Archived Obituaries September 2005


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.

BERNARD ALONZO ROBINSON
Bernard Alonzo Robinson, 90, of Marysville, died Tuesday, Sept. 27,
2005, at Carriage Court after an extended illness.
He was a retired self-employed roofing and siding contractor with
Robinson Construction for 30 years in Union and surrounding counties. He
was active with the Broadway Little League for 25 years and enjoyed more
than 30 years in Allendale, Fla., after retirement. He enjoyed hunting,
fishing, and umpiring baseball games, and especially enjoyed traveling.
He was born Aug. 20, 1915, in his maternal grandparents' home on Route
31 to the late Lonzo and Imogene Wolford Robinson. He was raised by his
maternal grandparents, the late Leroy and Elizabeth Wolford. He married
Lela Lamonte Hoskins on Jan. 3, 1940, and she preceded him in death on
May 17, 2004.
Survivors include a daughter, Rebecca Ann (Jimmie) Moder of Marysville;
a son, Ted (Kathy) Robinson of Wharton; six grandchildren, Lauri
Robinson, Lisa Robinson, Dawnette (Rob) Bowers, Travis Robinson, Kathy
Sue (John) McCoy and Tim Moder; 10 great-grandchildren; two
great-great-grandchildren; and four half-brothers and half-sisters.
Calling hours will be Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Mannasmith
Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held Saturday at 10:30
a.m., with the Rev. Richard Teller officiating. Burial will take place
at Oakdale Cemetery.

PHYLLIS BELLE KNIGHT TURNER
Phyllis Belle Knight Turner, 82, of Marysville, formerly of Baltimore,
Md., and Chesapeake, Ohio, died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2005, at Heartland
Nursing Home.
She was a former secretary in the athletic department at Marshall
University in Huntington, W.Va., and a C & O Railroad secretary in
Baltimore, Md. A lover of the arts, she enjoyed the theater, concerts
and museums.
She was born Jan. 10, 1923, in Miller, Ohio, to the late William and
Wreatha Chapman Knight. She also was predeceased by her husband, James
"Skip" Turner, and a sister, Mary Scragg.
She is survived by a niece, Sandra (Leonard) Stanley of Columbus; a
great-niece, Mary D. (Fred) Feurer of Marysville; great-nephews, Michael
(Lauren) Powell of Grove City, Robert (Tylina) Powell of Galloway, and
Kyle (Cathy) Stanley of Quaker City; and many great-great-nieces and
nephews.
After cremation, burial will take place at Miller Memorial Gardens in
Miller.
Arrangements are being handled by Underwood Funeral Home in Marysville,
where condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

JAMES E. PIZZO JR
James Eugene Pizzo Jr., 42, of Marysville, died unexpectedly Saturday
evening, Sept. 24, 2005, at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
He was a former employee of Marathon Oil Company and a former Army
veteran and member of the Air Force National Guard.
 He was born Jan. 3, 1962, in Pennsylvania, to James E. Pizzo Sr. and
the late Lillian Napor Pizzo.
He is survived by his son Nathaniel of Virginia; brothers, David of
Commercial Point, Deric and Larry of Marysville, and Brian of Ashland;
and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 8 p.m. at Ingram Funeral
Home with the Rev. Ron Rush officiating. A gathering of family and
friends will be held Wednesday from 6 p.m. until the service time.

GARY S. BARTLEY
Gary S. Bartley, 63, of Milford Center died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2005,
at Memorial Hospital of Union County while surrounded by his loving
family following a short battle with cancer.
He was a mechanics and electrical maintenance associate of Denison
Hydraulics for 40 years. When he wasn't working at his job, he was
tinkering with his tractors, enjoying fishing and hunting or spending
time with his family. A born-again Christian, he was a member of Victory
Baptist Church in Milford Center.
He was born April 11, 1942, in Johnson County, Ky., to the late Fairlan
and Gladys Marie Stapleton Bartley. Also preceding him in death were a
sister, Anna Salyers; three brothers-in-law, Charles and Herbert
LeMaster and James Salyers; and his father-in-law, Charles "Billy"
Jones.
Survivors include his wife of almost 46 years, Nancy Evelyn Jones
Bartley, whom he married Oct. 9, 1959, in Sitka, Ky.; a son, Terry
(Karen) Bartley of Bellefontaine; a grandson, Derek (Chanda) Wilson of
Richwood; three step grandsons, Sean (Heather) Shaw, Greg Shaw and Stacy
(Kendra) Shaw, all of Bellefontaine; four great-step grandchildren,
Damon, Crue, Taylor and Jenna Shaw; three sisters, Betty LeMaster and
Barbara LeMaster of Ypsilanti, Mich. and Sue (Ben) VanHoose of Sitka,
Ky.; his mother-in-law, Gladys (Bud) Melvin of Milford Center; a
sister-in-law, Juanita (Bob) Allen of Milford Center; three
brothers-in-law, the Rev. Carl "Bill" (Virginia) Jones of Woodstock,
Jimmy (Virgie) Jones of Milford Center and Warren (Lori) Jones of
Marysville; and many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at Underwood Funeral Home
where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday. Graveside
services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Bartley Family
Cemetery in Sitka, Ky. Calling hours will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Tuesday at Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville, Ky.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Cancer Society.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

JAMES PAUL "JIM" CLAY
James Paul "Jim" Clay, 80, of East Liberty died Thursday, Sept. 22,
2005, in the comfort of his own home with his family at his side
following a two-year battle with cancer.
He retired in 1990 following a 47-year career as a truck driver spent
mostly with Harding Machine. He attended the East Liberty United
Methodist Church and formerly served as the Perry Township zoning
officer. He graduated from Plattsburg High School and was a veteran of
the United States Army. He enjoyed his affiliation with the Corn Huskers
Association and American Legion Post # 745.
He was extremely proud and fond of his team of Belgian horses,
especially Dan and Jerry. His Belgians were regular participants at
Union County Old Timer's Days and many community parades throughout the
area. He was known as the "unofficial" mayor of East Liberty and will be
remembered for his ornery and opinionated personality. He enjoyed
farming, visiting with his Amish friends, working in his truck patch and
showing and driving his draft horses. He was a loving husband and father
and his greatest joy came when he was surrounded by his grandchildren
and family.
He was born Aug. 29, 1925, near East Liberty to the late Franklin Paul
and Ilo Idonna Wren Clay. He was preceded in death by three brothers,
Kenneth, Tom and Lee Traul "Bud" Clay; and four sisters, Louella Long,
Martha Pennington, Mary Ream and Marie Pemberton.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Patricia Louise "Pat" Buchenroth
Clay, to whom he was married on April 7, 1956, in Bellefontaine; two
daughters, Lori (Roger) Young of Zanesfield and Jamie (Dave) Miller of
Bellefontaine; seven grandchildren, Kassie, Krista, Kyler and Kallie
Young and Aaron, Ryan and Tristan Miller; three sisters, Jane Keirns of
North Lewisburg, Mildred Hendricks of Marysville and Susie (Phil)
Peoples of Lewis Center; many nieces and nephews; and countless friends
and neighbors.
Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger
Funeral Home in West Mansfield. The Rev. Roger Gorden will officiate and
burial with full military honors conducted by the Logan County Honor
Guard will take place at East Liberty Cemetery. Friends may call from 2
to 6 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Tricare
Hospice or the East Liberty United Methodist Church in care of the
funeral home.

JAMES WALLACE KERNS II
James Wallace Kerns II, 41, of Marysville died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2005,
at Heartland of Marysville.
He worked for Nissan and various pizza shops in Marysville. He enjoyed
the Cleveland Browns and Ohio State football and playing pool.
He was born June 23, 1964, in Bellefontaine. He was preceded in death by
his grandparents, Wilbur and Inez Taylor, Ward and Clarice Kerns,
Francis Balderson and Ercil Parlette.
Survivors include his father, James (Sharon Parlette) Kerns of Lima; his
mother, Margaret "Peggy" (Andy) Taylor Balderson of Marysville; a son,
James W. Kerns III of Marysville; two daughters, Christina R. Moore of
Columbus and Amanda R. Kerns of Marysville; a special friend, Jeanette
Cocklin Kerns of Marysville; his grandparents, Harriet Balderson of
Marysville and Ruth Parlette of Lima; a brother, Joseph (Joy) Kerns of
Lima; four sisters, Stephanie (Jan) Spague and Angie (Ashland) Cotrell,
all of Lima, and Cathie (Craig) Bounds and Cherie Rolley of Mississippi;
a sister-in-law, Barbara Miller; grandchildren, Jassmyne Hamilton and
Sarah Hawthorn of Columbus; and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins,
nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Eichholtz Funeral
Home in Bellefontaine with Pastor Peter Miller Jr. officiating. Burial
will be in Oakdale Cemetery. There will be no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland of Marysville, 755 S.
Plum St., Marysville, Ohio 43040.

GARY S. BARTLEY
Gary S. Bartley, 63, of Milford Center died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2005,
at Memorial Hospital of Union County while surrounded by his loving
family following a short battle with cancer.
He was a mechanics and electrical maintenance associate of Denison
Hydraulics for 40 years. When he wasn't working at his job, he was
tinkering with his tractors, enjoying fishing and hunting or spending
time with his family. A born-again Christian, he was a member of Victory
Baptist Church in Milford Center.
He was born April 11, 1942, in Johnson County, Ky., to the late Fairlan
and Gladys Marie Stapleton Bartley. Also preceding him in death were a
sister, Anna Salyers; three brothers-in-law, Charles and Herbert
LeMaster and James Salyers; and his father-in-law, Charles "Billy"
Jones.
Survivors include his wife of almost 46 years, Nancy Evelyn Jones
Bartley, whom he married Oct. 9, 1959, in Sitka, Ky.; a son, Terry
(Karen) Bartley of Bellefontaine; a grandson, Derek (Chanda) Wilson of
Richwood; three step grandsons, Sean (Heather) Shaw, Greg Shaw and Stacy
(Kendra) Shaw, all of Bellefontaine; four great-step grandchildren,
Damon, Crue, Taylor and Jenna Shaw; three sisters, Betty LeMaster and
Barbara LeMaster of Ypsilanti, Mich. and Sue (Ben) VanHoose of Sitka,
Ky.; a brother, William "Bill" (Brenda) Bartley from Ypsilanti, Mich.,
his mother-in-law, Gladys (Bud) Melvin of Milford Center; a
sister-in-law, Juanita (Bob) Allen of Milford Center; three
brothers-in-law, the Rev. Carl "Bill" (Virginia) Jones of Woodstock,
Jimmy (Virgie) Jones of Milford Center and Warren (Lori) Jones of
Marysville; and many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at Underwood Funeral Home
where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday. Graveside
services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Bartley Family
Cemetery in Sitka, Ky. Calling hours will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Tuesday at Jones-Preston Funeral Home in Paintsville, Ky.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Cancer Society.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

REGINALD "REGGIE" SNYDER
Reginald "Reggie" E. Snyder, 61 of Columbus, died Friday, Sept. 23,
2005.
He will be remembered for his strong will and love of his family.
He was born Aug. 7, 1944, in Canton to parents James and Winifred
Snyder, whom have preceded their son in death.
He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Nancy; daughter, Peggy (Michael)
Campbell; son Keith (Karla) Snyder; grandchildren Timothy, Duncan,
Heather, Meghan and Tyler; a brother James (Gail) Snyder; and
parents-in-law Herbert and Elizabeth Kandel.
The family will receive friends 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Schoedinger
Worthington Chapel, 6699 N. High St., where funeral service will be held
at 1 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Marilyn Morris presiding.
Interment to follow at Kingwood Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Lifeline of Ohio.

CLIFFORD ALLEN TANNER
Clifford Allen Tanner, 93, of Richwood, died early Tuesday morning,
Sept. 20, 2005, at Heartland of Marysville, where he had been residing.
He was retired from Marion Power Shovel as a press operator after 39
years of employment. In previous years, he farmed with Jet Harris. He
enjoyed horseshoes, baseball, fishing, camping and woodworking. He will
be missed by his devoted family and friends.
He was born March 24, 1912, in Richwood, to the late Leroy E. and Eva
Potts Tanner. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen Hitt, in
1940, and by his second wife, Vera Pauline Erwin, in 1987. He also was
predeceased by a sister, Helen L. May, and a brother, Harvey Tanner.
Surviving are his children, Janice (Gordon) Smith of Ocala, Fla., and
Elma (Hal) Parish, Larry (Carol) Tanner and Nancy (Marvin) Shuster, all
of Richwood; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two brothers,
Louis (Mary) Tanner of Richwood, and Richard Turner of Jacksonville,
Fla.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Stofcheck Funeral
Home, Richwood, where funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m.,
with the Revs. Fred Cheney and Jerry Bentley officiating. Burial will be
in Claibourne Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Resident Council at 755
S. Plum St., Marysville, Ohio 43040.

COREY JAMISON HOEHN
Corey Jamison Hoehn, 15, of Marysville, died Monday, Sept. 19, 2005, at
Children's Hospital in Columbus, after a courageous 10-month battle with
cancer.
He was a sophomore at Marysville High School where he played football,
basketball and baseball. As a youngster, he enjoyed a variety of sports
and was a member of the Marysville Mitts baseball team and the
Marysville Minors traveling team.
A young man of many loving friends, fond acquaintances and a sense of
humor, he will most be remembered for making others a priority before
caring for himself. He was a member of Marysville First United Methodist
Church and enjoyed fishing, "hanging" with friends and eating good food.

He was born May 21, 1990, in Columbus.
He is survived by his mother and step-father, Tammy and Jon Cooper of
Marysville; his father and step-mother, Chris and Pam Hoehn of
Marysville; a sister, Amanda Hoehn, a sophomore at Ohio University; a
step-brother, Nicholas Cooper, a sophomore at Marysville High School;
two step-sisters, Courtney Cooper, a sophomore at Ohio University and
Rachel Clinger of Delaware; paternal grandparents, Norbert and Twylah
Hoehn of Lima; maternal grandparents, Judy and Henry Snow of North
Canton; step-grandparents, Zuella and Jon Cooper of LaRue, and Carrie
McPeek of Mt. Gilead; aunts and uncles, Beth (John) Davis of Massillon,
Karen Burleson and her close friend John of North Canton, Debbie (Ed)
Warniment of Dayton, Mike (Lisa) Hoehn of Lima, Mark McGiffen of Canton,
Rick (Dot) McPeek of Alabama; many cousins including, Jason (Heather)
Hoehn and Adam Hoehn, both of Lima, Megan (Brian) Scheid of
Cridersville, Kelly Warniment of Columbus, Brian Warniment of Dayton,
and Courtney Hill of Georgia; and many loving and special friends
including Chad Snyder, Jonathan "JJ" Jindra, Cameron Bushong and Erika
Wortman.
Calling hours will be held Wednesday from 2 to 8 p.m. at Underwood
Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at
Marysville First United Methodist Church with the Revs. Scot Ocke and
Carrie Given officiating. Burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Corey J. Hoehn Memorial Fund
through Bank One. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

POLLY J. BURCHETT
Polly J. Burchett, 69, of Unionville Center, died Monday, Sept. 19,
2005, at Mount Carmel Medical Center.
She was a custodian at Fairbanks Elementary for nine years and a cook at
the L-K Restaurant at U.S. 33 and 42, Plain City, for a number of years.
She was a lifelong and very active member of the Amity Enterprise
Baptist Church.
She was born Sept. 11, 1936, in Pineville, W. Va., to the late Coy
Jackson and Ethel Tilly Farley. She also was preceded in death by her
husband, Willie "Tiny" Burchett on May 15, 2005; a son, Steven Burchett,
in 1959; and two brothers, Tracy Farley and Romie Farley.
She is survived by her children, Gary (Nancy) Burchett of Marysville,
and Carolyn (Danny) Wilson of Unionville Center; her grandchildren,
Derek (Chanda) Wilson, Casey Wilson, Kayla Wilson, Willie Wilson,
Tabitha Burchett and Zechariah Burchett; three sisters, Emiline Ward of
Marysville, Judy (Jim) Spurgeon of Jackson, and Mae (Woody) Daniels of
Hilliard; two brothers, Monroe (Ruth) Farley of Columbus, and Otto
(Rhonda) Farley of North Lewisburg; two sisters-in-law, Gladys Wright
and Sarah (Paul) Fannin, both of Louisa, Ky.; and a brother-in-law,
Junior (Darlene) Burchett of Unionville Center.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Ferguson Funeral
Home, Plain City. The funeral will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Amity
Enterprise Baptist Church. Burial will be in Darby Township Cemetery,
Unionville Center.
  Memorial contributions may be made to the Burchett Family in care of
the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to fergusonfh@netwalk.com.

DEBRA LYNN SIMPSON LARGE
Debra Lynn Simpson Large, 50, of Marion, died Friday, Sept. 16, 2005 at
her home following an extended illness with ovarian cancer.
A homemaker, she was a family service worker for the Marion Adolescent
Pregnancy Program (MAPP) for 10 years. She was an advocate for Stand for
Children and coordinator of the Cents for Shoes program in Marion
County.
She enjoyed scrapbooking and camping with her family at Hickory Grove
campgrounds and was a member of VFW Post 3320 in Marysville. She was a
member of Plymouth Church of God in Plymouth, Ohio.
She was born Jan. 27, 1955, in Delaware to the late Franklin K. "Pick"
Simpson and Madilyn Smith Clapham. She was also predeceased by a
brother, Mike Simpson, and her father-in-law, Ray Large Sr.
She is survived by her husband of 30 years, Ray Large, of Marion, whom
she married March 8, 1975 in Marysville; three daughters, Sherry (Dave)
Martin of Marysville, Shannon (Kevin) Tilley Marion and Shelly Large of
Marion; a son, Ramie Large of Bowling Green, Ky.; four sisters, Carleen
(Bob) Mackey of Broadway, Joni Simpson of Unionville Center, NaNette
(Tom) Taylor of Marysville and Kathy Hood of Marion; a brother, Glenn
Simpson of Marysville; her step-mother, Amy Lynn Simpson of Marysville;
her step-father, Odie Clapham; her mother-in-law, Pearl (Carl) Mohr of
Marion; two sisters-in-law, Barbara (John) Creeden of Richwood and
Beverly (Chris) Granger of Washington; five grandsons, Brock and Asch
Tilley, Tyler Dorfe, Daniel and Dillan Martin; one granddaughter,
Kevlynn Tilley; several nieces and nephews; and her beloved dog, Lady.
Calling hours will be held 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at
the Underwood Funeral Home where funeral services will be held at 6 p.m.
The Rev. Mark Dunn will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to Cents for Shoes, 498 N. Main
Street, Marion, Ohio, 43302. Condolences may be expressed to the family
at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

HAROLD L. EADS
Harold L. Eads Sr., 73, of Marysville, former resident of Bremen, died
Friday, Sept. 16, 2005, at Heartland of Marysville.
He was retired from Anchor Hocking Glass Corp. after 32 years of
employment, where he was a supervisor in the batch department. He was a
Korean War veteran, serving in the U.S. Army as a medic. He was a member
of Bremen Jerusalem Church and a 1951 graduate of Bremen High School.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Virgil and Ruby Eads; a son,
Darryl A. Eads; and a sister, Marguerite Fisher.
He is survived by a daughter, Debbie K. Case of Marysville; two sons,
Jerry L. (Kristi) Eads of Milford Center, and Harold L. Eads Jr.; six
grandchildren, Jenny (Brian) Wing of Marysville, Jeff (Corinna) Case of
North Lewisburg, Melissa (Chris) Eads and Joe (Candis) Eads of Milford
Center, Aaron (Melissa) Eads of Columbus, and Stephanie Miller of North
Lewisburg; four brothers, Melvin Eads of Lancaster, Richard "Dick"
(Betty) Eads of Zephyrhills, Fla., Donald "Pete" Eads of Salem, Ky., and
Tom (Linda) Eads of Acworth, Ga.; seven sisters, Anna Mary Lee of Xenia,
Esther Kibbey of Fairfield, Calif., Elsie (Clyde) May, JoAnn Schrim,
Betty (Tom) Parker, and Beverly (Marcus) Irvin, all of Lakeland, Fla.,
and Virginia (Larry) Harden of Plant City, Fla.; and numerous nieces,
nephews and friends.
Visiting hours will be Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Frank
E. Smith Funeral Home Chapel, Lancaster, where funeral services will be
held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Gary Clum officiating. Burial
will follow in Floral Hills Memory Gardens with the Lancaster Veterans
Burial Squad conducting military rites.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association of
Ohio, Mid-Ohio Branch, 1950 Arlington Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43118-4102


ONA FAY COONS
Ona Fay Coons, 99, of Byhalia, died Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2005, at Kenton
Nursing and Rehab Center.
She was a homemaker. She was very active in the Byhalia Friends Church
for 77 years, where she served as Sunday school teacher for 50 years and
helped with various youth groups. She operated the Byhalia Well Child
Clinic and was active in a Farm Bureau Council.
She was born Aug. 7, 1906, in Marion, to Ruby Breese and Bell Rice
Breese, both deceased. She married Herbert H. Coons on Dec. 31, 1927,
and he died in July 1983. She also was preceded in death by a sister; a
son, Thomas B.; a daughter, Rebecca Jane; and a grandchild.
She is survived by two sons, James H. Coons of Mt. Victory, and Myron
"Skip" Coons of Byhalia; a daughter, Mary M. Carey of Byhalia; and
numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Ballinger Funeral
Home, Richwood. Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the
Byhalia Friends Church, with the Rev. Glenn Althouse officiating. Burial
will be in Byhalia Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Byhalia Friends Church.
Condolences to the family may be sent online at
www.ballingerfuneralhome.com.

DORIS LUELLA GILLIAM
Doris Luella Gilliam, 82, of Richwood, died Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2005, at
Marion General Hospital.
She was retired from Tecumseh as a shop steward. She was a member of the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Marysville, and the UAWCIO.
She enjoyed fishing, bowling and especially singing.
She was born Oct. 13, 1922, in Prospect, to Ross L. Thomas and Helen
Smith Thomas, both deceased. She married Henry "Bud" Gilliam Nov. 22,
1946, and he died in May, 2002. She also was preceded in death by a
brother and a grandson.
She is survived by a daughter, Ruth Ellen (Carlton) Jenkins of Richwood;
a son, Robert Wayne (Mary) Penry of Englewood, Fla.; nine grandchildren;
and 13 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held at Ballinger Funeral Home Friday from 6 to 8
p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the funeral
home under the direction of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day
Saints. Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans,
(DAV) Memorial Program, P. O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, Ohio  45250-0301.
Condolences to the family may be sent online at
www.ballingerfuneralhome.com.

WILLIAM L. CALL SR.
William L. Call Sr., 84, of Delaware, died Monday afternoon, Sept. 12,
2005, at the Delaware Court Health Care Center.
He was a construction worker and truck driver who served in the U.S.
Army during World War II. He fought in Golden Gloves competition and was
the Super Middleweight Champ of South Pacific Island. He was a life
member of the VFW and attended the Church of the Living Waters in
Delaware.
He was born Aug. 17, 1921, in Point Pleasant, W.Va., to the late James
M. and Addie Meyers Call. He also was preceded in death by his first
wife, Jennie Call; a daughter, Priscilla; two stepsons, Bobby and Paul
Dean; three brothers, Delbert, Lester and Patrick Call; and three
half-brothers, Robert, James and Cecil Gordon.
He is survived by his wife, Belva Brake Call; two daughters, Jennie
(Leo) Vining of Ostrander, and Bonnie Foote of Bellefontaine; a son,
Bill Call Jr. of Delaware; three stepsons, Bud Dean of Harrisburg, Pa.,
Johnny (Sara) Dean of Tampa, Fla., and Robert Sharp of Centerburg; a
stepdaughter, Judy Crego of Centerburg; a sister, Mary Ellen Rhodes of
Johnstown; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be Thursday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Rodman
Bennett Brown Funeral Home, Delaware, where funeral services will be
held Friday at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery with the
Delaware County Veterans Association providing military honors.
Those unable to attend the services may log onto
www.bennettbrownrodman.com and link into the online memorial and
registry page.

MARJORIE M. CRAMER
Marjorie M. Cramer, 79, of Marysville, died unexpectedly Monday evening,
Sept. 12, 2005, at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
She was a homemaker who committed her life to Christian service and to
her family. She was a gentle and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and
great-grandmother. She was a gifted musician and enjoyed many years of
musical involvement in the churches in which her family worshipped. She
was a member of Grace Community Church of God in Marysville.
She was born Oct. 31, 1925, in Holmes County, to the late Homer C. and
Erma Maize Reed. She also was preceded in death by three brothers,
Phillip, Wayne and Charles Reed, and a son, Thomas L. Cramer.
She is survived by her husband, Charles T. Cramer, whom she married Dec.
23, 1941, in Kenton; their children, Gary (Wanda) Cramer of Ostrander,
Dennis (Cathy) Cramer of Delaware, and Darrell (Marty) Cramer, Carol
(David) Vandall, Mary Cramer and Mark (Vicki) Cramer, all of Marysville;
16 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; her brothers, Howard (Lois)
Reed of Minnesota, Homer (Ersy) Reed of Ostrander, and  Richard Reed of
St. Louis, Mo.; and her sisters, Ida Lavender of Ashley, and Ruby
Reichardt of California.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home,
where funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. with the Revs.
Marty Cramer and Leonard Snyder officiating. Burial will follow at
Oakdale Cemetery. Her grandsons, Rob Cramer, Jon Cramer, Jeff Cramer,
Ben Cramer, Adam Cramer, Jason Cramer, Eric Cramer and Travis Vandall
will be pallbearers.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Grace Community Church of God
in care of the funeral home.

HELEN CECELIA LEMANSKY MISCOVICH
Helen Cecelia Lemansky Miscovich, 90, of Uniontown, Pa., died  Saturday,
Sept. 10, 2005, at the Mount Macrina Manor with her loving family by her
side.
She was a member of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, St. Joseph's
Choirs, St. Joseph's Confraternity of Christian Mothers and was the past
president of the Happy Helens' Club, which she organized. She was a
former charter member and had held a 15-year term as president of the
Catholic War Veterans Auxiliary. She was also a member of the George C.
Marshall AMVETS Hopwood Post 103 Auxiliary, Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 47 Auxiliary, Circle Club, St. Mary's Golden Age Club and a former
member of the "Grandma Honeys" singers and dancers, where she closed
each program with "God Bless America."
She was very active socially and politically as a Democratic
committeewoman and at the Medical Arts Building where she was employed
for many years. She was a great supporter of the veterans of this
country and participated in providing research for the book "Heroes
All."
Very proud of her Polish heritage and her family, she is remembered by
many as the disc jockey with host John Marowa on the Saturday Morning
Polka program which aired on WMBS Radio Station for more than 10 years.
She was born on April 22, 1915, in Mutual, Pa.
Preceding her in death were her father, Michael Lemansky; her mother,
Cecelia Cwiklinski Lemansky Zuchowsky; her step-father, John Zuchowsky;
her husband, Albert Louis Miscovich; brothers, Francis Lemansky and
Clarence Lemansky; and sons-in-law, John Quarrick and William Gasher.
Left to cherish her memory are her children, Constance "Connie" Quarrick
of Uniontown, Pa., Alberta Gasher of Brook Park, Ohio, Norbert (Mary
Ellen) Miscovich of Marysville, Vincent (Donna) Miscovich of Uniontown,
Pa., and Timothy (Karen) Miscovich of Ashburn, Va.; 12 grandchildren; 16
great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter; six brothers and
sisters, Agnes Shinsky, John Lemansky, Anthony "Tony" Lemansky, Michael
Lemansky and Thomas Lemansky, all of Uniontown, Pa., and Regina Houk of
Bethel Park, Pa.; numerous nieces and nephews; and 11 godchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mount Macrina Manor, 520 W. Main
St., Uniontown, Pa. or Albert Gallatin Hospice, 20 Highland Park Drive,
Uniontown, Pa., 15401.
The Stephen R. Haky Funeral Home of Uniontown, Pa., was in charge of
arrangements.

WATSON BOGGS
Watson Boggs, 85, of Marysville, died Friday, Sept. 9, 2005, at
Heartland of Marysville after an extended illness.
 He was a World War II Navy veteran. He worked for Houchard Oil Company
of Plain City more than 50 years ago and retired as a machinist for
Jeffrey Mining Machinery of Columbus after 30 years of employment. Mr.
Boggs retired to work on his farm and to be with his beloved animals,
especially his dogs; Buddy and Lassie.
He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 79 of Marysville.
He was born Nov. 13, 1919, in Blaine, Ky., to the late Eccleston and
Belva Ross Boggs. He also was preceded in death by his wife, Genevieve
Rosetta "Rosie" Boggs in 2003, and two brothers, Oliver Boggs and Ossie
Boggs.
He is survived by his children, Kathy (Steve) Karr of Moreno Valley,
Calif., James David Penix of Kenton, and Watson Allan (Melinda) Boggs of
Marysville; three grandchildren, Regina Penix of Portsmouth, Rachel
Penix of Fairborn, and Aaron Penix of Kenton; and one
great-granddaughter, Jaden Penix of Fairborn.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Ferguson Funeral
Home, Plain City, where the family will receive visitors Monday from 6
to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Little Mound Cemetery, Richmond Dale, Ohio,
at noon Tuesday. Pastors Scott Johnson and Chuck Zweizig will officiate.
Military graveside honors will be conducted by Ross County Veterans
Honor Guard.

WILLIAM N. CONKLIN
William N. Conklin, 69, of Columbus, died Saturday, Sept. 10, 2005, at
St. Ann's Hospital, Westerville, after a lengthy illness with
Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases.
He was a dairy farmer, 4-H advisor and member of the Holstein Friesian
Association. He retired from the state of Ohio in 2001. He served in the
U. S. Air Force Reserves from 1955 to 1961.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Henry and Molean
Mather Conklin.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy Jahn Conklin; two sons, W. Timothy
Conklin of Columbus, and Christopher J. Conklin of Marysville; three
grandchildren, Paul William Conklin, Blake Karl Conklin and Jeri Lynn
Conklin, all of Marysville; a sister, Barbara (William) Brake of
Marysville; two brothers, Robert (Luella) Conklin of Plain City, and
Kelly (Mary) Conklin of Hilliard; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Ohio Parkinson
Society, 1380 Dublin Road, P.O. Box 16126, Columbus, Ohio 43216-6126.
Ohio Cremation and Memorial Society/Rodman Funeral Service is handling
arrangements.

BOB M. CORBETT
Bob M. Corbett, 82, of North Lewisburg, died Saturday, Sept. 10, 2005 at
Mercy Memorial Hospital, Urbana.
Mr. Corbett spent his entire life as a farmer. He took great pleasure in
raising and showing livestock. His most famous hog was Chief, which he
even exhibited on the David Letterman Show.
He worked for 20 years at the London Correctional Institute, a job that
was well suited for his personality.
In his early years, he was very active in The Farmers Institute. He also
enjoyed listening to ballgames and enjoyed music on the radio. He was
associated with the North Lewisburg United Methodist Church.
He was born June 30, 1923, in Champaign County, the son of the late
Pearl H. and Imo (Mitchell) Corbett.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Eleanor Lame Corbett, whom he
married Sept. 13, 1941; a son, Bob (Sherrill) Corbett of North
Lewisburg; a daughter, Evelyn (Julian) Morgan of St. Paris; eight
grandchildren, Jim Corbett, Beth Weideling, Bruce Corbett, Kathy Lamb,
Michael Morgan, Marcie Morgan, Michele Morgan and Mary Beth Morgan; four
great-grandchildren; and many friends and neighbors.
A gathering of family and friends will be held Tuesday from 5 to 8 at
Freshwater, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home, North Lewisburg, where
funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m., with the Rev.
Kathy Reiff officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery,
North Lewisburg.
Memorial gifts may be made to the North Lewisburg United Methodist
Church Building Fund, 124 Maple St., North Lewisburg, Ohio 43060.

HELEN CECELIA LEMANSKY MISCOVICH
Helen Cecelia Lemansky Miscovich, 90, of Uniontown, Pa., died on
Saturday, Sept. 10, 2005, at the Mount Macrina Manor with her loving
family by her side.
She was a member of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, St. Joseph's
Choirs, St. Joseph's Confraternity of Christian Mothers and was the past
president of the Happy Helens' Club, which she organized. She was a
former charter member and had held a 15-year term as president of the
Catholic War Veterans Auxiliary. She was also a member of the George C.
Marshall Amvets Hopwood Post 103 Auxiliary, Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 47 Auxiliary, Circle Club, St. Mary's Golden Age Club and a former
member of the "Grandma Honeys" singers and dancers, where she closed
each program with "God Bless America."
She was very active socially and politically as a Democratic
committeewoman and at the Medical Arts Building where she was employed
for many years. She was a great supporter of the veterans of this
country and participated in providing research for the book "Heroes
All."
Very proud of her Polish heritage and her family, she is remembered by
many as the disc jockey with host John Marowa on the Saturday Morning
Polka program which aired on WMBS Radio Station for more than 10 years.
She was born on April 22, 1915, in Mutual, Pa.
Preceding her in death were her father, Michael Lemansky; her mother,
Cecelia Cwiklinski Lemansky Zuchowsky; her step-father, John Zuchowsky;
her husband, Albert Louis Miscovich; brothers, Francis Lemansky and
Clarence Lemansky; and sons-in-law, John Quarrick and William Gasher.
Left to cherish her memory are her children, Constance "Connie" Quarrick
of Uniontown, Pa., Alberta Gasher of Brook Park, Ohio, Norbert (Mary
Ellen) Miscovich of Marysville, Vincent (Donna) Miscovich of Uniontown,
Pa., and Timothy (Karen) Miscovich of Ashburn, Va.; 12 grandchildren; 16
great-grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter; six brothers and
sisters, Agnes Shinsky, John Lemansky, Anthony "Tony" Lemansky, Michael
Lemansky and Thomas Lemansky, all of Uniontown, Pa., and Regina Houk of
Bethel Park, Pa.; numerous nieces and nephews; and 11 godchildren.
Friends will be received in the Stephen R. Haky Funeral Home of
Uniontown, Pa., today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to
9 p.m.
Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later. Interment
will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Hopwood, Pa.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mount Macrina Manor, 520 W. Main
St., Uniontown, Pa. or Albert Gallatin Hospice, 20 Highland Park Drive,
Uniontown, Pa., 15401.

ANDREW G. "ANDY" DAUM
Andrew G. "Andy" Daum, 19, of Marysville, died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005,
with his family at his side at the Kobacker House in Columbus.
He was a graphic arts student at Columbus State Community College and
worked part-time at his parents' business, Bobcat Skidsteer Loader
Service Inc.
He was a lifetime member of Trinity Lutheran Church and attended Trinity
Lutheran School. He graduated from Marysville High School in 2004 and
was an active, four-year member of the MHS boys soccer team.  He was a
former member of Cub Scout Troop No. 119 and Boy Scout Troop No. 355. He
was a fun-loving young man who possessed a caring and generous spirit.
He believed everyone was equal and always rooted for the underdog.  He
will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
He was born Nov. 14, 1985, in Columbus. He was preceded in death by his
paternal grandparents, Harold and Patty Daum, and his second cousin,
Ronald Sidney Nicol.
Survivors include his loving parents, Danny and Joan Daum of Marysville;
maternal grandparents, George and Barbara Cline of Westerville; aunts
and uncles, Linda K (Ronald) Nicol of Fairfield, Mont., Georgie Cline of
Columbus, Linda S. Cline of Reynoldsburg, and David (Mary) Cline of
Dublin; his godparents, Clay and Tami Bauserman of Marysville; his
girlfriend, Maris Watts of Marysville; several cousins; and many
friends.
Calling hours will be Sunday from 2 to 8 p.m. at Mannasmith Funeral
Home. Funeral services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran
Church. The Revs. Tim Muller and Barry Ludwig will officiate and burial
will take place at Oakdale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Andrew Daum Memorial Soccer
Scholarship in care of the funeral home or the Union County Foundation.

JACK B. MILLER
Jack B. Miller, 75, of Richwood, died early Friday morning, Sept. 9,
2005, at Marion General Hospital.
He was one of six who graduated in 1948 from Byhalia High School. He
served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a member of the
Community United Methodist Church in York Center. A retired farmer, he
also was retired from the Scotts Company after more than 30 years of
employment.
Mr. Miller enjoyed time with his devoted family. He was a ham radio
operator and a former World Champion horseshoe pitcher.
He was born April 19, 1930, at the family farm in Union County to the
late Bernard and Anna Foos Miller.
He is survived by his wife, Marsena Blackburn Miller, whom he married
March 28, 1953; and their children and their families, Michael A.
(Debbie) Miller of Richwood and their daughter, Sara Miller; Tim (Mary)
Miller of Dublin and their three children, Heather (Scott) Reed and
their son, Mason, Brian Gray and Wendy Miller; Steve (Irene) Miller of
Columbus; David (Lori) Miller of Ostrander and their three children,
Jeremy Miller and his two sons, Caleb and Caven Simpson, Cinnamon Miller
and Derek Miller; and Mary (Dave) Wykoff of Richwood and their children,
Matthew and Rachel Wykoff.
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
the Revs. Dale Rexroth and Joseph Rhea officiating. Burial will be in
Price Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association,
1950 Arlingate Lane, Columbus, Ohio 43228-4102.

LUCILLE EDNA MAXINE WITHERS SUITTS
Lucille Edna Maxine Withers Suitts, 67, of Springfield, died Thursday,
Sept. 8, 2005, in Castle Knoll.
She attended New Carlisle Missionary Church and enjoyed crocheting and
reading.
She was born Oct. 19, 1937, in Athens, Ohio, the daughter of the late
Raymond and Bertha Fowler Withers. She also was predeceased by two
brothers, Raymond "Lee" Withers and William "Bill" Withers; and two
sisters, Marie Young and Elizabeth "Dot" Everett.
Survivors include three children, Michael Wheaton of Citrus Heights,
Calif., Markette (Donald) Bayliss of Marysville, and Lee Marjean
(Michael) Armstrong of Springfield; seven grandchildren, Melissa,
Kimberly, Michelle, Keith, Kerrie, Scott and Craig; two
great-grandchildren, Kasi and Kameron; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held Sunday at 4 p.m. in the Link Room at the
Shawnee Place Apartments, Springfield, with Pastor Richard McIntosh
officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton or to the Clark
County or Union County cancer societies.
Arrangements are being handled by the Jones-Kenney-Zechman Funeral Home,
Springfield.

HELEN FERRYMAN
Helen Ferryman 59, a lifelong resident of Urbana, died Wednesday, Sept.
7, 2005, at Mercy McAuley Center, Urbana.
She was employed for 21 years with the Wellington Nursing Care Center.
She enjoyed helping her daughter at the Artistic Sandwich Shoppe.
Mostly, she enjoyed spending time with and lending a helping hand to her
family and friends.
She was born Sept. 2, 1946, in Urbana, the daughter of the late Thurman
J. and Nora B. (Moore) Huffman. She also was predeceased by a son,
Brian; a sister, Laura Corbett; and a brother-in-law, Ralph Ogden.
She is survived by her husband of 22 years, Gary L. Ferryman, whom she
married April 5, 1983; a daughter, Tonya (Scott) Williams of Urbana; two
grandchildren, Justin and Taylor; a stepdaughter, Tracy Wilson of
Bradford; three stepsons, Mike Ferryman of Lewistown, Joe Ferryman of
Santa Fe, Ohio, and Scott (Angel) Ferryman of Houston, Ohio; 13
stepgrandchildren; five sisters, Rosa (Charlie) Pence and Sandy Moffitt
of Urbana, Margaret (Dick) Herron of Oak Hills, Joanne (Ray) Kauffman of
Columbus, and Barbara Ogden of Marysville; three brothers, Kenny
(Connie) Huffman of Urbana, the Rev. Don (Kathy) Huffman of McComb,
Ill., and Robert (Karen) Huffman of Marysville; and several nieces and
nephews.
Visitation will be Sunday from 3-6 at the Vernon Funeral Home, Urbana,
where funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Don
Huffman officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, North
Lewisburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mercy Hospice, 2600 N. Limestone
St., Springfield, Ohio 45503 or to the American Cancer Society, 1130
Vester Ave., Springfield, Ohio 45503.

CHARLOTTE LOU HOWELL NICKLES MILLER
Charlotte Lou Howell Nickles Miller, 60, of Marysville, died Wednesday,
Sept. 7, 2005, at the Ohio State University Arthur G. James Cancer
Hospital.
She was a housekeeper at Milcrest Nursing Home and attended Marysville
Church of Christ.  A loving and devoted mother and grandmother, she
enjoyed spending time with her family and walking at Eljer Park.
She was born May 30, 1945, in Beallsville, to the late John and Bertha
Hoskinson Howell. She also was predeceased by her first husband, Gene
Nickles; her second husband, Ronald Miller; and a daughter, Brenda Lea
Nickles in 1997.
She is survived by a son, Duane (Chris) Nickles of Marysville; two
daughters, Beverly (Bill) Spurlock of Marysville, and Beth (Mark) Wooten
of Waldo; her grandchildren, Amber (Chris) Nelson, Anthony Ellis, and
Zach and Travis Nickles, all of Marysville, and Jared and Trevor
Ferryman of Lakeview; a great-grandson, Chase Alan Nelson; five
brothers, Fred Howell of Beallsville, Lester (Bernice) Howell of Ozark,
and Jim (Carol) Howell and Darrell (Debbie) Howell of Jerusalem, Ohio,
and Larry (Diane) Howell of Clarington; and nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held today from 1 to 4 p.m. at Underwood Funeral
Home. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at Marysville
Church of Christ. Burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Condolences may be expressed at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

ROBERTA A. RICE
Roberta A. Rice, 71, of Portsmouth, died Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2005, at
Edgewood Manor in Wellston.
She was associated with her husband for 40 years in their public
accounting practice. She was an avid crocheter and camper, and she liked
country music and cooking. She was a member of Eastern Star, Wellston
Chase Chapter.
She was born Oct. 22, 1933, in Union County, to the late Paul and
Dorothea Poling Geho. She also was preceded in death by two brothers,
Herman and Lowell Geho, and a stepbrother, Jimmy Roberts.
She is survived by her husband, Clyde Rice of Portsmouth; a daughter,
Cynthia Rice (Phil Hawkins) of Jackson; a son, Steven (Carol) Rice of
Clinton, Tenn.; seven grandchildren, Nathan and Katie Hawkins, Benjamin
Rice-Hawkins, and Alicia, Matthew, Eric and Adam Rice; two
great-grandchildren, Drake and Dalton Ellis; two brothers, James Geho of
Jackson, and Marvin (Peggy) Geho of Milford Center; her stepmother,
Magdaline Thompson of Leesburg, Fla.; two stepbrothers, Maxwell (Betty
Jo) Roberts of Meta, Ky., and Steven (Esther) Roberts of Marysville; two
brothers-in-law, Norman (Nancy) Rice and James Rice of Unionville
Center; and two sisters-in-law, JoAnn Nunamaker of Columbus, and Martha
(James) Helle of Phoenix.
Funeral services will be Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral
Home in Jackson, with the Rev. Dale Lykins and Diaconal Minister Janie
Karl officiating. Burial will follow in Fairmount Cemetery. Calling
hours will be Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home and also one
hour prior to the funeral service Sunday.
Eastern Star services will be conducted Saturday at 6 p.m. at the
funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be given to Christ United Methodist Church,
150 Portsmouth St., Jackson, Ohio 45640.
Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at www.e-k-lewisfuneral.com.

 

BILLY WAYNE COMBS
Billy Wayne Combs, 58, of Marysville, died Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2005, with
his loving family at his side at Grant Medical Center in Columbus.
Of the Baptist faith, he was a former employee of Penn Central and
Yellow Freight Trucking Company and was a member of the Teamsters Union
Local No. 413 where he served as a union steward. His hobby was
thoroughbred horse racing and he enjoyed spending time with his family.
He was born Jan. 25, 1947, in Rosedale. He was predeceased by his
father, the Rev. Elmer W. Combs, and a sister, Bonetta Runyan.
He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Betty L. Shupe Combs of
Marysville, whom he married April 1, 1978 in Rosedale; his mother,
Audrey Brashears Combs of Rosedale; a daughter, Candy (Andy) Reed of
Marysville; six sons, Jeffrey W. Combs of Marysville, Michael W.
(Sylvia) Combs of Indiana, Mark E. Combs of Mechanicsburg, Brian Scott
(Annette) Combs of North Lewisburg, Ronnie (Debbie) Dunn of Columbus,
and Rick Dunn of Bexley; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren;
a brother, Elmer Gene (Christel) Combs of Milford Center; two sisters,
Phyllis (Leonard) Daum of Milford Center, and Monell (Ronald) Dooley of
Rosedale; a brother-in-law, Carl Runyan of West Jefferson; and several
nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Underwood Funeral Home
where funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. with the Rev.
Jerry Newman officiating. Burial will be at Union Township Cemetery in
Milford Center.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

FAYE MUSIC
Faye Music, 66, formerly of Mechanicsburg, died Monday, Sept. 5, 2005,
at Heartland of Marysville.
She enjoyed listening to country music and playing bingo.
She was born June 6, 1939, in Paintsville, Ky., the daughter of the late
John Logan and Donnie McKenzie Salyer. She also was preceded in death by
two sisters, Betty June Caudill and Bonnie Sue Estep, and a brother,
Bobbie Gene Le Master.
She is survived by her son, Norman Ray (Cathy) Music; her daughter,
Kimberly Sue (Carl) Blackburn; four grandchildren, Peggy (Craig)
Rousculp, Kelsey Blackburn and Shawn Blackburn, all of Mechanicsburg,
and Stephanie (Adam) Kater of Magnetic Springs; seven
great-grandchildren, Cody, Joshua, Travis, Sarah, Jonathan, Stormie and
Morgan; four sisters, Martha (James) Estep of Marysville, Irene
(Richard) Crabtree and Minnie (Richard) Dingledine, all of Milford
Center, and Lavonjalene Wilcox of Paintsville, Ky.; and three brothers,
Jessie (Junie) Salyer of Columbus, and James (Helen) Salyer and Corvin
(Faye) Salyer of Paintsville.
A memorial service will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Skillman,
McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg, where the family will
receive friends one hour prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of the funeral
home.

MELODY RENAY MILLER
Melody Renay Miller, 26, of Ashley, formerly of Marysville, died
unexpectedly Tuesday, Sept., 6, 2005, at her home.
A homemaker, she attended Marysville High School, where she participated
in the OWE work program. She was also a former associate of Certified
Oil Company in Columbus. She had a wonderful sense of humor, was helpful
and caring to others and enjoyed drawing.
She was born Jan. 19, 1979, in Honolulu, and was predeceased by her
father, William Miller.
She is survived by her mother, Debbie Miller of Columbus; two brothers,
Michael and Donny Miller, both of Columbus; a sister, Christy (Tim)
Misiaszek of Hilliard; her grandfather, Wayne Lavender of Ostrander;
several aunts, uncles and cousins; and a niece, Sara Misiaszek.
Calling hours will be Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. at Underwood Funeral
Home with graveside services and burial to follow at Mt. Herman Cemetery
in Dover Township. The Rev. Peter Miller will officiate.
 Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

KENNETH W. SMITH
Kenneth W. Smith, 91, of Marysville, died Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2005, at
The Gables at Green Pastures.
A graduate of Cardington High School in the class of 1933 and a World
War II veteran, he retired from Eljer Plumbing Ware after 26 years of
service. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Marysville
for more than 50 years.
He was known as a master mechanic and repairman because he collected and
repaired clocks, fixed bicycles for neighborhood children and also
repaired many lawn mowers and kept the family cars and motorcycles
running and in good order. He was an avid motorcycle rider and longtime
member of the American Motorcycle Association.
The past 25 years have found him in Naples, Fla., for the winter,
singing in the choir there, and fishing and playing cards, dominoes and
board games with his family and many friends.
He was born Feb. 8, 1914, in Morrow County, to the late Forest and
Orlena Ramsey Smith. He also was preceded in death by his first wife,
Ruth, and his sister, Dorothy Smith Boger.
He is survived by his wife, Avonell "Abbie" Smith, whom he married in
1978; two sons, Roger (Wanda) Smith of Naples, Fla., and James Smith of
Seekonk, Mass.; two grandchildren; and a niece, Sarah (Ron) Martin.
Viewing hours will be Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home,
with a funeral service to follow at 7 p.m., with the Rev. Dick Teller
officiating. Burial will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Bethel Cemetery north
of Cardington.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church
Building Fund or the American Red Cross for disaster relief in care of
Ingram Funeral Home, 975 N. Maple St., Marysville, Ohio 43040.

ROBERT G. "BOBBY" LOWE
Robert G. "Bobby" Lowe, 82, of Warrensburg, died Saturday, Sept. 3,
2005, at Grady Memorial Hospital, Delaware.
 A 1942 graduate of Ostrander High School, he was a U.S. Navy veteran of
World War II.
He was a retired carpenter, a former volunteer member of the Scioto
Township firefighters and an arson inspector. He was a former Scioto
Township Trustee.
He was a former pastor of Shawnee Hills Baptist Church and a member of
Millcreek Baptist Church, where he married his wife, Ernestine "Teenie"
Swartz on July 26, 1944.
He loved his dogs, woodworking, gardening and fishing.
Mr. Lowe was born June 15, 1923, in Union County, to the late Orville
and Dorothy Turner Lowe. He resided most of his life in Scioto Township
in Delaware County.
He also was preceded in death by a son, Bobby in 1970; a granddaughter,
Jessica in 1998; and brothers Raymond and Fred.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years; his children, Karen Easterday,
Jerry (Beverly) Lowe and Glenn (Debbie) Lowe, all of Ostrander, and
Charlotte (Reggie) Piatt of Delaware; nine grandchildren; 13
great-grandchildren; two sisters, Dorothy Painter of Rathbone, and
Barbara Case of Delaware; a brother, Henry Lowe of Ostrander; a
sister-in-law, Jean Lowe of Delaware; and many nieces, nephews, cousins
and friends.
Funeral services were held today at 11 a.m. at Robinson Funeral Home,
Delaware, with the Rev. Don Moceri officiating. Burial followed in
Newhouse Cemetery, where the Delaware County Veterans Association
conducted military honors.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Condolences may be expressed at www.robinsonfuneralhomeinc.com.

ROGER LEE DALE
Roger Lee Dale, 47, of Mason, died Monday, Aug. 26, 2005, as a result of
an Ohio River accident where a commercial barge collided with a
houseboat on which he was a passenger.
He worked in home construction and restoration and was a 1976 graduate
of Princeton High School in Cincinnati. He received an associate's
degree from the University of Cincinnati. An outdoorsman, he loved the
water and especially enjoyed family vacations at Bridge Lake in
Michigan.
He was born July 28, 1958, in Easton, Pa.
He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Janet Johnson Dale, whom he
married June 4, 1988; two children, Laura Christine Dale and Christopher
James Dale; two step-children, Jonathon and Donald Oliver; four
grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; his parents, James and Lois Dale
of Marysville; two sisters, Carolyn (David) Dunkin of Marysville, and
Linda (Jeffrey) Price of Piqua; a brother, John (Lisa) Dale of Urbana;
and nieces and nephews, including James Dunkin of Marysville.
Funeral services and burial will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Norman
Chapel of Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati. The Rev. Jim Stauffer of
Sharonville United Methodist Church will officiate. The family will
receive friends one hour prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Eileen L. Green Scholarship
Fund, in care of Finneytown Foundation, P.O. Box 317647, Cincinnati,
Ohio 45231 or to the Salvation Army, 940 London Ave., Suite 1800,
Marysville, Ohio 43040.
Underwood Funeral Home is assisting the family locally. Condolences may
be expressed at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

RICHARD A. FLORENCE
Richard A. Florence, 82, of Bradenton, Fla., formerly of the Marysville
and Alexandria areas, died Saturday evening, Sept. 3, 2005, at Mount
Carmel East Hospital.
He was retired after 38 years of service with the D.C.S.C.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the 5th Armored Division.
He was a life member of the DAV and the American Legion.
He was a 1941 graduate of Jackson Township School in Pickaway County and
a longtime member of the Faith Baptist Church in Sarasota, Fla..
Mr. Florence was born April 27, 1923, in Pickaway County, to the late
Henry Wales and Altia Irene Hoffman Florence.
He was married to the former Frances Bump on June 22, 1946, at the
Springdale Baptist Church parsonage near Marysville, by the Rev. George
C. Reed.
He is survived by his wife of 59 1/2 years; their children, Marsha
(Wayne) Davis of Pataskala, and Wayne (Trina) Florence of Arbuckle,
Calif.; a grandson, Jason (Liliana) Beever of Michigan; a granddaughter,
Stacy (Craig) Awwiller of Mt. Vernon; two great-grandchildren; a
brother, Paul (Laura) Florence of Marysville; a sister, Betty Shanks of
Columbus; and many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at Ingram Funeral
Home, where funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. with the
Rev. Steven Waltman officiating. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery
in Marysville, with the Union County Honor Guard providing full military
honors.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Faith Baptist Church Building
Fund in care of the funeral home.

MILDRED EVELYN VAN WINKLE
Mildred Evelyn Van Winkle, 87, died quietly at her home in West
Mansfield, Saturday, Sept. 3, 2005, after a massive stroke earlier in
the week.
A devoted wife, mother and homemaker, she was also an accomplished
artist, gardener, tailor and hostess. She was a member of Clinton
Heights Lutheran Church in Columbus, where she was active in the Ruth
Women's Circle, vacation Bible school, the food pantry and church
banquets.
In later years, she attended the West Mansfield Baptist Church. She was
also a member of the Ohio State University Women, the OSU Chemistry
Wives, and the OSU Art Club.
She was born Feb. 24, 1918, in Hurley, S.D., the oldest daughter of the
late Gustav and Hilda Bjornstad Knutson. She graduated from Rapid City
High School in 1936, and attended beautician school. She married Quentin
Van Winkle on Dec. 25, 1941, in Chicago. He preceded her in death in
1995. She also was preceded in death by a sister, Adeline Johnson.
She is survived by four children, Robert A. (Sharon) Van Winkle and
James (Cherille) Van Winkle of West Mansfield, Jean Anne Engstrom of New
York, and Gretchen Van Winkle of Columbus. She also is survived by two
sisters, Genevieve (Harry) Snyder of Sun City, Ariz., and Evangeline
Wiley of Rapid City, S.D.; 13 grandchildren, Lisa (Bill) Lewins, Rachael
Ross, Robert (Chris) Van Winkle, Gretchen (Robby) Powell, Sarah (Adam)
Davie, Joel (Jessica) Van Winkle, Philip (Kristina) Van Winkle, Michael
Van Winkle, John (Angela) Engstrom, Erik Engstrom, Aaron Van Winkle,
Scott Van Winkle, and Kristin Van Winkle; 15 great-grandchildren and
many nieces and nephews.
Viewing hours will be Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenburger Funeral Home, West Mansfield. Funeral
services will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at West Mansfield Baptist
Church with the Rev. William Snyder officiating. Burial will follow at
Greenlawn Cemetery, West Mansfield.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Ohio Parkinson's
Society in care of the funeral home

EVELYN B. BARGDILL
Evelyn B. Bargdill, 92, of Marysville, formerly of Columbus, died
Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2005, at The Gables at Green Pastures.
A homemaker, she started working out of the home at the age of 50 and
retired from Borden Burger as a corporate office clerk. A devoted wife,
mother and grandmother, she loved to cook and would often sing while
doing her household chores.
She was born Nov. 5, 1912, in Raleigh, N.C., to the late James Walter
and Edmound Smith Fanning. She also was predeceased in 1962 by her
husband, William Bargdill, and a son, Daniel.
She is survived by two daughters, Mary Margaret "Peggy" (Benny)
O'Connors and Barbara (Robert) Collins, both of Marysville; two sons,
William W. (Blanche) Bargdill and James Bargdill, both of Florida; 12
grandchildren, April (Tom) Armstead of Hamilton, Evelyn (Gene) Hess of
Vermilion, Kellie O'Connors, Michael O'Connors, Sean (Jennifer)
O'Connors, and Tim (Michelle) O'Connors, all of Marysville, Craig (Pat)
Bargdill of Florida, Robert Snyder, Jeff (Sandy) Bargdill, Valerie (Tom)
Weisand and Jim Bargdill, all of Columbus, and John (Kim) Bargdill of
Dayton; 11 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Private graveside services will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens
in Columbus.
Condolences may be expressed at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.