Archived Obituaries March 2006


THE REV. ELLIS B. CROYLE
The Rev. Ellis B. Croyle, 75, of Goshen, Ind., died unexpectedly Friday,
March 31, 2006, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center, St. Joe Campus,
Wichita, Kan.
A minister, he was a member of College Mennonite Church.
He was born Aug. 1, 1930, in Thomas Mills, Pa., to the late Lloyd S. and
Emma Stahl Croyle. He also was preceded in death by a brother, Dwayne
Croyle.
He is survived by his wife, R. Charlotte Hertzler Croyle, to whom he was
married Sept. 12, 1953. Also surviving are two sons, Timothy Croyle of
Goshen, Ind., and Thomas (Ellen) Croyle of Milford Center; two
daughters, Nancy (Loren) Entz of Newton, Kan., and Amy (Mark) Deel of
Granger, Ind.; five grandchildren; two step-granddaughters; a sister, E.
Louise (Douglas) Wigle of Austin, Texas; and a brother, Dr. Denton
(Mary) Croyle of Wadsworth.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and Thursday
from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Fellowship Hall at College Mennonite
Church. Funeral services will be Thursday at 4 p.m. at the church, with
the Revs. Firman Gingerich and Dee Swartz officiating. Burial will be in
Violett Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the College Mennonite Church
Student Aid Fund in care of the funeral home.
The Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, 1911 S. Main St., Goshen, Ind., is in
charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to yoderculpfuneralhome.com.

CAROLINE GRACE HALL
Caroline Grace Hall, beloved daughter of Sean and Michelle Hall, was
stillborn Tuesday, March 28, 2006, at Riverside Methodist Hospital three
weeks before her due date.
Along with her parents, she is survived by her maternal grandparents,
John and Shirley Piwinski of Marysville; her paternal grandmother,
Shirley Hall of Marysville; her paternal great-grandparents, Harry and
Rosalee Clevenger of Ellenton, Fla.; an aunt, Heidi McWilliams of
Marysville; and two cousins, Nick Adams and Logan McWilliams.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Ronald Hall.
Private graveside services were held Saturday, April 1, 2006, at Oakdale
Cemetery with the Rev. Richard Teller officiating.
Mannasmith Funeral Home served the family.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

HAROLD EUGENE "GENO" LOUCK
Harold Eugene "Geno" Louck, 66, of Marysville, died unexpectedly
Thursday, March 30, 2006, at his home.
He was retired as superintendent of the City of Marysville Street
Department after a career that spanned more than 30 years. An active and
devoted member of Marysville Moose Lodge No. 1651, he also was a member
of Marysville Eagles Aerie No. 3506 and was a social member of Plain
City VFW Post No. 3268.
He was an avid bingo player and enjoyed singing and playing golf and
poker. He treasured time spent hunting and fishing with his son and
grandsons and his greatest joy came when surrounded by friends and
family.
He was born June 24, 1939, in Marysville, to the late Walter Sr. and
Margaret Gregg Louck. He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma
Jordan Louck, on Oct. 29, 2002; three sisters, June Bateman, Dickey
Riebel and Margie Bright; and his brother, Walter "Junior" Louck.
Survivors include his fiancée, Janice Mullet of Dublin; his son, Rusty
(Robin) Louck of Delaware; two daughters, Penny (Rick) Parnell of
Russells Point, and Roxie (Matt) Flowers of Marysville; nine
grandchildren, Justin (Sarah) Louck, Tara (Craig) Nicol, Renae Louck,
Derek Louck, Suzanna (Justin) Lueders, Heaven Parnell, Tiffany (Chris)
Sloan, Brittany Brashears and Nathan Flowers; 10 great-grandchildren,
Riley and Sidney Louck, Ciera, Dylan, and Karlee Nicol, Emma Howell,
Justin Lueders Jr., Taylor Lueders, and Tyson and Beau Sloan; three
sisters, Dorothy Organ and Betty Gordon, each of Delaware, and Bernice
Fausnaugh of Marion; his former wife, Carolyn "Sue" Kirkpatrick of
Lakeview; many nieces and nephews; and countless friends.
Calling hours will be Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Mannasmith Funeral Home
where Marysville Moose Lodge No. 1651 will conduct a memorial service at
the conclusion of calling hours. Funeral services will be held Tuesday
at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Glenn Althouse officiating. Burial will take
place at Oakdale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

JUANITA YODER
 Juanita Yoder, age 92, of West Mansfield, died Friday, March 31, 2006,
at Campbell House in Bellefontaine after an extended illness.
A loving homemaker and devoted farmer's wife, she possessed a terrific
sense of humor and will be remembered as a dear and sweet woman.
She was a faithful longtime member of the West Mansfield United
Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women and was a 1931 graduate
of West Mansfield High School. She enjoyed dining at The Plaza Inn on
Sundays and watching sports. She truly valued her time spent at Campbell
House.
She was born June 24, 1913, near McGuffey, to the late Scott and Ilo
Stalder Sloan. She married LeVerne Yoder on Dec. 10, 1933, and he
preceded her in death on Sept. 20, 1968.
Survivors include a brother-in-law, Dale (Joyce) Yoder of Santa Anna,
Calif.; a special friend, Betty (Arhl "Junior") Oats of West Mansfield;
several nieces, nephews, and cousins; and her church family.
Services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger
Funeral Home, West Mansfield, with the Rev. Jim Wise officiating. Burial
will take place at York Cemetery, York Center. Friends may call from 11
a.m. until the time of the service on Monday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the West Mansfield United
Methodist Church in care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

WILLIAM RUSSELL CRADDOCK
William Russell Craddock, 49, of Rossville, died Wednesday, March 29,
2006, at his residence.
He was a native of Robbins, N.C., and graduated from North Union High
School in Richwood. He graduated from Northwestern Technical College as
a Certified Computer Technician and retired from Schwan's Fine Foods. He
was a veteran of the United States Navy and a member of the Pro Golf
Association.
Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Lisa Ann Johnson Craddock of
Rossville; children, Joy-Amora Craddock, Noel-Angelica Craddock and Fran
Phillips, all of Rossville; parents, Pastor Russell and Kathleen
Craddock of Robbins, N.C.; sister, Mandy (Mark) Craddock Powell of
Jackson, Ga.; two grandchildren; and nieces and nephews, Michael,
Miranda, Martha, and Matthew Powell.
Graveside services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Crest Lawn
Cemetery with Pastor Mark Powell officiating. The family will receive
friends prior to the service at the W. L. Wilson & Sons Funeral Home,
Fort Oglethorpe, Ga.
Memorial contributions may be made to H. Clay Evans Johnson Cancer
Center, 605 Glennwood Drive, Chattanooga, Tenn. 37404.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.wilsonfuneralhome.com.

LARRY J. EASTON
Larry J. Easton, 69, of Worthington, died Tuesday, March 28, 2006, at
his residence.
He was a salesman of heavy equipment, and at one point owned his own
company, Easton Equipment, in Columbus. He will be sadly missed by his
family and friends.
He enjoyed Ohio State University athletics, especially football, where
he had not missed going to a home game for many years. He enjoyed
sailing on Indian Lake and on the ocean with his son in Miami, Fla. He
also enjoyed fishing in Canada with his brother and son-in-law. He was a
sports car enthusiast and an avid history buff.
He was born Feb. 7, 1937, in Marysville, to the late Joseph and Clara
Easton.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Susan Asman Easton; his
children, Carol Easton and her special friend, Bert Luedemann, Cathi
(Dan) Hawkins, Cristi (Tony) Cubito and Douglas Easton; grandchildren,
Susan Cooper, Andrew, Eric, Rachel and Ellen Hawkins; siblings, Joan
(Bob) Meiser, John (Lois) Easton, Eileen (Jerry) Root; and many nieces
and nephews.
Calling hours will be today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at
Rutherford-Corbin Funeral Home, 515 High St., Worthington, where funeral
services will be Friday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Oakdale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Carmel Hospice, 1144 Dublin
Road, Columbus, Ohio 43215.

FLORENCE LUCILLE MORTIMORE
Florence Lucille Mortimore, 93, of West Mansfield, died Wednesday, March
29, 2006, at Green Hills Nursing Center in West Liberty, after an
extended illness and with her family at her side.
She was retired from Harding Machine Company in East Liberty, where she
had been employed for 20 years. She formerly worked as a cook at the
West Mansfield school, managed the West Mansfield Dairy Bar, sold World
Book Encyclopedias, and was employed with Winters Grocery Store.
A 1931 graduate of West Mansfield High School, she was a member of the
West Mansfield Baptist Church where she served as a Sunday school
teacher and was active with the American Baptist Women. She enjoyed
sewing and gardening and will be remembered for supporting her children
in Girl Scouts and 4-H. Her greatest joy came from time spent with her
family.
She was born Aug. 28, 1912, in West Mansfield, to the late Lloyd and
Belva Drake Elliott. She married Leo Mortimore on Oct. 10, 1931, and he
preceded her in death on June 1, 1995. She also was preceded in death by
a son-in-law, Clarence Ledley; a grandson, Wayne Ledley; three brothers,
Donald, Johnathan and Ralph Elliott; a brother-in-law, Don Inskeep; and
a sister-in-law, Patricia Elliott.
Survivors include three daughters, Janice Ledley of Greens Hills, Tamara
Fleming of West Mansfield, and Kay (Tim) McClure of Bellefontaine; seven
grandchildren: Lester (Sandy) Ledley, Clarence Allen (Melinda) Ledley,
Laura (Jeff) Kauffman, Jeffrey (Lenora) Ledley, Melissa (Jim) Dixon,
Eric (Kathy) Fleming and Stefanie (Brian) Wall; two step-grandchildren,
Colby and Alyson McClure; 14 great-grandchildren, Brandy, Jason, Emily,
Casey, Bo, Tyler, Trent, Kimberly, David, Tasha, Ashley, Sydney, Joel
and Brayden Wall; two step-great-grandchildren, Kristen and Kirsten; her
sister, Virginia Inskeep of East Liberty; her brother, Ronald Carl
"Huck" (Sue) Elliott of West Mansfield; two sisters-in-law, Edna Elliott
of Mentor-on-the-Lake, and Helen Elliott of West Mansfield; and many
nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. at
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home, West Mansfield. Funeral
services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at the West Mansfield Baptist
Church with the Rev. Dr. Gary Staats officiating. Burial will take place
at Greenlawn Cemetery, West Mansfield.
Memorial contributions may be made to the West Mansfield Baptist Church
or the Alzheimers Association in care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

KENNETH EUGENE POLING SR.
Kenneth Eugene Poling Sr., 83, of Worthington, died Tuesday, March 28,
2006.
He was a World War II veteran, serving in the 750th Tank Battalion. He
was retired from the Defense Construction Supply Center in Columbus, and
as Command Sgt. Maj. of the U.S. Army Reserve.
A 1941 graduate of Houston, Ohio, High School, he held a bachelor of
arts degree in political science from the University of Dayton, a
master's degree in American history from Memphis State University and a
master's degree in public administration from Central Michigan
University.
He was proprietor of Genealogical Research Services, past president of
the Franklin County Genealogical Society, a former trustee of the Ohio
Genealogical Society, a presenter for the National Genealogical Society
and Federation of Genealogical Societies, and a competitive marksman,
avid traveler and mentor to many.
He was born Feb. 15, 1923, in Covington, Ohio, to the late Ray Kenneth
and Ruth Teresa Schachinger Poling. He also was preceded in death by a
brother, Kay Emory Poling.
He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Rose Swartz Poling; daughters Cheryl
Lynn Best and Tamara Ruth (William) Fullerton; a son, Kenneth Jr.
(Cindy); grandchildren, Michael Sol, Megan Star, Kevin Edward, William
Weston and Delaney Dixon; sisters, L. Maxine (Marshall) Wright and L.
Marlene King; brothers, Keith Eric and Kirby (Edith) Eldon; and numerous
nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at
Rutherford-Corbin Funeral Home, 515 High St., Worthington, where funeral
services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. with calling hours one hour
preceding the funeral services. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery,
Worthington.

VICTOR MANUEL VARGAS
Victor Manuel Vargas, 48, of Marysville, died unexpectedly Sunday
morning, March 26, 2006, at his residence.
He worked as a chef and was self-employed. An Army veteran, he had
served and retired as a sergeant in the 501st Air Bourne Division. He
was a man with a great sense of humor who loved children.
He was born Jan. 5, 1958, in Frankfort, Germany, to Victor and Ana Celia
Montanes Vargas.
He was married Jan. 27, 1999, in Princeton, W. Va., to the former
Barbara Martin Pritchard, who survives. He also is survived by his
mother of Orlando, Fla.; his father of Kissimmee, Fla.; two sons,
Timothy M. Vargas of Marysville, and Raphael Vargas; three daughters,
Victoria, Ana and Carmen Vargas; sisters, Lourdes, Milagros, Lada, Ana
Elizabeth and Alba Nydia Vargas; and brothers, Carlos, Robert, Victor
Vargas and Edgar Anthony Vargas.
Calling hours will be held Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Ingram Funeral
Home, where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday with the Rev.
James Taylor officiating. Burial will be held at a later date. Military
honors will be provided by the Union County Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Care Train in care
of the funeral home.

SADONNA DOROTHY GERKEN WILLIAMS
Sadonna Dorothy Gerken Williams, 91, died Sunday, March 26, 2006, in
Phoenix, Ariz.
Her career as a beautician spanned four decades. She was devoted to her
family and clients, and will be remembered for her caring nature, great
sense of humor, and her love of God.
She was born in Freedom Township near Napoleon, on July 23, 1914, to the
late Frank Gerken and Katherine Daman Gerken. She was one of eight
children, Fred Gerken, Marie Bahler, Martin Gerken, Frank Gerken
(deceased), Dorothy Drewes, Katherine Alexander and Henry Gerken. She
was married to Ray F. Williams for 38 years until his death in 1984.
She is survived by children Brad Williams and Rita Moore and
grandchildren Julie, Jeff and Ryan.
A service will be held in her honor Thursday at 1 p.m. at the
Bellefontaine Church of Christ. Visitation will be held from noon until
the service. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery in Marysville.
Arrangements are being completed by Ingram Funeral Home.

RICHARD ALLEN BANKS
Richard Allen Banks, 85, of Cocoa Beach, Fla., died Saturday, March 25,
2006.
He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1943, and served aboard the
USS Phoenix in World War II. He retired from the United States Navy in
1966. He then retired from the Internal Revenue Service in 1982, and has
lived in Cocoa Beach for 14 years.
He was an active member in the First United Methodist Church of Cocoa
Beach. He enjoyed his church, family, camping, fishing, boating,
gardening, reading, woodworking, computers, biking, cooking, travel,
yearly USS Phoenix Naval reunions and practical jokes.
He was born July 24, 1920, in Marysville, to the late Russell S. and
Alice Eliza Plate Banks.
He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Phyllis Ann Banks; four
children, Rebecca (Gregory) Durr of Aberdeen, Wash., Deborah (Peter)
Rockwood of Lancaster, Barbara Banks of Seattle, and Scott (Melinda)
McCauley of Cape Canaveral, Fla.; five grandchildren, Duncan (Angela)
Durr and Dylan (Jennifer) Durr of Aberdeen, Wash., Anne Rockwood of
Brooklyn, N.Y., Will Rockwood of Kings Point, N.Y., and Tiffany McCauley
of Cape Canaveral, Fla.; two great-grandchildren, Jared and Alexis Durr
of Aberdeen, Wash.; a sister and niece, Mary (Bud) Connett and Pamela
Connett of Bradenton Fla.; and a much loved extended family.
A memorial service will be held today at 4 p.m. at First United
Methodist Church of Cocoa Beach.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Endowment Fund, First United
Methodist Church of Cocoa Beach, 3300 N. Atlantic Ave., Cocoa Beach,
Fla. 32931.
Beckman-Williamson Funeral Home, Cocoa Beach, Fla., is in charge of
arrangements.

WALTER ALBERT FOWLER
Walter Albert Fowler, 86, of Marysville, died Thursday, March 23, 2006,
at his home after a short illness with cancer.
A professional photographer, he and his wife were owners and operators
of Fowler Portrait Studio from 1962 to 1999 in downtown Marysville.
Prior to the downtown location, he operated the business out of the
front porch of his home from 1958 to 1962. Over the years, he trained at
photography seminars and studied at the Columbus College of Art and
Design.
A former associate of Eljers Plumbingware and a farmer on Paver-Barnes
Road, he was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. He served in the U.S.
Navy in the Pacific Theater during World War II and was a former member
of VFW Post 3320.
He was a member of Palestine Lodge No. 158 F & AM and an avid Ohio State
Buckeyes fan. He enjoyed being outside, petting his cats and growing
tomatoes in his backyard.
He was born Nov. 8, 1919, in Mercer's Bottom, W. Va., to the late George
and Iva Hobbs Fowler. He also was predeceased by three sisters, Edith,
Iva and Goldie, and three brothers, Russell, Jim and Arthur.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Della Mae Gibbs Fowler, whom he
married Aug. 19, 1939, in Marysville; a daughter, Linda L. Fowler of
Marysville; a son, Walter T. (Sharon) Fowler Jr. of Fairbanks, Alaska;
seven grandchildren, Michael (Donnis) Bowersmith of Marysville, Kasandra
(David) McCormick of West Mansfield, Jeffrey Bowersmith and Martin
Bowersmith, both of Marysville, Todd (Lorie) Fowler of Westerville, Lisa
(Mark) Underhill of Florida, and Rachel Fowler of Arizona; eight
great-grandchildren, Michael Bowersmith, David Bowersmith, Shawn
(Bonnie) McCormick, Bill (Becky) McCormick, Tiffany (Rusty) Atha,
Matthew Bowersmith, Tasha Bowersmith and Christopher Underhill; six
great-great-grandchildren, Alexis, Lane, Cody, Caleb, Kylie and Ellie; a
brother, Elza Fowler of Urbana; two brothers-in-law, DeWitt "Dick" Gibbs
of Bellefontaine, and Henry Lowe of Ostrander; a sister-in-law, Ila
Fowler of Columbus; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Visiting hours will be Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at
Underwood Funeral Home with Masonic Lodge memorial services at 8 p.m.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home
with Pastor Tim Muller officiating. Burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery
with military honors conducted by the Union County Military Funeral
Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice, 113 S. Main
St., Marysville. Memorial envelopes will be available at the funeral
home.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
condolences@underwoodfuneralhome.com or www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

CHARLES WILLIAM MURPHY
Charles William Murphy, 75, of Marysville, died unexpectedly Monday
morning, March 27, 2006, in the emergency room at Memorial Hospital of
Union County after an extended illness.
He grew up in the Springfield and Cable areas. At the age of 15, his
family moved to a farm in Union County. He attended Allen Center High
School. He retired as an Allen Center dairy and grain farmer after 48
years.
During his younger days, he enjoyed taking jaunts on his Harley Davidson
motorcycle with his daughter. After moving to town, he worked hard on
his home's landscape and took great pride in his "greenest yard in the
neighborhood."
He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
He was born May 18, 1930, in Clark County, to the late William and
Charlotte Geron Murphy. He also was predeceased by two brothers, Chester
and Robert Murphy, and a son-in-law, Brian Frost.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Rhea Maxine Organ Murphy, whom
he married April 13, 1950, in Urbana; a daughter, Linda Marie (Richard)
Frost-Alvey of Fairborn; two granddaughters, Andrea (John) Malowney of
Springfield, and Kristan (Andrew Berry) Frost of Fairborn; a
great-granddaughter, Brianna Malowney; five sisters-in-law, Eleanor
Black of Marysville, Virginia (Philip) Black of Urbana, Charlene (Paul)
Page of Denver, Marilyn Daniels of Marion, and Lois (Bill) Wells of
Delaware; a brother-in-law, Fred (Marilyn) Organ of Urbana; and many
nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Underwood Funeral
Home, where funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. with the
Rev. Jim Taylor officiating. Burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery beside
his parents.
Memorial contributions may be made to Community Care Train or Memorial
Hospital of Union County. Memorial envelopes will be available at the
funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
condolences@underwoodfuneralhome.com or www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

CATHERINE M. HITE
Catherine M. Hite, 62, of Marysville, formerly of Lancaster, died Friday
March 24, 2006, at the Kobacker House, Columbus.
She was a homemaker and a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.
She was born June 9, 1943, in Baraboo, Wis., to the late Frank and
Lottie James Gonzagowski. She also was preceded in death by an infant
daughter, Barbara Kay Hite; three brothers-in-law; and a sister-in-law.
She is survived by her husband Charles; daughters, Karen (David)
Wagonblott of Marysville, and Jody Hite of Columbus; grandchildren,
Justin Wagonblott and Mickayla Hite; brothers and sisters, Stanley
Gonzagowski, Dorothy Becker, Francis (Florence) Gonzagowski and Robert
(Carole) Gonzagowski of Wisconsin, Virginia Marousek and John (Cathy)
Gonzagowski of Missouri, Leonard Gonzagowski of New Mexico, and Roger
(Marilyn) Gonzagowski of Arizona; and many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be today from 4 to 9 p.m. at Sheridan Funeral Home,
Lancaster. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at
10:30 a.m. at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Lancaster, with the
Rev. Donald Franks as celebrant. Internment will be in St. Mary
Cemetery, Lancaster.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Kobacker House - Hospice at
Riverside and Grant hospitals.

NANCY A. MOUSER
Nancy A. Mouser, 72, longtime Richwood resident, died Saturday, March
25, 2006, at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
She was a member of Richwood First Baptist Church and an employee of
U-Co Industries for more than 30 years. Her most enjoyable pastimes were
spending time with her nieces and nephews and going out to eat with friends
The daughter of the late Herbert Mouser and Clara Hershberger Bartels,
she was born Jan. 23, 1934, on Route 31 on the family farm. She was also
preceded in death by her brother, Gerald Mouser.
She is survived by a sister, Norma (Ernie) Beeney; a stepsister, Shirley
(John) Neiberger of Johnstown; nephews and nieces, Bud (Amy) Beeney,
Lynn (Shelley) Beeney, Karen (Bob) Conrad and Doug (Tammy) Beeney, all
of Richwood; 11 great-nieces and -nephews; and one great-great-nephew
and one great-great-niece.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Stofcheck Funeral
Home, Richwood, where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11
a.m., with Pastor Gerald Bentley officiating. Burial will be in
Claibourne Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Northern Union County Fire Truck
Fund.

BEVERLY JEAN SLONECKER
Beverly Jean Slonecker, 70, of Richwood, died Saturday, March 25, 2006,
at Heartland of Marysville after a courageous battle with lung cancer.
She sold lottery tickets at the Heritage Restaurant in Richwood for many years.
She was born Feb. 13, 1936, in Richwood. She was preceded in death by
her father, Monroe Fields; two step-sons, Michael and Steven Slonecker;
a brother, Arthur Fields; and a sister, Barbara Brady.
She is survived by her parents, Russell and Vida Parthamer Ross of
Somersville. She also is survived by her husband, David Bell Slonecker
of Richwood, to whom she was married June 16, 1973; a daughter, Debbie
Oiler-Mitchell of Hilliard; a son, David Bell (Amy) Slonecker Jr. of
Rosendale, Wis.; a step-daughter, Laurie Hatcher of Bellefontaine; two
brothers, Larry Fields of Marion, and Chuck (Sandy) Fields of
Somersville; a sister, Sharon (Emerson) Young of Somersville, a
sister-in-law, Monica Fields of West Mansfield, and 10 grandchildren,
Brandon, Christopher, Steven, Jeremiah, Shae, Jordie, Alexa, Mica,
Caitlin and Samantha.
Calling hours will be held 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. Fred Cheney officiating. Private family graveside services
will be in Claibourne Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P. O.
Box 102454, Atlanta, Ga. 30368-2454 or at
www.cancer.org.
Condolences to the family may be expressed at
www.ballingerfuneralhome.com.

FRED WILLIAM SWEET
Fred William Sweet, 77, of Fresno, Calif., and formerly of Marysville,
and Warren, Ohio, died peacefully Thursday, March 23, 2006, after a
brief illness.
His family, friends and acquaintances knew him to be a caring and kind
man. He was a dedicated and loyal husband, father, grandfather and
great-grandfather and friend to many.
 Mr. Sweet was a loyal and caring friend. He remained close to school
friends and co-workers from Scotts, the grass company where in his 34
years he rose from salesman to director of consumer services and
received a rare international award from ITT, a solid gold ring of
quality, emblematic of his corporate service and his life.
 In his 15 years in Fresno, Mr. Sweet made many dear friends. When his
health permitted, he continued his commitment to community and citizens
by serving on the city mobile home board to see that the rights of those
with limited incomes were protected. He was socially active in the
Fresno ACBL duplicate bridge club, Saint Agnes Club 55 and the Clovis
Senior Citizens bridge group.
He remained a quality and caring person until his final days, showing
concern for other patients by providing or calling for attention to their needs.
He was born May 31, 1928, in Warren, to the late Walter B. and Anna Mau
Sweet. He also was predeceased by a sister, Dora Eckels.
He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Charlene; a daughter,
Judith (Richard) Guittar; a son, James; grandchildren, Rick (Angel),
Jeff and Marilyn; and a great-grandson, Michael. He is also survived by
a host of friends and a few surviving relatives in Fresno, Marysville,
Warren and scattered cities across the country.
Private services will be held at a later date.

DELMON PETE LOONEY
Delmon Pete Looney, 68, of Ostrander, died Friday, March 24, 2006, at
his home.
He was a resident of Scioto Township for more than 50 years. He retired
in 1999 as owner of Pete Looney Trucking Company. He served in the Ohio
National Guard and was a member of the AMVETS and the Moose Lodge.
He was born July 3, 1937, in Grundy, Va., to the late Delmon and Lillie
Clevenger Looney. He also was preceded in death by two brothers, Hansel
and Clyde.
Mr. Looney is survived by his wife, Kerry; two sons, Keith and Del, both
of Ostrander; two daughters, Jean Stover of Ostrander, and Melissa Kirby
of Mentor; two step-daughters, Terri Lehman of Wake Forest, N.C., and
Melinda Hart of Delaware; 16 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and
two sisters, Maxine McClanahan of Ostrander, and Betty Hettrick of
Hilliard.
Calling hours will be Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. at
Robinson Funeral Home, Delaware, where a funeral service will be held
Monday at 11 a.m. with the Revs. Scott Campbell and David Redding
officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Ostrander.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Grady, 561 W. Central
Ave., Delaware, Ohio 43015.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.robinsonfuneralhomeinc.com.

BETTY J. BAKER
Betty J. Baker, 79, of Urbana, died Wednesday evening, March 22, 2006,
at Doctors Hospital West after a brief illness.
She was a homemaker and member of the Pentecostal Temple of Faith in
London.
She was born May 18, 1926, in Redfield, to the late Edward J. Sr. and
Mary L. Trunnell Vititoe and was the last of her family of seven to
survive. She was married to Robert Baker, who preceded her in death Aug.
25, 1973.
She is survived by her children, Robert L. (Heidi) Baker of Germany,
David E. Baker of Urbana, Timothy W. (Evelyn) Baker of Cortland, N.Y.,
and Gary L. (Gayle) Baker of Marysville; a daughter-in-law, Vicki Baker
of Bellefontaine; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Calling hours will be Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home
where funeral services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Steve
Gilkerson officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in
Springfield.

NELL MARIE NOSEWORTHY
Nell Marie Noseworthy, 86, of Sebring, Fla., died Tuesday, March 21,
2006.
She had been a resident of Sebring, since 1989, moving from Delaware. A
homemaker, she was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, the Tanglewood
Bowling Club and of the Methodist faith.
She was born May 23, 1919, in Dayton, to the late James A. and Lucille
Walker Wagner.
She is survived by her husband, Allan Noseworthy of Sebring; a daughter,
Cheryl Hilbe of Chandler, Ariz.; a step-daughter, Karen Steck of
Delaware; a step-son, Peter Noseworthy of Delaware; seven grandchildren;
and seven great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Sebring, Fla., was in charge of
cremation.

PAUL E. SCHERTZER
  Paul E. Schertzer, 80, of Marysville, died Thursday afternoon, March
23, 2006, at The Gables.
He was a longtime farmer in Claiborne Township and was retired from OM
Scotts and Sons. He was a veteran of World War II. Through the years,
his pastime was tinkering and camping with family and friends.
He was born Feb. 22, 1926, in Union County, where he had spent his
entire life. His parents, Lester D. and Maude Jarvis Schertzer, and a
sister, Wilma, preceded him in death.
He was married Oct. 30, 1950, in Richmond, Ind., to the former Minerva
Steele, who survives. Also surviving are their children, Debbie (Jeff)
Fruth of Westerville, and Dennis (Shirley) Schertzer, Chuck Schertzer,
Paula (Kevin) Lawler and Tina (Dennis) Pack, all of Marysville; 13
grandchildren, Shannon, Shawn (Jackie), Shelley, Leah, Amanda, Jennifer,
Joe, Zack, Amy, Lindsey, Crystal and Katelyn; seven great-grandchildren,
Amanda, Matthew, Jacob, Olivia, Dakota, Taylor and Jamey; two
step-grandchildren, Stacey and Eric Yoder; a brother, John Schertzer of
Marysville; a sister, Allyne Burnside of Greenville, S.C.; brothers- and
sisters-in-law, John and Jeannie Steele, George and Sue Steele and
Beatrice Steele; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home
where funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Monday with the
Rev. John Groat officiating. Burial will follow at Broadway Cemetery
where veteran graveside honors will be conducted by the Union County
Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Cancer Society in
care of the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Bill and Ron Steele, Shawn and Joe Schertzer, Dick
Carpenter and Eric Yoder.

JACQUELINE K. GARVER
Jacqueline K. Garver, 49, of Mechanicsburg, died peacefully at her home
Thursday, March 16, 2006, after losing a courageous battle with cancer.
She was a former real estate agent and past employee of Janitrol
Aerospace-Midland Ross Corporation, West Jefferson Real Estate and
Crager Real Estate.
She had many talents, including drawing, painting, home decorating and
caring for all her outdoor flowers.
She was born June 13, 1956, in Marysville, to the late Herbert E. and
Wanda M. Martin Stillings.
She is survived by her husband John; a son, Thomas (Amy) Salyer of West
Jefferson; two grandsons, Hayden and Tanner Salyer, and stepsons, Mark,
Mike, and John Garver, all of Columbus; a sister, Julia Stillings of
Hilliard; two brothers, Robert (Karen) Stillings of Columbus, and
Herbert (La) Stillings of Ardis, Tenn.; many nieces and nephews; and her
forever faithful golden retriever, Maggie.
Calling hours will be Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. at Ingram Funeral
Home where funeral services will follow at 2:15 p.m. with the Rev. Danny
Vanscoy officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Community Mercy Hospice, 2600 N.
Limestone St., second floor, Springfield, Ohio 45503.

JOHN HOWARD ROBINSON
John Howard Robinson, 81, a lifetime resident of Marysville, died
unexpectedly Tuesday, March 21, 2006, at his home.
He retired in 1987 as a supervisor at the Marysville plant of Goodyear
Rubber and Tire. He was also a part owner of the Suzuki Motorcycle Shop,
formerly located at the corner of Fifth and Walnut streets in
Marysville.
As a young man, he and his father carried on the family business his
grandfather started, Robinson and Son Poultry, which was located on
North Plum Street in Marysville. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served
in Italy during World War II.
Known for a great sense of humor and zest for life, he was a devoted
husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed the outdoors, camping, deer
hunting in Pennsylvania, gardening and puttering in his workshop. He
especially enjoyed fishing on Lake Erie with his friends and his
daughter, Cheryl.
He was born Nov. 11, 1924, in Marysville, to the late Harry Samuel and
Maybelle Myers Robinson.
He is survived by his wife of almost 60 years, Valeta Mae Wilcox
Robinson, whom he married Oct. 12, 1947, at the Methodist Church in
Marysville; two daughters, Cathy (Everett) King of Laramie, Wyo., and
Cheryl (Ron) Chandler of East Liberty; a grandson, Bret Kitchin of
Washington, D.C.; two granddaughters, Sally Stillings of Tipp City, and
Sara Stillings of Marysville; two nieces, Brenda Hoy and Jeri Ludwig;
and two nephews, Tommy and Keith Hoy.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Underwood Funeral
Home, where a memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Scot
Ocke officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Family YMCA in
care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com or condolences@underwoodfuneralhome.com.

JIMMY RAY PARKER
Jimmy Ray Parker, 47, of Richwood, died early Monday morning, March 20,
2006, at the home of his loving aunt and uncle, Jim and Ruthie Parker of
rural Bucyrus, after a battle with cancer.
A 1978 graduate of North Union schools, he worked for Scioto Valley as
an industrial cleaner. He was a former member of the Galion Moose, was
an avid body builder, enjoyed mountain biking, and was a great sports
fan - his favorites were North Union, the Ohio State Buckeyes, Oakland
Raiders, Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Cavaliers
He was born June 10, 1958, in Kenton, to Lovell R. and Ledora Orr
Parker. Lovell and his wife Irma J. survive in Cleveland, Tenn. He was
predeceased by his mother and a sister, Ruth Ann Parker.
Mr. Parker also is survived by three children, Ashley M. (Ashley) Parker
of Marion, and Evan Parker and Katie Parker, both of Bowling Green; and
two brothers, Freddie A. (Valarie) Parker of Richwood, and Douglas R.
(Sandy) Parker of Delaware.
Memorial services will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Stofcheck Funeral
Home, Richwood, where friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Simon Avelia will officiate, and private burial will be at Claibourne
Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of the funeral
home at P.O. Box 122, Richwood, Ohio 43344.

CHARLOTTE L. STERLING
Charlotte L. Sterling, 97, died Sunday, March 19, 2006, at The Gables at
Green Pastures, Marysville.
She was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Columbus. She
will be remembered for her cooking, her generosity and her comforting
ways.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles E. Sterling.
She is survived by a daughter, Margaret Stevenson of Grove City;
grandchildren, Robert (Sandra) Stevenson of Marysville, Juliann (Carl)
Rectenwald of Worthington; great-grandchildren, Courtney Jo and Eric
Michael Stevenson of Marysville, Tracy Rhiannon Rectenwald of
Worthington; great-great-grandson, Brandon Joseph Stevenson of
Marysville; a brother, Martin (Garnet) Boden of Columbus; and nieces,
nephews and many friends.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 1 p.m. until the 2 p.m. funeral
service at Graumlich & Son Funeral Home, 1351 S. High St., Columbus.
Pastor Paul Heine will officiate and burial will be in Obetz Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the steeple fund at Trinity
Evangelical Lutheran Church, 404 S. Third St., Columbus, Ohio 43215.

DANNY WAYNE "BLUEBOY" COMBS
Danny Wayne "Blueboy" Combs, 50, of Marysville, died unexpectedly
Friday, March 17, 2006, at his home.
He was formerly employed with Waste Management for 11 years. He was an
avid collector of Case knives and especially enjoyed motorcycles.
He was born June 11, 1955, in Hazard, Ky., to the late Sherman and Ethel
Blair Combs.
Survivors include four sisters, Lauana (Arlie) Sumner of Delaware,
Erlene (Roger) Gibson of West Mansfield, and Darlene (Tom) Converse and
Judy Combs of Marysville; and three brothers, Arnold (Judy) Combs of
Marysville, John (Frieda) Combs of Altro, Ky., and Luther (Sheila) Combs
of Bandy, Va.
After cremation, private services will take place in Virginia near his
brother's home. Mannasmith Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of the funeral
home.

FREDERICK SHANE GUENTHER
Frederick Shane Guenther, 37, of Raymond, died Wednesday, March 15,
2006, in the comfort of his own home with his loving family at his side
from complications associated with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis -
Lou Gehrig's Disease.)
He was employed as a welder with Honda of America, East Liberty Plant,
since 1991, and was a member of Honda Emergency Services for Medical,
Fire, and HAZMAT.  He was a member of the Old Union Church of Christ and
was a 1986 graduate of Marysville High School.
He joined the Army Reserves in January 1987 and was activated during
Operation Desert Storm. He attained the rank of sergeant and served as
an MP in Germany before his honorable discharge in 1994. He was a former
volunteer fireman and EMT with the Bokescreek Fire Department in West
Mansfield.
He meant so much to so many people. He was a precious son, a loving
husband, a devoted father, and a wonderful brother, uncle and friend. He
possessed a terrific sense of humor and inspired all who came to know
him during his illness. He loved life and lived life and treasured the
relationships he had with his family and friends.
He enjoyed hunting and fishing, history, especially military history,
and being surrounded by nature and wildlife. He collected swords and
knives and kept entertained by watching movies and rodeos and by playing
PlayStation and poker.
He was active in 4-H as a child, showing sheep and horses, and in 1986
was honored to win the World Quarter Horse Show in Tulsa, Okla. He
satisfied a lifelong dream and rode a bull in 2002. He enjoyed a
memorable trip of a lifetime to Australia in 2003, where he snorkeled
the Great Barrier Reef and visited Steve Irwin's Zoo.
He was a huge Ohio State Buckeyes fan and considered Archie Griffin his
idol. His greatest joy came from attending all of his children's events
and being surrounded by the love and affection of his wife, children and
family.
He was born June 23, 1968, in Columbus, to Ronald and Marjorie Miller
Guenther, who survive in Raymond. He was preceded in death by an infant
sister, Kimberly, in September, 1966, and his paternal grandparents,
Robert and Lillian Guenther.
He also is survived by his faithful and devoted wife, Patricia "Patty"
Penhorwood Guenther, to whom he was married May 20, 1998; his children,
Paige Marie, 13, and Logan Michael, 12, each of Mt. Victory; his
step-daughter, Aspen Whitley Fannin, 11, of the home; his brother, Kurt
(Lisa) Guenther of Marysville; his sister, Tara (Alan) Wertz of Raymond;
his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Dan and Nancy Penhorwood of
Raymond; brothers-in-law, Tim (Stacy) Penhorwood of York Center, and
Stace Penhorwood of Columbus; four nieces, Shelby Guenther, and Ashley,
Adalissa and Izabelle Penhorwood; two nephews, Colton Guenther and Wyatt
Wertz; several aunts, uncles, and cousins; and countless friends and
neighbors.
Calling hours will be Sunday from 2 to 8 p.m. at Mannasmith Funeral
Home. Funeral services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at the Marysville
Church of Christ. Fred Bowman and Joe Thompson will officiate and burial
with full military honors conducted by the Union County Veterans
Association will take place at Raymond Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the ALS Association - Western Ohio
Chapter, in care of the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Kurt Guenther, Alan Wertz, Tim Penhorwood, Stace
Penhorwood, Paul Webb, Jeremy McGlone and Toby Kelly.
Condolences may be expressed at www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

LOUIS A. GUY
Louis A. Guy, 81, of Milford Center, died surrounded by his family on
Wednesday afternoon, March 15, 2006.
A graduate of Rosedale High School, he was a farmer for more than 30
years, the first president of the National Farmers Organization, a
trustee of Pike Township, Madison County, and a former Fairbanks School
District board member.
 He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army, 15th Air
Force, 484th Bomb Group, 824th Bomb Squadron. He was awarded a Bronze
Star for his service in the European African Middle Eastern Campaign.
He treasured his family and enjoyed fishing, hunting and working
outdoors. He was an established woodcarver, specializing in birds and
particularly bald eagles.
He was born Aug. 31, 1924, in Champaign County, to the late Fred and
Mary Louise Martin Guy. He was preceded in death by his sister, Joan Guy
Morter.
He is survived by his loving wife of nearly 63 years, Mary Jane Houck
Guy. Also surviving are three daughters, Sue (Joel) Kinsey of Powell,
Lou Roland of Orange Beach, Ala., and B.J. (Mike) Adams of Milford
Center; grandchildren, Jamie Michaelis, Tara (Darren) Lee, Jennifer
(Doug) Wanamaker, Jon (Barb) Kinsey, Ty (Tanya) Roland, Jason Adams,
Jeff Adams and Lyndsay (Chad) Burns; great-grandchildren, Storm and
Shayle Roland, Dakota Michaelis, Morgan and Macy Wanamaker, Ayden Adams
and Jack and Rachel Kinsey; sisters and brothers-in-law, Maxine Hart,
Jean Bailey, Helen Houck and Phillip Seibold; special cousin, T/Sgt.
James C. Guy (retired); and many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Guy Cemetery near
Rosedale in Madison County.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Pike Township Trustees, in
care of Leila Stewart, 3370 Rosedale Road, Irwin, Ohio 43029 for the Guy
Cemetery Veterans Memorial Flagpole Project. Cards also will be
available at the funeral home.

WARREN WIDNER
Warren Widner, 85, of Marysville, died Wednesday, March 15, 2006, at the
Sunrise Assisted Living Facility in Colorado Springs, Colo., with his
daughter at his side after an extended illness.
He was a teacher, coach, and principal at Marysville High School from
1945 to 1965 and from 1970 to 1978, and was inducted into the Marysville
High School Athletic Hall of Fame on Jan. 30, 1998. He enjoyed much
success as a football and basketball coach and was well liked by his
students, remaining quite popular with them long after his retirement.
In addition, he was employed with the McMillan Textbook Company from
1965 to 1970.
He graduated from Lima Central High School in 1938 and was named
All-Ohio in basketball. He enrolled at Ohio Northern University and
there also enjoyed much success in the classroom and on the football and
basketball teams. He served as basketball captain during his senior
season and graduated in 1943.
He was a veteran of World War II, achieved the rank of First Lieutenant
with the 30th Infantry Division of the United States Army, and was
awarded The Purple Heart, two Bronze Stars, and five combat medals.
He was a 50-year member of the Marysville First United Methodist Church
and had served as its superintendent. He served as president of the
Union County Hospital Association for several years and was a member of
the Alumni 'N' Men's Association at Ohio Northern University, Palestine
Lodge No. 158 F&AM, Order of the Eastern Star, Mary Chapter No. 9, the
Kiwanis Club of Marysville, American Legion Post No. 79, the Ohio
Education Association, and the High School Principal Association.
A capable woodworker, Mr. Widner was proud to have finished the trim
throughout his home. He began snow skiing at age 60 and enjoyed
traveling to Colorado for ski trips. He was a very talented golfer and
had many fond memories of playing bridge and golf with his wife and
friends throughout the years.
He was born June 12, 1920, in Lima, to the late Albert and Anna Cruise
Widner. He married Pauline "Polly" Kennedy on Jan. 16, 1944, and she
preceded him in death on June 13, 1980.
He is survived by a daughter, Sharon (Tim) Emrick of Colorado Springs,
Colo.; a granddaughter, Nikki (Jeff) Brown of Highland, Ill.; two
great-grandaughters, Ellie and Katie; a sister, June Bowers of Arizona;
sisters-in-law, Beverly Zanger of Hawaii, and Mary Minter of Texas; and
many friends and former students, including family friends, Rick, Judd,
and Joel Weis.
Calling hours will be Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Mannasmith Funeral
Home. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Marysville
First United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Scott Ocke officiating.
Burial with full military honors conducted by the Union County Veterans
Association will take place at Oakdale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Marysville High School
Athletic Department.
Condolences may be expressed at www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

DAVID FREDERICK HILLERY
David Frederick Hillery, 40, of Rushsylvania, died Monday, March 13,
2006, at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
A 1984 Bellefontaine High School graduate, he worked for Great Lakes
Assembly in East Liberty. He was a member of Christ Our King Church and
Hilliker YMCA. Mr. Hillery was active in Little League and Pony League
baseball and was an avid fisherman.
He was born March 21, 1965, in Bellefontaine, to the late Robert Sr. and
Nancy B. Cummins Hillery. He also was predeceased by two brothers, Mark
and Jonathan Hillery, and a sister, Cheryl Hillery.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Kay Easter Hillery, to whom he was
married June 4, 1988 in Rushsylvania; two sons, Jonathan Frederick
Hillery and Matthew Michael Hillery of the home; a daughter, Jessica
Lynn Hillery of the home; a brother, Robert Hillery Jr. of Newark; and a
sister, Cindy Hillery of Markleville, Ind.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Eichholtz Funeral
Home, Bellefontaine, and one hour prior to Friday's funeral service at
11 a.m. at Christ Our King Church in Bellefontaine. The Rev. Robin Ricks
will officiate and burial will be in Rushsylvania Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to a scholarship fund for Mr.
Hillery's children in care of his wife, Barbara.

DWIGHT HERBERT "JIMMY" LOWRY
Dwight Herbert "Jimmy" Lowry, 82, of Marysville, died Tuesday, March 14,
2006, with his wife and family at his side at Riverside Methodist
Hospital in Columbus, after an extended illness.
He retired in 1989 after 25 years of employment with the Ohio
Reformatory for Women and formerly was employed for 15 years with the
Juvenile Detention Center. He was a member of the Millcreek Church of
Christ and was a graduate of New Dover High School.
Mr. Lowry was a proud veteran of World War II and served in the U.S.
Army, 75th Troop Carrier Squadron and 435th Troop Carrier Group from
1943 to 1945. He was a former Little League baseball coach and for
several years entered vegetables at the Ohio State Fair.
He enjoyed woodworking, making leather crafts, and singing in a gospel
quartet with his late sister, Ivadell Davids. His greatest joy came when
surrounded by his family.
He was born June 14, 1923, in New Dover, to the late William and Matilda
Blumenschein Lowry. He also was preceded in death by three brothers,
Edgar, Lewis and Clarence Lowry, and two sisters, Edith Hostler and
Ivadell Davids.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Lois Ann Sinclair Lowry, to whom
he was married Nov. 13, 1950, in Mechanicsburg; four sons, Dwight
(Leona) Lowry, David (Leta) Lowry and Dean (Aletha) Lowry, all of
Marysville, and Dwane (Bonnie) Lowry of Richwood; his daughter, Lisa
(Mike) Brown of Marysville; 20 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a
sister, Wilma L. Taylor of Springfield; and two nieces to whom he opened
his heart and home, Paula (Gary) Ryan of Milford Center, and Tiffanie
Moen of Marysville.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Mannasmith
Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held Friday, at 11 a.m.
with Jack Knox officiating. Burial with full military honors conducted
by the Union County Veterans Association will take place at Oakdale
Cemetery.
The deceased's grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

JACK L. SALYER
Jack L. Salyer, 67, of Worthington, died Monday, March 13, 2006, at his
home after an extended illness.
He served in the U.S. Air Force and was employed at Worthington
Industries for 25 years.
He was born Oct. 21, 1938, in Volga, Ky., to the late Everett and Anna
Mary Williams Salyer. He also was preceded in death by two brothers, Jim
& Rick Salyer.
Mr. Salyer is survived by a sister, Brenda (Scott) Davenport; two
brothers, Donnie (Emma) Salyer and Ronnie (Janet) Salyer; five nieces
and nephews, Tamra Salyer, Don (Teri) Salyer, Shannon Salyer, Sayward
(Jason) Tatman and Sarah Salyer; and four great-nieces, Peyton, Taylor
and Avery Salyer and Ashtyn Tatman.
Calling hours will be today from 6 to 9 p.m. at Ferguson Funeral Home,
Plain City, where funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m.,
with Pastor Elton Yutzy officiating. Burial will be in Forest Grove
Cemetery.

THOMAS R. WOODRUFF
Thomas R. Woodruff, 60, of West Liberty, died Friday, March 10, 2006, at
his residence.
He was retired as West Liberty police chief and owned Woodruff Fence
Building & Construction. He was a member of Goshen Friends Church,
Central Ohio Emmaus and the Army National Guard.
He served on the West Liberty Cemetery Board, as Champaign County
Sheriff, and as former mayor of West Liberty and president of the West
Liberty Council. He was an honorary Logan County Deputy Sheriff.
He was born Oct. 22, 1945, in Urbana, to the late Robert and Elizabeth
Instine Woodruff. He also was predeceased by two nieces, Dana Woodruff
and Christina Patrick.
He is survived by his wife, Connie Hess Woodruff, to whom he was married
March 3, 1975, in Kingscreek; three sons, Jeffery T. (Barbara) Woodruff
of Piqua, Charles "Chuck" H. (Emily) Carey of McGuffey, and Matthew S.
(Tracey) Woodruff of West Liberty; three daughters, Rochelle D. (Tim)
Bell of Mooresboro, N.C., Karen R. (Chad) Snyder of Springfield, and
Staci L. (Ray) Seymour of Bellefontaine; two brothers, Ron (Jane)
Woodruff of Kingscreek, and Mike (Sheryl) Woodruff of North Lewisburg;
two sisters, Barbara (Charles) Patrick and Leah (Phil) Judy of Urbana;
and 19 grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, March 19, at 2 p.m. at Goshen
Friends Church, Zanesfield, with Pastors Fred Kensler and Fred Clogg
officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Goshen Friends Church, 5527 Road
153, Zanesfield, Ohio 43360.
Eichholtz Inc. Funeral Homes is in charge of arrangements.

ADA MAY BALL
Ada May Ball, 62, of Bellefontaine and formerly of Addison, N.Y., died
Sunday, March 12, 2006, at Lima Memorial Hospital in Lima.
She was a bookkeeper for the town of Lindley, N.Y. and a member of
Hopewell United Methodist Church, Bellefontaine.
She was born May 12, 1943, in Dundee, N.Y., to Arthur and Gladys Pulver
Parmelee. She was preceded in death by her father, and her mother
survives in Bellefontaine. She also was predeceased by her husband,
Duane Ball, whom she married in Lindley, N.Y., and who died Dec. 26, 1994.
She is survived by two sons, Lawrence (Dyenne) Perkins of Addison, N.Y.,
and Walter Perkins of Smyrna, Tenn.; two daughters, Michelle (James)
Blackmore of Watertown, Tenn., and Rene (Mark) Stover of Bellefontaine;
and four grandchildren, Jessie and Chad Perkins and Nicholas and
McKenzie Erringten.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 5 p.m. at Hopewell United
Methodist Church, with the Rev. Rob Kilgore officiating. There will be
no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Eichholtz Inc. Funeral Homes is in charge of arrangements.

SUE BARNETT
Sue Barnett, 74, of Hilliard and formerly of the Watkins area, died
Friday evening, March 10, 2006, at The Sanctuary at Tuttle Crossing
after a lengthy illness.
She was a former employee of the State of Ohio Bureau of Employment
Services and a former employee of BancOhio in Marysville.
She was a former member of the Watkins Community Church, a member of the
Mayflower Circle of Kings Daughters, and a longtime member of Twig No. 4
and volunteer at Memorial Hospital.
She was born Jan. 8, 1932, in London, to Richard and Sarah Whiting
Smith. Her father preceded her in death, and her mother survives in
London. She also was predeceased by her husband, John L. Barnett, who
died June 21, 1997.
A loving daughter, mother and grandmother, she is survived by her
children, Elizabeth A. "Libby" Scheiderer and John L. (Tammy) Barnett,
of Hilliard, and Grover B. (Phyllis) Barnett of Hampton, Va.; six
grandchildren, Rashad (Kamisha) Barnett, Leslie Barnett, Chad Criner,
Adam Scheiderer, Kayleigh Barnett and Jennifer Scheiderer; four
great-grandchildren, TrevVon, Maxwell, and Xavier Barnett and Jacir
Clements; a sister, Nancy (Bob) Cunningham of Plain City; and two
nephews, J.R. and Lance Cunningham.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home.
A graveside service will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Kingwood
Memorial Park north of Worthington.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association in
care of the funeral home.

BERNICE "BUNNY" PINATIELLO
Bernice "Bunny" Pinatiello, 78, of Marysville, formerly of Columbus,
died Monday, March 13, 2006.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Darius and Mary Hissong
Carpenter; a sister, Dorothy Phillips; and three brothers, Don, William
and Charles Carpenter.
She is survived by her loving husband, John; a son, Robert (Ann) Scott;
grandchildren, Patricia and Jason Scott; four sisters, Evelyn Phillips,
Ella Mae Castle, Thelma Cordle and Charlotte Mills; and a brother, Ted
(Dara) Carpenter.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Newcomer Funeral Home,
Southwest Chapel, 3393 Broadway, Grove City, where funeral services will
be held Thursday at 1 p.m. Private burial will be at Sunset Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Liver Foundation,
Ohio Chapter, 5755 Grange Road, Independence, Ohio 44131-1455.
Messages of condolence may be left at
www.newcomerfamily.com

IAN THOMAS MCCOLLISTER
Ian Thomas McCollister, 7, of New Albany, died Saturday, March 11, 2006,
at his home, 22 days before his eighth birthday, after battling brain
cancer for three years and eight months.
Ian was a first grader at New Albany Primary School. Everyone who ever
met him fell in love with him. He inspired so many people, old and
young, with the true meaning of courage and strength.
He loved his sister most of all. He also enjoyed dirt bikes, playing
baseball, his Game Boy, music, Spiderman, Power Rangers, and the Teenage
Mutant Ninja Turtles. He admired his special buddy, "Big Anthony" and
the New Albany football team.
He was a brave, courageous, strong, kind, outgoing, loving, feisty,
opinionated little boy who was wise beyond his 7 years. He is best known
for his smile and the happiness he brought to those who met him. His
family and friends are extremely blessed to have been able to have Ian
for the time they did.
He was born April 2, 1998, the son of Mindy Tate McCollister of New
Albany, and Chad McCollister of Westerville.
He is survived by his parents and big sister, Ally McCollister;
grandparents, Arlo and Jan Tate of Marysville, Frank and Marilyn
Debelius of Johnstown, and Scott and Shirly McCollister of Zanesville;
aunts and uncles, Jamie Tate, Josh and Judy Shelton, Michael Debelius,
Dan Debelius, Stephanie and Doug Neff, Kevin and Lori McCollister, Kelly
and Mike Alfman, Matt and Jen McCollister; and cousins, Lauren, Megan,
Regan, and Jordan Neff, Eric, Ryan, and Casey McCollister, Ashton,
Morgan, and Parker Alfman, Emma McCollister and Jessie Shelton.
  Calling hours will be Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to
3 p.m. at New Albany Church of the Nazarene, 6000 Johnstown Road, New
Albany. A celebration of Ian's life will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at
the church of the Nazarene, with Pastor Larry McNutt officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made in to the Children's Hospital Hem/Onc
Department 45084, P.O. Box 16810, Columbus, Ohio 43272 or Kids 'n' Kamp,
3440 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, Ohio 43202.
Schoedinger Northeast Chapel, 1051 E. Johnstown Road, is in charge of
arrangements.

MARY AURELIA JACKSON SANDERS
Mary Aurelia Jackson Sanders, 76, of Marysville, formerly of Tampa,
Fla., died Sunday, March 12, 2006, after a short illness.
A former registered nurse at Tampa General Hospital, she retired from
Erwin Technical School in Tampa, where she taught licensed practical
nursing for many years.
A loving and supportive grandmother, she relocated to Marysville in 2000
to be close to her grandsons and enjoyed their school activities and
watching them grow up. She attended St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Waldo.
She was born Feb. 10, 1930, in Tampa, to the late Randolph Collins Jr.
and Jesse Manning Jackson. She also was predeceased by a brother,
Randolph Collins Jackson III, in February of this year.
She is survived by a son, James Douglas (Fran Neil) Sanders of St.
Petersburg, Fla.; a daughter, Gail Renee (Dr. Robert) Ahern of
Marysville; three grandsons, Robert W. (Katelin Mantey) Ahern III, Luke
J. (Kelsey Baird) Ahern and Martin M. Ahern, all of Marysville; a
sister, Celine (Alton) Adams of Brandon, Fla.; and many nieces and
nephews.
The Rev. Barry W. Ludwig will officiate funeral services to be held at 7
p.m. Tuesday at Underwood Funeral Home where the family will receive
friends beginning at 3 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Marysville High School Show
Choir, "Swingers Unlimited." Memorial envelopes will be available at the
funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

NELLIE BERNIECE NAYLOR SOUTHARD
Nellie Berniece Naylor Southard, 96, of Mount Gilead, died Friday
evening, March 10, 2006, at the Rosewood Manor in Galion.
She enjoyed playing high school basketball on one of the first all girls
teams. She attended teaching college in Kirksville, Mo., where she met
and married Dr. Alonzo F. Southard. They spent more than 50 years
together until his death in 1988. Coming to Mount Gilead in 1932, they
opened the doctor's osteopathic office and her podiatry practice where
they worked for many years.
She enjoyed music and attended the Ohio State University, becoming a
circuit teacher of music throughout many one-room school houses in
central Ohio. She followed her dream into the sky and received a pilot's
license in the early 1940s.
In 1964 Dogwood Valley Campground was carved out of the woods of the
Southard's home's backyard. The deceased enjoyed the fellowship of many
friends, music and crafts.
She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, the United
Methodist Women, Mother's Forum, Wayside Garden Club and the Silver Twig
at Morrow County Hospital. She taught crafts and organized the weekly
Sunday services at Dogwood Valley. She was an avid collector of numerous
things, especially lifelong friendships.
She was born Nov. 24, 1909, in Shelby County, Mo., the daughter of the
late William and Lula Carroll Naylor. She also was predeceased by her
husband, Dr. A.F. Southard, whom she married May 1, 1932, and who died
Nov. 29, 1988; an infant daughter, Carolyn Southard; a foster daughter,
Nancy Jordan; and two brothers, Charles and Lewis Naylor.
She is survived by two sons, Stanley Southard and his special friend
Cecelia Heinz and William (Kathy) Southard, all of Mount Gilead; a
foster daughter Marcella (Van) Swearingen of Shelbina, Mo.; a
granddaughter Bethany (Gordon) Grissom; and two great-grandchildren,
Bradley and Brooklyn Grissom of Colorado Springs, Colo.; eight nieces;
and many great-nieces and -nephews.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 at the Craven
Funeral Home, 67 N. Main St., Mount Gilead. Funeral services will be
Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Trinity United Methodist Church with the
Rev. Bruce Hartley officiating and Chet Woodward and Chip Roush
assisting. Burial will follow in Rivercliff Cemetery in Mount Gilead.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.

DONALD E. BIGELOW
Donald E. Bigelow, 86, of Marysville, died peacefully at his home on
Thursday evening, March 9, 2006.
He was employed for more than 30 years as a truck driver with Suburban
Motor Freight and formerly owned and operated The Bigelow Trap Company.
He attended grade school in Irwin and graduated from Union Rural High
School in Milford Center.
He was a proud veteran of World War II and served with the CBs in the
U.S. Navy. He was awarded a Purple Heart for his service at Iwo Jima,
and he was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and the Milford
Center VFW. He treasured his family and especially enjoyed the outdoors
and sitting on his back porch.
He was born July 7, 1919, in Marysville, to the late Merle Emerson and
Bertha Alice Robinson Bigelow. He married Mary Louise Coder on April 8,
1939, in Covington, Ky., and she preceded him in death on Sept. 8, 1998.
He also was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Phipps.
Survivors include his daughter and faithful caregiver, Shirley Ann
Korpowski of Marysville; two sons, Russell (Mitzi) Bigelow of Dublin,
and Roger Bigelow of Powell; two granddaughters, Charlene and Rachel
Bigelow; and a sister, Ruth Stewart.
Calling hours will be Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at Mannasmith Funeral
Home, where services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Richard
Teller officiating. Burial with full military honors conducted by the
Union County Veterans Association will take place at Oakdale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice or the Milford
Center VFW in care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

KATE CRAMER
Kate Cramer, 78, of Richwood, died unexpectedly Friday, March 10, 2006,
at the Galion Community Hospital where she was in the rehabilitation
center.
A 1945 graduate of Richwood High School, she was retired from North
Union Schools where she was a school bus driver for 25 years and
director of transportation for several years. She was a very dedicated
homemaker, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her greatest
joy came when she was surrounded by her family. Her exceptional cooking
was the focal point of every family gathering.
The deceased and her husband shared a lifelong passion for Cushman
Scooters. They took trips on the scooters as far away as Niagara Falls
and traveled across the United States to numerous Cushman Club Shows
during their retirement.
She was born July 31, 1927, in Marion County, to the late C. M. and
Celia Knapp Shields. A brother, Charles Shields, also predeceased her.
She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Paul E. "Doc" Cramer.
They were married Jan. 20, 1946, at her parent's home. Also surviving
are two sons, Rex (Cheri) Cramer of Galion, and Jim (Michelle) Cramer of
Plain City; grandchildren, Adrienne, Jack and Wade Cramer, Jaime Hoy,
Joshua and Sunny Horacek and Katie, Lexie and Sophia Cramer;
great-grandson, Paul Cramer; sisters and brother, Maxine Wilson, Ruth
Webb and Thomas (Sara) Shields, all of Richwood, Emma Cheney of St.
Charles, Ill., and Charlotte (Irv) Markley of Cincinnati; and
sister-in-law, Lee Shields of Delta.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the First United
Methodist Church in Richwood.
Friends may call Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Stofcheck Funeral Home
in Richwood. Burial will be in the Claibourne Cemetery with the Rev.
Joseph Rhea officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to the Richwood First United Methodist
Church, 18 S. Fulton St., Richwood, Ohio 43344.

MADELINE E. ROBINSON
Madeline E. Robinson, 81, of Marysville, died Friday morning, March 10,
2006, surrounded by her family at Memorial Hospital after a brief
illness.
She was a retired registered nurse, having worked 22 years as office
nurse for Dr. Harold Stricker and her last nine years before retirement
as an industrial nurse for the O.M. Scott and Sons Company.
She was a longtime member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and was
involved for many years, and honored, by several civic organizations of
which she was a member. Her accomplishments included being selected as
mother of the year and receiving an achievement award. She was a life
member of the VFW Post No. 3320 Auxiliary.
She was born March 20, 1924, in Savannah, Ga., to the late Nathan and
Catherine Sullivan Evans. She also was preceded in death by a brother,
John Sullivan, and a sister and brother-in-law, Margaret and Raymond
Shanklin.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Leo L. Robinson, whom she
married Oct. 19, 1947, in Savannah, Ga.; their daughters, Peggy Boehm of
Pataskala, Linda (Mike) Boos of Grove City, and Patty (Aaron) Story of
Marysville; eight grandchildren, Rick and Jeff Boehm, Melissa Taylor,
Ann, Leah, and Julie Story and Frenchy and Sarah Boos; six
great-grandchildren, Jimmy, Jake and Zoey Boehm, Michael Ross and Robby
and Joshua Taylor; sisters, Kitty (Neil) Burns of Baltimore, Md., and
Joan Dinsmore of Punxsutawney, Pa.; sister-in-law, Anna J. Baker of Sun
City, Ariz.; very dear friends, Matt and Lynn Holtzapfel and Adam and
Alex Holtzapfel, all of Marysville; and many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home. A
Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of
Lourdes Catholic Church, with The Rev. David Polificao officiating.
Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery.
 Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice in care of
the funeral home.

DOROTHY HULDA FREYBERG
Dorothy Hulda Freyberg, 84, of Marysville, died Tuesday, March 7, 2006,
at Memorial Hospital of Union County after a short illness.
A faithful woman, she worked alongside her husband in mission work with
the Lutheran Church on the island of New Guinea from 1946 to 1990. They
returned to Marysville in 1990 after their retirement. She was a member
of Trinity Lutheran Church and was active in bell choir, Sunday school
and Bible study.
She was a 1939 graduate of Union Rural High School and a 1943 graduate
of Capital University where she received a bachelor's degree in
education. She possessed an impressive vocabulary and enjoyed reading,
crossword puzzles, knitting, sewing and being thrifty. Her greatest joy
came when surrounded by her grandchildren and when doing God's work.
She was born April 21, 1921, on the family farm on Boerger Road to the
late Paul Gerhardt and Wilhelmine Schweikert Boerger. On Aug. 11, 1943,
she became the lifelong mate of the Rev. Paul Gerhardt Freyberg, and he
preceded her in death on March 22, 1999. She also was preceded in death
by two sisters, Barbara Rood and Pauline Boerger, and a brother, Paul
Boerger.
Survivors include her daughter, Paula (Greg) Planck of Milford Center;
10 grandchildren, Caleb, Justin, Seth, Christina, Joanna, Abigail,
Isaac, Nathanael, Joel and Kaitlyn; a sister, Marie Bishop of Milford
Center; many nieces, nephews, and friends; and her church family.
A memorial service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran
Church with the Rev. Tim Muller officiating. Calling hours will be held
one hour prior to the service. At the request of the deceased, her body
has been bequeathed to the Ohio State University College of Medicine for
use in education and research.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran School, Trinity
Lutheran Church, Wycliffe Bible Translators or Capital University in
care of Mannasmith Funeral Home, 621 W. Fifth St., Marysville 43040,
which is serving the family.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

MICHAEL L. HOOK
Michael L. Hook, 59, of Columbus, died Tuesday afternoon, March 7, 2006,
at the Columbus Developmental Center where he had resided for many
years.
He worked at Sage Crosswoods where he enjoyed the social side of life.
He also had a passion for dogs. He had an easygoing spirit that will be
dearly missed by his family and his friends at C.D.C.
He was born March 26, 1946, in Marion, to William and Kathryn Speyer
Hook. He was predeceased by his father and his mother survives in
Richwood.
Also surviving are his brothers, David P. (Theresa) Hook and Larry
William Hook of Richwood, and John Kevin Hook of Prospect, and their
extended families.
Calling hours will be Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at Stofcheck Funeral Home
in Richwood, where funeral services will be held Monday at 1:30 p.m..
Burial will be in Price Cemetery. The Rev. Fred Cheney will officiate.
Memorial donations may be made to the I & E Fund (an activity fund) at
the C.D.C., 1601 W. Broad St. Columbus, Ohio 43222.

DIANA KAY NEWHART
Diana Kay Newhart, 42, of Marysville, died Wednesday, March 8, 2006, at
her home with her family at her side after a hard fought battle with
cancer.
She was employed for the past five years with Industrial Ceramic
Products (ICP), Marysville. She enjoyed bowling, collecting clowns, and
spending time outdoors and will be remembered as a pet lover.
Her greatest joy came when surrounded by her family and grandchildren.
The prayers and thoughts of her many family members and friends
sustained her during her quick illness.
She was born Dec. 2, 1963, in Springfield, to Dale and Sharon Canter
Bymaster who survive in Marysville.
She also is survived by her longtime fiancé, Robert Jordan of
Marysville; four sons, Jason Newhart and his fiancé, Kaley Nicholas, Lee
Newhart and his close friend, Jenny Margraf and Mathew Newhart and his
fiancé, Jerrica Potter, all of Marysville, and Clinton Jordan of Marion;
three grandchildren, Desteny Newhart, Isaiah Newhart and Landon Newhart;
her siblings, Cheryl Compton of Bradenton, Fla., Darrin (Jennifer)
Bymaster of Marysville, and Devina "Tootie" (Michael) Dowler of
Richwood; two nephews, Dylan Bymaster and Derek Logan; a niece, Dari
Logan; and her fiancé's parents, Len and Kathy Jordan of Watkins.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 7 p.m. at Mannasmith Funeral
Home, with Paul Reynolds officiating. Calling hours will be from 5 p.m.
until the time of the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Cancer Society in
care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

MILTON J. C. SCHEIDERER
Milton J. C. Scheiderer, 87, of Panama City, Fla., died Tuesday, March
7, 2006, at a Panama City hospital.
He had been a resident of Panama City since 1986. He served in the U.S.
Army air Corps during World War II. He was a retired carpenter and was a
member of the Messiah Lutheran Church.
He was born Nov. 1, 1918, in Marysville.
He is survived by his wife, Mary P. Scheiderer of Panama City; a son, M.
Denton (Margaret K.) Scheiderer of Panama City; a daughter, Pamela
(Jeff) McClain of Scottsdale, Ariz.; four grandchildren, Kimberly D.
(Chris) Moseley, Deborah Michele (Judd) Shores, John Clayton Scheiderer
and Todd Clinton Scheiderer; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Memorial services were held today at 10 a.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church
with the Rev. Dennis L. Schmidt officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Messiah Lutheran Church, 3701 W.
Highway 390, Panama City, Fla. 32405.
Wilson Funeral Home, Panama City, Fla., is in charge of arrangements.

MARY KATHERINE GERMAN
Mary Katherine German, 90, of Columbus, died Tuesday, March 7, 2006, at
Wesley Glen Health Care Center.
She was a retired employee of Ohio State University and a member of
North Broadway United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Rodney German; a son,
Richard Nelson German; a granddaughter, Kelly Ann German; a brother,
Herbert Hamilton; and a sister, Edith Forst.
She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Karen German; grandchildren,
Todd Richard (Rebecca) German and Kerry L. (William) Stewart;
great-grandchildren, Andrea (fiancé Dane King) and Timothy German and
Colin Stewart; a sister, Dorothy Lindsay; a brother, Howard (Paula)
Hamilton; sisters-in-law, Mildred Hamilton and Helen Near; and brother-
and sister-in-law, Guy and Mary German.
Calling hours will be Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service
at 11 a.m. at Southwick-Good & Fortkamp Funeral Chapel, 3100 N. High
St., Columbus, with the Rev. Edwin Lewis officiating. Burial will be in
Union Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Northern Union County Fire &
EMS Apparatus Fund, P.O. Box 15 Richwood, Ohio 43344.
Condolences may be sent to
www.southwickfuneral.com.

FLORENCE "LOUISE" FOX KUNZE
Florence "Louise" Fox Kunze, 84, of North Lewisburg and formerly of West
Virginia, died Tuesday, March 7, 2006, at The Gables at Green Pastures.
She retired after many years as an LPN for the Columbus Home of the
Deaf, Columbus Colony, in Westerville. She worked in pediatrics at the
beginning of her career.
She enjoyed reading, collecting bells, writing poetry and was a proud
and loving grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother.
She was born Aug. 25, 1921, in Whitman, W. Va., to the late Hobart W.
and Josephine Gilbert Fox. She also was predeceased by a daughter,
Joanne; a son, Larry; three brothers, Danny, Harry and Theodore; and her
three dachshunds, whom she enjoyed, Missy, J.R. and Boy.
She is survived by two daughters, Jessie (Chuck) Morand of North
Lewisburg, and Gloria Carson of Washington, Ill.; a son, Carlos (Irene)
Fox of El Paso, Texas; 11 grandchildren, Maggie Mueller, Sabrina
Bowditch, Nancy Daniels, Rhonda Burd, Shelly Hunt, Brian Carson,
Christina Curtis, Quincy McIvor, Allen Fox, Curtis Fox and Zerina Fox;
20 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; three brothers,
Ray Fox, Billy Sizemore and Warren Fox Jr.; and four sisters, Mamie
Smith, Macie Brewster, Betty Saunders and Faye Webb.
Calling hours will be Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Underwood Funeral Home.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

WINIFRED H. DUNCAN
Winifred H. "Winnie" Duncan, 84, of Urbana, died Sunday, March 5, 2006,
at the Mercy McAuley Center, Urbana.
She was a graduate of Cable High School. She was a member of North
Lewisburg United Methodist Church and attended Urbana United Methodist
Church. She was a member of the Hill & Valley Club of North Lewisburg,
Red Hat Society, the Urbana Senior Center and the United Methodist Women.
She retired from Memorial Hospital of Union County and previously owned
and operated Stu's Drive Inn at Urbana and Stu's Pizza Corner in
Bellefontaine.
She was born Oct. 13, 1921, in Toledo, the daughter of the late John and
Lilly Chloe Castel Nixon. She also was preceded in death by her husband
of 53 years, Stuart, in 1993; a brother, Gene Nixon; and sisters, Avril
McCracken, Nina Nixon, Clarabelle Nixon and Joy Louise Smith.
Survivors include two daughters, Joyce Ann (Arnold) Brooks of Urbana,
and Kathy Jean (Jerry) Dean of Amelia Island, Fla.; a son, David Stuart
of Urbana; 11 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.
Calling hours will be today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Walter-Schoedinger
Funeral Home, 642 S. Main St., Urbana, where funeral services will be
held Wednesday at 10 a.m. with Pastor Kathy Reiff officiating. Burial
will follow in Oak Dale Cemetery, Urbana.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 2634
Lexington Ave., Springfield, Ohio 45505.

JOCELYN EVANS LEWIS
Jocelyn Evans Lewis, 74, of Richwood, died Saturday evening, March 4,
2006, at the Sunbridge Care Center in Marion.
She was a graduate of Richwood High School, a homemaker and a loving
wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed collecting glassware and
antiques.
She was born Nov. 24, 1931, in Richwood, to the late Jay and Wilda Blake
Evans.
She is survived by her husband, John E. Lewis, whom she married Aug. 21,
1949, in Richwood; her children, David (Carol) Lewis and Debra Lewis of
Marion, and Steven (Ruth) Lewis of Raymond; her grandchildren, Kristen
Lewis of Anchorage, Sarah Lewis of Defiance, and Paul, Ben, Hannah and
Bethany Lewis of Raymond; sister and brothers, Nancy (Barney) Skidmore
of Fairborn, Roger (Roberta) Evans of near Richwood, and Darrell (Jean)
Evans of Reedy, W.Va.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Stofcheck Funeral
Home, Richwood, where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m.
with Pastor Wayne Evans officiating. Burial will be in Claibourne
Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Northern Union County Fire &
EMS Association.

NANCY LEIGH COOKSEY
Nancy Leigh Cooksey, 54, of Zanesfield, died Wednesday, March 1, 2006,
at her residence.
A 1969 graduate of Logan Hills, she worked for United Telephone/Sprint
for 22 years, retiring in November, 1990, as a supervisor. She was a
member of New Salem Lutheran Church.
She was born Sept. 20, 1951, in Bellefontaine, to Harold "Scratch" and
Jeannette Foulk Jennings. She was predeceased by her mother. Her father
survives in Bellefontaine.
She also is survived by her husband, Richard Cooksey of Zanesfield, whom
she married Sept. 3, 1974, in Richcreek, Va.; two daughters, Christina
(Sam) Wallen of DeGraff, and Andrea Cooksey of the home; a brother,
Stephen Jennings of Springfield; two sisters, Carol (Walter) Smola and
Susan (Michael) Wallace of Huntsville; and two grandchildren, Brian and
Madison Wallen.
Graveside services will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Zanesfield
Cemetery, with Pastor Jonathan D. Bull officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Universal Home Health/Hospice,
P.O. Box 550, Bellefontaine, Ohio 43311.
Eichholtz Inc. Funeral Home, Bellefontaine, is in charge of
arrangements.

DR. JAMES T. ALEXANDER
Dr. James T. Alexander, 57, died Saturday, Dec. 17, 2005, in Glendale,
Ariz.
 He attended West Mound Elementary, Hiltonia Junior High and West High
School. After graduating from Capital University, he attended Des Moines
Osteopathic School of Medicine, where he received the Upjohn Achievement
Award for graduating first in his medical class. He completed an
internship at Doctors West Hospital and practiced family medicine in
Largo, Fla., and Marysville.
He was commissioned in the United States Navy in 1981, received Aviation
Medical Officer designation at Pensacola, Fla., and served as an
Aviation Medical Officer to the Presidential Helicopter Squadron while
stationed at Quantico, Va.
Attending the University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine, Institute
of Environmental Health, he obtained a master of science degree in
toxicology and completed a preventive/environment/occupational medicine
residency. He continued his military career serving at Naval Hospital
Charleston; Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Washington, D.C.; Uniformed
Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Md.; the Medical
Inspector General's Office, Washington, D.C.; and the Health Sciences
Education and Training Command.
During his naval career, he achieved the rank of Captain. His military
awards included the National Defense Service Medal, the Navy Achievement
Medal, and the Meritorious Service Medal.
Medical achievements include board certification in family medicine and
in preventive/environmental and occupational medicine. He was also a
Fellow in the American College of Preventive Medicine and the American
College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. After retiring from
the Navy in 2001, he was the medical director for Banner Health Research
Institute in Phoenix, and managing partner of Occupational,
Environmental & Toxicology Consultants, in Glendale, Ariz.
He was born Aug. 4, 1948, in Columbus, to the late Harold and Jean
Alexander. He also was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Harold
Nicol.
He is survived by his wife, Carole Nicol Alexander; two daughters,
Heather (Hoyt) Hooks and Erin (Nick) Spetrino; and his mother-in-law,
Betty Geer Nicol, formerly of Marysville.
Dr. Alexander was buried with full military honors at Arlington National
Cemetery in Virginia.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association.

ROBERT GENE HORNEY
Robert Gene Horney Sr., 65, of Marysville, died Monday, Feb. 27, 2006,
at the Cleveland Clinic from complications related to his courageous,
six-week fight against cancer.
A longtime farmer, he became a licensed insurance agent in 1978 and
founded Gene Horney Insurance. He worked for several years from his home
and was proud to establish an office in West Mansfield in 1985 and later
opened an office in Bellefontaine. He was a successful and respected
business man and always showed concern for the welfare of others.
He graduated in 1958 from East Liberty High School where he excelled in
baseball and later shared his talents as coach of his sons' Little
League teams. He was an avid coon hunter, participating in many national
and world hunts, and was highly regarded nationally for his expertise
and ability to produce top-rated coon dogs. He was a very proud grandpa
and took great delight in photographing his grandchildren and producing
many unique keepsakes. He and his wife enjoyed many trips throughout the
world and his greatest joy came from spending time with his family.
He was born Dec. 20, 1940, in East Liberty, to the late John and Helen
Haines Horney. He also was preceded in death by his brother, Charles L.
"Peanut" Horney and a brother-in-law, Wilbur Lee Campbell.
Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Roselyn Campbell Horney, to whom
he was married Aug. 22, 1959, in Sparta, N.C.; four children,  Rhonda
Horney of the home, Debbie George and Jeff (Tracy) Horney of
Bellefontaine, and Robert Gene (Tara) Horney Jr. of Marysville; five
grandchildren, Kelsey and Tyler George, Kayla and Keaton Horney and
Kennedie Horney; a sister, Sharon Organ of Columbus; two aunts, Joan
Lindley of East Liberty and Dorothy (Tom) Patterson of Richwood; two
brothers-in-law, Richard (Alice) Campbell of Marysville, and Don (Pat)
Campbell of Cincinnati; a sister-in-law, Loalea (Ed) Grieder of
Bellefontaine; several nieces and nephews; and countless friends and
neighbors.
Services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger
Funeral Home, West Mansfield. Fred Bowman will officiate and burial will
take place at East Liberty Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6
to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the East Liberty United Methodist
Church Window Fund in care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com

DAISY MARIE HYSELL
Daisy Marie Hysell, 26, of Richwood, died unexpectedly Monday, Feb. 27,
2006, at her home.
She had attended Tri Rivers Culinary Arts School and was a 1998
graduate of Mt. Gilead High School. She also had attended the Johnson
and Wells College for Culinary Arts in Providence, R.I. She was a deli
clerk at the Richwood Cardinal
She loved NASCAR and Tony Stewart was her favorite driver. She also was
active in sports at Mt. Gilead, playing softball, track and cross
country. She also enjoyed hanging out with her friends, spending time on
the Internet and helping people.
She was born Aug. 22, 1979, in Delaware, to James and Sally Bailey of
Richwood. Preceding her in death were grandparents, Dick and Ann Shepard
and Daisy May Hysell
In addition to her parents, she is survived by a grandmother, Elizabeth
Slone of Mt. Gilead; sisters, Lori (Edward) Estep of Marion, and Tammy
(Terry) Wurtsbaugh of Richwood; nieces and nephews, Eric, Eva and Harold
McCurdy, Cheyanne Bailey and Cierra and Emma Wurtsbaugh; numerous aunts
and uncles; and special friends, Buddy and Renetta Barnhart of Richwood.
Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Stofcheck Funeral Home in
Richwood, where friends may call from noon until the time of service.
Dean Henderson will officiate.
Memorial donations may be made to the family in care of Stofcheck
Funeral Home, P.O. Box 122, Richwood, Ohio 43344.