Archived Obituaries October 2005


MILDRED M. HERRON
Mildred M. Herron, 83, of Marysville, died Wednesday morning, Oct. 26,
2005, at the Gables at Green Pastures after a brief illness.
She was a homemaker and longtime member of the Cornerstone Church of
Christ in Christian Union, Plain City.
She was born Sept. 9, 1922, in Somersville, to the late Kirby A. and
Dora M. Green Shupe. She was preceded in death by a brother, Floyd, and
her husband, Ora T. Herron.
She is survived by her stepchildren, J. L. (Elizabeth) Herron of
Marysville, Zelma Parthemer of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.;
step-grandchildren, Eric Parthemer, Aaron (Danielle) Parthemer, Jon
Herron, Heather (Sean) Herron-Murphy, Gloria Jean (Bob) Perdue, Theresa
Caligiuri, and Walter Allen; and a special friend, Willis Hershberger of
Marysville.
Calling hours were Friday at Ingram Funeral Home, and funeral services
were held Saturday, with the Rev. Phil Conrad officiating. Burial was at
York Center Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cornerstone Church in care of
the funeral home.

JOHN A. "BUTCH" LASLEA
John A. "Butch" Laslea, 62, of Marion, died Sunday morning, Oct. 30,
2005, at St. Ann's Hospital, Westerville, after a brief illness.
Mr. Laslea retired in April, 2004 from Honda of America, where he had
worked 19 years in the quality control department.
He enjoyed fishing, puttering on cars and lawn work, but his true talent
was at the piano keyboard. He could play by ear and was always asked to
entertain at family gatherings.
He was born Nov. 10, 1942, in Willard, to John Jr. and Wanda Holmes
Laslea. He was predeceased by his father, and his mother, Wanda Pelchar,
survives in Huron. He moved to Marion from Willard in 1989.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley A. Burkepile Laslea, whom he married
July 6, 1974; two daughters, Sheri (Chuck) Tackett and Michelle (Jason)
Rowe, all of Willard; two stepdaughters, Tracie Winbigler of Manhattan,
N.Y., and Cara (Mark) Aldrich of Lima; seven grandchildren; a
great-grandchild; and a sister, Jo Ann Laslea of Huron.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from noon until 1 p.m. at Snyder Funeral
Home, Mansfield, where funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. Burial
will be in Zion Cemetery near Butler.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Pleasant Township Rescue Squad
in care of the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting
www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.

LARRY RONALD SNYDER
Larry Ronald Snyder, 57, of Richwood, died Sunday morning, Oct. 30,
2005, at his home after an almost two-year battle with leukemia.
He was a graduate of Akron Central High School. He was a member of
Richwood Church of Christ. He retired in production from the Goodyear
Co. in Marysville after 32 years of employment.
He was born Jan. 10, 1948, in Akron, to Charles and Stella Ann Keebaugh
Snyder. He was preceded in death by his father and a son, Larry R.
Snyder Jr. His mother survives in Akron.
He also is survived by his wife, Linda L. Banzhof Snyder, whom he
married Oct. 21, 2000 at God's Country Church; a son, Charles R. (Joy)
Snyder of Marion; three stepchildren, Kevin (Kelly) Green and Kelly
Green, all of Georgia, and Melinda Marie Griggs of Ostrander; four
grandchildren, Mason, Katie, Adian and Alton; two brothers, James R.
(Nancy) Snyder of Ravena, and Charles (Stephanie) Snyder Jr. of New
Philadelphia; and his previous wife, Barbara Ann Snyder of Marysville.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Stofcheck Funeral
Home, Richwood. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at
Richwood Church of Christ, 29063 Sivey Road, with Pastor Scot Gorsuch
officiating. Burial will be in Claibourne Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Charles Snyder, Kevin Green, Chuck Snyder III, Greg
Backus, Don Hart and Kurt Mumau.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1105
Mount Vernon Ave., Marion, Ohio 43302.

THOMAS P. WATERWASH
Thomas P. Waterwash, 85, of Richwood formerly of West Salem, died
Thursday, Oct. 27, 2005, at Heartland of Marysville.
He served in the Army during World War II and retired from the city of
Cleveland, where he was a policeman. He was a member of Homerville
United Methodist Church, James Stevenson American Legion Post No. 499
of West Salem, and the FOP of Cleveland. He moved to West Salem in July
of 1973 from Euclid.
He was born Nov. 30, 1919, in Euclid, to the late Angelo and Margaret
Gitanio Waterwash. He also was predeceased by his wife, Virginia
Waterwash, who died Jan. 18, 1991, and a sister, Rosella Griffith.
He is survived by four children, Donna Surtz of Lawrenceville, N J.,
Rita (Fritz) Fryer of Houston, Texas, Ronald (Darla) Waterwash of
Powell, and Robin (Dean) Harpster of Jeromesville; seven grandchildren;
four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Sam Waters and Louis Waterwash
of Euclid; and three sisters, Annette Waters of Cleveland, Angie Waters
of Cincinnati, and Chris Wetzel of Richmond Heights.
Calling hours will be Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. at Matteson Funeral Home,
West Salem, where funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. with
Pastor Martha Mathatas. Burial will be in West Salem Cemetery, where
military rites will be conducted by James Stevenson American Legion Post
499 of West Salem.

BEVERLY LYNN CLARK
Beverly Lynn Clark, 54, of Columbus, died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2005.
She was a graduate of the Ohio State University with a bachelor of
science degree in accounting. She was a registered CPA. She enjoyed
bowling and trips to Las Vegas, and will be greatly missed.
She was preceded in death by her father, Ralph Price, and a daughter,
Michelle Clark.
She is survived by her husband of 29 years, Gerald; her mother, Lela
Price; her children, Roger (Alana) Clark, Tracey (Shawn) Kaeser,
Christopher (Stacy) Clark and Kimberly Clark; grandchildren, Maggie,
Rachel, Hannah, Aaron, Connor, Joshua, and Ethan; a brother, Barry (Jo
Marie) Price; three sisters, Barbara (Mike) White, Becky Schwarzell and
Brenda (Paul) Hess; a special friend, Lori Miles; a godson, Taloren; and
other relatives and friends.
Calling hours will be today from 5 to 9 p.m. at Rutherford-Corbin
Funeral Home, Worthington, where funeral services will be held Saturday
at 9:30 a.m. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Plain City.

MARTHA JANE EAGON
Martha Jane Eagon, 82, of Marysville, died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2005.
She was a beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She will be
forever loved and missed.
Now in heaven at restful peace, she was preceded in death by her
husband, Virgil E. Eagon; her mother, Irene Brandum; her father, John
Brandum; and sisters, Joanne and Dorothy.
She is survived by daughters, Madelyn Cohen and Janet (Benny) Seagle;
sons, Robert Eagon and John (Debra) Eagon; nine grandchildren; nine
great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Schoedinger
East Chapel, 5360 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus, where funeral services
will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memorial
Gardens, Columbus.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.schoedinger.com.


ROBERT E. LEMASTER
Robert E. LeMaster, 61, of Lower Macungie Township, Lehigh County,
formerly of Hartsville, Bucks County, Pa., died Tuesday, Oct., 25, 2005,
in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, Lehigh County.
He was employed for 38 years in the food service industry, working in
the Southampton area at several establishments, including Longhitano's
Family Restaurant and Cecil's Hut, before retiring in 2004.
 He was a Navy veteran. Mr. LeMaster enjoyed animals and over the years
he had many beloved dogs. He also enjoyed photography, working with
computers and playing cards.
He was born in Marysville, to the late Kenneth T. and Dona A. LeMaster.
 Survivors include his wife, Janice K. LeMaster, with whom he celebrated
his 39th wedding anniversary in February; his sons, Louis J. (Kimberly
L.) LeMaster and Scott G. (Ann R.) LeMaster, all of Lower Macungie
Township; his daughter, Nicole M. LeMaster, and her fiancÚ Ambrose J.
Stafford of North Carolina; his brothers, Ronald (Theresa) LeMaster,
Donald LeMaster and Edford (Jean) LeMaster, all of Ohio; his sister,
Catherine LeMaster of Ohio; his grandchildren, Joshua, Jason, Julia,
Adam and Michael; and numerous nephews and nieces.
A funeral service will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Bethany United
Methodist Church, Wescosville. There will be no calling hours.
Arrangements are being handled by J. S.. Burkholder Funeral Home,
Allentown, Pa.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association,
212 E. Broad St., Bethlehem, Pa. 18018.

BETTY JANE DAVIS
Betty Jane Davis, 67, of Richwood, died Tuesday morning, Oct. 25, 2005,
at her home after a courageous battle with cancer.
She attended Byhalia-York High School with the class of 1957. She was an
employee of the O. M. Scotts Co. from 1969 to 1982, then went to work at
the Honda Motorcycle Plant in 1983. She retired in 2000.
She attended Byhalia Friends Church. She enjoyed collecting things such
as Teddy bears, Santa Clauses, angels and more.
She was born July 11, 1938, on the old Whitney farm on Route 31 just
north of Marysville where the North Woods of Mill Valley is located, to
the late Lester and Mary Kathryn Mouser Davis. In 1954 she married Ernie
McElroy, and he survives in Richwood. She was then married to John
Beckley in 1973 and he is deceased.
Also surviving are her six children, Connie (Denny) Wilson, Tim (Judy)
McElroy, Randy (Deb Brady) McElroy and Robert (Teresa) McElroy, all of
Richwood, Jeff (Kendra) McElroy of Delaware, and Skip (Christine)
McElroy of Marion; her sisters, Virginia (George) Jewell and Peg Gray,
all of Marysville; and Janet Wiley of Richwood; 13 grandchildren; seven
step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; many
step-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be today from 4 to 8 p.m. at Stofcheck Funeral Home,
Richwood, where funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m., with
Pastors Dale Baker and Glen Althouse officiating. Burial will be in
Broadway Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be the deceased's grandsons.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Loving Care Hospice at 113 S.
Main St., Marysville, Ohio 43040 and/or the Byhalia Friends Church,
31657 Route 31, West Mansfield, Ohio 43358.

MILDRED M. HERRON
Mildred M. Herron, 83, of Marysville, died Wednesday morning, Oct. 26,
2005, at The Gables at Green Pastures after a brief illness.
She was a homemaker and a longtime member of the Cornerstone Church of
Christ in Christian Union near Plain City.
She was born Sept. 9, 1922, in Somersville, to the late Kirby A. and
Dora M. Green Shupe. She also was preceded in death by a brother Floyd
and her husband, Ora T. Herron.
She is survived by her stepchildren, J. L. (Elizabeth) Herron of
Marysville, Zelma Parthemer of Fort Myers, Fla.; step-grandchildren,
Eric and Aaron (Daniel) Parthemer, Jon Herron, Heather (Sean)
Herron-Murphy, Gloria Jean (Bob) Perdue, and Walter Allen; and special
friend, Willis Hershberger of Marysville.
Calling hours will be Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home,
where funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. with the Rev.
Phil Conrad officiating. Burial will follow at York Center Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cornerstone Church in care of
the funeral home.

JOHN EDWARD "ED" KASPER
John Edward "Ed" Kasper, 48, of Pittsburgh, formerly of Marysville, died
unexpectedly Monday, Oct. 24, 2005, at Allegheny General Hospital in
Pittsburgh.
While growing up in Marysville, he was a member of St. John's
Evangelical Lutheran Church where he was baptized Feb. 24, 1957,
confirmed April 4, 1971, and was active in the church youth group. A
1975 graduate of Marysville High School, he was a member of National
Honor Society and the wrestling team and attended Buckeye Boys State. He
was involved with Boy Scout Troop 101 where he was the first scout to
reach Eagle rank under Scoutmaster John Eufinger.
He was president and CEO of John Kasper Engineering Inc. and a former
senior project management engineer and interim director of the
Department of Engineering at the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority.
While at the PWSA, he oversaw the design and construction of the
Membrane Filtration Plant in Highland Park, which allowed Highland
Reservoir No. 1 to remain available for recreational use in the park,
while providing safe, clean drinking water for the city of Pittsburgh.
For this achievement, he received an Award of Merit from the Pittsburgh
History and Landmarks Foundation and a Historic Preservation Award from
the city of Pittsburgh and the Historic Review Commission.
He earned a bachelor of science in materials engineering from the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a M.S. in civil engineering
from the University of New Hampshire. He was a co-founder and past board
member of the Kentucky Avenue School, an independent school located in
Shadyside, Pa., where he used his carpentry and project management
skills to make major renovations to the school facilities.
A longtime member of the Society for Creative Anachronism, an
international medieval and renaissance re-enactment group, he was
recognized with the organization's highest service award for his work as
an officer, cook, carpenter and event organizer.
He was born Feb. 4, 1957, in Marysville, and is survived by his wife,
Karen, and two sons, Kenneth and Robert, all of Pittsburgh; his parents,
Harvey E. and Christine Scheiderer Kasper, his sister Mary (Randy)
Miller, two nephews, Christopher and Benjamin Lake, a niece, Amanda
Lake, and an aunt, Lucia Smith, all of Marysville; his mother- and
father-in-law, Marina and Charles Trommer of Hilo, Hawaii; and many good
friends.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Underwood Funeral Home
where the family will receive friends Saturday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8
p.m. The Rev. Jack Heino will officiate and burial will be at St. John's
Lutheran cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Kentucky Avenue School, 5701
Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15232. Condolences may be expressed to the
family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

NAOMI BOLDMAN
Naomi Boldman, 94, of Urbana, died Monday, Oct. 24, 2005, at Mercy
McAuley Center, Urbana.
She retired from Grimes Mfg. after 42 years of employment. She attended
the Church of Christ in Christian Union and was a member of the North
Mothers Club. She enjoyed working with crafts, ceramics, sewing,
crocheting and enjoyed being with her family and friends. She was a
devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
She was born Aug. 5, 1911, in Champaign County, to the late Otis and
Grace Fisher Spellman. She also was preceded in death by her husband,
Orville Boldman, in January 1986; a daughter, Wilma Brammer in 1990; and
a son-in-law, Alfred Brammer in 1991.
She is survived by two daughters, Janice (Roger) Mabry of Milford
Center, and Sue (Don) Randall of Urbana; a son, Doug (Doris) Boldman of
Tavares, Fla.; eight grandchildren, Kevin (Nancy) Mabry, Victor Mabry,
Tracy (Sherrie) Mabry, Marcie (Keith) Inskeep, Gregg (Dana) Randall,
Teresa Brammer, Mark (Jane) Brammer and Rick Brammer; several
great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and a brother-in-law
and sister-in-law, Charles and Betty Boldman.
Calling hours will be held Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the
Walter-Schoedinger Funeral Home, Urbana, where a funeral service will be
held Friday at 10:30 a.m., with the Revs. David Van Hoose and Tom Amlin
officiating. Burial will be in Oak Dale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mercy McAuley Center Activity
Fund, 906 Scioto St., Urbana, Ohio 43078 or to the Church of Christ in
Christian Union Building Fund, 1101 N. Main St., Urbana, Ohio 43078.

BETTY JANE DAVIS
Betty Jane Davis, 67, of Richwood, died Tuesday morning, Oct. 25, 2005,
at her home after a courageous battle with cancer.
She attended Byhalia-York High School with the class of 1957. She was an
employee of the O. M. Scotts Co. from 1969 to 1982, then went to work at
Honda Motorcycle Plant in 1983. She retired in 2000.
She attended Byhalia Friends Church. She enjoyed collecting things such
as Teddy bears, Santa Clauses, angels and more.
She was born July 11, 1938, on the old Whitney farm on Route 31 just
north of Marysville where the North Woods of Mill Valley is located, to
the late Lester and Mary Kathryn Mouser Davis. In 1954 she married Ernie
McElroy, and he survives in Richwood. She was then married to John
Beckley in 1973 and he is deceased.
Also surviving are her six children, Connie (Denny) Wilson, Tim (Judy)
McElroy, Randy (Deb Brady) McElroy and Robert (Teresa) McElroy, all of
Richwood, Jeff (Kendra) McElroy of Delaware, and Skip (Christine)
McElroy of Marion; her sisters, Virginia (George) Jewell and Peg Gray,
all of Marysville; and Janet Wiley of Richwood; 13 grandchildren; seven
step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; many
step-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Stofcheck Funeral
Home, Richwood, where funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m.,
with Pastors Dale Baker and Glen Althouse officiating. Burial will be in
Broadway Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be the deceased's grandsons.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Loving Care Hospice at 113 S.
Main St., Marysville, Ohio 43040 and/or the Byhalia Friends Church,
31657 Route 31, West Mansfield, Ohio 43358.

JOHN EDWARD "ED" KASPER
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Underwood Funeral Home
for John Edward "Ed" Kasper, 48, of Pittsburgh, who died unexpectedly
Monday. The Rev. Jack Heino will officiate and burial will follow at St.
John's Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery. The family will receive
friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Underwood Funeral Home.
A full obituary will appear in Thursday's newspaper.

SAMUEL L. "SAMMY" ALEXANDER
Samuel L. "Sammy" Alexander, 22, of Richwood, died Sunday, Oct. 23,
2005, at Grant Medical Center in Columbus.
He was an associate of Branch III in Marysville and attended the Kingdom
Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Marysville. He enjoyed music and
television and was a fan of NASCAR's Jeff Gordon. He enjoyed riding his
Big Wheel and was known in the community as very loving, happy and
outgoing.
Born with a rare genetic disorder, he received constant care provided by
his devoted caregiver, Mary Britenstine. With the dedication of his
teachers, therapists, friends, family and the Union County MRDD board,
Sammy received his diploma from Marysville High School in 2003.
He was born Aug. 11, 1983, in Marysville. He was predeceased by his
paternal grandparents, Mary Catherine and Everett Alexander and his
maternal uncle, Michael Brookman.
He is survived by his mother, Robin (Brian) Mackey of Delaware; his
father, Scott Alexander of Marysville; sisters, Shannon Alexander Hay of
Marysville, and Kristina Holley of Delaware; a brother, Zachary
Alexander of Marysville; maternal grandmother, Dixie Jones, of Delaware;
a niece, Victoria; a nephew, Nicholas; aunts and uncles, including a
special aunt, Rebecca Dillon; many other relatives throughout Ohio, Utah
and Virginia; and his caregivers, Mary and Ted Britenstine, Jessyca
Peake, Josh Dillion and Heather Herier and their families.
A memorial service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Kingdom Hall
of Jehovah's Witnesses, 17700 Echo Drive, Marysville. Friends are
invited for food and fellowship after the service at the Dover Township
Hall, 16650 Church Street, off of US 36 in New Dover.
Underwood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be
expressed to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

ADA M. NEIBLER
Ada M. Neibler, 83, of Marysville, died Sunday afternoon, Oct. 23, 2005,
at Memorial Hospital of Union County after a brief illness.
She was a retired laboratory technician at Westreco.
She was born May 3, 1922, in Marysville, to the late Floyd and Roena
Burns Hudson. She also was preceded in death by a sister, Nancy Rausch,
and a brother, Jim Hudson.
She is survived by her daughters, Jody (David) Cowan of Marysville, and
Kathleen (William) Whited of Goodyear, Ariz.; grandchildren, Joe, Stacy,
Josh, Jessi, Katey and Michael; great-grandchildren, Brandon, Joseph,
Rachel and James; and sisters, Ruth Fadley of Dublin, and Betty (Bud)
Doebert of Marysville.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 1 to 3 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home,
with memorial services to be held at 3 p.m. Burial will follow at
Milford Center Cemetery.

PATRICIA K. BUTLER
Patricia K. Butler, 77, of Mt. Victory, died Thursday evening, Oct. 20,
2005, at Grant Medical Center, Columbus.
A former librarian, she was a drug and alcohol counselor and worked with
her husband on the family farm. She held bachelor of fine arts, master
of science in library science and master of arts, alcohol and drug abuse
ministry degrees.
She was a member of Mt. Victory United Methodist Church, the church
women's circle, and was very active in the church pie sale, strawberry
festival and other functions. She was a volunteer with the Salvation
Army.
She was born Nov. 3, 1927, in Wortington, to the late Harry P. and Maude
Swerer Kready. She also was preceded in death by her husband, J. Bruce
Butler, on Dec. 6, 1998. They married June 22, 1950, in Worthington.
She is survived by two sons, David (Shawn) Butler and Richard Bruce
Butler of Mt. Victory; a daughter, Terri Ramsey of Plain City; two
granddaughters, Brittany (Matt) Peterson of Bellefontaine, and Faith
Marie Butler of Mt. Victory; a great-granddaughter, Mackenzie Renee
Peterson; two sisters, Donna Zipf of Columbus, and Doris "Bunny"
Phillips of Kenton; and two brothers, Richard P. (Vera) Kready of
Worthington, and Edward (Marilyn) Kready of Powell.
Calling hours will be held Tuesday from 1 to 8 p.m. at Price Funeral
Home, Mt. Victory, where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11
a.m. Burial will be in Hale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, Hardin County
Cancer Society or Alcoholics Anonymous.

MARY ALICE ADELSBERGER
Mary Alice Adelsberger, 83, of Danville, died Friday, Oct. 21, 2005, at
the Knox Community Hospital.
She was a member of St. Luke Catholic Church and the Parish Council of
Catholic Women (PCCW) in Danville.
She was born March 9, 1922, in Danville, to the late Bernard L. and
Donna Shultz Hammond.
She is survived by her husband, Thomas J. Adelsberger, whom she married
Oct. 4, 1947; a son, Lundy (Kay) Adelsberger of Howard; two
grandchildren, Ryan Adelsberger of Columbus, and Dawn Bernard of New
Hampshire; and three great-granddaughters, Aireanna Adelsberger and
Hannah and Sarah Bernard.
Calling hours will be Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Fischer Funeral Home,
Danville, where a prayer service will be held at 8 p.m. A funeral mass
will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. Luke Catholic Church, with the
Rev. Richard Snoke officiating. Burial will be in St. Luke Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Luke Church, P.O. Drawer P,
Danville, Ohio 43014.

GOLDA M. DRUM
Golda M. Drum, 87, of Marysville, died Thursday evening, Oct. 20, 2005,
at the Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus, after a brief
illness.
She was a former employee of Ranco and helped her husband with their
farming operation. She was a longtime member of the Marysville First
United Methodist and the Morning Circle Group.
She was born March 15, 1918, in Marysville, to the late John and Dora
Kershner Bolenbaugh. She married Joseph E. Drum on June 11, 1942, in
Greenup, Ky. He preceded her in death on March 1, 1986. She also was
preceded in death by their son, Elmer F. Drum, on Nov. 4, 1997.
She is survived by her daughter, Susan C. (Rowland) Rausch of
Marysville; a daughter-in-law, Marie Drum of Kansas; grandchildren,
Cheryl Nelson, Brian (Sue) Drum, Cindy (Guy) Heffelfinger, Kenneth
(Michelle) Rausch and Amy Fischer; and great-grandchildren, Jason and
Erin Drum and Abby and Kaitlin Heffelfinger
Calling hours will be Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home,
where funeral services will be conducted Monday at 11 a.m. with the Rev.
Richard Teller officiating. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or
the National Kidney Foundation of Ohio in care of the funeral home.

GILBERT C. TIPPLE
Gilbert C. Tipple, 63, of Marysville, formerly of Lancaster, died
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2005, at his home.
He was a former associate in the finance department at O. M. Scotts for
27 years. He was a longtime, active member of Our Lady of Lourdes
Catholic Church, where he served on the parish council and volunteered
for many church activities, including Thanksgiving community dinners. He
was a veteran of the U. S. Army, having served during the Vietnam War.
He was born Jan. 28, 1942, in Lancaster, to the late Elmer C. and Ruth
Hyme Tipple. He also was predeceased by a brother, Robert Tipple.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Linda Gayle Walker Tipple, whom
he married Jan. 17, 1970, in Mount Vernon; two sons, Daniel (Rhonda)
Tipple of Ostrander, and Luke Tipple of Marysville; a daughter, Loran
Tipple of Costa Mesa, Calif.; a brother, Mike (Mary) Tipple of
Lancaster; three sisters, Joyce (Bob) Alhaus and Janet (Fred) Harris of
Lancaster, and Nancy Gifford of Newark; his mother-in-law, Lena Mary
Walker of West Virginia; two sisters-in-law, Carolyn (Glenn) Merritt and
Denise Johnson of West Virginia; two brothers-in-law, John Walker of
West Virginia, and James (Yvonne) Walker of Arizona; and an uncle, Sam
Hyme of Lancaster.
Calling hours will be Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. at Underwood Funeral Home,
where a prayer service will be held after the calling hours. A Mass of
Christian Burial will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes
Catholic Church. The Rev. David Poliafico will officiate. Burial will be
at the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church or to the American
Cancer Society. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.


LUCINDA JO ERWIN
Lucinda Jo Erwin, 69, of Marysville, formerly of Huntsville, died
unexpectedly Thursday, Oct. 20, 2005, at her residence.
A loving mother and homemaker, she was a former associate at the Honda
Motorcycle Plant and formerly worked as a teller with The Huntington
Bank, Savings America Bank, and Honda Credit Union.
She was a 1954 graduate of Roundhead High School and had attended New
Horizons Baptist Church with her daughter. She enjoyed classic country
music and her greatest moments were spent at her home in the company of
her grandchildren.
She was born Aug. 31, 1936, near Bellefontaine, to the late Clayton and
Nellie Mae Love Turner. She also was preceded in death by her second
husband, Jack Erwin, and two brothers, Clayton and Bob Turner.
Survivors include two daughters, Kim Elliott of Celina, and Charnell
(Jake) Coil of Marysville; a son, Alan Elliott, and his family of
Jackson Center; her grandchildren, who include Trevor and Taylor Elliott
and Chance and Cassondra Coil; two sisters, Norma Steinhelfer of
Bellefontaine, and Janet (Wilfred) Brunner of Huntsville; two brothers,
Chuck (Mary) Turner of Bellefontaine, and Bill Turner of Dayton; a
sister-in-law, Shirley Turner of Indio, Calif.; and many nieces and
nephews.
Calling hours will be Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at Mannasmith Funeral
Home, Marysville, where services will be held Monday at 11 a.m., with
the Rev. Eric Allen officiating. Burial will take place at Claibourne
Cemetery, Richwood.

IMOGENE RUTH MARTIN HYLANDER
Imogene Ruth Martin Hylander died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2005, at Botsford
Hospital in Farmington Hills, Mich.
She was a graduate of Raymond High School and Marion Business College.
She was a member of the Millcreek Church of Christ in Raymond.
She was born Oct. 28, 1918, in Marion County, to the late Victor and
Ruth Anderson Jolliff. She also was predeceased by her first husband,
James D. Martin, and her second husband, Evert Hylander.
She is survived by three children, James (Jackie) Martin of Marysville,
and Gary (Celeste) Martin and Carol (Kenneth) Janowiak, all of Michigan;
five grandchildren, Jay (Wendy) Martin of Marysville, and Dustin (Laura)
DeNio, Robin (Dennis) Emmerick, Angela DeNio and Edward Shaffer, all of
Michigan; five great-grandchildren, Nathen, Katelynn and Anthony Martin
of Marysville, and Eason Emmerick and Julia Shaffer of Michigan; a
sister, Virginia Bruerd of Salem, Ore.; and many nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held Sunday at 5 p.m. at Millcreek Cemetery
on Lunda Road, with the Rev. Jack Knox officiating.

WILLIAM WALLACE JR.
William Wallace Jr., 83, of Milford Center, died Tuesday afternoon, Oct.
18, 2005, at Riverside Hospital in Columbus.
He worked many years as a farmer for the National Audubon Society and
later retired from farming.
Mr. Wallace was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in the European
Theater. He was a longtime member of American Legion Post No. 79 in
Marysville, VFW Post No. 3268 in Plain City, Fraternal Order of Eagles
in Marysville, and 40 et 8.  He also was a longtime member of Blazing
Star Lodge No. 268 F&AM in North Lewisburg.
 He was born July 11, 1922, in Madison County, to the late William and
Mary Hill Wallace. He also was preceded in death by his first wife, the
former O. Maxine Stratton, and his second wife, the former Jean Loe.
He is survived by a daughter, Soni S. (Stephen) Ingram of Milford
Center; a son, William Ernest (Karen) Wallace of Mandeville, La.; a
step-daughter, Mary Jo (Gordon) Bowie of Norwalk; grandchildren,
Kimberly (Matt) Ice, Tina (Donny) Darr, Jill (Jeff) Geiger, Mike Bryant,
William David Wallace, James Wallace and Brittany Wallace,
step-granddaughter, Lisa Horan; three great-grandchildren, Allie, Leo,
and Anna Darr; and sisters, Ercil Wren of Plain City, and Allie Prater
of Circleville.
Calling hours will be Friday from 5-8 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home, where
funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Ron
Payne officiating. Burial will follow at Somerford Township Cemetery
near Summerford. Full military honors will be provided by the Union
Honor Guard.

PAUL RICHARD "DICK" ARMSTRONG
 Paul Richard "Dick" Armstrong, 70, of West Mansfield, died Monday, Oct.
17, 2005, at his home after an extended illness.
He was retired from TRC where he had been employed as a security guard
for 10 years and was formerly employed with Rockwell and Montgomery Ward
in Bellefontaine.
He was a 1955 graduate of West Mansfield High School where he played
basketball and baseball. He was a veteran of the United States Air
Force. He volunteered with the Bokescreek Fire Department and EMS for 15
years.
 He was a member of the West Mansfield United Methodist Church and a
past member of the West Mansfield Lions Club. He served as a scout
master with Troop No 70.
Mr. Armstrong enjoyed flower gardening, collecting coins, Stanley wood
planes and restoring antique furniture.
He was born Aug. 25, 1935, in West Mansfield, to Paul Denton and
Catherine Ballinger Armstrong. He was preceded in death by his father.
Survivors include his mother of Bellefontaine; his wife of 45 years,
Shirley Eastman Armstrong, to whom he was married Aug. 21, 1960; a son,
Charles M. "Charlie" Armstrong of West Mansfield; two daughters, Vickie
Jo Ambs and Loni (Jamen) Horn of West Mansfield; five grandchildren,
Heather Armstrong, Nichole Armstrong, Emily Ambs, Ethan Ambs and Jakob
Horn; a sister, Carol (Ellsworth) DeVaughn of Willard; three brother,
Jim (Marian) Armstrong of West Mansfield, John Armstrong of Republic,
and Donald (Linda) Armstrong of Bellefontaine; and many nieces, nephews,
and other family members.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home, West Mansfield, with the Rev.
David Wilson officiating. Burial will take place at Highland Memorial
Cemetery. Visitors may call from noon until the time of the service on
Friday.
The family strongly encourages memorial contributions be made to the
Bokescreek Township EMS in care of the funeral home.

SUE A. CLEMONS
Sue A. Clemons, 57, of Richwood and formerly of the Columbus area, died
unexpectedly Monday, Oct. 17, 2005, at her home.
She was a retired waitress and former member of The Columbus Club.
She was born Nov. 27, 1947, in Columbus, to the late Harrison and
Evelena Casto Hite. She also was preceded in death by a sister Bertha
Rapp, and brothers, Danny, Terry, and Leroy Hite and Robert Casto.
She is survived by a son, John P. (Gina) Sparks of Marysville; five
grandchildren, Allen, Adam, Ashlei, Nick, and Dillon; a sister, Nora
McCoy of Buckeye Lake; and brothers, Tim and Mark Hite of Orient.
Calling 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 10:30 a.m.
with the Rev. James Taylor officiating. Burial will follow at 12:30 p.m.
at the Pleasant Cemetery near Mt. Sterling.

DAVID "DAVE" L. FLEURY JR.
David "Dave" L. Fleury Jr., 38, of Marysville, died unexpectedly
Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2005, at Mount Carmel St. Ann's Hospital in
Westerville.
He was a stucco mechanic for Leno Stucco in Columbus. He enjoyed jet
skiing, fishing and being with his children. He was an avid Michigan
football fan.
He was born March 31, 1967, in Mt. Clemens, Mich., and was predeceased
by his father, David Lawrence Fleury; his step-father, Francis Clay; and
his mother-in-law, Leslie Stratton.
He is survived by his wife, Amy Sue Nicholson Fleury, whom he married
March 8, 1987 in Plain City; his mother, Rosemary Gamble of California;
his children, George (Amber) Gamble of Tennessee, Stephanie, Paul, David
III, Charity and Dereck, all of Marysville; grandchildren, Chaz and
Taryn Gamble and Bayden Fleury; brothers and sisters, Patrick Fleury of
Bellevue, Francis Fleury of California, James Clay of Richwood, and
Irene, Teresa and Melinda Gamble, all of California; and special
friends, Bradley Reese and Dan Miller, both of Marysville.
Calling hours will be Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Underwood Funeral
Home.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

ORVILLE W. "BUD" WARDEN
 Orville W. "Bud" Warden, 83, of Morrow and former longtime resident of
Marysville, died Sunday afternoon, Oct. 16, 2005, at Bethesda North
Hospital in Cincinnati.
He was retired from OM Scott and Sons, where he was manager of the
mailing department for many years. He was a member of the Scotts 20-year
Club.
He was an active member of First United Methodist Church, where he had
served on many of the church committees and boards. He was a veteran of
the U.S. Marine Corps and served in the South Pacific in World War II.
He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 79.
 He was born May 19, 1922, in Marysville, to the late Orville and Myrtle
Rogers Warden and also was preceded in death by a sister, Jean M. Smith.

He married the former Mary Ethel Bonnette on Jan. 27, 1946, in
Marysville, and she survives. Also surviving is their son John W.
(Roseann) Warden of Maineville; two grandchildren, John T. (Jennie)
Warden of Mason, and Amy L. (Gregory) Dowling of Loveland; two
great-grandchildren, Emma and Olivia Dowling; and a sister, Nellie Jane
(James) Rowe of Hilliard.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home,
where funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. with John
T. Warden and the Rev. Dick Teller officiating. Burial will follow at
Oakdale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association in care
of the funeral home.

RONALD EUGENE MCQUOWN
Ronald Eugene McQuown, 68, of Beavercreek, died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2005,
at Heartland of Centerville.
A graduate of Ohio Northern University, where he received a bachelor of
science degree in electrical engineering, he earned a master's degree at
the University of Dayton. He was an electrical engineer at Wright
Patterson Air Force Base for 33 years.
He was past president of the Mega City Toastmasters Club No. 533,
Sertoma Club, Ohio Historical Society, Ohio Society of Professional
Engineers, Greene County Society of Professional Engineers, and Bethany
Church of Christ in Kettering.
He was born May 5, 1937, in Hardin County, to the late Donald and
Marcella Pfeiffer McQuown.
He is survived by his wife, Sally Chamberlin McQuown of Beavercreek,
whom he married June 21, 1997, in Gatlinburg, Tenn.; a stepson, Jeff
Schertzer of Roundhead; a brother, Jack (Betty) McQuown of Marysville; a
sister, Diana (Ron) Chamberlin of Bellefontaine; two step-grandchildren,
Jeremy and Virginia Schertzer; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Eichholtz
Funeral Home, Belle Center, where funeral services will be held
Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. David Ladd officiating.
Burial will be at Fairview-McDonald Cemetery, Kenton.


SGT. JEREMY MICHAEL HODGE
Sgt. Jeremy Michael Hodge, 20, of Rushsylvania, was tragically killed in
the line of duty Monday, Oct. 10, 2005, while proudly serving his
country in Baghdad, Iraq.
A National Guard soldier of Bravo Company, 612th Engineering Battalion,
Jeremy was an unselfish, hardworking leader who exemplified honor and
duty. He was a 2003 graduate of Ridgemont High School where he was a
member of the football and baseball teams and an active participant in
swing choir and musicals.
He will be remembered as an All-American boy who enjoyed four-wheeling,
motorcycles, hunting and fishing, watching NASCAR, and rooting for Mark
Martin. He dearly loved his family and made his parents, family, and the
community very proud.
He was born July 7, 1985, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. He was preceded in
death by his grandparents, Don Schoenherr and Earl and Mary Lou Hodge.
Survivors include his parents, Mike Hodge of Rushsylvania, and Michele
(Steve) Norris of Fredericksburg, Va.; his adoring sisters, Alyssa, 18,
Nicole, 15, and Denise, 12; grandparents, Dr. Charles and Sherry Arnett
of Bellefontaine, and Ruth Bassett of Fort Wayne, Ind.;
great-grandmother, Dorothy Wiegman, Fort Wayne, Ind.; many aunts and
uncles; numerous cousins; and countless friends and admirers.
Calling hours will be held Tuesday from 1 to 8 p.m. at the Rushsylvania
Church of Christ, Rushsylvania, where funeral services will be held
Wednesday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Tim Sherer officiating. Burial with
full military honors conducted by the 612th Engineer Battalion will take
place at Rushsylvania Cemetery.
  Friends, neighbors, and the public not attending the funeral service
are encouraged to pay their respects by lining the funeral procession
route in Rushsylvania on Wednesday.
In lieu of flowers, the family strongly encourages memorial
contributions be made to the Ridgemont High School Vocal Music
Department, PO Box 87, Ridgeway, Ohio 43345, or to the Victory Junction
Gang, a NASCAR camp for seriously and terminally ill children, 4500
Adam's Way, Randleman, N.C. 27317 [www.victoryjunction.org].
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home, West Mansfield, is serving the
family.


ANN ZIMMER ASMAN
Ann Zimmer Asman, 68, of Greenville, died Sunday morning, Oct. 16, 2005,
at Hospice of Dayton in Dayton.
She grew up on a small farm and orchard near Westerville. She graduated
from Westerville High School and attended four years at Capitol
University Conservatory of Music.
She was born Aug. 7, 1937, in Columbus, to the late Leroy and Lucille
Armstrong Zimmer.
She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Don Asman; four children,
Cindy A. Hufnagle of Grove City, Ron G. Asman of Greenville; Greg C.
(Angie) Asman of Beavercreek, and Chris R. Asman of Columbus; six
grandchildren, Dusty Swartz, Brian and Nathan Hufnagle and Elizabeth,
Carmen and Evan Asman; a brother, John (Madelyn) Zimmer of Columbus; a
sister, Judy Spurgeon of Zanesville; and many nieces, nephews and other
close relatives.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Oliver-Floyd
Funeral Home, Greenville, and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at First
English Lutheran Church, Marysville, where funeral services will follow
with Pastor Carl Roepcke officiating. Burial will follow at Oakdale
Cemetery, Marysville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross, the Kidney
Foundation or Hospice of Dayton.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.oliverfloyd.com.

VILDA CARMEN TITUS WOLEVER
Vilda Carmen Titus Wolever, 85, of East Liberty, died Tuesday, Oct. 11,
2005, at The Gables at Green Pastures in Marysville after a nine-month
battle with lung cancer.
A loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, she was a
registered nurse and worked for 22 years in the office of Dr. Richard A.
Firmin in Zanesfield. She formerly worked as a nurse at Mary Rutan
Hospital and Latham's Nursing Home and served as the factory nurse for
DAB, all in Bellefontaine, and early in her career worked at White Cross
Hospital in Columbus, which is now Riverside Methodist Hospital. She
gave many years of care giving to her family, friends and community.
She was a faithful and active longtime member of the East Liberty United
Methodist Church where she served as choir director for 25 years, taught
Sunday school for many years, served on the administrative board and the
board of trustees, and was a member of the Miriam Circle.
 She graduated from Zanesfield-Monroe High School in 1937 and the
Bethesda School of Nursing in Cincinnati in 1941.
She was a former advisor with the East Liberty Stitch and Rippers 4-H
club and enjoyed her association with her bridge and euchre clubs and
the JG Club which began as the Babes 'n' Brides Club and progressed to
the Jolly Grandmothers Club. She was a regular attendee of the Thursday
Senior Citizens Luncheon at the West Mansfield Conservation Club and
enjoyed visiting with friends. She had a love for crossword puzzles,
reading, and traveling and enjoyed many trips throughout the United
States and abroad.
Her greatest treasure was her family and her devotion to God. She will
be best remembered for her lifelong passion for knitting and each member
of her family will forever treasure his or her own personally knitted
Christmas stocking.
She was born Nov. 15, 1919, in Big Springs, to the late Howard G. and
Hazel Deardorff Titus. She married Lloyd R. Wolever on July 26, 1942,
and he preceded her in death on June 14, 1989. She was also predeceased
by a sister, Patricia Elliott, and two brothers, John and Gleston Titus.

Survivors include two daughters, Annadelle (Steve) Blum of Powell, and
Nancy (Melvin) Stratton of Zanesfield; a son, Jim (Judy) Wolever of
Bellefontaine; nine grandchildren, Brad Haynes, DeAnn (Rainy) Murphy,
Tara (Chris) Brenning, Kevin (Beckie) Stratton, Michelle (Ryan) Lane,
Melissa (Matt) Straker, and Ciara, Cole and Jessica Wolever; 11
great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; two sisters,
Catherine Chamberlain of Bellefontaine, and Laonta (George) Coder of
West Mansfield; two sisters-in-law, Margaret Wolever of Marysville, and
Annie Wolever Strohl of Michigan; a brother-in-law, Carl "Huck" (Sue)
Elliott of West Mansfield; many nieces and nephews; and her church
family.
Calling hours will be Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home, West Mansfield. Funeral
services will be held Saturday at 11  a.m. at East Liberty United
Methodist Church with the Revs. Roger Gorden, Larry Cameron, and John
Eley officiating. Burial will take place at East Liberty Cemetery.
  Memorial contributions may be made to the East Liberty United
Methodist Church Window Fund in care of the funeral home.

JAMES E. SNAPP
James E. Snapp, 46, of Bellefontaine, died Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 11,
2005, at Mary Rutan Hospital, Bellefontaine.
He was a Honda employee for 23 years. He worked for the Huntsville
Volunteer Fire Department for 30 years and retired as chief. He was a
member of Huntsville United Methodist Church.
He was born Feb. 8, 1959, in Dennison, to Charles Emerson and Sheila
Deanne Kennedy Snapp, who survive in Huntsville.
Mr. Snapp also is survived by his wife, Chris Herring Snapp of
Bellefontaine, whom he married Aug. 19, 1977 in Huntsville; two
daughters, Amber Kay (Thomas Jr.) Weikart of Bellefontaine, and Stacy Jo
(Jason) Kidder of Lakeview; a grandmother, Helen Kennedy of
Bellefontaine; a brother, Jeffery C. (Ginny) Snapp of Bellefontaine; and
his grandchildren, Robert Michael and Daniel Drew Weikart and Madison
Noell Kidder.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Eichholtz
Funeral Home, Bellefontaine. Funeral services will be held Friday at 11
a.m. at Huntsville United Methodist Church, Huntsville, with Pastor
Bryon Meadows officiating. Burial will be in Huntsville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Bellefontaine Professional
Firefighters Scholarship Fund.

J. ERIC WHARTON
 J. Eric Wharton, 40, of Marysville and formerly of the St. Clairsville
area, died Sunday morning, Oct. 9, 2005, as the result of injuries
received in a traffic accident on Aug. 30, 2002. He had been a permanent
resident of The Gables at Green Pastures Nursing Home in Marysville.
He was a 1983 graduate of Marysville High School and attended Ohio State
University. Despite a long and difficult battle with bi-polar disorder
(manic depression), he managed to obtain his real estate license and
serve in the Ohio National Guard. He also suffered from a seizure
disorder.
He enjoyed music, astronomy, Ohio State University football and
socializing with family and friends. But his favorite pastime was spent
in hours of daily Bible study. He had attended The Christian Assembly
Church prior to his accident.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Howard and Emily Hawthorne
and Merle and Thelma Wharton; uncles, Thomas Hawthorne and William
Wharton; and Tanita Combs, mother of his daughter, who died from
injuries received in a traffic accident on Feb. 27, 2001.
He was born Nov. 1, 1964, in Wheeling W, Va.; and is survived by his
mother, Donna (Robert) Riegler of Marysville; his father, John (Beverly)
Wharton of Barnesville; a daughter, Erica (Bobby) Picklesimon and a
grandson of North Lewisburg; a half-brother, Rhett Wharton of
Barnesville; numerous cousins; and very special friends, Martha Moore
(his "second mom"), Lura Hayes, Victor Jimenez and Charles Frazzell.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Ingram
Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m.
with the Rev. Donald Moceri officiating, being assisted by the Rev. Art
Bingham. Burial will follow at the Broadway Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Faith Mission, 315 E. Long
St., Columbus, Ohio 43215 or in care of the funeral home.
Mr. Wharton's mother, Donna Riegler, may be reached at P.O. Box 321,
Marysville, Ohio 43040.


JOHN L. FERRELL
John L. Ferrell, 86, of Urbana, died Sunday, Oct. 9, 2005, at Heartland
of Urbana.
He was retired as owner/operator of John Ferrell Barber Shop in Urbana.
A 1937 graduate of Marysville High School, he was a U.S. Army veteran of
World War II and a lifelong ham radio operator.
He was born Nov. 20, 1918, in Marysville, and was preceded in death by
his parents, David Ferrell and Mary Berger Ferrell Pearse. He also was
preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Jaekle Ferrell; a son, Jerry; and
a brother, Joe.
He is survived by a daughter, Helen (Steve) Benning of Springfield; five
sons, Joe (Martha) Ferrell, Bill Ferrell and Courtney Ferrell, all of
Urbana, and Charlie Ferrell and Ralph Ferrell of Springfield; 10
grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
At his request, he is being cremated and there will be no formal
visitation or funeral service.
Donations in Mr. Ferrell's memory may be made to a favorite charity of
the donor's choice.
The family is being served by the Walter-Schoedinger Funeral Home,
Urbana.

VIVIAN L. HOOVER GEER
Vivian L. Hoover Geer, 91, of Dublin, died Saturday, Oct. 8, 2005, at
the Sanctuary at Tuttle Crossing.
A homemaker, she and her husband were longtime farmers in the Raymond
area. She was a member of Marysville Church of the Nazarene and a former
associate of Mercury Cleaners in Marysville. She also worked at ITE
Bulldog in Bellefontaine. She enjoyed her family, gardening and euchre.
She was born May 16, 1914, in Union County, to the late George Edward
and Nellie Moore Hoover. She also was predeceased by her husband of 62
years, Louis M. Geer, on March 16, 2003; a granddaughter, Susan; a
great-granddaughter, Narelle; and two brothers, Robert and Russell
Hoover.
She is survived by a daughter, Delores (Raymond) Gaddy of Dublin; a son,
Ermil (Janet) Geer of Marysville; 10 grandchildren, Daniel Brehm, Linda
(Christopher) Flagg and Cynthia Thomas, all of New York, Lisa Dudley of
Galloway, Gregory (Angela) Stearns and Stephen (Kimberly) Gaddy of
Missouri, Sheryl (Rick) Fellers of Columbus, and Cheri (Brian) Rausch,
Michael (Lori) Geer and Jason (Jody) Geer, all of Marysville; 25
great-grandchildren, Derrick (Tabitha), Keith (Cherish) and Kyle (Tracy)
Flagg, John (Renee), Raymond and Crystal Brehm, Luke and Alex Thomas,
Amanda Dudley, Jason Krueger, Jessica Schmid, Justin, Jacob and Nicholas
Stearns, Amanda, Caitlin and Tiffany Fellers, Christopher and Melissa
Gaddy, Michelle (Zeke) Zelch, Cassandra and Austin Rausch, and Woodrow,
Jared and Joshua Geer; five great-great-grandchildren, Caleb, KateLynn,
Nathaniel and Christopher Flagg and Mathias Brehm; a sister, Mary
Josephine Hoover Baldwin of Marysville; a sister-in-law, Vivian Mobley
Hoover; many nieces and nephews, including Mary Louise Hoover Greene of
Marysville; and other extended relatives.
Calling hours will be today from 5 to 8 p.m. at Underwood Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Marysville Church of
the Nazarene with Pastor Mel Smitley officiating. Burial will be at York
Township Cemetery beside her husband.
 Memorial contributions may be made to the Marysville Church of the
Nazarene music program.
Pallbearers will be Michael and Jason Geer, Austin Rausch, Gregory
Stearns, Dan Brehm and Rick Fellers.
Condolences may be expressed at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

J. ERIC WHARTON
 J. Eric Wharton, 40, of Marysville and formerly of the St. Clairsville
area, died Sunday morning, Oct. 9, 2005, as the result of injuries
received in a traffic accident on Aug. 30, 2002. He had been a permanent
resident of The Gables at Green Pastures Nursing Home in Marysville.
He was a 1983 graduate of Marysville High School and attended Ohio State
University. Despite a long and difficult battle with bi-polar disorder
(manic depression), he managed to obtain his real estate license and
serve in the Ohio National Guard.
He enjoyed music, astronomy, Ohio State University football and
socializing with family and friends. But his favorite pastime was spent
in hours of daily Bible study. He had attended The Christian Assembly
Church prior to his accident.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Howard and Emily Hawthorne
and Merle and Thelma Wharton; uncles, Thomas Hawthorne and William
Wharton; and Tanita Combs, mother of his daughter, who died from
injuries received in a traffic accident on Feb. 27, 2001.
He was born Nov. 1, 1964, in Wheeling W, Va.; and is survived by his
mother, Donna (Robert) Riegler of Marysville; his father, John (Beverly)
Wharton of Barnesville; a daughter, Erica (Bobby) Picklesimon and a
grandson of North Lewisburg; a half-brother, Rhett Wharton of
Barnesville; numerous cousins; and very special friends, Martha Moore
(his "second mom"), Lura Hayes, Victor Jimenez and Charles Frazzell.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Ingram
Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m.
with the Rev. Donald Moceri officiating, being assisted by the Rev. Art
Bingham. Burial will follow at the Broadway Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Faith Mission, 315 E. Long
St., Columbus, Ohio 43215 or in care of the funeral home.
Mr. Wharton's mother, Donna Riegler, may be reached at P.O. Box 321,
Marysville, Ohio 43040.

MONROE EDWIN YODER
Monroe Edwin Yoder, 87, of Chesterfield, Va., died Saturday, Oct. 8,
2005.
He was a building contractor in the Plain City/Columbus area before
moving to the Virginia area in the early 1960s.
Preceding him in death were his parents, John and Anna Miller Yoder;
brothers, Eli Yoder, John Alva Yoder and Chris Samuel Yoder; sisters,
Bertha Yoder and Ester Troyer; and brother-in-law, Eli Nissley.
Survivors include his wife, Zelma Fern Yoder; four children, Jerry Allen
Yoder of Plano, Texas, Jean (Paul) Romine of Louisville, Ky., Gayle
(Lee) Lansberry of Luray, Va., and Rex Monroe Yoder of Chesterfield,
Va.; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary Nissley
and Clara Louis Yoder of Plain City; a brother, Lester Yoder of Norfolk,
Va.; a sister-in-law, Della Yoder of Natalie, Va.; a brother-in-law,
Adin Troyer of Canada; and 19 nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held Saturday at 4 p.m. at the Hopkins Road
Church of Christ in Chesterfield, Va., where he was a member.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

MONNA WEBB STRAUSBAUGH
Monna Webb Strausbaugh, 84, of Upper Arlington, formerly of Marysville,
died Friday, Oct. 7, 2005 at Riverside Hospital.
She was a graduate of Columbus West High School and lived on the family
farm in Union County for 35 years. She was a former board member of
Memorial Hospital of Union County, a 52-year member and deacon at First
Presbyterian Church of Marysville, and she worked for the Nestle
Company.
She enjoyed golfing, doing crossword puzzles in ink, traveling and all
card games, especially bridge. She also enjoyed many winters in Fort
Myers Beach, Fla.
Born in Hamden, on July 20, 1921, she was predeceased by her parents,
Ray and Esther Young Webb; a sister, Mylah; brothers, Myron and Mendell;
and a son Robert D. "Rod" in 1989.
She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Robert N. Strausbaugh, whom
she married Dec. 24, 1942, at Hoge Memorial Presbyterian Church in
Columbus; two sons, Steve (Mary) of Irwin, and Dave of Plain City; four
grandchildren, Sarah, Doug, Chris (Wendy Kennedy) and Andie Strausbaugh;
two great-grandchildren, Zoe and Ajia; a brother-in-law, Judge John Dean
(Betty) Strausbaugh of Upper Arlington; a sister-in-law, Ardeen Webb of
Gainesville, Ga.; nieces and nephews, Ann (Jack) O'Boyle, Dr. John
Strausbaugh, Dr. Chet (Mary Jane) Webb and Dr. Carol Webb;
daughters-in-law Kay Strausbaugh and Sally Stein; and lifelong friends,
Marge, Mary Jean, Pat, and Alice.
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 3 to 7 p.m. at Underwood
Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m.
Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Blendon
Township Cemetery in Westerville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of
Marysville.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

PAUL "ADAM" TROESCH
Paul "Adam" Troesch, 24, of Marysville, died Saturday, Oct. 8, 2005, at
Grant Medical Center as a result of a traffic accident.
He was an associate of Ashland Chemical Co. in Grove City. A 1999
graduate of Worthington Christian High School, he attended Columbus
State University. He was a member of Grace Brethren Church in Columbus,
where he faithfully attended the Sunday evening Young Adult Community
group.
He enjoyed working with his father on the family farm. A sportsman, he
loved fishing with his friends and deer hunting. As a youngster, he was
a member of the "Flock of Woolies" 4-H Club and played summer league
baseball. He especially will be remembered for his wit and jovial manner
with family and friends.
He was born July 9, 1981, in Columbus, and was predeceased by his
great-grandparents, Edward Brockmann, Selma Troesch and Eloise C. Smart.

He is survived by his parents, Paul F. and Julie Harrington Troesch; a
sister, Kristen A. Troesch; a nephew, Ethan Micah Troesch; paternal
grandparents, Carl and Helen Troesch; maternal grandparents, Harold and
Judy Harrington; an aunt, Brenda (Jacob) Marshall, all of Marysville;
two uncles, Jeffrey Harrington of Marysville and Jason (Kellena)
Harrington of Prospect; five cousins, A.J. Shope, Anna Harrington,
Elizabeth Wright, Preston Harrington and Rachel Harrington; and many
close friends.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 2 to 8 p.m. at Underwood Funeral
Home. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Grace Brethren
Church of Polaris, 8225 Worthington Galena Road, Columbus. Graveside
services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Mt. Herman Cemetery in
Marysville. Dr. Buzz Inboden will officiate.
In lieu of flowers and in honor of his nephew, the family requests that
memorial contributions be made to the Ethan Micah Troesch Trust Fund.
Memorial envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

WILLIAM F. BELTZ
William F. Beltz, 71, of rural Prospect, died Thursday evening, Oct. 6,
2005, at his home surrounded by his loving family after a three-year
battle with cancer.
He worked in maintenance at Quaker Oats, Van Atta Supply, Prospect
Elementary School and the former Isaly Dairy. He was a member of the
Shiloh Community Church and enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time
with his devoted family.
He was born Dec. 27, 1933, in Lovell, to the late Lester P. and Ivarene
Matteson Beltz. He also was predeceased by a daughter, Kathleen
Blackburn.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Ann Fox Beltz, whom he married Oct.
12, 1958 at Union Baptist Church; two sons, Vernon (Stacie) Beltz of
Richwood, and Philip (Debra) Beltz of Prospect; a son-in-law, Douglas
Blackburn of Richwood; grandchildren, Sarah (Chad) Redman, Reuben
Blackburn, and Quinton, Kendell, Courtnie, Kaitlin, Coleton, Kelton,
Bradley and Audrey Beltz; a great-grandson, Justin Redman; sisters and
brothers, Phyllis (Milford) Clark of Nova, Jane Malone, Maude (Tom)
Higgins, and Sam (Marlyn) Beltz of Marion, Ray (Blanche) Beltz of New
Bloomington, Albert (Carol) Beltz of Florida, and Paul Beltz and David
(Tammy) Beltz of Alabama; and a sister-in-law, Janis Bailey of Lakeside.

Calling hours will be Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at Stofcheck Funeral Home,
Richwood, where funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. with
Pastors William Wasserbeck and Robert Schmelzer officiating. Burial will
be in Claibourne Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Gideon's International, P.O. Box
140800, Nashville, Tenn. 37214-0800 or the Shiloh Community Church, 4783
Centerville Prospect Road, Prospect, Ohio 43342.

ESTHER E. TREES
 Esther E. Trees, 90, of Marysville and formerly of Milford Center, died
Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 4, 2005, at Heartland of Marysville after a
short illness.
She was a faithful member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, a
member of the Joy of the Lord Club and a member of The Word Incarnate
Club.
She was born May 24, 1915, in Caspian, Mich., to the late Egisto and Pia
Webber Migazzi, natives of Tyrol, Italy.
She leaves behind three generations of family members who revered,
respected, and loved her; they include her children, Judith Brake of
Lexington, Ky., Carson (Dick) Stratton of Zanesfield, Gale (Linda) Trees
of Marysville, Gene Trees of Lexington, and Grayling (Sandra) Trees of
Gervans, France; nine grandchildren, Bradley Trees, Michele Kreis,
Melissa Delong, Loren Green, Adrienne Gwilliams, Jean Luc Trees, Josue
Trees, Bill Hoopes and Carrie Hoopes; six great-grandchildren; a sister,
Violet Vargovich of Iron River, Mich.; and a lifelong special friend,
Bobbe Sanders of Caspian, Mich.
Calling hours will be held Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Ingram Funeral
Home where funeral services will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. with the
Revs. David A. Poliafico and Grayling Trees officiating. Burial will
follow at the Union Township Cemetery in Milford Center.


JACK L. PICKENS
Jack L. Pickens, 48, of Marysville and formerly of Marion, died Monday,
Oct. 3, 2005, at the Ohio State University Medical Center.
He served in the U.S. Army in the 82nd Airborne Division from June,
1976, to June, 1979, at Fort Bragg, N.C. He earned designations for
sharpshooter and paratrooper.
Mr. Pickens enjoyed music and was well known as the lead singer with
several local bands in the 1980s. He was used car manager at Mathews
Ford in Marion and Newark.
He was born Oct. 1, 1957, in Marion, to the late Chalmer L. and Violet
E. Ballard Pickens. He also was preceded in death by two brothers, David
and Steven.
Survivors include his son, Jordan M. Pickens of Marysville; step-sons,
Joshua Wilson of Florida, and Alex and Ryan Ballenger of Marion; two
sisters, Diane (Doug) Dachenbach and Mary (Bill) Dutton, all of Marion;
four brothers, Robert (Kim) Pickens and Scott (Shelley) Pickens, all of
Marion, Mark (Teresa) Pickens of Prospect, and Tim (Krista) Pickens of
Crestwood, Ky.; Jordan's grandparents and Mr. Pickens' good friends,
Donna and Jerry Knox; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be today from 6 to 9 p.m. at Boyd Funeral Home,
Marion, where a memorial service will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. Burial
will follow at Marion Cemetery, where military rites will be conducted
by the Marion County United Veterans Council.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lifeline of Ohio in care of the
funeral home.

CLAIR WALDO WELCH
Clair Waldo Welch, 56, of Marysville, died Sunday afternoon, Oct. 2,
2005, at his home after a battle with cancer.
He was a 1969 graduate of Pleasant High School and an Army veteran
during the Vietnam War. He then worked for H.P.M. in Mount Gilead and
for Berbee Bulbs in Marysville.
He formerly belonged to the Millcreek VFW Post No. 3320. He was a member
of the Marysville Eagles. He enjoyed the friendships he made at the
Flamingo Bar and Grill in Marysville.
Mr. Welch was born Nov. 18, 1948, in Kenton, to the late Herbert and
Dorothy Campbell Welch.
Surviving are his children, Hope Rheadon (Aaron) Tipton and their four
children, Meggan, Danielle, Emily and Joshua; James Michael (Julee)
Welch-Thornton and their two children, Tyler and Jake; Jeffery Lee Welch
and his three children, Anthony, Quartney and Brittney; Stephanie Lynn
(Andrew) Hughes and their three children, Allie, Ashley and Elizabeth;
brothers and sisters, Louis Welch of Marion, Gary (Lynn) Runyon of
Mansfield, Patricia (Curtis) Lester of Marion, Earthel (Dave Perry)
Welch of Mansfield, Carolyn (Robert Jr.) Howald of Richwood, and Vickie
Conaway of Mansfield; and a special friend, Joy Tucker.
Graveside services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Price Cemetery,
where veteran services will be conducted by the Richwood veterans. The
Rev. Fred Cheney will officiate. There will be no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Fisher House at the Cincinnati
VA Medical Center, 3200 Vine St., Cincinnati, Ohio 45220.
Arrangements are being handled by Stofcheck Funeral Home, Richwood.

BEATRICE A. DILLON TUTHILL
Beatrice A. Dillon Tuthill 83, formerly of Marysville, died Sunday,
Sept. 25, 2005, in Spring Meadows Care Center, Woodstock.
She worked for Memorial Hospital of Union County and then became a
volunteer. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, the
Women's Auxiliary of the VFW, Clintonville Women's Club and headed up a
singles group which was called People Needing People.
In her late 60s she received a GED and was very proud of her
accomplishment. She greatly enjoyed spending time with her
grandchildren. She also enjoyed baking, bowling and her cats. She was an
avid writer and kept a daily journal.
She was born Aug. 22, 1922, in Union County. She was preceded in death
by her parents, her husband of 40 years, Charles Edgar Tuthill, and two
brothers, Clyde and Cloyd Dillon.
She is survived by her son, Charles (Cathy) Tuthill, grandchildren Jamie
Eastman, Lindsay Tuthill and Dustin Tuthill and great-grandchildren,
Madison Tuthill and Christopher Eastman, all of Columbus; a sister, Opal
Huffman of California; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, Marysville. Freshwater, McDonald & Vernon Funeral
Home, North Lewisburg, is in charge of arrangements.

THELMA A. WELCH
Thelma A. Welch, 84, of Raymond, died Saturday, Oct. 1, 2005, at
Heartland of Marysville Nursing Center after an extended illness.
A loving homemaker and devoted mother and grandmother, she formerly was
employed with Harding Machine in East Liberty, served as a cook at
Raymond Elementary and was an associate at McAuliffe's hardware.
She was a member of the Church of Christ in Christian Union in Raymond
and was a 1939 graduate of Raymond High School. She enjoyed sewing and
reading and will be remembered for her wonderful quilts and delicious
pies.
She was born Feb. 28, 1921, in Raymond, to the late Ralph Washington and
Martha Adaline Middleton Phipps. She also was preceded in death on Jan.
22, 1982, by her husband, Chester Leroy Welch, whom she married Dec. 29,
1942, in Richwood; a sister, Erma Mathys; and two brothers, Pearl and
Donald Phipps.
Survivors include her daughter, Brenda (Chris) Eby of Marysville; a son,
Jerry (Wanda) Welch of Raymond; four grandchildren: Joshua Eby, Amanda
Eby, Lonnie Leroy "Hot Dog" (Andrea) Hicks, and Pat (Dean) Wedding; five
great-grandchildren, Taylor, Riley, Jeffrey, Darren and Terria; a
brother, Norman (Leona) Phipps of Marysville; a sister-in-law, Imogene
Welch of Utah; a brother-in-law, Robert (Margaret) Welch of Raymond; and
several nieces and nephews.
Calling 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 will take place at Raymond Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Welch, Chris Eby, Lonnie Hicks, Josh Eby, John
Cooper, and Danny Phipps.

MAX  A.  HILER
Max A. Hiler, 84, of Plain City, died Saturday, Oct. 1, 2005, at First
Community Village, Columbus, after an extended illness.
Mr. Hiler was a World War II Army veteran from 1942 to 1945 who served
in Normandy, Brittany and St. Lo, France, where he was an anti-tank
gunner. He was wounded Aug. 7, 1943, and received a Purple Heart.
He received a bachelor's degree from Western Michigan University. He
retired as vice president of White Castle Manufacturing, where he was
employed from 1960 to 1984. He was a member of the Plain City
Presbyterian Church, where he held many church offices. He was a past
member of the Plain City Lions Club and Urania Lodge No. 311 of Plain
City. He founded and wrote the bylaws for the Darby Valley Conservation
Club and was past president of Columbus Industrial Association.
He was born Sept. 22, 1921, in Watervliet, Mich., to the late Albert and
Floy Sumrill Hiler. He also was predeceased by one brother and six
sisters.
He is survived by his wife, Berneta Mae Southworth Hiler; his children,
Geoffrey (Debby) Hiler of Grove City, Kathryn A. (Jeff) Salway of
Hilliard, Cynthia (Larry) Carsey of Marysville, and Rodney (Carol) Hiler
of Orient; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; and two
sisters, Florence Hiler of Tennessee, and Virginia Willming of Michigan.

Calling hours will be Wednesday from 1 to 3 and 5 to 7 p.m. at Ferguson
Funeral Home, Plain City, where funeral services will begin at 7 p.m.,
with Pastor Don Hilkerbaumer officiating. A graveside service with full
military honors will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Lakeside Cemetery in
Decatur, Mich.

JOHN BUSHMAN AMRINE
John Bushman Amrine, 70, of Marysville, died unexpectedly Thursday,
Sept. 29, 2005, in the emergency room at Memorial Hospital of Union
County.
He retired after 23 years of employment at Scotts, where he was employed
as the plant service operator. He was a faithful and active member of
Marysville First United Methodist Church and had been involved with its
Men's Group.
He was a 1954 graduate of Marysville High School and had attended The
Ohio State University for two years. He was a proud veteran of the US
Navy, having spent much of his enlistment in Pensacola, Fla. He was a
member of American Legion Post No. 79.
Mr. Amrine was a talented cellist and played in recent years with the
Cardinal Health Orchestra and the Front Porch Players. He volunteered
with the Community Meals program, found great joy in drawing and was an
avid sailor, spending much time on the water at Indian Lake.
He was known as "Uncle John" to many and will be remembered as a master
story teller and a wonderful conversationalist. He dearly loved his wife
and children and was completely enamored with his infant granddaughter.
He was born May 13, 1935, in Milford Center, to the late Porter and
Helen Bushman Amrine. He also was preceded in death by a brother, Wesley
Amrine.
Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Cathy Millner Amrine, to whom he
was married on Jan. 19, 1974; a son, John Martin "Marty" (Jeri) Amrine
of Marysville; a daughter, Kimberly Amrine of Marysville; his
granddaughter, Stella Jane Amrine; a brother, Bob (Mary) Amrine of Gold
Bar, Wash.; two sisters, Anna Mae Blevins of Three Forks, Mont.; and
Helen Lucille Hildreth of Marysville; two sisters-in-law, Nancy (Avit)
Schwieterman and Virginia (Al) Haerr, both of Lakeview; numerous nieces
and nephews; countless friends; and his church family.
Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at the Marysville First United
Methodist Church with the Rev. Richard Teller officiating. Burial with
full military honors conducted by the Union County Honor Guard will take
place at Oakdale Cemetery. Calling hours will be Sunday from 2 to 7 p.m.
at Mannasmith Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Meals Program in
care of the funeral home.

MARGUERITE B. "MARGIE" BIDGOOD
Marguerite B. "Margie" Bidgood, 68, of Urbana, died Thursday, Sept. 29,
2005, at her residence with family and friends around her.
She retired from Sears as a sales associate and worked as a waitress for
Traditions/Empire Restaurant. She was a member of the Urbana Church of
the Nazarene.
She was born Dec. 30, 1936, in Barberton. She was preceded in death by
her father, mother and step-father; two brothers, Mike and Jimmy Klotts;
and her grandparents, Embert and Becky Langley, who raised her.
Survivors include her former husband and lifelong friend, Donald Bidgood
of North Lewisburg; daughters Laurie Ricketts of Urbana, and Sherry
(Mark) Evilsizor of Olathe, Kan.; two sons, Rusty (Betty) Bidgood of
Cable, and Brad Bidgood of Lisbon; 11 grandchildren; one
great-grandchild; a sister-in-law, Glenna Klotts; and several nieces and
nephews.
Visiting hours will be Monday from 5 to 7 at the Urbana Church of the
Nazarene, Urbana, followed by services at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Gary
Morgan officiating.
Walter-Schoedinger Funeral Home, Urbana, is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mercy Hospice, 1343 N. Fountain
Blvd., Springfield, Ohio 45504 or to the Cancer Association of Champaign
County, P.O. Box 38125, Urbana, Ohio 43078.