Archived Obituaries June 2006


JAMES L. "JIM" ROBERTS
James L. "Jim" Roberts, 73, of Milford Center, died Thursday evening,
June 29, 2006, at his residence after a brief illness.
He was a 27-year employee of Nestle's R&D where he worked as a design
engineer and electrician.
He was an Army veteran of eight years and had served in the Korean War.
He held a close relationship with his family, which included caring for
his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In retirement, he enjoyed
making crafts and woodworking.
He was born May 13, 1933, in Broadway, to the late Kenneth L. and
Bernice M. Laughrey Roberts. He also was preceded in death by a brother,
Robert; his first wife, Mary Jean Wood Roberts; and a stepson, Jerry Rutan.
He is survived by his wife, Minnie Wood Rutan Roberts, whom he married
Aug. 21, 1971; stepsons, Charles (Vicky) Morris, Clifford (Lori) Morris
and Robert Rutan, all of Milford Center; stepgrandchildren, Charles Dean
Morris, Charles (Danielle) Morris Jr., Pam (Jarrin) Mullett, Starla
McWilliams, Derek McWilliams, Kim (Shane) Huffman, Clifford (Amanda
Daniels) Morris II, Sunny Lane Rutan and T. John (Katie) Rutan;
stepgreat-grandchildren, Blane, Jenna, Alexis, Cohen, Breanna, Gage,
Ethan, Jonathan, Zach, Caleb, and Emily; a brother, Gary Roberts, and a
sister, Dorothy (Owen) Poling of Broadway.
Calling hours will be Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home,
where funeral services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. with the Rev.
Steven Wood officiating. Burial will follow at the Milford Center
Cemetery with military honors provided by the Union County Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Cancer Society or
the Universal Home Hospice in care of the funeral home.

CHRISTINE M. "TINE" RAUSCH
Christine M. "Tine" Rausch, 95, of Marysville, died Wednesday, June 28,
2006, at Heartland of Marysville after a short illness.
A loving wife and homemaker, she was a beloved and adored aunt to all of
her nieces and nephews. She was a faithful, lifetime member of St.
John's Lutheran Church where she was baptized Sept. 4, 1910, confirmed
April 13, 1924, and married April 15, 1934. She enjoyed her affiliation
with the Ladies Aid, the Lutheran Women Missionary League, the St.
John's Quilters, the Golden Eagles senior citizens group and the ACES
card club, all within the church, and was also active with the Windsor
and Community Seniors.
She was a 1928 graduate of New California High School and volunteered
more than 2,000 hours with Memorial Hospital of Union County. She
enjoyed playing cards, especially euchre, and her greatest joy came when
surrounded by her family.
She was born Aug. 23, 1910, near Plain City, to the late Peter and
Catherine Scheiderer Fisher. She was preceded in death by her husband,
Willis M. Rausch, on April 14, 1979, and her sister, Erna Nicol, on May
31, 2006.
Survivors include her sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Christine and
Herb Vollrath of Marysville; several nieces and nephews, including
Russell (Marilyn) Nicol, Merrill (Donna) Nicol, Rodney (Cheryl) Nicol,
Connie (Dean) Hagar, Luella Puckett, Carlton (Margaret) Rausch, Eleanor
(Lewis) Sale, Marge (Don) Bailey, Marjorie (Edgar) Scheiderer, Ruth
(Philip) Vollrath, Lillian Graupner, Larry (Peggy) Bunsold, Nancy (Bob)
Clevenger, Jane (Harold) Sieberth, and Gary (Judy) Vollrath; many
great-nieces and great-nephews and their families; and her church family.
Calling hours will be Saturday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Mannasmith
Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at St.
John's Lutheran Church.  A family prayer service will be held at 2 p.m.
at the funeral home with a procession to the church prior to the funeral
service. The Rev. Jack Heino will officiate and burial will take place
at the church cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Russell Nicol, Rodney Nicol, Duane Daniel, Ben
Hagar, Carl Scheiderer, Larry Scheiderer, Gary Vollrath and Larry
Bunsold. Honorary pallbearers will be Merrill Nicol, Edgar Scheiderer
Jr. and Carlton Rausch.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Ladies Aid in care of
the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

ARNOLD PACK

Arnold Pack, 85, of Woodstock and formerly of Marysville, died Tuesday,
June 27, 2006.
He was employed for 20 years with United Board and Carton in Urbana and
then retired from O.M. Scotts in Marysville.
He was a member of Woodstock Freewill Baptist Church. He enjoyed going
to church since giving his life to the Lord in 1992.
He also enjoyed gardening, hunting for mushrooms and eating out at
different restaurants. He enjoyed his family, his grandchildren and
great-grandchildren. They will sadly miss him.
He was born Jan. 10, 1921, in Norris, Ky., the son of the late Merida
and Gypsy Thompson Pack. He also was predeceased by his brothers, Sam,
Jeff, Roy, Edgel, Escom, George and Graydon, and a sister, Ethel Thompson.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, the former Pauline Moore, to
whom he was married June 26, 1943, in Greenup, Ky. He also is survived
by his children, Virginia (the Rev. William) Jones of Woodstock, Richard
(Bonnie) Pack of Richardson, Texas, and Larry Pack and Dennis (Tina)
Pack of Marysville; 10 grandchildren, Whayne Pack, Bob Jones, Teri
Krause, Tim Jones, Sheri Sanchez, Angie Laird, Phillip Pack, Marcie
Hillard, Stephanie Pack and Katelyn Pack; 24 great-grandchildren;
brothers, Willis (Robin) Pack of Missouri, and Estel Ray (Rozella) Pack
of Marysville; a sister, Mary Lou (Bob) Fessler of Reynoldsburg;
sisters-in-law, Imogene Pack, Ethel Pack, Ellen Marie Pack and Liz (Jim)
Howard; brothers-in-law, Mitchell Moore, Bert (Evelyn) Moore Jr. and
Cecil Moore; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Woodstock
Freewill Baptist Church, Woodstock, where funeral services will be held
Saturday at 11 a.m. with the Revs. Donald Hix, Grant Cordell and William
Jones officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Mutual.
Skillman-McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home in Mechanicsburg, is in charge
of arrangements.

DAVID ALLEN SMITH
David Allen Smith, 46, of Mansfield, died unexpectedly Wednesday, June
28, 2006, at his home.
He enjoyed drawing.
He was born Dec. 20, 1959, in Marysville, to William D. and Jenny Dill Smith.
He is survived by two daughters, Tricia Stidham of South Carolina, and
Nicole Smith of Marysville; several grandchildren; his father and
stepmother, William and Judy Smith of Marysville; mother, Jenny Smith of
Marysville; and brother, William (Susan) Smith of Napoleon.
A memorial service will be held Saturday at 7 p.m. at Marysville First
United Methodist Church with the Rev. A. Richard Teller officiating.
Friends may call at the church before the service from 5 to 7 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church.
The Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors assisted the family
with arrangements.

DARREL E. SWINEHART
Darrel E. Swinehart, 82, of Upper Sandusky and formerly of Nevada, died
Tuesday, June 27, 2006, at the Wyandot Manor Nursing Home.
Calling hours will be Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at
Bringman-Clark Funeral Home, Upper Sandusky, where funeral services will
be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Brad McKibben officiating.
Burial will be at Nevada Cemetery, Nevada, where military graveside
rites will be conducted by local veterans organizations.
Memorials may be given to the Wyandot Memorial Hospital, Wyandot County
EMS or Trinity UCC Church in care of the funeral home at 226 E. Wyandot
Ave., Upper Sandusky, OH 43351.

TOM N. THORNTON
Tom N. Thornton, 66, of Peoria, died Tuesday, June 27, 2006, at The Gables
at Green Pastures after six years with Alzheimer's Disease.
A man of many skills, he was a retired professional photographer and an
electrician. He was a former resident of Troy, Ohio, and Monks Corners, S.
C. He built his own home in both locations.
He was graduate of Northwestern High School. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he
was trained as an aircraft mechanic. Photography and airplanes were his passion.
He was born March 28, 1940, in Kenton, to the late John Nelson and Alice
Louise McClanahan Thornton and was also predeceased by an infant sister,
Mary.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Coder Johnson Thornton, whom he married
Dec. 15, 1999, in Richwood; a step-daughter and son-in-law, Renee' Johnson
and Ken Rosebrook Sr., both of West Mansfield; a step-grandson, Ken
Rosebrook Jr. of East Liberty; a brother, David (Jean) Thornton, of Raymond;
a sister, Twyla (Jim) Elliott, of West Mansfield; his mother-in-law, Mary
Coder of Peoria; an aunt, Mary Pennington of Marysville; nephews and nieces,
Patrick Thornton, Kelly (Chris) Thornton, Todd Lane and friend, Diane Kurtz,
and Trisha (Michael) Duncan; a great-nephew, Connor Thornton; and three
great-nieces, Kelsey Thornton and Nikki and Jessie Duncan.
Funeral services will be held today at 7 p.m. at Underwood Funeral Home,
where the family will receive friends two hours prior to the service. The
Rev. Seeyong Lee will officiate. Interment will be held at a later date at
Raymond Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Northwestern Alumni Association
scholarship fund.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

DELILA NUNN

Delila Nunn, 79, of Rushsylvania, formerly of Pineville, W. Va., died
Monday, June 26, 2006, at her home with her family at her side
after an extended illness.
A loving and devoted homemaker, she filled her family's lives with joy,
love, and adoring appreciation. She was generous and kind-hearted and
was a blessing to all of those who knew her.
She formerly attended the Otsego Church of Christ in Otsego, W.Va., and
had also attended the Bellefontaine Church of Christ and the
Kenton Church of Christ.
She graduated from Phelps High School in 1945. She enjoyed fishing,
playing games, working puzzles and crafts. Her greatest joy came when
surrounded by her family.
She was born April 15, 1927, in Sharondale, Ky., to the late Charlie and
Bessie Moore Thornhill. She married Teddie Nunn on Dec. 1, 1945, in
Freeburn, Ky., and he preceded her in death on March 27, 1997. She also
was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Amy Nunn; two sisters, Irene
Preece and Alice Hyden; three brothers, Lee Thornhill, Charles "Junior"
Thornhill and John Thornhill; and an infant sister, Lily Thornhill.
Affectionately known as "Granny" and "Mama," she is survived by her son,
Bill (Alma) Nunn of West Mansfield; two daughters, Myra (Dan) Johnson of
Rushsylvania, and Cheryl (Butch) Blankenship of Bellefontaine; eight
grandchildren, Bobby (Stacey) Johnson, Lisa (Dennis) Nawman, Danny
(Krystal) Johnson, David (Stacie) Nunn, Mindy Nunn, Brian (Melissa)
Blankenship, Joey (Angel) Blankenship and Julie (Billy) Allison; 17
great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law; and many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home, West Mansfield, where Jim
Taylor will officiate services on Friday at 11 a.m. Burial will take
place Saturday at 2 p.m. at Palm  Memorial Gardens in Matheny, W. Va.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.


PATRICIA GRIFFIN WOODRUF
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Patricia Griffin Woodruff, 76, of North Lewisburg, died Sunday, June 25,
2006, at Memorial Hospital of Union County in Marysville.
A graduate of North Lewisburg High School, she worked as an
administrative assistant for more than 30 years at the Citizen National
Bank in North Lewisburg. She was village clerk for North Lewisburg and
treasurer for the North East Champaign County Fire District in North Lewisburg.
She was a member of North Lewisburg United Methodist Church and a member
of the Portia Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star and the Pythian Sisters.
She enjoyed playing cards with her family and friends. She was also an
avid sports fan and enjoyed the Cincinnati Reds, Ohio State Buckeye
football team and Cleveland Browns.
Known as "Gerns," she will be sadly missed by her children,
grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was born June 12, 1930, in Marysville, to the late John "Ray" and
Mary Crowder Griffin. She also was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Griffin.
She is survived by her children, Derek (Cathy) Woodruff of North
Lewisburg, Duane (Stacie) Woodruff of Katy, Texas, and Denise (Randall
T.) Damron of North Lewisburg; grandchildren, Clinton Woodruff, Candice
(Nathan) Metz, Dakota Woodruff, Danielle (Jason) Edwards, Kaylee
Woodruff, Nolan Woodruff, Gentry (Jeff) Thomas and Bree Ann Devlin; six
great-grandchildren; and her sister, Clarabelle (Ralph) Lovett of Urbana.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 5 to 8 p.m. at the
Freshwater, McDonald and Vernon Funeral Home in North Lewisburg. Funeral
services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at the North Lewisburg United
Methodist Church with Pastor Kathy Reiff officiating. Burial will follow
at Maple Grove Cemetery, North Lewisburg


LARRY M. AUGENSTEIN

Larry M. Augenstein, 69, of Delaware, died Saturday afternoon, June 24,
2006, at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus.
A lifelong Delaware County resident, he graduated from Scioto Valley
High School in 1955. He graduated from Ohio State University in 1961,
and served in the United States Air Force.
For a few years he taught vocational agriculture at Licking Valley near
Newark. He then was a chemical salesman for W.R. Grace Co. Always a
farmer, he was owner/operator of Agri Sales, a seed, chemical, and
fertilizer application service.
He attended Bellpoint United Methodist Church and served in many
capacities. He was a member of the Delaware County Farm Bureau and Farm
Bureau Advisory Council. He was an avid golfer and softball player,
playing in the "Over 60s" league.
He was born March 12, 1937, in Delaware, to Arthur G. and Virginia I.
Hardin Augenstein. His father is deceased and his mother survives in Marysville.
He also is survived by his sons. Trent and Shad, and their mother,
Connie Augenstein, all of Delaware; a brother, Ronnie (Nancy) of
Marysville; a sister, Jeannie (Doug) Plant of Ft. Worth, Texas; his very
close friend, Susan Porter of Worthington; and numerous nieces and
nephews and extended family.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 5 to 7 p.m. at Bellpoint
United Methodist Church, where funeral services will follow at 7 p.m.
with Pastor Paul McCullough officiating. Burial will follow at Mill Creek Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Bellpoint Church Building Fund.
Arrangements are in charge of Rodman Neeper Funeral Home.
Condolences may be sent online at
www.RodmanNeeperFuneralHome.com.

CALVIN DOBBINS
Calvin Dobbins, 82, of Marysville, died Saturday, June 24, 2006, at
Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus.
He served his country during World War II in the United States Army.
He was born April 26, 1924, in Gallop, Ky., the son of the late James
and Ebbie Wiley Dobbins. He also was preceded in death by his wife
Dorothy Collier Dobbins; two infant children; and eight brothers and sisters.
He is survived by his son, David C. (Tanita) Dobbins of Marysville; his
daughter, Janie E. (Robert) Harper of Mechanicsburg; five grandchildren;
six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Skillman, McDonald
& Vernon Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg, where funeral services will be
held Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Corey Bane officiating. Burial
will follow in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Mechanicsburg.

ELAINE LOUISE WEBB
Elaine Louise Webb, 81, of Marysville, died Sunday, June 25, 2006, at
The Gables at Green Pastures after an extended illness and with her
family at her side.
A loving and devoted homemaker, she was a faithful attendant of
Ostrander United Methodist Church. She enjoyed gardening and yard work
and was happiest when surrounded by her family.
She was born Aug. 20, 1924, in Darbyville, to the late Kenneth Taynor
and Eva Buzzard. She married Elton L. Webb Sr. on May 26, 1941, and he
preceded her in death on March 9, 1993. She also was predeceased by her
stepfather, Alfred Roop, and a sister and brother-in-law, Rosemary and
Victor Delay.
Survivors include three daughters, Patty (Jerry) Brown, Sandy (Ken)
Braden, and Terri Jones, all of Marysville; her son, Elton Jr. (Sharon)
Webb of Marysville; four grandchildren, Vicky (Charles) Morris of
Milford Center, Kimberly Moran and Jarrod Jones, each of Marysville; and
Ty Webb of San Diego, Calif.; three step-grandchildren, Cristina (Josh)
Ropp, Sabrina Braden and Timothy Braden; four great-grandchildren,
Starla McWilliams and her fiancÚ Pat Riley, Derek McWilliams and Carlie
and Kayly Moran; two great-great-grandchildren, Alexis and Gage
McWilliams-Riley; her brother, Alfred William Roop, of Columbus;
brother- and sister-in-law, Raymond and Ann Webb of Marysville; 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.
Jack Heino officiating. Burial will take place at Oakdale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mobile Meals in care of the
funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

RICHARD A. "TED" BOLENBAUGH

Richard A. "Ted" Bolenbaugh, 80, of Marysville died Thursday, June 22,
2006, at his home with his family at his side following an extended illness.
 He was employed for 43 years with the former Spain's Home Appliance and
will be remembered as a dedicated, capable, and well-liked service
repairman. He was a faithful member of Trinity Chapel in Milford
Center.  He proudly served in the US Army from 1945-1947 and attained
the rank of colonel with the Ohio National Guard following more than 40
years of service. He enjoyed guns and marksmanship, smoking cigars,
hunting arrowheads, fishing in Canada and dining out each Saturday night
with his family.  His greatest enjoyment came from spending time with
his family and hanging out at the old Wal-Mart where everyone knew him as "Grandpa".
He was born Dec.10, 1925, in Owen Station, Ohio, to the late Ora
Franklin and Ruth Tatman Bolenbaugh.  He married Kathryn Louise Bendler
on Jan. 8, 1949, and she preceded him in death on Nov. 1, 1992. He was
also preceded in death by his son, Kevin Bolenbaugh; his daughter,
Rebecca Bolenbaugh; a grandson, Donald Moore, Jr.; and his sister, Beulah Chapman.
Survivors include his son, Richard (Patty) Bolenbaugh II, Marysville;
two daughters, Pam (Donald) Moore and Karla Rawlins, each of Marysville;
four grandchildren: Tricia (Butch) James, Angie Bolenbaugh, Richard
Bolenbaugh III, and Daniel Bolenbaugh; three great-grandchildren: Tyler
James and David and Madelyn Moore; and many friends.
Services will be held Monday, June 26, 2006, at 7 p.m. at Mannasmith
Funeral Home. The Rev. Robert Flint will officiate and burial with
military honors will take place at a later date. Friends may call from 4
p.m. until the time of the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Veterans Monument
in care of the funeral home.  Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

EVELYN RAUSCH
Evelyn Rausch, 73, of Milford Center, died Thursday morning, June 22,
2006, at her residence after an extended illness.
She was retired from the Kroger Company after 25 years. She was a loving
mother and grandmother and enjoyed watching the Lifetime television programs.
She was born April 7, 1933, in Johnson County, Ky., to the late Blucher
and Lena Niclell Skaggs. She was married Oct. 6, 1949, in Greenup, Ky.,
to Richard W. Rausch who preceded her in death on Nov. 1, 1994. She also
was preceded in death by a brother, Elmo.
She is survived by her children, Suzy Short-Tucker of York Center,
Christi (Robert) Schindler and Tim (Teresa) Rausch of Milford Center,
and Bill (Nancy) Rausch of Bellefontaine; 14 grandchildren; seven
great-grandchildren; sisters, Beulah (Vernon) Locke of Bradenton, Fla.,
Ruth (John) Farrell of West Pointe, Ind., and Sandra (Paul) McKenzie of
Marion; a brother, Ralph Skaggs of Milford Center; a sister-in-law, Jean
Skaggs of Flatwoods, Ky.; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
Calling hours will be Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home,
where funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. with the Rev.
Steven Wood officiating. Burial will follow at Milford Center Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Cancer Society or
Heartland Hospice in care of the funeral home.


THE REV. WAYNE "RAY" BOGGS

The Rev. Wayne "Ray" Boggs, 59, of Cable, died Sunday, June 18, 2006, at
the Grant Medical Center, Columbus.
He graduated from Bethany Bible College in Alabama, and was a member of
the Rosedale Freewill Baptist Church. He was a former pastor at several
Freewill Baptist churches and enjoyed preaching and singing.
He also retired from Navistar after 30 years of employment. His hobbies
included, camping, fishing, hunting, working on cars and oil paintings.
He was born Jan. 13, 1947, in Ashland, Ky., the son of the late Willie
and Oleta O'Bryan Boggs. He also was preceded in death by an infant
sister, Zora Jane Boggs; a sister, Ethel Mae Overfield; a brother, James
A Boggs; and two nephews, Jan Wesley Overfield and James "Bubber" Boggs.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Connie Huffman Boggs of Cable;
sons, Wayne Jr. (Connie) Boggs of Mingo, and Jerry L. Boggs, Gary L.
Boggs and George E. Walker III of Cable; grandchildren Justin and Ashley
Boggs of Mingo; a sister, Tina (Leroy) Hudson of Broadway; brothers,
Jonas (Betty) Boggs and Clifford (Joyce) Boggs of North Lewisburg;
several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives; and a host of friends.
A memorial service will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Rosedale
Freewill Baptist Church, 9950 Rosedale Milford Center Road in Rosedale.
Directions to the church are available at:
www.rosedalefwb.org.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Rosedale Freewill Baptist
Church in care of Chuck Baldwin, 12181 E. Route 29, Mechanicsburg, Ohio 43044.
Arrangements are in charge of Skillman, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home,
Mechanicsburg.

MARJORIE E. CAULEY
Marjorie E. Cauley, 79. of Mechanicsburg, died Wednesday morning, June
21, 2006, at the  Mercy  McAuley  Center,  Urbana.
She was born Sept. 12, 1926, in Clark County, a daughter of Joseph and
Thelma Moul Campbell.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 11 a.m. at St.
Mary Catholic Church, Urbana, with the Rev. Greg Konerman and the Rev.
Marvin Hackman as celebrants. Calling hours will be from 10 to 11 a.m.
Saturday at the church.
A reception will immediately follow the mass at the Carey Auditorium,
160 W. Market St., Urbana.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
The family is being served by the Walter-Schoedinger Funeral Home, Urbana.

MARTHA DOWELL HOLSINGER
Martha Dowell Holsinger, 69, of Marysville, died early Wednesday morning
at Memorial Hospital in Marysville.
She shared a tremendous love for all of her family and friends; to many
she was known as "Granny." She will be missed by many.
She had a love of music: country, bluegrass and gospel. She also enjoyed
bingo, cross stitching, going on walks and playing Pac-Man.
She was born Oct. 17, 1936, in Flat Gap, Ky., to the late Benjamin and
Hazel McKenzie Evans. She also was predeceased by a daughter, Tina Lynn
Dowell; three brothers, Doug, Bobby and Dallas Evans; her first husband,
Eugene Dowell; and her second husband who was the love of her life, Victor Holsinger.
Surviving are a daughter, Sheila Jean Evans of New Jersey; two sisters,
Juanita (Earl) Cantrell of rural Marysville, and Phyllis Hickok of
Marysville, with whom Martha made her home the past couple of years;
seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Saturday from 10 a.m. until noon at Stofcheck
Funeral Home in Richwood. Graveside services will follow at 12:30 p.m.
at Claibourne Cemetery with Pastor Jeff Glann officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to the family in care of the funeral home
at P.O. Box 122, Richwood, Ohio 43344

JAMES W. WILSON
James W. Wilson, 78, of Richwood, and formerly of Milford Center, died
after an extended illness Wednesday, June 21, 2006, at his residence.
He was a longtime dairy and livestock farmer near Milford Center and had
retired from the Kroger Company.
He was a devoted family man who cared for his wife through a lengthy
illness, always made time for his son, daughter, and other family
members and was especially proud of his grandson and grandchildren.
He was a longtime 4-H advisor with the Union Good Heart, a member of
Farm Bureau and the Milk Producers Association.
He was born Sept. 26, 1927, in Plain City, to the late William H. and
Mary E. Arnold Wilson. He was married Dec. 31, 1948, at the
Mechanicsburg Methodist Church to the former Ruth A. Edwards. She
preceded him in death on April 19, 2002. He also was predeceased by a
son, Clayton W. Wilson,  in 2002, and a brother George.
He is survived by a daughter Lynnetta (John) Thomas of Marysville; a
grandson, Jason W. (Christine) Wilson of Richwood; two grandchildren,
LeAnna and Billy; sisters, Ruth Eleanor Hostler of Marysville, Thelma
Kessler and Mary Jane Edwards, both of Hilliard, Alice (Jack) Jahn of
Lockbourne, and Janet (Bob) Shriver and Dorothy Gaa both of Plain City;
bothers, David (Martha) Wilson and John (Barbara) Wilson of Plain City;
brothers- and sisters-in-law, Betty Edwards of Cable, Phyllis Edwards of
Mechanicsburg, Wanda and Walt McFann of Urbana, Connie and Ron Anderson
of Springfield, Barb Edwards of Mechanicsburg, Vernon and Nancy Edwards
of Michigan, Janice and Jim Weese of Unionville Center, and Evelyn and
Lowell Harner of Bellefontaine; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Ingram
Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m.
with the Rev. James Taylor officiating. Burial will follow at the
Milford Center Cemetery next to his wife and son.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Loving Care Hospice in care of
the funeral home.

 
THOMAS E. ZIMMERMAN
Thomas E. Zimmerman, 81, of Plain City, died Wednesday, June 21, 2006,
in the emergency room at Memorial Hospital of Union County after an extended illness.
He was a World War II Army veteran and a member of the Plain City VFW
Darby Post No. 3268 and American Legion Post No. 248. He was an active
Masonic member and past Worshipful Master of the Urania Lodge No. 311 of
Plain City, Scottish Rite of Union County and Aladdin Shrine of
Columbus. He also was a member of Elizabeth Chapter No. 56 Order of
Eastern Star, Plain City, and a member of Plain City Presbyterian Church.
Mr. Zimmerman was a member of the Delaware/Union Educational Service
Center Board and Fairbanks School Board for 40 years.
He was born Dec. 15, 1924, on the family farm in Plain City, where he
recently retired and which has been in his family for three generations.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph W. and Ruth M. Douglas Zimmerman.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Margaret "Connie" Converse
Zimmerman, whom he married Feb. 19, 1949, at Plain City Presbyterian
Church; his loving daughter, Deborah (James) Kramer of Eaton; and
special granddaughters, Amanda Marie Kramer and Catherine Lynn Kramer.
Calling hours will be Friday from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Ferguson
Funeral Home, Plain City, with Order of Eastern Star and Masonic
services at 5 and 5:30 p.m. respectively, and where the funeral will be
held Saturday at 10 a.m. with Pastor Don Hilkerbaumer officiating.
Burial will be in Forest Grove Cemetery, Plain City. where military
services will be conducted by the Union County Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Ohio Diabetes
Association, 1100 Dennison Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43201.


AARON HUMBLE

Aaron Michael Humble, 22, of Marysville, died Monday, June 19, 2006, at
the emergency room at Grady Memorial Hospital in Delaware as the result
of a motorcycle/automobile accident.
He was a full-time student at Columbus State Community College where he
was majoring in logistics and also worked part time as a server at Cozy Mel's.
He was a 2002 graduate of Marysville High School and participated in the
Ski Club. He was a hard-working, fun loving young man who possessed an
adventurous soul and a terrific sense of humor.
He shared a passion for motorcycles with his father and they shared many
memorable times riding motorcycles together and attending the Super
Cycle Races at Mid-Ohio.
He played softball with his family on the "Bases Loaded" co-ed team and
treasured his relationship with his mother and sister. He was fortunate
to have many close friends, and he truly valued hanging out and spending
time with all of his buddies. He lived his life to its fullest and was
eager to spread his wings.
He was born Feb. 16, 1984, in Elizabeth City, N. C.
Survivors include his mother, Angie (Doug) Sharp of Milford Center; his
father, Everett E. (Billie Jo) Humble II of Broadway; his loving sister,
April Humble of Milford Center; a step-brother, Michael Andrews, age 12;
two step-sisters, Amanda Sharp, 18, and Blake Andrews, 15; his maternal
grandparents, Jack and Frances Landon of Milford Center; paternal
grandparents, Everett and Janet Humble of Marysville; maternal
great-grandmother, Dorothy Landon of Milford Center; aunts and uncles,
Vicky and Dan West and Doris Humble, each of Marysville, Mike and Brenda
Landon and Mark Landon, each of Milford Center, and Debbie and Alan Herd
of Raymond; many cousins and other family members; his girlfriend, Amy
Ahlum of Hilliard; and countless friends.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 2 to 8 p.m. at Mannasmith Funeral
Home. Funeral services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at Milford Center
United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Ron Payne officiating. Burial
will take place at Union Township Cemetery, Milford Center.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Aaron Humble Memorial Fund in
care of the funeral home to establish a scholarship/memorial in the deceased's name.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

M. EVELYN WATTS ZELL
M. Evelyn Watts Zell, 93, of Marysville, died Sunday, June 18, 2006, at
the home of her daughter, Janet Scheiderer in Marysville.
A homemaker, she was a music teacher, a concert violinist and a former
social worker for the Union County Department of Human Services.
She attended Broadway schools and was a graduate of Marysville High
School. She received a bachelor's degree and teaching certificate in
music from Ohio Wesleyan University and was a concert violinist during
and after college.
She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, a member of Twig 6 of
Memorial Hospital of Union County Auxiliary and a former hospital volunteer.
A high school varsity basketball player, she enjoyed watching a variety
of sports and was a member of several bridge clubs. Her greatest joy was
being with her family.
She was born Jan. 31, 1913, in Broadway, to the late Sewell G. and Lacey
McKinnon Watts. She also was predeceased by her brother and his wife,
Ralph and Ula Watts, and her former husband, Fred Zell.
She is survived by three daughters, Marilyn (Larry) Spicer of Novi,
Mich., Janet (Paul) Scheiderer of Marysville, and Judy (Jack) Hawkins of
Sun Lakes, Ariz.; eight grandchildren, Kelly (Chris) Hill, Kristi
(Michael) Moore, Kathy (Hans) Grohs, Andy (Heather) Spicer, Julie
(Randy) Ellerbrock, Greg (Barb) Scheiderer, Wendy Susi and Michelle
(Erin) Slatzer; and 18 great-grandchildren.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Underwood Funeral
Home where funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. with the
Rev. Barry Scott officiating. Burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, the
American Diabetes Association or the American Cancer Society.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
condolences@underwoodfuneralhome.com.

LEONARD HEIZER

Leonard Heizer, 85, of North Lewisburg, died Saturday, June 17, 2006, at his residence.
He attended the River of Life Christian Church and was a member of the
Carpenter's Union. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in World War II.
He enjoyed gardening and singing in the church choir and enjoyed his fruit trees.
He was born May 6, 1921, in South Vienna, Ohio, the son of the late
James W. and Estie Alcie Early Heizer. He also was preceded in death by
his wife of 61 years, Lida Dorcas Heizer in 2003; five brothers, George
E., Dean, James Marion, Byron and Harold; a sister, Sarah E. Heizer; and
two grandsons, Jason Chevalley and Steve Jackson.
He is survived by his daughters, Rachel (John) Hoskinson of North
Canton, Rose Mary (Walter) Jackson of North Lewisburg, Rebecca (Charles)
Guisinger of Enon, Ruth (Donald) Erickson of Georgia, and Rhoda (Steve)
Bosco, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; a son David (Shelia) Heizer of
Ostrander; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and
great-great-grandchildren; a "daughter in love," Frances Heizer of North
Lewisburg; and a sister, Eloise Boerger of Marysville.
Calling hours will be Tuesday, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Freshwater,
McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home, North Lewisburg. Funeral services will
be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the River of Life Christian Church, 775
Washington Ave., Urbana, with Pastor Dan Leiker officiating. Burial will
follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, North Lewisburg.

CARL P. VOLLRATH
 Carl P. Vollrath, 86, of  Columbus, died Saturday, May 27, 2006. A
memorial service will be held Saturday, June 24, at  Advent Lutheran
Church, 3660 Kenny Road, Columbus, at 4 p.m., with Pastor William E.
Saunders officiating. The family will receive friends in Fellowship Hall
immediately after the service. Arrangements are being handled by
Schoedinger Northwest Chapel, 1740 Zollinger Road, Columbus.


THE REV. ROBERT E. HUFF

The Rev. Robert E. Huff, 46, of Marion died Wednesday, June 14, 2006, at
Marion General Hospital.
A pastor for more than 25 years, he loved his church and its members. He
was founder and minister of the Grace Fellowship Church of Prospect for
the past four years. He was a 1978 graduate of Mechanicsburg High School
and 1980 graduate of Tomlinson College in Cleveland, Tenn., where he
received a degree in pastoral ministry. He drove a school bus for 13
years and in October became transportation supervisor for Marion City Schools.
He was born Dec. 10, 1959, in Salsbury, Md., to Earl D. Huff and Shirley
Radford Todhunter. On April 25, 1981, he was married in Dayton to
Cynthia L. Allen Huff.
Survivors include his wife of Marion; sons, Joshua (Christinia) Huff of
Kokomo, Ind. and Jeremy (fiance Jenni) Huff of Marion; mother and
stepfather, Shirley and Richard Todhunter of Urbana; father and
stepmother, Earl D. and Sharlet Huff of Caneyville, Ky.; sisters, Becky
(Leonard) Smith of Urbana and Cindy (Eric) Hogberg of Marysville;
brother, Michael (Marcia) Huff of Abilene, Tex.; three stepbrothers,
Chris McConnell, Kevin McConnell and Bryant (Dee Dee) McConnell, all of
Urbana; grandmother, Ethel (Murray) Tate of Fordsville, Ky.; mother- and
father-in-law, Dean and Barb Allen of Springboro; two brothers-in-law,
Tom (Susan) Allen of Waynesville and Scott (Nikki) Allen of Vandalia;
and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at the Grant Middle School in
Marion with Pastor Jerry Westerfield officiating. Burial will be in the
Marion Cemetery.
Friends may call Sunday at the Boyd Funeral Home, Marion, from 3 to 7 p.m.
Memorials may be directed to Grace Fellowship Church.

WARRENETTA L. RICHIE LOWE
Warrenetta L. Richie Lowe, 77, of Marysville died Friday morning, June
16, 2006, at Memorial Hospital of Union County after a short illness.
A bookkeeper for the family business, Lowe's Sohio, for 37 years, she
was first and foremost a loving wife and mother, always supportive of
her sons' many sports and activities. She and her husband Don enjoyed
traveling throughout the world. She was a member of the Windsor and
Community Senior Citizens, Inc. Board, Mary Chapter #9 OES, Marysville
First Presbyterian Church; a volunteer for the Union County Memorial
Hospital Twig; and a precinct worker for the Union County Board of Elections.
She was born Nov. 2, 1928, to the late Warren and Rosabelle Cox Richie
and was also preceded in death by two brothers- and a sister-in-law,
Robert Simpson and Jack and Jean Norviel.
Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Donald R. Lowe, whom she
married June 25, 1948, at the Marysville Evangelical Friends Church;
five sons, Steve (Jeanne) Lowe, Mike (Cindy) Lowe, both of Marysville,
Jack (Ellen) Lowe of Versailles, Ky. and Jeff and Mark Lowe both of
Columbus; five grandchildren, Aaron, Kevin, Kristen, Stacy and Rachel;
four great-grandchildren, Drew, Taryn, Katie and Audrey; sisters, Kathy
(Lynn) Jordon of Marysville, Carol Overfield of Columbus, Norma Jean
(Rick) Votaw of Ashley; special cousins Florence Collier and Ann Allen,
both of Marysville; one brother-in-law and two sisters-in-law, Dick and
Jane Lowe of Marysville and Ruth Simpson of Richwood; many nieces and
nephews; and special friends, Greg Gamier and Dan Snyder.
Calling hours will be Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Ingram Funeral Home
where funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Dr.
Scott Strohm officiating. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Windsor and Community Seniors,
Inc. or the Veterans Remembrance Fund in care of the funeral home.


GENEVIEVE BOLINGER

The family of Genevieve Bolinger is having a celebration of life service
for their mother Saturday, June 17, from 10 a.m. until noon at the
Ingram Funeral Home, Marysville.
A former Marysville resident, she died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2006, at
Parkview Memorial Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind., following a brief
illness. She was a registered nurse and member of Marysville First
English Lutheran Church.
She was born in Chester, Pa., and preceded in death by her husband,
Charles E. Bolinger, M.D., a longtime Marysville and Delaware physician.
A loving mother and grandmother, she is survived by their children, Poni
Bishop M.D. of Athens, Pa., Derby Neville of Bloomingburg, and Samuel
Bolinger of Fort Wayne, Ind.; several grandchildren and
great-grandchildren; and a sister, Dorothy Swank of Punta Gorda, Fla.
Private burial services will be held at Oakdale Cemetery next to her
husband.


DAVID W. HITES

David W. Hites, 67, of Marysville died at his residence Monday morning,
June 12, 2006, following a brief illness surrounded by his loving family.
He was retired from The Scotts Company. An avid sports enthusiast when
his sons were growing up, he was involved with the Marysville Junior
Baseball Association for several years serving as president as well as
holding other offices and spending many hours helping to maintain the
baseball fields. His interests changed to football when his sons played
for Marysville High School and later to his grandchildren and their
sports activities. He enjoyed working on his lawn, walking his beloved
cocker spaniel Baby, working summers at the Scotts Retail Store and
being a part-time driver for Roby's Auto Group.
He was born May 29, 1939, in Hardin County to Donald W. and Dorothy L.
Dotson Hites. His father preceded him in death. He was married June 8,
1958 at Trinity Lutheran Church to the former Elizabeth "Sue" Eirich by
the Rev. E.J. Goedeking.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years; his mother of Marysville;
children, Pamela S. (Mike) Moceri of North Lewisburg, Alan (Sheila)
Hites and Tim (Jackie) Hites both of Marysville; nine grandchildren,
Jordan and Brittany Moceri, Taylor, Jodi, Jamie, Jessica, Lauren, Alexis
and Kyle Hites; a sister Sandy (Gene) Lambert of Grayson, Ky; and many
nieces, nephews and friends.
Friends may call Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. at the Ingram Funeral Home
where funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. with the Rev.
Donald Moceri officiating. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Marysville 10-year-old Mitts
or the Elite FC Soccer Team in care of the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Tim Hite, Alan Hite, Mike Moceri, Jordan Moceri, Joe
Eirich and Gene Lambert.


ROBERT JESSE BRAMMER

Robert Jesse Brammer, 84, formerly of Belle Center and presently of
Livonia, Mich., died Tuesday, June 6, 2006, at St. Mary Mercy Hospital in Livonia, Mich.
A teacher with the Union Local Schools, he retired from the Dearborn,
Mich., school systems. He was a World War II Navy veteran, avid golfer
who enjoyed fishing and bowling and was an Ohio State Buckeye fan.
He was born Feb. 2, 1922, in Aid, Ohio, the son of George and Addie
Weaver Brammer, who are deceased. He also was preceded in death by
sisters, Betty Garry and Georganna Hall, and brothers-in-law, Robert
Garry, Marion Lampasone, William Hickman and Jake Hall.
Survivors include his wife, Carol Ruble Brammer, whom he married on
March 28, 1970, in Belle Center; sons, Robert (Patti) Brammer of
Hilliard and Lowell (Debbie) Brammer of Springfield; daughters, Connie
(Raymond) Edwards of Westerville, Trisha (Robert) Wirth of Simi Valley,
Calif., Cindi (Gary) Johnson of Marysville, and Renee C. Brammer of
Maui, Hawaii; sisters, Ruth Lampasone of North Fort Myers, Fla., JoAlice
(John) Beatty of Missouri City, Texas, Salle (Larry) Schaffner of
Springfield, Tillie Hickman of Bonita Springs, Fla.; in-laws, Harrison
and Louise Arbogast of Belle Center; and grandchildren, Jacob Weinlein,
Whitney and Tyler Wirth, Ashley Edwards, Abbey and Connor Johnson,
Lindsey, Justin, Taylor and Griffin Brammer and Jai and Melissa Brammer.
Funeral services were scheduled today at 11 a.m. at Eichholtz Funeral
Home in Belle Center, with the Rev. Kevin Smith officiating. Burial was
scheduled at Fairview Cemetery in Belle Center. Memorial contributions
may be made to the Belle Center United Methodist Church or the American Lung Association.

EVERETT O. SALYERS
Everett O. Salyers, 85, of Plain City, formerly of Marysville, died
unexpectedly Saturday, June 10, 2006, at Memorial Hospital of Union
County surrounded by his loving family.
He was born May 30, 1921, in Friendship, Ohio, to the late Clinton and
Ducie Stone Salyers. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty
Jane Reed Salyers, whom he married Aug. 30, 1940; a daughter, Joyce
Jackson, who died Jan. 20, 2006; three sisters, Malkie, Alkie and
Myrtle; five brothers, Hamilton, Paris, Clinton Jr., Palmer and Bob; and
a step-son-in-law, Timothy Rayburn.
He was employed as a carpenter and farmer at the Orlton Farms for many
years and retired from Denison Hydraulics in 1984 after 20 years in the
maintenance department. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking, being outdoors
and spending time with his family and friends. He and his wife, Betty
Jane, spent several winters in Florida.
Survivors include his wife, Ollie Newman Salyers, whom he married Oct.
1, 2005, at the Marysville Freewill Baptist Church by Ollie's son, the
Rev. Jerry Newman; two sons, Gary (Linda Jean) Salyers of Marysville and
Roger (Barb) Salyers of Milford Center; a son-in-law, Ron Jackson of
Zanesfield; three step-daughters, Diane (Bob) Pirkey of Martinsburg, W.
Va., Denise Rayburn of Burns, Tenn., and Debbie (Sterl) Paramoore of
Cookville, Tenn.; two step-sons, the Rev. Jerry (Darlyn) Newman of
London and Jim (Lissie) Newman of Galloway; eight grandchildren; 16
step-grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mae Steele of Marysville.
Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Marysville Freewill
Baptist Church on Cherry Street with the Rev. Jerry Newman and the Rev.
Paul Bogenrife officiating. Burial will take place at the Plumwood Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Mannasmith
Funeral Home, Marysville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice in care of the
funeral home. Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

ROBERT JESSE BRAMMER

Robert Jesse Brammer, 84, formerly of Belle Center and presently of
Livonia, Mich., died Tuesday, June 6, 2006, at St. Mary Mercy Hospital in Livonia, Mich.
A teacher with the Union Local Schools, he retired from the Dearborn,
Mich., school systems. He was a World War II Navy veteran, avid golfer
who enjoyed fishing and bowling and was an Ohio State Buckeye fan.
He was born Feb. 2, 1922, in Aid, Ohio, the son of George and Addie
Weaver Brammer, who are deceased. He also was preceded in death by
sisters, Betty Garry and Georganna Hall, and brothers-in-law, Robert
Garry, Marion Lampasone, William Hickman and Jake Hall.
Survivors include sons, Robert (Patti) Brammer of Hilliard and Lowell
(Debbie) Brammer of Springfield; daughters, Connie (Raymond) Edwards of
Westerville, Trisha (Robert) Wirth of Simi Valley, Calif., Cindy (Gary)
Johnson of Marysville, and Renee C. Brammer of Maui, Hawaii; sisters,
Ruth Lampasone of North Fort Myers, Fla., JoAlice (John) Beatty of
Missouri City, Texas, Salle (Larry) Schaffner of Springfield, Tillie
Hickman of Bonita Springs, Fla.; in-laws, Harrison and Louise Arbogast
of Belle Center; and grandchildren, Jacob Weinlein, Whitney and Tyler
Wirth, Ashley Edwards, Abbey and Connor Johnson, Lindsey, Justin, Taylor
and Griffin Brammer and Jai and Melissa Brammer.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Eichholtz Funeral
Home in Belle Center, with the Rev. Kevin Smith officiating. Burial will
be at Fairview Cemetery in Belle Center. Calling hours will be Sunday
from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Belle Center United Methodist
Church or the American Lung Association.

LARRY H. GILES
Larry H. Giles, 68, of Marysville, died unexpectedly Friday, June 9,
2006, at Heartland of Marysville.
A self-employed heating and plumbing contractor, he was a retired
electrician for Rockwell International in Kenton, and was a former
electrical inspector for the state of Ohio.
He enjoyed woodworking, woodcrafts and fishing. He was instrumental in
starting the ballpark in Broadway. Most of all, he cherished time with
his family and close friends.
He was born March 31, 1938, in Broadway, and was predeceased by his
parents, Laurice and Kathleen Baldwin Giles; his son, Randy Giles; a
brother, Rodney Giles; and a grandson, Torrie Griffith.
He is survived by a son, Joe (Ruth) Giles of Broadway; two daughters,
Cheri (Mike) Covrett of Raymond, and Cathi Griffith of Bellefontaine;
his former wife, Fran Giles of Marion; nine grandchildren, Lora Boysel,
Jay Giles, Angie Covrett, Miranda Green, Tiffany Covrett, Shannon
Czarnecki, Michael Covrett, Brian Lane and Patty Galloway; 19
great-grandchildren; a brother, Garry (Marilyn) Giles of Raymond; an
aunt, Mildred McGinnis of Marysville; and many nieces and nephews.
Viewing hours will be Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Underwood Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at York Township
Cemetery with the Rev. Paul Whiteford officiating.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

VELMA ALFREDA DARRAH GREGORY
Velma Alfreda Darrah Gregory, 92, died April 26, 2006, in Winter Haven,
Fla., of congestive heart failure.
She was a longtime resident of Union County. She lived her life for the
Lord and her family.
She was born Jan. 29, 1914, in West Virginia, to the late Willie Guy and
Isie Pearl Toothman Darrah. She married Charles A. Gregory on May, 27,
1931, and he preceded her in death on June 25, 1968. She also was
preceded in death by her oldest son, Charles Horace "Bug" Gregory; one
great-grandson; two sisters; two brothers; and one son-in-law, Joel Meyers.
Surviving is a brother, Chester Darrah; a daughter, Mabel G. "Sally"
(Louie Macri) Meyers; sons Walter Eugene (Kay) Gregory, Wilbur Guy
(Lynda) Gregory; and daughter-in-law, Mary Alice (Willie) Gregory; 15
grandchildren, Debbie (Don) Welch, Doug (Beth) Meyers, Dallas (Christen)
Meyers, Dart (Amy) Meyers, Frieda (Greg Williams) Gregory, Mark (Becky)
Gregory, Bruce (Julie) Gregory, Tim (Alice) Gregory, Tony (Julie)
Gregory, Tami (David) Cole, Jim (DeeDee) Gregory, Bill (Stacey) Gregory,
Tom (Dionna) Gregory, Greg (Pennie) Gregory, Betty (Cruz) Oquendo; 29
great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 17, at 10 a.m. at New
Horizons Baptist Church, Marysville, followed by interment at Oakdale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association,
American Cancer Society or a Hospice of the donor's choice.

DONNA J. HILL
Donna J. Hill, 49, of Marion, died Thursday, June 8, 2006, at her residence.
A lifetime resident of Marion, she worked in the paint department at
Honda of America for nearly 20 years. She was a member of the
Seventh-day Adventist Church.
She was born Dec. 7, 1956, in Marion, to the late Franklin and Deloris
Giesige Hartley. She also was predeceased by a sister, Linda L. Holman.
On Dec. 16, 1978, in Marion, she married Michael A. Hill, and he
survives in Marion. She also is survived by two sons, Justin L. (Amy)
Hill and Perry C. Hill of Marion; four grandchildren, Rileigh Kathleen,
Seth Michael, Noah James and Jacob Lee Hill; a brother, Kevin D. Hartley
of Marion; two sisters, Judy D. (Dave) Ferguson and MaryAnn (Albert)
Burnside of Marion; an aunt; an uncle; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. at Boyd Funeral Home, 122
W. Columbia St., Marion, where funeral services will be held Monday at
10:30 a.m. with Pastor Marcellus de Oliveira officiating. Burial will
follow at Agosta Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice in care of the
funeral home.

THE REV. WALTER LEE PLUMMER
The Rev. Walter Lee Plummer, 82, of Hilliard, died Thursday, June 8,
2006, at his residence.
He was a World War II Army veteran. He served as senior pastor of the
following United Methodist churches, Sunbury, Nova-Ruggles, Granger,
Lakeside, Hilliard, Broad Street, and Lancaster First United Methodist
Church. He was a District Superintendent of the Columbus North District
and field staff for the Board of Global Ministries for the United
Methodist Church. After retirement in 1988, he was a very active
volunteer chaplain at Grant Medical Center.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 62 years, Elizabeth
"Betty" Plummer; brothers Ken, Francis "Bill" and Gordon, and parents
Walter D. Plummer and Susan Beatrice Porter Plummer.
He is survived by daughters Sharon Lee (Ralph Joseph) Geese of North
Pole, Alaska, and Beverly Ann (Richard) Grener of Plain City; son
Matthew Walter Plummer (Virginia Haller, M.D.) of Delaware;
grandchildren, Christina Rene (John) Wilson, Melanie Sue (Wayne)
Dellinger, Sandra Dawn (Duane) Miller, Kelly Jo (Mark) Mellard and Kevin
Joseph (Shannon) Geese; nine great-grandchildren; sister Wanda Hansel;
sister-in-law Suzanne (Leon) Langford; and numerous nieces, nephews,
relatives and a host of friends.
Calling hours will be Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and Monday from 7 to 9
p.m. at Tidd Funeral Home, 5265 Norwich St., Hilliard. Funeral services
will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Hilliard United Methodist Church,
5445 Scioto Darby Road, with the Rev. Jim Waugh officiating. Interment
will be in Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Hilliard.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hilliard United Methodist Church.

JACK EUGENE SHARK
Jack Eugene Shark, 40, died May 15, 2006, of injuries suffered in a
motorcycle accident on May 6, 2006, in Columbia, S.C.
He was born Oct. 3, 1965, to Thomas L. and Marvina Harmon Shark, who
survive. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Burton
Harmon; step-grandfather, Clay Tilton; and paternal grandparents, Edgar
L. and Wanda Hoffman Shark.
He also is survived by a step-mother, Helen Shark, of Gaston, S.C.;
sisters, Dawn (Jody) Powell of Beaufort, N.C.; Rhonda (Marc) Winterstein
of St. Matthews, S.C.; special friend, Cindy Watson of Lexington, S.C.;
maternal grandmother, Armilda Tilton of LaRue; paternal
step-grandmother, Avalon Shark of Richwood; extended family Ed and Cathy
Minch and sons Eddy and Mark of Newport, N.C.; five nieces; one
great-niece; and numerous cousins.
A memorial service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Ballinger Funeral
Home, Richwood, with the Rev. Fred Cheney officiating. Calling hours
will be one hour prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family or a charity of the donor's choice.
Condolences to the family may be expressed at
www.ballingerfuneralhome.com.

JOHN D. KREAMER

John D. Kreamer, 81, of Marysville, died after a brief illness Tuesday
afternoon, June 6, 2006, at The Gables surrounded by his family.
He was retired after 30 years of employment with Whirlpool Corporation in Marion.
He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a longtime member of St.
John's Lutheran Church. He enjoyed gardening, working in his yard and
watching old Westerns. A country music fan, he and his wife enjoyed
visiting the Grand Ole Opry and meeting country singers.
He was a devoted family man who enjoyed the company of his grandchildren.
He was born March 12, 1925, in Milford Center, to the late Thomas and
Ruby Morse Kreamer. He also was predeceased by his brothers Eugene and
Morse, and early this year by his son-in-law David L. Ormeroid.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, the former Erma E. Fladt, whom
he married Sept. 7, 1943; their children, Joyce Ann (Bob) Hill of
Milford Center, John Steven (Maria) Kreamer of Germany, Karen Sue (Rick)
Shroyer and Sharon Lou Ormeroid of Marysville; seven grandchildren,
Holly (Darrin) Hylbert, Zak Hill, Cory and Avery Ormeroid, Carl and
Lauren Kreamer and Jenna Shroyer; a sister, Ruth Hegenderfer of
Bellefontaine; and sisters-in-law, Dorothy Kreamer and Norma Baker, both
of Marysville, and Donna Coder of Richwood.
Calling hours will be Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church
with the Rev. Jack Heino officiating. Burial will follow at the church
cemetery. Military honors will be provided by the Union County Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church in care
of the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Bob Hill, Rick Shroyer, Zak Hill, Darrin Hylbert,
Cory Ormeroid, Avery Ormeroid and Carl Kreamer
.

ROBERT E. HOWALD SR.

Robert E. Howald Sr., 79, of Richwood, died Monday, June 5, 2006, at
Marion General Hospital.
A 1945 graduate of Richwood High School, he was a World War II Navy
veteran, serving with the Sea Bees.
He had worked various places throughout his life; he farmed, worked at
O.M. Scotts Co., owned and operated the former Rainbow Cleaners in
Richwood, worked at the former Marblecast plant in Richwood, helped as
janitor at First United Methodist Church, drove a school bus for
Richwood Schools, was a driver for Bill Rose Ford, and had worked
carpentry with John Rider.
He was very active in the Richwood community, an active and dedicated
member of Richwood First United Methodist Church where he served in many
capacities through the years, was a Richwood Village Councilman and
former Mayor, former member of the Richwood Civic Center, current Men's
Breakfast Board member, was a former volunteer fireman, and a member of
the former Richwood Lions Club.
Although he was very active with his community and church, the joy of
his life was his loving family.
He was born April 27, 1927, in Marion, to the late Ralph J. and Dorothy
Mabel Mayes Howald. He also was predeceased by a daughter, Nancy M.
Chapman, and a sister-in-law, Mary Howald.
He is survived by his wife, Natalia Potts Howald, to whom he was married
Oct. 10, 1948, in Elida; their children, Robert E. (Carolyn) Howald Jr.
and Joseph L. (Kathy) Howald of Richwood, Elizabeth A. Luera of
Porterville, Calif., and Jane E. (Joe) Bialecki of West Mansfield;
grandchildren, James, Lance and Josh Howald, Troy (Erin) Chapman, Tracy
Mannasmith, Philip (Becky) Howald, Joe (Dawn) Howald, Kileen (Doug)
Payne, Tim (Heather) Bialecki, William Bialecki, Marcos Lozano, Melanie
Canales, Jessica (Jeff) Osborne, Andrea Chapman, Ryan Chapman and Ashley
LeVan; 25 great-grandchildren; son-in-law, Kevin (Shauna) Chapman of
Richwood; and brothers, Ralph Howald Jr. of Delaware, and Paul (Charlou)
Howald of Lewis Center.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Stofcheck Funeral
Home, where funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. Burial will
be at Claibourne Cemetery where graveside services will be conducted by
the Richwood Veterans. The minister will be Joseph Rhea.
Memorial donations may be made to the North Union District Veterans
Memorial and/or Richwood First United Methodist Church.

HELEN PHIPPS
Helen Phipps, 86, of Richwood, died peacefully early Tuesday morning,
June 6, 2006, at Heartland of Marysville.
She worked for many years at restaurants around Marysville, but retired
from O.D.O.T. in 1984.
She was born Aug. 1, 1919, in the Youngstown area. On Aug. 1, 1942, she
married Albert Phipps and he died in November 1994.
She is survived by a son, Paul (Angela) Phipps of Mt. Victory (formerly
of the Richwood area); granddaughters, Lisa (John) McGuire of Grove
City, and Stephanie Massie of Marysville; great-grandchildren, Robbie
Barclay of Grove City, and Raven Wendling of Marysville; her dear
sister-in-law, Helen Phipps of York Center; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Stofcheck Funeral Home
in Richwood. Burial will take place at a later date in York Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice.


CHARLES W. "BILL" DAVIS

Charles W. "Bill" Davis, 81, of Richwood, died Sunday morning, June 4,
2006, at the Ohio State University Medical Center.
He was a retired fireman, working at the GSA Depot in Marion for 22
years. He also worked many years for the Ballinger Carpet Shop and
Ballinger Funeral Home.
A 1943 graduate of Richwood High School, he was a World War II Army
veteran, serving in the European Theater.
He was very active in the Richwood community, serving with many
organizations, including as member and treasurer of the former Richwood
Lions Club, co-founder and original member of the Richwood emergency
squad, squad leader of the Richwood emergency squad, assistant fire
chief of the Richwood Fire Department, co-owner of JDJ Stable, treasurer
of the Richwood Matinee Club, member of the Ohio Harness Horse
Association and United States Trotting Association, former Richwood
Civic Center board member, member of the men's breakfast at the Civic
Center, Richwood VFW Post 870 and American Legion Baccarat Post 40, both
of Richwood, former Richwood Village Council member and treasurer of the
Richwood Fire and EMS Association.
He was born March 31, 1925, in Somersville, to the late Charles Foster
and Flora Leora Kramer Davis. He also was predeceased by two brothers
and two sisters, Earl Davis, Joe Davis, Martha McBride and Helen Smith.
 On June 8, 1947, at Richwood First Baptist Church, he married Dottie J.
McElroy and she survives. Also surviving are their children, Kathie
(Donnie) Pfister, Billie (Paul) Jordan, Steven (Carissa) Davis and James
(Debbie) Davis, all of Richwood, Lisa (Gary) Kellogg of Prospect, and
Amy (Carmen) Davis of Columbus; grandchildren, Wendy Graham, Eric
Mannasmith, Scott Jordan, Paula Parker, Christa Williams, Cory Davis,
Fred Davis, Etta Jean Davis, Jessica Kellogg, Rachel Kellogg, Joe Davis
and Abby Davis; great-grandchildren, Stacy Pfister, Erica Pettry, Austin
Mannasmith, Alec Mannasmith, Alan Michael Jordan, Hayden Jordan, Tasha
Tanner, Kinsey Burkard, Kylee Burkard, Logan Williams, Morgan Parker and
Brandon Williams; one great-great-granddaughter, Izzy Pfister; and
several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Stofcheck Funeral
Home, Richwood, where funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m.
Burial will be in Claibourne Cemetery. The Rev. Fred Cheney will officiate.
Memorial donations may be made to the North Union Veterans Memorial
and/or the Northern Union County Fire and EMS Association.

DORIS M. MCCARTY
Doris M. McCarty, 84, of Marysville, died Monday, June 5, 2006, at The
Gables after an extended illness and surrounded by her loving family.
She was a homemaker and a longtime member of Marysville First United
Methodist Church. She enjoyed collecting RS Prussia, writing and reading
poetry and listening to all types of music.
She was born Oct. 5, 1921, in St. Paris, Ohio, to the late Dwight and
Mabel Smith Prince. Her husband, Walter L. McCarty, to whom she was
married Nov. 16, 1946, in Greenup, Ky., also preceded her in death on
June 12, 2005. She also was predeceased by a brother and sister-in-law,
Paul and Elizabeth Prince.
She is survived by her children, Cheryl L. Coakley and Michael L.
McCarty, both of Marysville; five grandchildren, Mark Coakley, Chris
(Megan) Coakley, Jodie (Terry Jones) Lewis, Judd (Danielle) McCarty and
Nick McCarty; five great-grandchildren, Brandon, Brittany, Melissa, Jett
and Tanner; a brother and sister-in-law, Max and Dorothy Prince of
Hilliard; brother- and sister-in-law, Ralph and Mary McCarty of St.
Petersburg, Fla.; sister-in-law Norma Montgomery of Ft. Walton Beach,
Fla.; many nieces and nephews; and special friends, Darlene Liggett and
Clarence Henson.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home
where funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. with the Rev.
Richard Teller officiating. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice in care of the
funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Mark Coakley, Chris Coakley, Judd McCarty, Nick
McCarty, Terry Jones and Clarence Henson.

EVELYN MARIE PRICE
Evelyn Marie Price, 81, of Richwood, died Sunday afternoon, June 4,
2006, at her home surrounded by her loving family.
Of great Christian faith, she never wavered in her assurance that the
Lord was taking care of her in spite of her adversities. She read and
wore out two Bibles and was studying a third. During the last few years,
Marion Christian Center was her home church. Her church family was
faithful to pray for and with her.
She spent 22 years of dedicated service to North Union Schools, teaching
first and second grade pupils. She was passionate about teaching every
pupil who went through her class to read.
A very dear teaching friend once said about her, "Evelyn could teach a
dog to read; she just never gives up on any child." Her favorite quote
was, "Any child can be taught to read with plenty of patience and perseverance."
For several years after retirement, she returned to tutor kindergarten
students in reading.
She enjoyed camping and traveling with her family and was often
designated the camp cook and always brought along "the money bag" to
ensure all expenses were taken care of.
Although she will be greatly missed, her legacy of love and Christian
faith will live on forever in the lives she has touched.
She was born April 9, 1925, to the late Bashford and Mabel Drake Porter
of Green Camp. She also was predeceased by her beloved brother, Ervin
Porter, and a grandchild, Flint Mathys. She married Lowell L. Price on
Aug. 12, 1950, and they shared life for 56 years.
In addition to her loving husband, other survivors include a sister,
Esther (Robert) Boroff of Mansfield, and a sister-in-law, Donna Porter
of Columbus. She was blessed with three children, Linda (Don) Mathys of
West Mansfield, and Stan (Melanie) Price and Steve (Vicki) Price of
Richwood; 12 grandchildren, Amber and Miriah Mathys, Kris (Anita) Price,
Andrew (Allison) Price, Scott Price, Joselyn (Mark) Crosthwaite, Lindsey
Price, Sarah, Nathan, Bethany, Alicia and Janae Price; three
great-grandchildren, Kody, Kallie and Kole Price; many nieces and
nephews; and special cousin of the family, Brent Willis of New
Bloomington. She also shared her life with a dear friend, Anna Louise
Dodge of Bradenton, Fla.
Calling hours will be today from 5 to 8 p.m. at Stofcheck Funeral Home
in Richwood, where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m.,
with Pastors John Watson and Perry Payne officiating. Burial will be in Price Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Loving Care Hospice, 113 S. Main
St. Marysville, Ohio 43040.


WILLIAM CLEMENT CLEGG

William Clement Clegg, 90, of Lake Panasoffkee, Fla., died Thursday, June 1, 2006.
He was a dairyman. He moved to Lake Panasoffkee in 1970, from Ohio.
He was born July 9, 1915, in Marysville, to the late Chester and Myrtle Brannen Clegg.
Survivors include his wife, Garnet Clegg, of Lake Panasoffkee; two
brothers, Chester Clegg of West End, N.C., and Robert C. Clegg of
Columbus, Ohio; a sister, Donna Marie Miller of Marysville; three
grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and six
great-great-grandchildren.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Purcell Funeral Home,
Bushnell, Fla. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at
First Baptist Church, Lake Panasoffkee, with Pastor R. Jon King and
Brother Bill Britt officiating. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Bushnell.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Lake
Panasoffkee Building Fund.

CONSTANCE MARIE "CONNIE" CROSTON
Constance Marie "Connie" Croston, 59, of West Mansfield, died
unexpectedly Saturday, June 3, 2006, at the emergency room at Mary Rutan
Hospital, Bellefontaine.
She was retired from Siemens in Bellefontaine, and formerly was employed
with Westinghouse in Lima, and Halmar Electronics and Scientific
Columbus, each in Columbus.
She was a faithful member of Walnut Grove United Methodist Church and
its United Methodist Women and was considered the Martha Stewart of the
UMW for all of her decorating and craft talents.
She was a 1965 graduate of Buckeye Local High School. She had served as
a 4-H advisor of the Busy Bodies and was a former member of the Year
Round Garden Club in Bellefontaine. She was an avid bowler and enjoyed
gardening and quilting. Her greatest enjoyment came from time shared with her family.
She was born Jan. 16, 1947, in  Lima, to the late William A. Sr. and
Mary Ellen Clark Cane. She also was preceded in death by an infant
brother, Robert Cane.
Survivors include her husband of 23 years, Leon Croston, to whom she was
married Oct. 22, 1982, in Columbus; her loving son, Larry Guy (Ericka
Macie) Adams of Blacklick; her siblings, William A. Cane Jr., Marcia R.
Johnson, Elder Rockey R. (Karen R.) Cane and Mary Christine Bethel, all
of Bellefontaine; a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins;
and countless friends and extended family members.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home, West Mansfield. Funeral
services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at West Mansfield United
Methodist Church with the Rev. Roger Gorden officiating. Burial will
take place at Hathaway Cemetery, West Mansfield.
Memorial contributions may be made to Walnut Grove United Methodist
Church or the family in care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.