau Council.
He was born Feb. 7, 1921, in Marion County to the late James M. and
Verdie Glaser Baker and was predeceased by three brothers, Leslie,
Donald and Philip Baker.
He is survived by his wife of almost 60 years, Margaret Chandler Baker
whom he married March 12, 1945; children, Robert (Peggy) Baker of LaRue
and Gary (Lisa) Baker and Marcia (John) Livingston of Richwood;
grandchildren, Amber (Doug) Richardson, Brooke (Matt) Keever, Molly
Livingston and Noah Livingston; great-grandchildren, Dalton and Chloe
Richardson and Ellie Keever; a brother, Glee Baker of Richwood; and two
sisters, Clara Kagy of Fostoria and Alyce (Lloyd) Kagy of Findlay.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Stofcheck Funeral
Home in Richwood. The Rev. Bryan Lauzau will officiate and burial will
be at the Price Cemetery where veteran graveside services will be
conducted. Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Essex United Methodist Church
Building Fund, 32697 Route 37, Richwood OH 43344; Loving Care Hospice,
113 S. Main St., Marysville; or the National Kidney Foundation, P.O. Box
280, Clinton ME 04927.

ROSELLA JANE MICHAELIS
Rosella Jane Michaelis, 77, of Plain City died Wednesday, March 2, 2005,
at Arbors of Hilliard.
She attended Covenant Christian Church in Hilliard. She retired from
Ranco in 1982 and had worked for G.C. Murphy on Lane Avenue for more
than 15 years.
She was born Sept. 16, 1927, in Marysville to the late William and Mary
Jane Mayberry Michaelis and was predeceased by two brothers, Russell
Michaelis and Charles Michaelis; and three sisters, Catherine Michaelis
and twin sisters, Eva Jean Michaelis at age 6 months and Eva May
Michaelis on July 17, 2004.
She is survived by a sister, Irene Michaelis; nieces, Patti Dumm,
Barbara Hoffman, Mary Ann Hale, Jean Michaelis and Juanita Scott;
nephews, Russell Michaelis Jr., Paul Allwood, William Kaczmarek and
Leroy Michaelis; and numerous great-nieces and -nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Ferguson Funeral
Home in Plain City. Pastor Lutrell Yutzy will officiate and burial will
be held Monday at Forest Glenn Cemetery in Marion. Friends may call one
hour prior to the service.

VIRGINIA L. KESSLER
Virginia L. Kessler of Richwood died at Grant Hospital in Columbus after
a brief illness.
She was retired as the owner of the Special Impressions Gift Shop near
Marysville and was a former employee of the city of Columbus and state
of Ohio. She was a member of the Old Union Church of Christ on Raymond
Road. She was a talented interior designer and enjoyed arranging flowers
and gardening. She was an avid doll collector and traveled extensively,
enjoying the company of those who also collected dolls.
She is survived by her loving husband of nearly 43 years, James H.
Kessler whom she married March 12, 1962, in Columbus; children, Connie
(Bob) Roscigno of Long Island, N.Y., John Francescone of Columbus,
Christopher Francescone of Richwood and Brian Kessler of Belle Center;
eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Norma Williams
of Grove City; and a host of friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. Dr. William Phillis will officiate and burial will be at Oakdale
Cemtery. Friends may call two hours prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Children's Hospital Foundation
in care of the funeral home.

 MARTIN LEE WILSON
Martin Lee Wilson, 41, of Plymouth died Friday, March 4, 2005, at his
home.
 He was a truck driver for Owens Corning in Medina and had served in the
U.S. Army.  He was an avid NASCAR fan and had been a Plymouth resident
for more than a year.
He was born July 20, 1963, in Willard and was predeceased by his mother,
Mary Lou Wilson Batesole and his foster mother, Faye Lambert.
He is survived by his wife, Kandy (Koeppel) Wilson whom he married on
Dec. 7, 1984; two daughters, Brandy Wilson of Shelby and Amanda Wilson
of Plymouth and her friend, Jonathon Myers; a son-in-law, Anthony Zack
of Plymouth; a brother, Rick (Patty) Hopple of Fremont; a sister, Amy
Estep of Tiffin; his foster father, Stanley Lambert of Nevada, Ohio; a
foster brother, Ron Lambert of Bucyrus; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews,
cousins and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Secor Funeral
Home in Plymouth with the Rev. Donald Lambert officiating. Friends may
call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

ALFRED E. JIVIDEN
Alfred E. Jividen, 85, of LaRue, died Tuesday, March 1, 2005, at the
Kingston Residence in Marion.
He was a retired farmer and grew popcorn for Wyandot Popcorn. He
attended the LaRue United Methodist Church, was a good neighbor and was
always willing to help and was active in many community functions.
He was born Sept. 19, 1919, in Putnam County, W.Va., to the late Ernest
and Edna Goddard Jividen and was predeceased by a daughter, Rebecca
Mitchell; an infant son; and three sisters, Nora Harrison, Mary Tolley
and Ada Good.
He is survived by his wife, Frances Rosebrough Jividen whom he married
Oct. 30, 1941; five daughters, Joyce (Robert) Everly of LaRue and
Urbana, Mary (Dr. Otto) Howell of Marion, Gloria (Harold) Stiffler of
Prospect, Sharon (Larry) Barnett of Prospect and Terry (Ronald) Phillips
of LaRue; 16 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; a brother, Thomas
Jividen of Florida; and three sisters, Jerlene Rosebrough and June
Takaki of Marion and Jean Armstrong of Wisconsin.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Stofcheck Funeral
Home in LaRue. The Rev. Edward W. Fugate will officiate and burial will
be at the Price Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the LaRue United Methodist Church
or the American Cancer Society.