Archived Obituaries April 2006


BARBARA AVA JOHNSON
Barbara Ava Johnson, 65, of Georgia and currently residing in Marysville
died Saturday, April 29, 2006, in Memorial Hospital of Union County in Marysville.
She was born in New York City on Nov. 16, 1940, daughter of the late
Charles and Lucy Taylor. She was also preceded in death by a
brother-in-law Reuben Ramirez.
Beloved mother and sister, she will be remembered most for her
generosity and that she always thought of others first. Her sense of
humor was undeniable and her laughter contagious. She had unconditional
love for her family and never failed to show it. Her strength and
compassion were her greatest gifts to her daughters and her kind heart a
gift to all who knew her. There won't be a single day that she won't be
thought of and truly missed and her beautiful spirit will be present always.
She is survived by her daughters Misty (Charles) Yonis of Raymond and
Jessica Jordanna Johnson of Columbus; sons Chuck Taylor, Victor "Bud"
Taylor and Jason Keatts; and three grandchildren, Cody, Cassidy and
Marley, and a sister, Carol Ramirez and her son Nickolas of Arizona
The Freshwater, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home, North Lewisburg, is in
charge of arrangements. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Georgia.

DORIS W. HILL LOUDEN
Doris W. Hill Louden, 84, of North Lewisburg died Friday, April 28, in
the Mercy McAuley Center at Urbana.
She was born Nov. 18, 1921 in Marysville, the daughter of the late Burl
and Violet Trout Hill. She was also preceded in death by her husband
James W. Louden on April 18, 2005 and a brother Burl Hill Jr.
She was a member of the North Lewisburg United Methodist Church, Maple
Acres Garden Club for more than 50 years, Hill & Valley Club and the
Portia Chapter Order of the Eastern Star. She retired from the
Marysville Floral Company after 20 years as a floral designer.
A devoted mother to her sons, Rick E. (Theresa) Louden of North
Lewisburg and Jerry L. Louden of West Chester; she is also survived by
six grandchildren, Amy, Ali, Sonja, Lee, Tom and Holly Levings; and five
great-grandchildren, Taylor, Scotty, Hunter, Makenzie and Patrick; a
brother, Harold Hill of St. Petersberg, Fla.; as well as several nieces & nephews.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on
Tuesday in the Freshwater, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home, North
Lewisburg. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday in
the North Lewisburg United Methodist Church with Pastor Dick Smyres
officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery of North Lewisburg.
Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the North Lewisburg
United Methodist Church 124 E. Maple St., North Lewisburg, OH., 43060 or
the McAuley Center, 906 Scioto St., Urbana, OH., 43078.

BURDETTA LYDIA SCHEIDERER
Burdetta Lydia Scheiderer, 87, of Columbus died Sunday, April 30, 2006
at the Whetstone Care Center.
She was a member of the Radiant Life Church in Dublin.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Emil and Selma (Rausch)
Troesch, and brother, Luttrelle Troesch.
Survivors include her loving husband of 64 years, Roy; children, Barbara
(Bob) Campbell and Jonathan Roy Scheiderer; grandchildren, Laura (Tim)
Hayes, Timothy (Melanie) Campbell, Heather (Rick) Lortz and Paul
(Cynthia) Campbell; great-grandchildren, Joshua, Ryan and Elizabeth
Hayes, Alex and Ryan O'Neil, Ricky, Anna, Kyle and Kaelyn Lortz, Drew
and Emily Chanak and Grace Campbell; brother, Carl (Helen) Troesch; and
other relatives and friends.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the
Rutherford Corbin Funeral Home, 515 High St., Worthington.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Radiant Life
Church, 7055 Avery Road, Dublin, with Pastor Dean Bohl officiating.
Burial will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to HomeReach Hospice, 3595 Olentangy
River Road, Columbus, OH., 43214.


NORMAN JOHN MICHAEL GEER

Norman John Michael "John Mike" Geer, 81, of Marysville died Friday
morning, April 28, 2006, at Heartland of Marysville.
He was a retired farmer and former greeter at Wal-Mart. A longtime
member of the First English Lutheran Church, he was a past church
council member and was on the committee that was instrumental in
building the new church on London Avenue.
He was a former member the Darby Township Board of Zoning and Milk
Marketing, Inc. He was also a corn husking champion in the 1940s, was a
longtime 4-H advisor and a member of the state FFA.
He was born Sept. 18, 1924, in Union County to the late John Walter and
Winna Mary Rausch Geer. He was married Feb. 4, 1949, at the First
English Lutheran Church to the former Phyllis L. Moder. She preceded him
in death Jan. 15, 2006.
He is survived by their sons, Roger L. (Vicki) Geer of Marysville,
Phillip N. Geer, Mark M. (Linda) Geer both of Milford Center; five
grandchildren, Katie, Andrew, Matthew, Marcus and Margo Geer; a sister
Lurene Brown of Marysville; and aunt, Nettie Rausch Gerling of Kenton;
and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Sunday from 2-5 p.m. at the Ingram Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at the First English Lutheran
Church with the Rev. Carl Roepcke officiating.  Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First English Lutheran Church
in care of the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Katie, Matthew, Andres, Marcus, & Margo Geer and David Brown.

JANE C. KNOX
Jane C. Knox, 81, of Delaware, formerly of Columbus, Worthington and
Powell, died Wednesday, April 26, 2006 at the Arbors at Delaware.
A homemaker, she was a former substitute teacher for the Upper Arlington
City School District. Upon graduation from Miami University (Ohio), she
worked in business prior to raising a family. A pianist and vocalist,
she enjoyed the arts, especially jazz, the theater and the Columbus
Symphony "Pops" concerts. She was active for many years with Vaud-Villities.
She was a gourmet cook and she loved gardening with flowers and
vegetables. She enjoyed the woods at her family's homes in Worthington
and later, in Powell.
She was born July 20, 1924, in Lucasville, to the late John and Marie
Purdy Collis. She also was predeceased by her husband, Wilbert "Bill" E.
Knox on Feb. 22, 2003.
She is survived by two sons, Timothy J. (Marcia) Knox of Brentwood,
Tenn., and Stephen C. (Jan) Knox of Marysville; seven grandchildren,
Eric, Doug, Lindey, Julie, Whitney, Mikayla and Jevon Knox; a sister,
Nancy (Ralph) Brown of Antwerp; a sister-in-law Dorothy "Dot" (Russ)
Maniglia of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; two nieces, Jennifer (Neil) Ramsier of
Antwerp, and Suzanne (Jon) Hollabaugh of Fremont, Ind.; a nephew,
Richard (Liz) Maniglia of Philadelphia; and other relatives.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 6 at 11 a.m. at the
Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Lucasville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Delaware Office of the Central
Ohio Chapter Alzheimers Association, 39 W. Winter St., Delaware, Ohio 43015.
Arrangements are being handled by Underwood Funeral Home in Marysville
and the McKinley Funeral Home in Lucasville.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
condolences@underwoodfuneralhome.com.

DEBRA ANN DECKER WILLIAMS
Debra Ann Decker Williams, 44, of St. Joseph, Mich., died Friday, April
21, 2006, at Lakeland Hospital in St. Joseph.
She was a 1979 graduate of Fairbanks High School where she participated
in track. She attended technical school for two years. She loved her
life and enjoyed participating in many activities, such as sports,
crafts, gardening and music. She was very creative and enjoyed painting
and playing guitar with her husband.
She was a beautiful spirit who will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.
She was born June 21, 1961, in Norfolk, Va., the daughter of Jerry
Decker and Betty Ramey Decker Black.
She married her "valentine," Steve Williams, Feb. 14, 1987, at First
English Lutheran Church, Marysville, and he survives. She also is
survived by her children, Ashley Green of Chicago, and John and Angelina
Williams of the home; stepson Justin Williams of Cleveland; her mother
and stepfather, Betty and Scotty Black of Marysville; sisters Terry
Decker of Columbus, and Jody Decker of Tampa, Fla.; her brothers, Kelly
and Pat (Wendy) Decker, all of Jeffersonville, and Mike Decker of
Columbus; stepbrother Wayne S. Black of Marysville; stepsister Whitney
McKitrick of Marysville; her grandmother, Constance Ramey of Marysville;
her mother- and father-in-law, Ann and Alex Williams of Phoenix; her
father of Jeffersonville; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
A celebration of life service was held Tuesday at First Presbyterian
Church, Benton Harbor, Mich., with the Rev. Doug Peterson officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan.
Condolences may be sent to
www.starks-menchinger.com.

MARCILE HECKER

Marcile Hecker, 81, formerly of Richwood, died Monday evening, April 24,
2006, at Heartland of Marysville, where she had been residing.
 A 1943 graduate of Leesburg Magnetic High School, she was a homemaker,
member of Richwood First United Methodist Church, member of the Richwood
Civic Center and a former resident of the Richwood Community Apartments.
She enjoyed gardening, working with flowers and being with her family.
She was born March 6, 1925, in Delaware County, to the late Cyril and Alice
Gabriel Ballard. She married Desmond Hecker on May 11, 1947, in Delaware,
and he died April 11, 2001. She also was predeceased by brother Bernard
Ballard and sister Joan Carr.
Surviving are her children, Shirley Hecker of Springfield, Carolyn (Tom)
Marvin of Cable, and Steve (Lynne) Hecker of Marion; grandchildren, Chad
(Jill) Hecker, Michelle (Josh) Rich, Jeremy (Shanda) Hecker, Cody Hecker and
Cole (Nicole) Marvin; nine great-grandchildren; and one sister and one
brother, Leila Cunningham of Richwood, and Don (Joyce) Ballard of New Albany.
 Calling hours will be today from 5 to 8 p.m. at Stofcheck Funeral Home,
Richwood, where funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. with the
Rev. Joseph Rhea officiating. Burial will be at Claibourne Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Richwood First United Methodist
Church, 18 S. Fulton St., Richwood, Ohio 43344 or the Resident Council at
Heartland of Marysville, 755 S. Plum St., Marysville, Ohio 43040.

LILLIAN M. INSKEEP
Lillian M. Inskeep, 84, of Bellefontaine, died Tuesday, April 25, 2006, at
Heartland of Bellefontaine.
She was a 1939 graduate of Bellefontaine High School. She did the Business
Brief Radio Show for WOHP radio station and was a clerk for the Logan County
Auditorıs Office, retiring in 1986.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church, where she was very
active, and a volunteer for Hospice, in the Hubbard and Pine Avenue
Elementary PTOs, and served on the first board of directors for the
Bellefontaine Youth Center.
She was born Nov. 8, 1921, in Tobasco, to the late Floyd E. and Leona J.
Slick Langstaff. She married Howard Inskeep Feb. 27, 1943, in Bellefontaine,
and he preceded her in death on Aug. 9, 1991. She also was predeceased by a
brother, Richard Langstaff, and sisters, Martha June and Ruth Langstaff.
She is survived by two sons, Howard "Gail" (Ethel) Inskeep of Georgia, and
James M. (Tami) Inskeep of Richwood; a daughter, Jackie Lynne (Scott) Miller
of Hilliard; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three brothers,
Keith (Martha) Langstaff and Kenneth (Jan) Langstaff of Indiana, and Robert
(Marie) Langstaff of Florida; two sisters, Mildred Vince of Tucson, Ariz.,
and Marilyn Maslem of Kansas City, Mo.; and a special friend and loving
companion of 10 years, George Thomas.
Calling hours will be Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m. at Eichholtz Funeral Home,
Bellefontaine, where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday with
Pastor Gene Marine officiating. Burial will be in Bellefontaine Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice or the American Heart Association.

BERTHA MAE SHIRK
Bertha Mae Shirk, 75, of Prospect, died Wednesday morning, April 26, 2006,
at Community Healthcare Center in Marion.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Calvary Bible Baptist Church. She
was a sweet and mild person who battled arthritis without self-pity for 50
years. Because of her relationship with Jesus Christ, she is in heaven now.
She was born June 3, 1930 in Ostrander, to the late Harry Orville and Ethel
Mae Overfield LeVan. She was also predeceased by a son, David L. Shirk; one
brother; three sisters; and a step-grandchild, Kory Keigley.
On Feb. 7, 1948, she married Thomas A. Shirk, who survives. She also is
survived by two sons, Tom B. (Rebecca S.) Shirk of Waldo, and Leonard R.
(Wanda P.) Shirk of Marion; five grandchildren, Sherry L., Lindsey K.,
Chasiney L., Gabriel and Tyler Shirk; two step-grandsons, Tim and Chris
Braye; one brother, Raymond (Annette) LeVan of Sheboygan, Wis.; one sister
Edith (Edward) Federer of Sheboygan; three step-great-grandchildren; and
many nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Debbie Federer.
Calling hours will be Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Gehm-Ballinger Funeral
Home, Prospect, where funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m.,
with the Rev. Floyd Radebaugh officiating. Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Home Health Care and
Hospice, 6500 Busch Blvd., Suite 210, Columbus, OH 43229.
Condolences to the family may be expressed at
www.ballingerfuneralhome.com.

CHARLES ROBINSON
Charles R. "Chuck" Robinson, 84, of Ostrander, died unexpectedly Monday,
April 24, 2006, as a result of a farm accident at his residence.
A lifelong resident of Delaware County, he served his country during World
War II in the Army. He was owner and operator of Robinson Excavating and a
former Scioto Township trustee and volunteer with the Ostrander Fire Department.
He was born Aug. 29, 1921, in Delaware County, to the late Lloyd and
Virginia Russell Robinson. He was preceded in death by his wife Daisy and
sister Mary Mitchell.
He is survived by daughters Carolyn (Ray) Dowell of Mt. Vernon, and Betty
(John) Alexander of Ostrander; grandchildren Christopher Styer, Carol Oty,
Shirley Haxton and Daniel and Connie Dowell; great-grandchildren MacKenzie
and McKayla Haxton and Damion Dowell; special companion Shirley Ghant of
Marion; brothers Dick and Glen Robinson, both of Ostrander; sisters Esther
"Sis" Weller and Annabelle Van Brimmer, both of Delaware, and Mildred "Mid"
(Joe) Conklin of Ostrander.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Rodman Neeper Funeral
Home, 1510 W. William St., Delaware, where funeral services will be held
Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Carl Stover officiating. Burial will be in Newhouse Cemetery.
Condolences may be expressed online at
www.RodmanNeeper.com.

JOHN C. RUETTY
John C. Ruetty, 77, of Westerville, died Sunday, April 23, 2006, at his residence.
He was retired from National City Bank. He was a graduate of Bexley High
School and the Ohio State University. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Ruetty, and parents, Ruhl
and Esther Ruetty.
He is survived by his children, Jack (Karen) Ruetty of Marysville, Dr.
Michael (Becky) Ruetty of Yarmouth, Maine; Karen (Bob) Mueller of Green,
Ohio, Andrea (Ken) Zelachowski of West Chester, Lynne (Skip) Gray of
Ravenna, and Mark (Michele) Ruetty of Richfield; grandchildren, Joel,
Jeff, Jenna, Adam, Morgan, Lydia, Shane, Abrim, Chase, Chandler, Cullen,
Kendra, Erin, Dean, Michael, Mitchell and Meredith; and sisters-in-law,
Louise Whipple and Zoe O'Connell.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Moreland Funeral
Home, 55 E. Schrock Road, Westerville, where funeral services will be
held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Blendon Central Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association,
P.O. Box 163549, Columbus, OH 43216-3549.

JOHN  N.  TROYER
John N. Troyer, 93, of Plain City, died Monday, April 24, 2006, at his home.
He was a member of the Bethesda Amish Mennonite Church in Plain City. He
was a retired farmer.
He was born May 10, 1912, in Partridge, Kan., the son of the late Noah
L. and Fannie D. Mast Troyer. He also was preceded in death by his wife
of 49 years, Edna Gingerich Troyer; his second wife of 11 years, Fannie
Yoder Gingerich Troyer; brothers, Dan and Eli; and sisters, Sarah
Miller, Elizabeth Miller, Emma Gingerich, Barbara Troyer, Mary Yutzy and
Fannie Stutzman.
He is survived by four children, Alvin W. (Cathy) Troyer, Susie (Joe)
Miller and David R. (Carol) Troyer, all of Plain City, and William J.
(Sharon) Troyer of Sarasota, Fla.; 12 grandchildren, Steven Troyer,
Tamara Reed, Charity Arnold, Rick Miller, Angela Yutzy, Charlene Troyer,
Twila Headings, Stephanie Chanda, Shelly Troyer, Tonya Miller, Crystal
Headings and Jonathan Troyer; 27 great-grandchildren; 11 step-children,
David Gingerich, Wayne Gingerich, Jonas Gingerich, Henry Gingerich,
Vernon Gingerich, Ruth Troyer, Minerva Minthorn, Susanna Friesen, Esther
Miller, Erma Eash and Vera Troyer; 44 step-grandchildren; seven
step-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Canaan
Amish Mennonite Church, where funeral services will be held Thursday at
10 a.m. with Pastors Perry Troyer, Elmer Stoltzfus and Nelson Beachy
officiating. Interment will be at Canaan Amish Mennonite Church Cemetery.
The family is being served by Ferguson Funeral Home, Plain City.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Loving Care Hospice of
Union/Madison County, 56 S. Oak St., P.O. Box 445, London, OH 43140.

ANTHONY JAMES "A.J." LEGGE
JOSHUA MICHAEL LEGGE

Anthony James "A.J." Legge, 3, died Wednesday, April 19, 2006, in the
emergency room at Memorial Hospital of Union County, and Joshua Michael
Legge, 3, died Saturday, April 22, 2006, at Children's Hospital in Columbus.
The identical twin brothers were the sons of Shannon L. and Jennifer
Jacobs Legge of Marysville.
They were imaginative youngsters, who faithfully helped with home
chores, making their beds, loading and unloading the dishwasher and at
times, making more chores around the home, drawing on walls with
crayons, markers and pens, constantly spilling drinks and building forts
with beds and pillows.
They loved superheros and Scooby-Doo. Although quite talkative, they had
their own private language. They were each other's wrestling partners.
McDonald's served their favorite food, especially McNuggets and french
fries. They also enjoyed vegetables, especially broccoli.
Ornery and sweet at the same time, they danced together to any kind of
music, often in front of the television in order to see their
reflections. They were happy spending time with their grandparents and
at the next-door neighbor's home. Joshua and A.J. were protective of
each other and watched out for each other's best interest. The brotherly
bonds in the home were so strong that the twins and their brother often
began sleeping at night in their own beds, but would be found in the
morning all snoozing close together.
Born March 28, 2003, in Marysville, Josh and A.J. were preceded in death
by cousin Justin "Corey" Lamson and maternal great-grandparents Cecil
and Charlotte Jacobs and Charles and Virginia Eaton.
They are survived by their parents; a brother, Shannon Jacob; maternal
grandparents John C. and Charlene B. Jacobs of Bellefontaine; paternal
grandparents Phyllis and Stephen Smith of Bellefontaine, and Steven M.
Legge of DeGraff; aunts and uncles, Torey Dauber, Frank (Susan) Lamson
and Heather (Perry) Carper, all of Bellefontaine, Lori (Andy) Brewer of
East Liberty, Stacey Legge of DeGraff, and Shane Legge of DeGraff;
paternal great-grandparents, James R. Lile of West Liberty (A.J.'s
namesake), Inez Legge of DeGraff, and Norma (Bill) Heth of Fort Myers,
Fla.; and many cousins and other relatives and friends.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 2 to 8 p.m. at Underwood Funeral
Home where funeral services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. with the
Rev. William Zeller officiating. Interment will be at Oakdale Cemetery
in Marysville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family at any Sky Bank location.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com. or condolences@underwoodfuneralhome.com

SHERYL LYNN COMBS HOWELL
Sheryl Lynn Combs Howell, 43, of Woodstock, died unexpectedly Wednesday
morning, April 19, 2006, at her residence.
She was a homemaker.
She was born Nov. 4, 1962, in Circleville, to Wesley J. and Marjorie Collins
Combs. She was preceded in death by a brother, Steven Combs, and her
paternal and maternal grandparents.
She is survived by her parents of Marysville; her husband, Frank E. Howell;
children, Sara Starks of Mechanicsburg, and Steven Starks of Bellefontaine;
a grandson, Kellan Starks; a sister, Marcia (Bill) Haudenschield; brothers,
Wesley R. Combs and Scott (Jill) Combs of Marysville; father- and
mother-in-law, Clayton and Linda Howell of North Lewisburg; brothers- and
sister-in-law, Steve and Annette Howell of North Lewisburg, and Greg Howell
of Virginia; nephews, Craig, Eric, Justin, Aaron, Shane, Matt, Clint,
Dalton, James and Nathan; nieces, Amy, Jennifer, Elizabeth, Emily, Summer
and Megan; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; a special aunt, Beverly
Combs; and special friend, Jean Simpson.
Calling hours will be Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home, where
funeral services will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. James
Taylor officiating. Burial will follow at Milford Center Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donorıs choice.

MAJ. CHARLES B. LINCOLN
Maj. Charles B. Lincoln, USAF, Ret., 68, of Weslaco, Texas, died suddenly
Wednesday, April 19, 2006, at his new home in Weslaco.
His 20-year United States Air Force career saw him serve his country as a
navigator in the B-58 Hustler Bomber and then the F-4 Phantom Fighter jets
during the Vietnam War, where he flew 200 missions for the 13th TAC Fighter
Squadron of Udorn AFB, Thailand. Locations before and after his Vietnam tour
of duty included bases in Colorado, Indiana, Mississippi, Ohio, England and
Thailand. He retired while stationed at George Air Force Base in Apple
Valley, Calif. After retirement, he established the Lincoln Realty Company
and entered the home construction business for 15 years.
After he and his wife sold their "Club West Villa" in California, he bought
a luxury motor home and traveled for the next 13 years, spending winters in
south Texas and summers touring the 49 continental United States, often
visiting the myriad of friends and family around the country. Among all
these people he'll be remembered most for his boisterous laugh and
propensity to have fun. ³Fun² for him meant socializing while traveling,
hunting, fishing, camping, boating, skiing, bowling, flying kites, square
dancing, playing cards, watching football, seeing the Indy 500, cooking and
grilling, or tinkering, putzing and fixing things. He lived life to the
fullest and will be greatly missed and fondly remembered.
He was a 1955 honor graduate of Union Local High School in Milford Center,
where he was active in sports and agriculture activities. After high school,
he attended the Ohio State University, and then entered the Air Force. He
was a 1957 graduate of the USAF Cadet Flight Training School in Denver. He
earned an associate of arts degree from Victor Valley Community College.
He was born Sept. 22, 1937, in Champaign County, and was predeceased by his
father, Philip B. Lincoln. He is survived by his parents, Mildred L. and
Bernard Rausch of Milford Center; his wife of 47 years, Joann Meehlhause
Lincoln, whom he married Dec. 27, 1958; two daughters, Terri (Jay) Nichols
of Marysville, and Debbie Snook of Warrensburg, Mo.; a son, Jeff Lincoln of
Weslaco, Texas; five grandchildren, Zachary Nichols and Kim, Amanda, Brian
and Daniel Snook; a sister, Alice Lincoln of Pickerington; a sister-in-law,
Lolene Petersen of Denver; two brothers-in-law, Marlin (Ruth) Meehlhause of
Weslaco, and Orwin (Carol) Meehlhause of Yuma, Ariz.; and many other
relatives and friends.
 Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Underwood Funeral Home
where the family will receive friends Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. and beginning
at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Ronald Payne will officiate and burial will
be at Union Township Cemetery in Milford Center, with full military honors.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com
or
condolences@underwoodfuneralhome.com.

JOHN H. ROSEBERRY
John H. Roseberry, 61, of Sunbridge Nursing Care Marion, died Monday,
April 17, 2006, at Marion General Hospital.
He earned a GED from Central High School, Columbus, and also completed a
welding course at the Clark County Vocational School.
For most of his life, he resided in the Plain City and West Jefferson
area of Madison County. For the past 3 1/2 years, he was a resident of
Sunbridge Nursing Center.
He was born March 17, 1945, in Milford Center, to the late Walter Joseph
and Grace Irene Johnson Roseberry.
He is survived by sisters Jo Ann (Daniel) Radwin-Zimmerman of Marion,
and Phyllis M. Freedlund of Tulsa, Okla.; brothers David W. (Janet)
Roseberry of Huntsville, and Joseph F. (Carleen) Roseberry of Fredericktown.
A gathering of family and friends will be held Friday from 1 to 3 p.m.
at Skillman, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg, where
funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. with the Rev. William Turner
officiating. Burial will take place at Maple Grove Cemetery, Mechanicsburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Lung Association, 226
Route 61, Norwalk, Ohio  44857.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.vernonpreneed@woh.rr.com.

MADELYN ANN KESSLER GILES
Madelyn Ann Kessler Giles, 64, of Marysville, died unexpectedly Sunday,
April 16, 2006, at her home.
A loving homemaker, she formerly worked as a security guard when she
resided in Florida. She enjoyed cooking and dancing and was devoted to her family.
She was born Feb. 8, 1942, in Dayton, to the late Robert and Winifred
Russell Kessler. She also was predeceased by a son, Eric Giles; her
former husband, Rodney Giles; and her former mother-in-law, Kate Giles.
Survivors include her children, Mark (Cathy) Reed, Larry Giles, and
Terry Giles, all of Marysville, and Douglas; her daughter-in-law, Betty
Giles of Marysville; 12 grandchildren, Cori, Caitlin, Casey, Kory,
Andrew, Brittney, Samantha, Erica, Makayla, Bridget, Tiffany and David;
two great-grandchildren, Hayden and Hannah; and her brother, Wayne
(Georgene) Kessler and family of Marysville.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Mannasmith Funeral
Home, where a memorial service will begin at 7 p.m. Burial will be held
Friday at 11 a.m. at York Cemetery, York Center.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

KENNETH C. HARDIN
Kenneth C. Hardin, 88, of Delaware, died Monday, April 17, 2006, at
Grady Memorial Hospital, Delaware.
He graduated from Hyatts High School and served his country in the
United States Army during World War II in the Pacific Theater. He was
retired as a building contractor and owner of Hardin Construction and
was a lifetime resident of Delaware County.
He was a member of Lewis Center United Methodist Church and was a
50-plus year member of Hiram Masonic Lodge and a 32nd degree mason, a
50-plus year member and past-president of the Delaware Lions Club, a
50-plus year member of the Delaware Elks Lodge, and a member of the
American Legion and the VFW. He was a former member of the Delaware
Country Club and the Millcreek Golf Club.
He was born Oct. 18, 1917, in Hyatts, to the late Cryder L. and Mary
Virginia Parsons Hardin. He also was predeceased by his first wife,
Louise, in 1986; and three brothers, Ralph, Marvin, and Edward.
He is survived by his wife, Opal J.; a son, Kenneth L. (Rita) of Aiken,
S.C.; a daughter, Kay (Urlin) Harris of Delaware; two stepdaughters,
Gerry Winter of Uniontown, and Gwen (Gary) Hiles of London; two
grandchildren, Gil (Lori) Harris of Ostrander, and Shelli (Bill) Taylor
of Aiken, S.C.; four step-grandchildren, Scott (Deborah) Winter and
Shelley (Chris) Price of Vermont, Kristen (Kirk) Jacobsson of
Marysville, and Jayme (Terry) Daughtery of London; two
great-grandchildren, Alexis Harris and Christian Taylor; three
step-great-grandchildren, Conner and Grant Price, and Elle Jacobsson;
four sisters, Virginia Augenstein of Marysville, Margaret Taylor,
Dorothy Pinney and Evelyn Clark, all of Columbus; and many nieces and
nephews.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. with an Elks service at
7:45 p.m. at Robinson Funeral Home, Delaware, where a funeral service
will be held Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Lynette Decker officiating.
Burial will follow in Millcreek Cemetery, Ostrander, where the Delaware
County Veterans Association will fold and present the flag.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Lewis Center United Methodist
Church, 1081 Lewis Center Road, Lewis Center, Ohio 43035 or a favorite charity.
Condolences may be expressed to the family online via
www.robinsonfuneralhomeinc.com

CELESTA J. MCINTOSH
Celesta J. McIntosh, 81, of Marysville, died Sunday, April 16, 2006, at
the ICU at Memorial Hospital of Union County after an extended illness.
A loving homemaker, she formerly was employed with Bulldog Electric and
as a nurse's aide at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
She graduated from York Center High School and was the class
valedictorian. She enjoyed sewing and crocheting and especially enjoyed
hosting holiday meals for her family. Her family was her greatest treasure.
She was born Nov. 15, 1924, near McCutchenville, to the late Charles
Ivan and Lelah Brooke Werner Nichols. She also was preceded in death by
an infant son, Kevin; a brother, Kenneth Nichols; and three sisters,
Vesta Servos, Evelyn O'Jibway, and Vivian Dible.
Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Carrol McIntosh, to whom she
was married Dec. 9, 1945, at Byhalia Friends Church; two daughters,
Carole McIntosh and Jan Williams, both of Marysville; a son, Steven
(Debra) McIntosh of Plain City; eight grandchildren, Eric Hanselman,
Aaron (Angie) Hanselman, Niki Hanselman, Michael (Sherry) Williams, Amy
(Dana) Clay, Leigh Williams, David McIntosh and Diana McIntosh; five
great-grandchildren, Sean and Casey Hanselman, Amber and Danyelle Clay,
and Madison Williams; two sisters, Cleopha Rosier of Fostoria, and
Theresa DeLong of Gahanna; a sister-in-law, Nelva (Carlyle) Davis of
West Mansfield; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be today from 5 to 8 p.m. at Mannasmith Funeral Home,
where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m., with the Rev.
Ed Vinson officiating. Burial will take place at Oakdale Cemetery.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

PHYLLIS ANN BALLINGER
Phyllis Ann Ballinger, 81, of Marion, died Friday, April 14, 2006.
She and her husband Bert owned the Ballinger Funeral Homes and Ballinger
Floor Covering in Richwood and West Mansfield.
A graduate of Bellefontaine High School, she attended Miami University.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Richwood, and a
50-year member of the former Mt. Carmel Chapter No. 42 Order of the
Eastern Star, a member of Kings Daughters, Claibourne Grange, Child
Conservation League, Carpe Diem Club, Bridge Club and Creators Guild.
She was a volunteer with the MedCenter Auxiliary.
She was born June 4, 1924, in Bellefontaine, to the late Earl W. and
Gladys Friend Miller. On March 17, 1944, she married Bertice C. "Bert"
Ballinger and he preceded her in death on Oct. 28, 1969. She also was
predeceased by her stepmother Eileen Miller; brother Charles L. Miller;
and son Richard M. "Rick" Ballinger who died on Jan. 7, 1988.
She is survived by sons Steve (Becky) Ballinger of Prospect, and David
Ballinger of Marion; a daughter, Roxane (Jeff) Miller of Beverly Hills,
Mich.; nine grandchildren, Greg, Kristen, Marcus, Lori, Todd, Kelli,
Stacey, Aaron and Sara; and nine great-grandchildren.
Calling hours will be today from 1 to 3 and 6 to 9 p.m. at Ballinger
Funeral Home, Richwood, where an Eastern Star service will be conducted
at 6 p.m. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at First
United Methodist Church, Richwood, with Pastors Joe Rhea and Fred Cheney
officiating. Burial will follow at York Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Philip Ballinger, Dale Miller, Joe Galluzzo, Steve
Fetter, Charlie Soltis and Jim Althouse.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation.
Arrangements are being handled by Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood,
assisted by the Denzer Farison Hottinger Funeral Home in Marion.
Condolences to the family may be expressed at
www.ballingerfuneralhome.com.

RICK EUGENE NORMAN
Rick Eugene Norman, 53, of Marysville, died Saturday, April 15, 2006, at
his home following a short illness with cancer.
He was an associate of Ball Corporation in Hilliard, and a former
employee of The Nestle Company in Marysville and Sunbury. He was also a
former staff employee for Fairbanks Schools. He was a member of
Marysville Church of the Nazarene and a veteran of the U.S. Army, having
served in Vietnam. He attended Springfield High School and received his
GED at Hi Point Vocational School.
A loving husband, father and grandfather, he enjoyed golf, baseball,
hunting, cooking and woodworking.
He was born June 21, 1952, in Springfield, and was predeceased by his
mother, Vivian E. Daughtery Norman and his father-in-law, John Longshore.
He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Karen "Diane" Longshore Norman,
whom he married May 12, 1979, at the Longshore home; his father,
Benjamin F. (Nada) Norman of Hillsboro; his children, Rick "Adam"
(Melinda) Norman and Angela Norman of Marysville, and Amanda (Tom
Heckman) Norman of New Carlisle; five grandchildren, Adam Michael and
David Norman and Gabriel, Tillie and Steve Lopez; his mother-in-law,
Wanda Longshore of Marysville; three sisters, Alice (Rodger) Tobias and
Deloris (Dan) Knisley of Springfield, and Ruth (Paul) Greany of
Pennsylvania; two brothers, Tom Norman of Texas, and Ben (Saundra)
Norman of North Carolina; two brothers-in-law, Randy (Sue) Longshore of
North Lewisburg, and Brian (Mary Ann) Longshore of Florida; a
great-aunt, Betty Stroup of Springfield; an aunt, Eva Hamilton of
Marysville; and nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Marysville Church of
the Nazarene with the Rev. Paul Whiteford officiating. Burial will be at
York Township Cemetery, with the Union County Military Funeral Honor
Guard providing military honors. The family will receive friends today
from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Underwood Funeral Home and beginning at 9
a.m. Tuesday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Marysville Church of the Nazarene,
American Cancer Society or Union County Loving Care Hospice.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com. or condolences@underwoodfuneralhome.com.

DARRELL DEAN KOHLI
Darrell Dean Kohli, 42, of DeGraff, died Wednesday, April 12, 2006,
north of DeGraff.
He was a 1982 graduate of Riverside High School and Ohio Hi-Point JVS.
He worked as a manager at Big Lots of Urbana since 1983. He was a member
of the Harley-Davidson motorcycle club and a sky diving enthusiast.
He was born Nov. 26, 1963, in Bellefontaine.
He is survived by his wife, Soozie Hartley, whom he married July 21,
1990, in DeGraff; his father, William T. Kohli of Tennessee; his mother,
Patricia L. Shellaberger Kessler of DeGraff; his stepfather, Robert
Kessler of DeGraff; three brothers, David W. Kohli of Byhalia, Donald R.
Kohli of Sidney, and Mark A. (Debra) Kohli of St. Paris; two sisters,
Sarah E. Lattimer of West Liberty, and Kim (Tim) Kinninger of Rochester,
Ind.; three step-sisters; and two step-brothers.
Calling hours will be Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Rexer-Riggin-Madden
Funeral Home, DeGraff, where funeral services will be held Monday at 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to homeless shelters and children's homes.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.timeformemory.com/madden.

HELEN HEINLEN WANAMAKER
Helen Heinlen Wanamaker, 97, of Bucyrus, died Friday, April 14, 2006, at
Bucyrus Community Hospital, with her family by her side.
A 1926 graduate of Bucyrus High School, she was a cook for the Bucyrus
YMCA for 27 years.
She was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, where she was a
choir member and a member of the women's guild and the Delta Alpha
class. She also was a member of the Bucyrus Travel Club. She was a
devoted caregiver.
She was born June 5, 1908, in Bucyrus, to the late Harvey and Pearl Sell
Heinlen. She married Merritt K. Wanamaker on Sept. 1 1935, and he died
on April 3, 1990. She also was predeceased by a brother, Thorald Heinlein.
She is survived by her sons, Ken (Susan) Wanamaker of Marysville, and
John (Linda) Wanamaker of Bucyrus; five grandchildren, Dan (Tamara)
Wanamaker of Portland, Oregon, Dave Wanamaker and Doug (Jennifer)
Wanamaker of Milford Center, John W. Wanamaker of Mansfield, and Toby
(Jill) Stoffer of Bucyrus; and seven great-grandchildren.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Munz-Pirnstill Funeral
Home, 215 N. Walnut St., Bucyrus, and one hour before the 11 a.m.
funeral service Wednesday. The Rev. Karla Frost will officiate. Burial
will be at Oakwood Cemetery, Bucyrus.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's United Church of Christ, Bucyrus.
Arrangements are being handled by Munz-Pirnstill Funeral Home, Bucyrus.

JANE D. GARRETT
Jane D. Garrett, 84, of Spencerville, died Wednesday, April 12, 2006, at
Lima Memorial Hospital in Lima, Ohio.
She graduated from Bloom High School in Wapakoneta. She was a member of
the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in St. Marys, and a member of the
Daughters of the American Revolution.
She was a volunteer at Spencerville Elementary and helped the
kindergartners. She retired from Hayes Manufacturing.
She was born Feb. 7, 1922, in Wapakoneta, to the late Harry A. and Nora
Linder McCullough. She also is predeceased by her husband, John E.
Garrett, whom she married Feb. 27, 1945; and two sisters, Eileen Knipfer
and Wanda Boesel.
Survivors include her three sons, Tim (Elaine) Garrett of Marysville,
Michael (Suzie) Garrett of Lutz, Fla., and Patrick (Leslie) Garrett of
Fort Lupton, Colo; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Calling hours will be Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. at
Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home, Celina, where funeral services
will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Henry F. Albietz
officiating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery in Wapakoneta.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Spencerville Education
Foundation in her name.

GRACE B. BALDRIDGE JOHNSON
 Grace B. Baldridge Johnson, 68, of Milford Center, died Wednesday,
April 12, 2006, at The Gables at Green Pastures after an 18-month battle
with pancreatic cancer.
She was a homemaker and in recent years, an associate of Timberview Golf
Club. She was a 45-year member of the Circle of Endeavor Kings Daughters
in Milford Center.
She was born Oct. 21, 1937, in Chuckery, to the late Drue D. and Evelyn
Brown Baldridge.
She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Gerald W. "Jerry" Johnson,
whom she married Jan. 24, 1958, at Milford Center United Methodist
Church; two sons, Terry W. (Robbie) Johnson of Urbana, and Timothy
(Cheryl) Johnson of Niantic, Conn.; a brother, Kenneth (Cindy) Baldridge
of Springfield; a nephew, Kurtis Baldridge of Springfield; and a host of
other family members and good friends.
Calling hours will be today from 4 to 8 p.m. at Underwood Funeral Home,
where funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. with the Revs.
Ronald Payne and Jay Moyers officiating. Burial will be beside the
deceased's parents at Union Township Cemetery in Milford Center. A
luncheon will be held at Milford Center United Methodist Church after the burial.
Pallbearers will be Kurtis Baldridge, Darrell Knick, Pam Morse, Gary
Rife, Bob Lewis and Larry Landon. Honorary Pallbearers will be Jerry
Ryan and Kermit Morse.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Milford Center United
Methodist Church or the Union County Cancer Society. Envelopes will be
available at the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
condolences@underwoodfuneralhome.com or www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

JOSEPHINE M. KAUFMAN
Josephine M. Kaufman, 95, of Marysville, died Wednesday morning, April
12, 2006, at The Gables at Green Pastures after a brief illness.
She was a clerk at the former Haffner's 5 and 10 Store. She was a
longtime member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and the Altar Rosary Society.
She was born July 11, 1910, in Allen Township, to the late James J. and
Lu Amy White Carey. She also was predeceased by her brothers, Hugh,
Charles, and James Carey; a sister, Ruth Luckhaupt; and her husband Henry R. Kaufman.
She is survived by her children, Betty Cosgray of Delaware, Ann (Louis)
Meyer of Milford Center, Philip (Geraldine) Kaufman of Sarasota, Fla.,
and Michael Kaufman of Marysville; six grandchildren, Jayne (Jim)
Rhodes, Judy (John) Ufferman, Ken (Emily) Kaufman, Dan Meyer, Amy Meyer,
and Julie Meyer and her fiancé Michael Toschlog; 11 great-grandchildren;
and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Calling hours will be held Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Ingram Funeral
Home, where a prayer service will held at 7:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian
Burial will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic
Church with the Rev. David Poliafico officiating. Burial will follow at
Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, where the deceased will be buried next to
her husband.

CHARLES W. BUGH SR.
Charles W. Bugh Sr., 85, of Marysville, died unexpectedly Tuesday
evening, April 11, 2006, at his residence. He was retired owner of Bugh TV.
He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II where he helped in the
development of radar technology, worked as a decoder and flew gliders
behind enemy lines. He enjoyed working in his garden and yard and
especially enjoyed his pet cats.
He was born Dec. 15, 1920, in Baltimore, Ohio, to the late Perry and
Blanche Lucia Bugh.
He is survived by his wife, the former Betty J. Britch; their children,
Charles W. Bugh Jr. and Linda K. Bowers, both of Kissimmee, Fla.,
Charlotte (Ernie) Jackson of Marysville, and Betty (William) Deruelle of
Bloomingdale; seven grandchildren, Douglas (Tammy) Jackson, Teresa
Smith, William Deruelle Jr., Ron Deurelle, Malinda Bayless, Lora Barr
and Jamie McCurry; seven great-grandchildren, Nathan, Angel, Cheyenne,
Cadance, Logan, Ryan, and Katelyn; and two sisters, Clarissa Fisher of
Lancaster, and Alfreda Keller of Hebron.
Calling hours will be Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home,
where funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. with the Rev.
Glenn Althouse officiating. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery.

GRACE B. BALDRIDGE JOHNSON
 Grace B. Baldridge Johnson, 68, of Milford Center, died Wednesday,
April 12, 2006, at The Gables at Green Pastures after an 18-month battle
with pancreatic cancer.
She was a homemaker and in recent years, an associate of Timberview Golf
Club. She was a 45-year member of the Endeavor Circle of Kings Daughters
in Milford Center.
She was born Oct. 21, 1937, in Chuckery, to the late Drue D. and Evelyn
Brown Baldridge.
She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Gerald W. "Jerry" Johnson,
whom she married Jan. 24, 1958, at Milford Center United Methodist
Church; two sons, Terry W. (Robbie) Johnson of Urbana, and Timothy
(Cheryl) Johnson of Niantic, Conn.; a brother, Kenneth (Cindy) Baldridge
of Springfield; a nephew, Kurtis Baldridge of Springfield; and a host of
other family members and good friends.
Calling hours will be Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Underwood Funeral Home
where funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. with the Revs.
Ronald Payne and Jay Moyers officiating. Burial will be beside the
deceased's parents at Union Township Cemetery in Milford Center. A
luncheon will be held at Milford Center United Methodist Church after the burial.
Pallbearers will be Kurtis Baldridge, Darrell Knick, Pam Morse, Gary
Rife, Bob Lewis and Larry Landon. Honorary Pallbearers will be Jerry
Ryan and Kermit Morse.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Milford Center United
Methodist Church or the Union County Cancer Society. Envelopes will be
available at the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
condolences@underwoodfuneralhome.com or www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

ELMA R. WOOD
Elma R. Wood, 97, of Richwood, died Tuesday evening, April 11, 2006, at
Marion General Hospital.
She was a 1924 graduate of Essex High School. She was a member of
Richwood First United Methodist Church and had worked at the former
Boyd's Restaurant in Richwood for many years, where one of her
specialties was pies. She also cleaned and did laundry for many people in the community.
She enjoyed fishing and spending time at Indian Lake, sewing and gardening
She was born Aug. 25, 1908, in Union County, to the late LeRoy and Alona
Seaman Harriman. She was first married to Joseph Boyd in 1926, and he
died in 1948. She then married Wesley H. Wood on July 10, 1968, at First
United Methodist Church and he survives. She is predeceased by a
daughter, Sue Boyd; brothers Arnett and Ray Harriman; and sisters Bonnie
Erwin, Virginia Smith and June Longshore.
Also surviving are her children, Judy (Rodger) Jones of Lima, and Joe
(Vickie) Boyd and Wayne (Gerie) Boyd of Richwood; nine grandchildren; 22
great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Martha Jane
Hayes of Canal Winchester; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Stofcheck Funeral Home,
Richwood. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at First
United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Joseph Rhea officiating. Burial
will be at Claibourne Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Richwood First United Methodist
Church, 18 S. Fulton St., Richwood, Ohio 43344.

MARY RUPRIGHT  BOONE
Mary Rupright Boone, 89, of Athens, died Thursday, April 6, 2006, at
Riverside Hospital, Columbus.
Mrs. Boone graduated from Marysville High School in 1934. She was
valedictorian of her graduating class. She was a member of the debate
team throughout high school, and her all-girls team won the 1933 state
debating championship against an all-boys team from a large Columbus high school.
After attending Capital University for one year, Mrs. Boone became
secretary to the minister of Broad Street Presbyterian Church in
Columbus, and moved to Chicago to continue working for the minister when
he became president of McCormick Theological Seminary.
A homemaker who raised three children, she also was active in her
church, in school organizations and in the community. She volunteered
for the National Federation for the Blind, typing large-print books for
the partially sighted. While living in Lancaster, Pa., she volunteered
many years for the Susquehanna Association for the Blind, recording
books on tape and reading newspapers on the radio. She also was an avid
reader and bridge player.
She was born Sept. 7, 1916, in Marysville, to the late Lewis P. and Mary
Dapper Rupright. She also was preceded in death by her husband of 52
years, Jack Boone; two brothers, Phillip and David; and a son-in-law, Walter Costello.
Mrs. Boone is survived by a son, Stephen (Nancy) Boone of Long Branch,
N.J.; two daughters, Mary Costello of Athens, and Drucilla (Volker)
Seelbach of Wangen, Germany; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren;
a sister, Constance Segel of Columbus; a sister-in-law, Margaret Mansden
of Kansas; and nieces and nephews.
A service will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Athens First Presbyterian
Church. Internment will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at Oakdale Cemetery, Marysville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Susquehanna Association for
the Blind, 244 N. Queen St., Lancaster, Pa. 17603.

BARBARA ELLEN RAMSEY BOUCHARD
Barbara Ellen Ramsey Bouchard, 53, of Marysville, died Sunday, April 9,
2006, at Home Reach Hospice, Kobacker House, in Columbus.
A devoted mother and grandmother, she was the former owner of Barbie's
Homestyle Restaurant in downtown Marysville. She enjoyed fishing and
singing karaoke, especially songs by Shania Twain and Tim McGraw. For
many years, she traveled back and forth between her homes in Ohio and
Bradenton, Fla.
She was born April 28, 1952, in Russell County, Va. She was predeceased
by her parents, Alvy Garnet and Mary Magaline Hubbard.
She is survived by two daughters, Tammy (Quinn) Michael of Marysville,
and Angela Garber of Bradenton, Fla.; two sons, Rick (Lisa) Simpson and
Jason (Holly) Barker of Marysville; eight grandchildren, Brian, Kayla
and Shalyn Cantleberry, Codi and Riley Simpson, Chase Pfolsgrof, Tiffany
Barker and Chantel Record; three sisters, Bernice (William) Wilson,
Kathy (Dan) Speakman and Brenda (Henry) Helton of Marysville; two
brothers, Alvy (Cindy) Hubbard and Tennyson Hubbard of Marysville;
personal friend and companion, Dan Dunay of Bradenton; and many aunts,
uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Underwood
Funeral Home. After cremation, graveside services and interment of ashes
will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Oakdale Cemetery. The Rev. John M.
Groat will officiate.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
condolences@underwoodfuneralhome.com or www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

ROSE E. WINGO
Rose E. Wingo 91, formerly of the Mechanicsburg and Woodstock area, died
Sunday, April 9, 2006, at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
She was a charter member of the Second Baptist Church in Mechanicsburg.
She was a very active member of the church participating in the Golden
Rule Choir, the Second Baptist Missionary Society and was the past
president of the District Missionary Society.
She was an excellent cook who was known for her homemade rolls. She had
outstanding leadership qualities and over the years was active in many
organizations and clubs, including as a past president of the Home
Maker's Group, North Lewisburg.
She also enjoyed gardening, canning and crafts and was known for
crocheting afghans and making homemade pillows.
She was born Aug. 29, 1914, in Fayette County, the daughter of the late
Luke and Clara Bryant Beatty. She married Carl "Ted" Wingo on July 20,
1934, and he preceded her in death on March 18, 1976. She also is
predeceased by a daughter, Marita Edley; a great-grandson, Wesley; three
sisters; and one brother.
She is survived by three daughters, Linda (Clayton) Howell of  North
Lewisburg, Dianne Kelly of Upper Marlboro, Md., and Pamela (Douglas)
Swann of Columbus; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; four
great-great-grandchildren; four sisters, Florence Turner of Xenia, Hazel
Powell of Newark, Imogene Simmons of Columbus, and Geraldine Stewart of
Colorado; and two brothers, Nolan Beatty of Chillicothe, and Clark
Beatty of California.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the
Skillman, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg. Funeral
services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Jerusalem Second Baptist
Church, 1036 S. High St., Urbana, with the Rev. William Crawford
officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Mechanicsburg.

RICHARD N. AMRINE
Richard N. Amrine, 79, of Marion, died Friday, April 7, 2006, at Marion General Hospital.
He graduated from Broadway High School at the age of 16 and attended
Cedarville College. During World War II he worked at Harding Machine and
Screw Company at East Liberty, where he made casings for ammunition. He
was one of many employees who earned the coveted "E" in excellence award
for his part in the war effort.
He was a former member of Calvary United Methodist Church, where he was
proud to have acted as Communion steward for many years. He had also
taught Sunday school and acted as church school superintendent at the
Asbury United Methodist Church in New Dover. He was a faithful member of
Prospect Street United Methodist Church in Marion, and was formerly
vice-president of the Crusaders Class.
He was a machinist at Marion Power Shovel for 38 years where he helped
build the Saturn Five Launch Platform that is still used in Florida
today by NASA. Before that he had been a truck driver for Darling
Trucking in Marysville and was an independent livestock hauler for a
short period of time.
He was a member of the AFL-CIO and a former member of the Marion County
Republican Party Central Committee. For many years he was a volunteer
income tax preparer at the Marion Public Library and Marion Correction
Facility. He was also a former Census Taker. He had also given blood to
the Red Cross every eight to 12 weeks for more than 20 years.
In his spare time he enjoyed working in his vegetable garden, and he
liked to rabbit hunt and fish. In quieter moments he enjoyed watching
WWF wrestling and old John Wayne movies or reading the Reader's Digest.
He was born May 20, 1926, in Broadway, the son of the late Harold and
Eulah Hartshorn Amrine. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Dale
and Gene Amrine, and sisters Patty Daum and Dorothy Amrine.
On Oct. 1, 1945, he married the former Evelyn I. Jewett and she survives
him at home. He also is survived by his children, Dr. Jill (Ken) Griffin
of Marion, Jeff (Brenda) Amrine of Lewis Center, Robert (Penny) Amrine
of Cary, N.C., and Richard Jr. (Carol) Amrine and Marilyn (Bob) Swartz
of Marion; grandchildren, Karen and Bob Amrine of Cary, N.C., Angie
Amrine of Scottsdale, Ariz., Scott Amrine of Delaware, Brian, Jessica,
and Grace Amrine of Lewis Center, and Evy and Keith Griffin of Marion;
great-grandchildren, Katie of Delaware, and Madison of Marion; and
sisters, Alice Reams of Prospect, and Janet Humble of Marysville.
Funeral services were held today at 10 a.m. at the Prospect Street
United Methodist Church with Pastor Joe Miller officiating. Burial
followed in Caledonia Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or the
Prospect Street United Methodist Church.
Timson Allen & Melroy Funeral Home, Caledonia, was in charge of arrangements.

KATHLEEN ELLEN "KATE" GILES
Kathleen Ellen "Kate" Giles, 87, of Marysville, died Friday, April 7,
2006, at The Gables at Green Pastures.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of the Nazarene, Marysville.
She was born Oct. 23, 1918, in Union County, to the late Clayton and
Ethel Stahl Baldwin. On Feb. 10, 1936, she married Laurice H. Giles, who
preceded her in death by 25 years and one day. She also was predeceased
by a son, Rodney, in January, 2006; two brothers, Gerald and Dick
Baldwin; two grandsons, Eric and Randy Giles; and a great-grandson,
Terrie Griffith.
She is survived by two sons, Larry Giles of Marysville, and Garry Giles
of Raymond; a sister, Mildred McGinnis of Marysville; nine
grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Ballinger Funeral
Home, Richwood, where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m.
with the Rev. Dr. Paul Whiteford officiating. Burial will be in York Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Church of the Nazarene or
York-McKendree United Methodist Church. Cards will be available at the
funeral home.
Condolences to the family may be expressed at
www.ballingerfuneralhome.com.

KAMMA NORRING FERRELL
Kamma Norring Ferrell, 89, of Hilliard, died Tuesday, April 4, 2006, at
Doctors Hospital West.
She was born Dec. 10, 1916, in Malden, Mass., to the late Gunnar and
Rigmor Lindegaard Norring. She was predeceased by her husband, N. Rae
Ferrell, on Jan. 7, 2003.
She is survived by a sister, Anne (Aston) Sadler of Boulder, Colo.; a
brother-in-law, Donald (Norma Jane) Ferrell of Marion; three
sisters-in-law, Phyllis Ferrell and Donna Ferrell, both of Marysville,
and Helen Ferrell of Connecticut; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral service arrangements are pending. Interment will be held at
Broadway Cemetery at a later date.
Underwood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
condolences@underwoodfuneralhome.com.

CATHERINE SOUTHARD HOWARD
 Catherine Southard Howard, 96, of Milford Center, died Tuesday evening,
April 4, 2006.
 She resided in Marysville and Milford Center her entire life. A 1928
graduate of Marysville High School, she was known for her social and
sports abilities.
In 1932, she graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University as an education
major. As a teacher she influenced many generations of grateful youths.
She was active in Milford Center United Methodist Church, Kings
Daughters, Mary Chapter No. 9 Order of Eastern Star, Houston House, the
American Association of University Women and numerous social, political
and religious organizations.
She was born March 19, 1910, in Marysville, to the late Edward Francis
and Anabel Schoedinger Southard. She was the wife of Cone Hathaway
Howard Jr. who preceded her in death on Aug. 22, 1952. She also was
preceded in death by a son Nathan; granddaughter, Taffy; older
half-sister, Frances Southard Neer; and younger sister, Margaret
Southard Henrie.
 Mrs. Howard was the mother of five children, Edward Southard Howard,
Ercil Howard Casey, Nathan Southard Howard, Lynn Howard Schaefer and
Nicholas Hathaway Howard and grandmother of eight grandchildren, Ercil
Howard Wroth, Lyndsay Howard-Zita, Lewis Coleman Casey, Catherine Casey
Nottingham, Taffy Michelle Howard, Candy Howard, Peter James Schaefer
and John McDonald Schaefer. She also is survived by eight
great-grandchildren and a sister, Mirian Southard Graham.
 Interment will be privately observed at the Milford Center Cemetery. A
memorial service will be celebrated at Milford Center United Methodist
Church at a later date to be announced. Pastor Ronald Payne will officiate.
 Memorial contributions may be made to the Milford Center United
Methodist Church.
Ingram Funeral Home is completing the arrangements.

JOAN L. COX
Joan L. Cox, 71, of Magnetic Springs, died Monday evening, April 3,
2006, at her home surrounded by her loving family.
A homemaker, she had worked at Ranco in Delaware, and had previously
worked at the former Magnetic Springs Hotels: The Conrad, The Ballard,
The Park and had managed The Incor Hotel.
Her life was her family. She was very protective of her children and
grandchildren; people did not mess with them or her. She was a hard
worker all of her life; she also took care of shut-ins and saw that they
had good holiday meals.
She used to raise chickens and turkeys.
She was born July 7, 1934, in Delaware County, to the late Edgar and
Ernestine Halley Freeman. She also was predeceased by a grandson,
Christopher Cox; a daughter-in-law, Karen Cox; a sister, Goldie Handley;
and brothers, Gene Saunders and Charles Freeman.
On Jan. 16, 1954, in Richmond, Ind., she married Ted L. Cox and he
survives. Also surviving are her children, Martha (Bob) Johnson of
Newark, Cindy (Rex) Pierce and Debbie Cox Lutz of Magnetic Springs, and
Leo (Tracy) Cox and Jim (Brenda) Cox of Marysville; 11 grandchildren,
Adam and Matt Kater, Garrett and Nicole Pierce, Annie and Andrew Lutz
and Michael, Austin, Conner, Ted and Tess Cox; six great-grandchildren;
and sisters and a brother: Mary Tredway of Kenton, June (Gene) McCarty
of Magnetic Springs, and George (Mary Jane) Freeman of Hudson, Fla.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Stofcheck Funeral
Home in Richwood, where funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m.
Burial will be in the Hopewell Cemetery, with the Rev. Mo Dunn officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society at 1105
Mt. Vernon Ave., Marion, Ohio 43302.

VIRGINIA E. BARRY
Virginia E. Barry, 85, of Richwood, died Sunday evening, April 2, 2006,
at Heartland of Marion.
She was a 1938 graduate of Richwood High School. She was retired from
North Union Schools after 26 years, where she was a cook at the
Claibourne Elementary School for 18 years and head cook for eight years.
She also was office manager for Hertz Rent-A-Car in Marion, working
alongside her husband Barney for 30 years.
She was a member for many years at Central United Methodist Church,
Richwood. She enjoyed her family and friends and gardening
She was born July 18, 1920, in Richwood, to the late Charles and Blanche
Richardson-Shipley Snowden. On June 8, 1940, in Columbus, she married
Melvin E. "Barney" Barry who preceded her in death on Sept. 4, 2002. She
also was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard and Robert Snowden.
Surviving are her children, Charles (Lyn) Barry of Richwood, Rosann
(George) Stickford of Dublin, Robert (Pat) Barry of Marion, and Jodi
(Tom) Stage of Grove City; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Stofcheck Funeral
Home, Richwood, where funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m.
with the Rev. Bryan Lauzau officiating. Burial will be in Price Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Eric Stickford, Tim Barry, Alan Barry, Pat Stage,
Tom Clark, Mitch Rogers, Todd Cunningham and Reggie Streicher.
Memorial contributions may be made to Central United Methodist Church,
P.O. Box 188, Richwood, Ohio 43344.

HENRY SMITH
Henry Smith, 70, of Plain City, died Sunday, April 2, 2006, at Select
OSU Medical Center after an extended illness.
He started Smith Bros. Tree and Lawn Service with his brother in the
early 1970s and continued to run the family business throughout his life.
He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and having his
children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren visit. He enjoyed
listening to bluegrass music, collecting cars and working in the garden.
He truly enjoyed watching and rooting for the Ohio State and Steelers
football teams and NASCAR.
He will be remembered for the kindness in his heart, his fun-loving
manner of practical jokes and his random outbursts of song and
whistling. He will be missed by all those who love him.
He was born Oct. 27, 1925, in Crum, W.Va., the son of the late James
Smith and Tilda Sexton Smith Payne. He also was predeceased by his
step-father, Charles Payne; a brother, Homer Smith; two sisters, Mary
Knapp and Polly Messer Spradling; and a brother-in-law, Cecil Damron.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Anna Adkins Smith, to whom he
was married Dec. 10, 1957, in Indiana; his children, Jo (Bill) Beachy of
Marysville, Dana (John) Pyles and Barbara (David) Toman of Hilliard, and
Tina (Roger) Goble and Scott (Julie) Smith of Plain City;
grandchildren,   Heidi Beachy, Trisha (Eli) Beachy-Bryant, Buffy Beachy,
Josh and Jordy Pyles, Heather Schreck and Karleigh, Sheraya and Payton
Smith; great-grandsons, Skylier and Zayvier Beachy, a sister, Betty
Damron; a brother-in-law, Howard Knapp; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Ferguson
Funeral Home, Plain City, where the funeral will be held Thursday at 11
a.m. with Pastor Bill Webb officiating. Burial will be in Forest Grove
Cemetery, Plain City.