Archived Obituaries May 2006


JOHN ARTHUR HILBERT
John Arthur Hilbert, 83, of Bath, died peacefully Tuesday, May 30, 2006,
in the presence of his family.
He was a U.S. Navy supply officer on an LST in World War II. He enjoyed
golfing and spending time at his cabin gardening.
He continued his parents' traditions of family gatherings at the cabin,
which were treasured by his family, especially at Thanksgiving.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Ruth Amrine Hilbert,
and his beloved dog "Snoopy."
He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Mary; a son, Jack
(Barbara); two daughters, Karen (Ron) Anderson and Suzanne (Jan) Sorige;
five grandchildren, Tiffany, Adam, Kevin, Christian and Alexander; and
two great-grandchildren, Joshua and Drew.
A memorial in his honor will be held at the family cabin at a later
date, when burial of his cremains will take place at Unionville Cemetery.
Arrangements are in charge of the Adams-Mason Memorial Chapel, 791 E.
Market St., Akron, OH 44305.

T. ALAN MARQUIS
T. Alan Marquis, 61, of Marysville, died Tuesday, May 30, 2006, at
Heartland of Marysville.
A maintenance electrician, he was a former associate of Ranco in
Delaware for 19 years.
He was born Dec. 28, 1944, in Detroit, and was predeceased by his
parents, Billy and Wanda Steppe Marquis, and a son, Thomas Alan Marquis II.
He is survived by seven children, Rachel Kline, Stephen Marquis and Leah
Marquis, all of Marysville, David (Sharon) Marquis of Galion, Deborah
Dye of Marion, and Victoria (Bill) Hornsby of Tennessee, Benjamin
Marquis of Washington; eight grandchildren, Simon and Ethan Newberry,
Logan and Jillian Kline, Katherine Marquis, Mark Harris and Jacob and
Rebecca Hornsby; and his former wife, Sarah Elizabeth Wilson Gast of Prospect.
According to his wishes, there will be no calling hours or funeral service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Native American Indian Center of
Central Ohio, P.O. Box 07705, Columbus, OH 43207 or American Red Cross,
112 E. Fifth St., Marysville, OH 43040. Envelopes will be available at
the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
condolences@underwoodfuneralhome.com.
Underwood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

ERNA BARBARA AMELIA NICOL
Erna Barbara Amelia Nicol, 91, of Plain City, died Wednesday, May 31,
2006, at Memorial Hospital of Union County surrounded by her loving family.
She was a graduate of New California High School and a lifetime member
of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, where she was very active
with Ladies Aid.
She also was an avid quilter.
She was born June 28, 1914, in Jerome Township, on the family farm
purchased by her grandfather in 1878, where she lived her entire life.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Peter and Catherine Scheiderer
Fisher, and her husband, Leo Nicol, in 1962, to whom she was married at
St. John's Church.
She is survived by her children, Russell (Marilyn) Nicol, Merrill
(Donna) Nicol and Rodney (Cheryl) Nicol, all of Plain City, and Connie
(Dean) Hagar of East Liberty; eight grandchildren; 14
great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a sister,
Christine Rausch of Marysville.
Calling hours will be Sunday from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Ferguson
Funeral Home, Plain City. Funeral services will be held Monday at 11
a.m. at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Route 736, with prayer
service beginning at 10 a.m. at Ferguson Funeral Home, with Pastor Jack
Heino officiating. Burial will be at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be the deceased's grandsons, Gary Nicol, Mark Nicol,
Ben Hagar, David Murphy, Duane Daniel, Jason Niswonger, Shane Stewart
and honorary pallbearer, Staff Sgt. Nicholas Hagar.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. John's Lutheran Church, Ladies Aid


ERNA BARBARA AMELIA NICOL

Erna Barbara Amelia Nicol, 91, of Plain City, died Wednesday, May 31,
2006, at Memorial Hospital of Union County surrounded by her loving family.
She was a graduate of New California High School and a lifetime member
of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, where she was very active with Ladies Aid.
She also was an avid quilter.
She was born June 28, 1914, in Jerome Township, on the family farm
purchased by her grandfather in 1878, where she lived her entire life.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Peter and Catherine Scheiderer
Fisher, and her husband, Leo Nicol, in 1962, to whom she was married at St. John's Church.
She is survived by her children, Russell (Marilyn) Nicol, Merrill
(Donna) Nicol and Rodney (Cheryl) Nicol, all of Plain City, and Connie
(Dean) Hagar of East Liberty; eight grandchildren; 14
great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Christine Rausch of Marysville.
Calling hours will be Sunday from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Ferguson
Funeral Home, Plain City. Funeral services will be held Monday at 11
a.m. at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Route 736, with prayer
service beginning at 10 a.m. at Ferguson Funeral Home, with Pastor Jack
Heino officiating. Burial will be at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be the deceased's grandsons, Gary Nicol, Mark Nicol,
Ben Hagar, David Murphy, Duane Daniel, Jason Niswonger, Shane Stewart
and honorary pallbearer, Staff Sgt. Nicholas Hagar.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. John's Lutheran Church, Ladies Aid.


TED L. COX SR.

Ted L. Cox Sr., 73, of Magnetic Springs, died unexpectedly Wednesday,
May 24, 2006, at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus.
He was retired from the O.M. Scotts Company where he had worked for more
than 20 years.
He enjoyed gardening and driving his tractor and taking care of fruit
trees. In his younger years, he enjoyed fishing and squirrel hunting.
The special joy in his life was his devoted family
He was born Sept. 13, 1932, in Whitesville, W. Va., to the late Lee and
Emma (Petry) Cox. On Jan. 16, 1954, in Richmond, Ind., he married Joan
L. Freeman, and she died April 3, 2006. He also was predeceased by
grandsons Michael and Christopher Cox, daughter-in-law Karen Cox and
infant brother Gary Richard Cox.
Surviving are children Martha (Bob) Johnson of Newark, Cindy (Rex)
Pierce and Debbie (Cox) Lutz of Magnetic Springs, and Leo (Tracy) Cox
and Jim (Brenda) Cox of Marysville; brothers and sisters Ernest Cox,
William (Juanita) Cox and Scott (Debbie) Cox, all of Magnetic Springs,
George Cox and Arthur (Cheryl) Cox of Marysville, John Cox of Delaware,
Ella May (Don) Lamb of Chicago, Shirley (Roy) Clemons of Connecticut,
and Lois Belcher of Whitesville, W.Va.; grandchildren, Adam and Matt
Kater, Garett and Nicole Pierce, Annie and Andrew Lutz, Austin and
Conner Cox and Ted and Tess Cox; and six great-grandchildren.
Calling hours will be today from 4 to 8 p.m. at Stofcheck Funeral Home,
Richwood, where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. with
the Rev. Mo Dunn officiating. Burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society at
1105 Mt. Vernon Ave. Marion, OH 43302.

NORMAN "NORM" GREENBAUM
Norman "Norm" Greenbaum, 75, of Irwin, died Saturday, May 27, 2006, at
Heartland of Marysville, after a long illness. He was surrounded by his
loving family.
He was a retired dairy farmer and the founder and owner of the Mid-Ohio
Pallet Co. He was a lifetime member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. He
graduated from Chuckery-Darby High School, the class of 1949. He enjoyed
spending time with his grandchildren, great-grandchildren and family and
friends. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and thoroughly enjoyed
playing euchre and pinochle.
He was born April 11, 1931, near Chuckery, to the late Albert and Emma
Dellinger Greenbaum. He also was preceded in death by a brother, Edgar
"Hank" Greenbaum; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Frances and Elmer
Scheiderer, Harry Vollrath, Bernette Chamberlain and LeRoy Rausch.
He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Streng Greenbaum, to whom he was
married Feb. 10, 1951, in Richmond, Ind., by the Rev. Hollenson; two
daughters, Linda (Fred) Kile of Plain City, and Kay (Dick) Peterman of
Marysville; two sons, Gary (Jennie) Greenbaum of Marysville, and Dennis
(Beverly) Greenbaum of Milford Center; nine grandchildren, Rick, Kelly
and Tom Peterman, Alyse Halterman, Tyler (Traci) Halterman, Chris (Anna)
Greenbaum, Heather (Andy) Clarridge and Brittany and Madilyn Greenbaum;
two step-grandchildren, Richard Kile and Travis (Carrie) Kile; six
great-grandchildren, Logan and Lexi Peterman, Kayla Halterman, Drew and
Olivia Halterman and Jordyn Orodi; three step-great-grandchildren,
Cameron, Coleman and Clayton Kile; an aunt, Verna Dellinger of Plain
City; three sisters-in-law, Virginia Greenbaum of Irwin, and Lydia
Vollrath and Mae Rausch, both of Marysville; a brother-in-law, Sarge
Chamberlain of Marysville; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Visiting hours will be Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at
Mannasmith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11
a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Chuckery, with the Rev. Eugene
Kappeler officiating. Burial will take place at the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church or
Loving Care Hospice in care of the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Mr. Greenbaum's sons and grandsons, Gary, Dennis and
Chris Greenbaum, Rick and Tom Peterman and Tyler Halterman.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

BETTY JANE SHAFER

Betty Jane Shafer, 85, died Wednesday, May 24, 2006, at the Milcrest
Nursing Center of Marysville.
She was a member of the Order of Home City Chapter of Eastern Star. She
and her husband were their grandchildren's "Biggest Fans" as they grew
up and were at every ball game, show, and band and choir program they
were able to attend.  In her later years as she became a
great-grandmother known as Grandma Minnie, she still attended the ball
games of her great-grandchildren and was their "Biggest Fan."
Watching her great-grandchildren participate in football, baseball,
soccer, softball, T-ball, wrestling, powerlifting, choir, band, plays
and with flags was the joy of her later years. It also meant the world
to the great-grandchildren to look and see "Grandma Minnie" in the
stands, as she would cheer them on in all they would do.
All who knew her will sadly miss her.
She was born Dec. 15, 1920. She was preceded in death by her parents,
her husband, Richard "Dick" and a grandson, William "Stevie" Miller, Jr.
A loving mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and
great-aunt, she is survived by two daughters, Patricia "Pat" (William
"Steve" Sr.) Miller of Marysville, and Penny Shafer of Springfield;
special friend, Dalene Sink;  grandchildren, Debbie and David Ferrell of
North Lewisburg, and Gary and Heidi Miller of Columbus; sister, Susie
Bowman of South Vienna; great-grandchildren, Courtney, Jeff "JD" and
Dakoda "Kody" of North Lewisburg, Nikita "Nikki," Matthew and Stephaine
Miller of Springfield, and Seth Conaway Miller of Columbus; and several
nieces, nephews and great-nieces and -nephews.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Jackson Lytle &
Williams Funeral Home, 2425 N. Limestone St., Springfield, with Eastern
Star Services at  7:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral
home Wednesday at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Ferncliff Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Vista Care Hospice or the American
Cancer Society.


MARY ADA CONLEY

Mary Ada Conley, 77, of Marysville, died Wednesday, May 24, 2006, at
Memorial Hospital of Union County.
She was a member of Marysville Freewill Baptist Church and a very giving
person who supported many different charities. She enjoyed playing bingo
and gospel music.
She was born July 5, 1928, in Scottown, Ohio, the daughter of the late
Dillon and Edith McCafferty Dunfee. She also was predeceased by two
brothers, the Rev. C.A. Newman and Donald Runyan.
 She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Winfred Conley of
Marysville; her daughter, Brenda Sue (Waymon) Mercer of Raymond; her
sons, Lewis Michael Conley and Rick (Sandy) Conley of Marysville, Ron
(Pam) Conley of London, and Randy (Libby) Conley of Marion;
grandchildren, Patrick, Doug, Spencer "Bo" (Raquel), Robert, Bryan,
Shawn, Collin, Joshua, Sara, Lesley, Desiree, Colton, Nicolas and Kevin;
11 great-grandchildren; her brothers, Fred Lewis (Patsy) Runyon of
London, and Carl L. Runyan of West Jefferson; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Skillman, McDonald
& Vernon Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg, where funeral services will be
held Saturday at 10 a.m. with the Revs. Paul Bogenrife and John Mountjoy
officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery, Mechanicsburg.

NATHAN "NATE" MILLER
Nathan "Nate" Miller, 28, of Middleburg, died unexpectedly Monday, May
22, 2006.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ted Miller, and four grandparents.
He is survived by his mother, Stephanie Miller of Richwood; sister
Elizabeth Miller of Oakland, Calif.; step-mother, Mariellen Miller;
step-brother Ron Lemon; step-sister Kelly Kirchenstiner; and many loving
aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
A Celebration of Life service will be held Friday at 7 p.m. at Cook &
Son - Pallay Funeral Home, 1631 Parsons Ave., Columbus, Ohio, where the
family will receive friends at 6 p.m.

RUTH A. DUNCAN MORGAN
Ruth A. Duncan Morgan, 85, of Grove City, formerly of Phoenix, and
Delaware, Ohio, died Monday, May 22, 2006, at Riverside Hospital after a
lengthy illness.
A homemaker, loving mother, grandmother and sister, she was a faithful
witness for Jehovah.
She was born June 26, 1920, in Hanging Rock, Ohio, to the late John and
Rebecca Valentine Duncan. She also was predeceased by her husband,
Brooklin W. Morgan; a grandson, Robert Brey; and many siblings.
She is survived by a son, Brooklin R. "Roger" Morgan of Phoenix; three
daughters; six grandchildren, including Roxanne (Mark) Bumgarner of
Marysville; many great- grandchildren, including Shane, Jeramie, Morgan,
Jamie, Bobbi Marie, Colin and Joel; many great-great-grandchildren; two
sisters, Emma Savage and Zona Hughes; and many other relatives.
A memorial service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Underwood Funeral
Home. Burial will follow at Broadway Cemetery in Broadway.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
condolences@underwoodfuneralhome.com or www.underwoodfuneralhome.com

JOHNNY L. BIRCHFIELD

Johnny L. Birchfield, 34, of Westerville, died suddenly Tuesday, May 23,
2006, at his residence.
A 1990 Jonathan Alder High School graduate, he was owner/operator of the
Anchor Window Cleaning Service for the past 12 years, along with his wife.
He was a member of the Xenos Christian Fellowship Church of Westerville.
He enjoyed playing volleyball at Bolton Field and for charity events,
but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his wife and son.
He was born March 20, 1972, in Marysville.
He is survived by his wife, Angela Hamilton Birchfield, to whom he was
married in 1992 at Springdale Baptist Church; a son, Drake Birchfield;
his parents, John D. and Bonnie Moore Birchfield of Plain City; a
sister, Sheila (Tavis) Wilson of Hilliard; father and mother-in-law,
Dennis and Linda Hamilton of Marysville; and a brother-in-law, Shaun
Hamilton of Marysville.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Ferguson Funeral Home,
Plain City, where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the
service.

JAMES MICHAEL COX
James Michael Cox, 17, of Marysville, died Monday, May 22, 2006, from
injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
A junior at Marysville High School, class of 2007, he enjoyed all
sports, including Monarch junior football, basketball, baseball and track.
He was a confirmed member of Trinity Lutheran Church. Active with his
church and Boy Scouts, he enjoyed skateboarding and hanging out with his friends.
He was very close to his loving, caring family and spent many hours with them.
His ambition was to attend school for cinematography to do documentary films.
He was born Dec. 27, 1988, in Delaware. He was predeceased by his mother
Karen Michael Cox; a brother, Christopher Cox; and grandmother Joan Cox.
Surviving are his father and stepmother, James and Brenda Cox of
Marysville; brothers Austin and Conner Cox; grandparents Larry and Bette
Michael of Richwood, Ted L. Cox of Magnetic Springs and Paul and Jeri
Shultz of Marysville; and many relatives, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Calling hours will be today from 6 to 8 p.m. and Thursday from 1 to 3
and 6 to 8 p.m. at Underwood Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held
Friday at 2 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church with the Rev. Barry Scott
officiating. Burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Special Wish Foundation at
1250 Memory Lane, Columbus, OH 43209 and/or the Leukemia Society of
Central Ohio at 2225 City Gate Drive, Columbus, OH 43219.
Underwood Funeral Home, along with Stofcheck Funeral Home in Richwood,
is handling arrangements.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at underwoodfuneralhome.com.

PATRICK C. RIGGS
Patrick C. Riggs, 75, of Milford Center, died Tuesday, May 23, 2006, at
Heartland of Marysville after an extended illness.
He was a retired master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force after more than
20 years of service. After retiring from the Air Force, he joined
National City Bank in Marysville and, after 15 years of service, retired
as a vice president.
He was a longtime member of VFW Post No. 3320, American Legion Post No.
79 and was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church. He enjoyed
woodworking and restoring antiques.
He was born Dec. 16, 1930, in St. Charles, Va., to the late Richard and
Ethel Adkins Riggs. He also was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law,
Kelly Riggs, on Jan. 6, 2006.
He was married June 13, 1954, at Trinity Lutheran Church by the Rev.
Edward J. Goedeking to the former Norma R. Rausch. She survives, as do
their children, Steven P. (Cathy) Riggs of Ostrander, Richard A. Riggs
of Milford Center, and Jerry L. (Vicki) Riggs of Hillsboro, Mo.;
grandchildren Derek, Brendon and Audrey Riggs; sisters Emogene (Dale)
Ladd of Wharton, Mary Peters of Miamisburg, Ollie (Mike) Alguire of Sauk
Village, Ill., Edna (Ed) Crumley of Jonesville, Va., and Norma Kay (Bob)
Love of Coeburn, Va.; brothers, Wayne (Zoe) Riggs of Rockport, Ind., Roy
(Becky) Riggs and Richard (Sharon) Riggs of Coeburn, Va., and Mike
(Virginia) Riggs of St. Paul, Va.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Ingram
Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Trinity
Lutheran Church with the Rev. Barry Scott officiating. Burial will
follow at the Milford Center Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church or Trinity
Lutheran School in care of the funeral home.

ALMA L. WHITE
Alma L. White, 73, of Ostrander, died Monday morning, May 22, 2006, at
Heartland of Marysville.
She was a homemaker and attended Delaware Bible Holiness Church in Delaware.
She was born June 9, 1932, in Huntington, W.Va., the daughter of the
late James and Nellie G. McMasters Ferguson. She was the last of a family of 10.
She was married June 9, 1953, in Rome, Ohio, to Alvin R. White Sr., who
survives, as do their children, Larry J. (Nancy) White and Dorothy M.
(Mark) Wygant of Ocala, Fla., Patricia L. (Steven) Andrews of Ft.
Pierce, Fla., Nancy J. (Jimmie) Smith of Homosassa, Fla., and Alvin
Russell (Shona) White Jr. and Nellie M. (James) Vance of Ostrander; 16
grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Delaware Bible
Holiness Church, 380 N. Union St., Delaware, where calling hours will be
held from 11 a.m. until the service time. The Rev. Aaron Hamilton will
officiate with burial to follow at Kingwood Memorial Park, near Lewis Center.
Arrangements are being completed by Ingram Funeral Home, Marysville
.

CHEYENNE DENNIS JAMES BEGLEY

Cheyenne Dennis James Begley, 41, of Rushsylvania, died Sunday, May 21,
2006, at Mary Rutan Hospital in Bellefontaine.
A 1985 graduate of Benjamin Logan High School, he was receiving clerk
for Midwest Express in East Liberty. He was a NASCAR and Pittsburgh
Steelers fan.
He was born Jan. 9, 1965, in Dayton, to Ollie James and Johnnie Bayhan
Kennedy Begley. He was preceded in death by his father, and his mother
survives in Bellefontaine.
He also is survived by his wife, Mary Wicker Begley of Rushsylvania,
whom he married Sept. 20, 1986, in Bellefontaine; his daughters, Ashley
and Autumn Begley of Rushsylvania; and two sisters, Lisa (Ed) Green of
Bellefontaine, and Neva (Gus) Radabaugh of Huntsville.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Eichholtz
Funeral Home, Bellefontaine. Funeral services will be held Thursday at
11 a.m. at the First Church of God in Bellefontaine, with the Revs. Ray
Headings, Travis Risner and Patrick Sheridan and Deacon Harold Dipple
officiating.

ELIZABETH ZIEGLER OLSON
 Elizabeth Ziegler Olson, 69, of Dublin, died May 19, 2006, after a
courageous, six-year battle with advanced ovarian cancer.
She was a loving companion, mother, sister and daughter who led a caring
and compassionate life. Her sweetness, companionship and love will be
missed by all who knew and loved her.
She received her BSN from the New York Hospital-Cornell School of
Nursing and her MSN from the Ohio State University. She worked in
several Columbus hospitals and retired in 1999 from the Arthur G. James
Cancer Hospital. She was secretary-treasurer of NFA, a flying club at
Don Scott Field, from 1998 to 2002. Since 1979 she had been active in
the Oncology Nursing Society and was a long-time member of the North
Community Evangelical Lutheran Church.
She was born Nov. 23, 1936, in Harrisburg, Pa. She was preceded in death
by her father, Edwin Allen Ziegler, and her mother, Josephine Ziegler
Auten of Columbus, survives.
She also is survived by long-term, dear friend Dick Willis of Columbus;
sons David C. (Pamela) Zweizig of Chicago, and Andrew E. (Holly) Zweizig
of Marysville; daughter Miriam E. McGuffin of Worthington; grandchildren
John, Zachary, MeriBeth, Joshua, Nathan and Maggie; great-grandson
Aiden; sisters Joanna Z. (Alan) Page and Miriam M. (Thomas Baldwin)
Ziegler of Tucson, Ariz.; nieces and nephews; and many extended
relatives and friends.
A memorial service will be held at the North Community Evangelical
Lutheran Church, Saturday, June 10, 2006, at 11:30 a.m. Internment will
be at the Lutheran Reformed Cemetery in Rebersburg, Pa.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ohio State University's Arthur
G. James Cancer Hospital.
Arrangements are being made by Rutherford-Corbin Funeral Home &
Cremation Service, 515 High St., Worthington, Ohio.

DON I. RANSOME
Don I. Ransome, 77, former resident of Richwood, died early Monday
morning, May 22, 2006, at his home in Lakeland, Fla., where he and his
loving wife Doris had been residing for the last eight years after his stroke
A 1947 graduate of Richwood High School, he was an Army veteran of the
Korean War. He retired in 1988 as postmaster at the Richwood Post Office
after 34 years of employment.
He was president of the former Richwood Lions Club and trustee and
lifelong member of Richwood First Baptist Church. He had attended the
Schalamar Creek Community Church with Pastor Ford in Lakeland, and was a
member of Mt. Carmel Lodge No. 303 F&AM of Richwood, member of  VFW Post
870 in Richwood, and a former Richwood area Boy Scout leader and baseball coach.
He had a passion for playing golf and was an original member of the
"Sweet 16" golf group. He had played in several golf leagues through the years.
He was born April 2, 1929, in Richwood, to the late William P. and
Gladys M. Park Ransome. He also was predeceased by a daughter, Kim
Asbury, and a brother, Paul Ransome. On Oct. 10, 1954, at Richwood First
United Methodist Church, he married Doris Randall and she survives.
Also surviving are a son, Chris (Becky) Ransome of Tokyo,
Japan/Marysville, and their children, Christa and Evan Ransome; a
son-in-law, Roy (Kim) Asbury of Marysville; a sister, Anna Lucille
(Olin) Parish of Richwood; two brothers, Harold (Phyllis) Ransome of
Euless, Texas, and Robert Ransome of Amherst; several nieces and
nephews; and a brother-in-law, Bill (Donna) Randall of Auburndale, Fla.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Stofcheck Funeral
Home in Richwood, where Masonic services will be held at 8 p.m. Funeral
services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Richwood First Baptist Church
with Pastors Barb Stevens and Gerald Bentley officiating. Burial will be
in Claibourne Cemetery, where there will be veteran graveside services
conducted by the Richwood Veterans.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church
Scholarship Fund and/or the North Union District Veteran's Memorial
Fund. Cards will be available at the Funeral Home.


ROGER LEE STIDAM

Roger Lee Stidam, 59, of Milford Center, died unexpectedly Friday
afternoon, May 19, 2006, at the emergency room of Memorial Hospital.
He was a stonemason and concrete worker.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in Germany. He was a
member of Milford Center VFW Post No. 4599 and the Mechanicsburg Eagles.
He was born Oct. 27, 1946, in Columbus, to David S. Sr. and Virginia
Lowry Stidam. He was preceded in death by his father and brothers David
S. Stidam Jr. and Robert Stidam.
He is survived by his mother of Milford Center; a brother, Dale (Libby)
Stidam of Indian Lake; sisters, Rebecca (Mike) Luke of Marysville, Pam
(Greg) Pinney of Plain City, Robin (Lloyd) Stillings of Milford Center,
Angie (Terry) Donahoe of Woodstock, and Candy (Chris) Welch of
Mechanicsburg; many nieces, nephews and an aunt; and a special little
friend, Christopher Hardesty of Xenia.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home
where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev.
Ron Payne officiating. Burial will follow at the Milford Center Cemetery.
Military honors will be provided by the Union County Honor Guard.
Casket bearers will be Mike Luke, Greg Pinney, Terry Donahoe, Chris
Welch, Lloyd Stillings and Casey Rausch
.

MARY GENE WILSON STEWART

Mary Gene Wilson Stewart, 79, of Irwin, died unexpectedly Friday
morning, May 19, 2006, at the Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus.
A homemaker and a farmers wife, she was a member of many civic
organizations including the Rosedale Harmony Club, Kings Daughters and
Madison County Farm Bureau Board. She was the presiding judge of the
Pike Township Election Board and longtime member of Milford Center
United Methodist Church.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
She was born Dec. 4, 1926, in Lavanna, to the late Hobart T. and Eugenia
Thompson Wilson.
Survivors include her husband of almost 60 years, Kenneth R. Stewart,
whom she married June 5, 1946, in Seven Mile; her children, James
(Sherry) Stewart, Christine (Ron) Cottrill and Mary Ellen (Gary) Burns,
all of Irwin; grandchildren, Jamie (Jim) Zury, Jason Ferguson, Matt
(Karen) Burns, Wesley (Nicole) Stewart, Joshua (Kellie) Burns, Bryon
(Brandi) Stewart, Stacey (Kevin) Scheiderer, Stephanie Burns, Ryan
(Stephanie) Cottrill and Ronda (Mario) Montanez; 17 great-grandchildren;
a sister, Louise Roach of Seven Mile; brothers- and sisters-in law, Jack
and LaVerne Shannon and Roger and Lila Stewart, all of Irwin; and many
nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at  Ingram
Funeral Home where funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.
with the Rev. Ronald Payne officiating. Burial will follow at the
Milford Center Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Milford Center United
Methodist Church in care of the funeral home.
Casket bearers will be her grandsons Jason Ferguson, Wesley Stewart,
Matt Burns, Bryon Stewart, Josh Burns, Ryan Cottrill, Jim Zury, Kevin
Scheiderer and Mario Montanez..

JAMES E. "JIM" TROTT
James E. "Jim" Trott, 66, of Marysville, died Friday, May 19, 2006, at
Heartland at Marysville.
He was a driver for the former Conrad Coal and Supply Company in
Marysville. A former guard at the Ohio State Penitentiary, he also
served as a policeman for the village of Richwood.
He was a member of Palestine Lodge No. 158 F & AM and Aladdin Shrine. He
was a member of the Union County Emergency Management Agency for 30
years and a member of Marysville Eagles Lodge, Aerie 3506.
A singer and rhythm guitarist, he was active with many country and
western bands for more than three decades throughout Union County. He
loved to watch and record old "B" westerns and country and gospel music.
He was born July 13, 1939, in Cambridge, to the late Raymond and Lillian
Frontz Trott. He also was predeceased by a brother, Larry Trott, a
sister, Mary Lou Peterson and three brothers-in-law, Harold Bennett, Roy
Peterson and Alan Farnlacher.
He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Sarah Farnlacher Trott, whom he
married April 4, 1965, at Trinity Lutheran Church; two sisters, Frieda
Bennett of Cambridge, and Eileen (Andy) Shepherd of Zanesville; a
brother-in-law, Earl (Rea) Farnlacher of South Carolina; and many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Underwood
Funeral Home, where Masonic memorial services will be held at 7:30 p.m.
and funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Graveside services will be
held Thursday at 1 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery on Route 736.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Emergency
Management Agency Association or Union County Shrine Club. Envelopes are
available at the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
condolences@underwoodfuneralhome.com or www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

FLETA FRANCES ANTHONY
Fleta Frances Anthony, 92, of New Dover, died Wednesday, May 17, 2006,
at Heartland of Marysville after a short illness and with her daughter at her side.
A loving homemaker and devoted farmer's wife, she was a wonderful mother
and grandmother. She was a faithful member of New Dover United Methodist
Church and the United Methodist Women.
She was a 1933 graduate of Ostrander High School. She served 30 years,
from 1958 to 1988, as superintendent of the Dairy Goat Department at the
Ohio State Fair and was a member of the Ohio State Fair Hall of Fame.
She was a 4-H advisor with Buckeye Caper Kids for 50 years and was a
member of the Ohio Dairy Goat Association, the American Dairy Goat
Association, Liberty Grange, Order of the Eastern Star George L. Behrens
Chapter No. 504, Twig No. 4 Hospital Auxiliary and the Windsor Community Seniors.
She enjoyed attending church suppers and dining out with her daughter
and was passionate in her work with children and her Sanaan dairy goats.
Her greatest treasure was the love she shared with her family.
She was born Nov. 5, 1913, in Sherry, Texas, to the late Caleb and Anzio
Stevens Byus. She married Andrew B. Anthony on Jan. 1, 1934, and he
preceded her in death on Oct. 7, 1991. She also was preceded in death by
a daughter, Penelope Blessing; a granddaughter, Angela Blessing; a
sister, Clara Grooms; and three brothers, Ray Bennett "Ben" Byus, Robert
Dwight "Pete" Byus and Caleb Oschel "Buck" Byus.
Survivors include her daughter, Mary F. Anthony of New Dover; her son,
Lon Anthony of Columbus; a son-in-law, Jerry (Wilma) Blessing of
Pleasantville; two grandchildren, Aaron (Tracy) Blessing and Devon
(Steve) Brooksbank; eight great-grandchildren, Tony, Josh and Allison
Blessing and Suzanne, Olivia, David, Brittany and Stephanie Brooksbank;
her sister, Penelope "Nell" Leach of Marysville; and a sister-in-law,
Jean Byus of Delaware.
A celebration of her life will take place Saturday at 11 a.m. at
Mannasmith Funeral Home with the Rev. Leo Cunningham officiating. Burial
will take place at Oakdale Cemetery. Calling hours will be from 9 a.m.
until the time of the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to New Dover United Methodist Church
in care of the funeral home.
Friends and family are invited back to the deceased's home after the
burial for a meal and continued fellowship.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

LEO THOMAS MOORE
Leo Thomas Moore Sr., 87, of Columbus, died unexpectedly Thursday, May
18, 2006, at his residence.
He graduated from York Center High School, class of 1937.  He then
served in the U. S. Army during World War II in the 247th Combat
Engineer Unit on Omaha Beach.
He retired as a life insurance agent from Prudential after many years of
employment. He was a longtime member of Lane Avenue Baptist Church,
where he served as deacon, Gideon's International, American Legion Post
No. 79, and a life member of Millcreek Memorial Post No. 3320, V.F.W. He
also was a 55-year member of Palestine Lodge No. 158 in Marysville and a
member of the Scottish Rite.
He was born March 13, 1919, in West Mansfield, the son of the late
William and Florence Hornbeck Moore. He also was preceded in death by
his wife, Claribel Moore, and by his sister, Theresa Galloway.
He is survived by his sons, Leo "Tom" (Sharon) Moore Jr., James "Lenny"
(Carol) Moore and Gary "Dick" (Cindy) Moore of the Central Ohio area;
grandchildren, Christina, Gary and Nathan Moore of the Central Ohio
area; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Schoedinger Northwest
Chapel, 1740 Zollinger Road, Upper Arlington. A graveside service and
interment will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at York Center Cemetery, York
Center, after which a memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at
Lane Avenue Baptist Church, 1610 W. Lane Ave., Columbus. The Rev. Dr.
Wayne I. Nicholson and the Rev. Lenny Moore will co-officiate. A
reception will immediately follow the service.
If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Lane Avenue Baptist
Church or to Gideons International, P.O. Box 81, Dublin, OH 43017.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting
www.schoedinger.com.

FRANCES I. TANNER

Frances I. Tanner, 76, of Richwood, died Tuesday afternoon, May 16,
2006, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.
A 1948 graduate of Magnetic Springs High School, she was retired as
owner/operator of the Villa/Hotel Restaurant in Richwood for many years.
She was a loving and caring mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and
great-great-grandmother. She enjoyed being around and taking care of
people and animals.
She was born Jan. 25, 1930, in Union County. She was predeceased by her
mother and father, Otho and Elsie Drollinger Dilsaver; step-father, Ezra
Green,; two husbands, Louis Tanner and Sidney Spurlock; three brothers,
Foster, Bill and Chester Dilsaver; and two sisters, Mabel Fields and Virginia Bush.
Surviving are three daughters, Beverly (Gordon) Brown and Becky (Ed)
Penix of Richwood, and Pam (Denny) Mathys of Raymond; three sons, Donald
Tanner of Bucyrus, Jim (Angela) Spurlock of Richwood, and Billy
(Beverly) Spurlock of Marysville; 19 grandchildren; 37
great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Calling hours will be Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Stofcheck
Funeral Home, Richwood, where funeral services will be held Saturday at
11 a.m. Burial will be in Price Cemetery. The Rev. Fred Cheney will officiate.
The deceased's grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Tanner family in care of the
funeral home at 201 S. Franklin St., Richwood, OH 43344.

WILLIAM W. "BILL" AND MARY ELLEN ROWE

William W. "Bill" Rowe, 72, died Jan. 16, 1992, at his home in Punta
Gouda, Fla., and his ashes have been kept so that he and his wife of 52
years, Mary Ellen Kelley Rowe, 85, who died Jan. 23, 2006, could be laid
to rest at the same memorial service.
Mr. Rowe spent most of his life in the building business, including more
than 20 years with National Homes Corp. of Lafayette, Ind. He could
repair almost anything.
His career brought about many moves, including living in Horseheads,
N.Y., Tyler, Texas, Marysville, Ohio, Lafayette, Ind., Bradenton, Fla.,
and Fort Myers, Fla. The couple then retired to Punta Gorda, Fla. Every
summer after retirement they came north and stayed at Winter's
Campground so they could visit with family and friends. They always felt
Marysville was their home.
The elder son of the late Paul and Freida Marquardt Rowe, he was born
May 17, 1919, in Monroeville, Ind. He grew up near and in Fort Wayne, Ind.
He is survived by his only brother, Warren (Vivian) Rowe of New Haven, Ind.
Mrs. Rowe spent most of her life supporting her husband and being a
mother of four daughters.
The daughter of the late Samuel E. and Clara Young Kelley, she was born
May 12, 1920, in San Diego. She grew up in several southern states and
Fort Wayne, Ind. She had two sisters, Elizabeth (Earl) Click of
O'Fallon, Mo., and Emily (Robert) Swain of Fort Wayne, and a brother,
Everett (Irene) Kelley of Indianapolis, who all preceded her in death.
The Rowes are survived by four daughters, Norma Hart of Arcadia, Ind.,
Marcia (Don) Mitchell of Marblehead, Linda Nicol of Marysville, and
Tracey (Chuck) Vause of Sopchoppy, Fla.; 11 grandchildren, Heather Rose,
David (Rebecca) Martin and Lindsay Hart, all of Indiana, Neil (Lisa)
Vollrath of Milford Center, Khristi Bradley of Raymond, and Brad (Megan)
Mitchell of Marion, Troy (Lori) Nicol of Marysville, Tonya (Jeff) Gault
of Delaware, Trent (Charlene) Nicol of Tokyo, Japan, Trey and Carly
Vause of Sopchoppy, Fla.; 21 great-grandchildren; and one
great-great-grandson.
A Celebration of Life ceremony will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Oakdale
Cemetery. Those who wish to attend may bring a chair or blanket and any
good stories they might wish to share


MICHAEL J. BERNHARD

Michael J. Bernhard, 68, died Thursday, May 11, 2006, at his home in Sebring, Fla.
Formally of Prospect, he was the founder and president of Mike's Roofing
Inc. for 40 years. He retired in 2000, turning the business over to his
son Martin Bernhard, who worked side by side with him for more than 25 years.
He was a member of countless organizations and supported many youth
programs throughout his career. He loved his family and friends. He
enjoyed fishing and boating, and learned to fish from his mother in
Louisiana. He enjoyed fishing for perch and walleye in Lake Erie,
saltwater fishing in Islamorada, Fla., and bass fishing in many different states.
He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
He was born Feb. 16, 1938, in Toledo, to the late Jess and Frances
Bernhard. He also was predeceased by an infant son, Michael J. Bernhard
Jr.; an infant daughter, Melinda Bernhard; and a brother, Cliff Bernhard.
He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Doloris Maxwell Bernhard;
daughter Monica (Tim) Harker of Vandalia; sons Martin (Chrissy) Bernhard
of Prospect, and Matthew Bernhard of Marion; 10 grandchildren, Kami
Bernhard, Matthew (Sara) Taylor, Elizabeth Bernhard, Michael (Sarah)
Bernhard III, Elleair Bernhard, Sinnitta Bernhard, Ian Harker, Matthew
Bernhard Jr., Jessica Bernhard and Marina Bernhard; two
great-grandchildren, Kelson McCluskey and Josie Reisinger; two sisters,
Bonnie Mayes of Delaware, and Pat (Sandy) Bernhard of Hilliard; and
special lifelong friend, Russ Daniels of South Carolina.
Graveside memorial services will be held Saturday at the Maskill
Cemetery near Claibourne in Union County at 2 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society at
1105 Mt. Vernon Ave., Marion, OH 43302 and/or the March of Dimes at 1070
College Ave., Columbus, OH 43209.
Stofcheck Funeral Home, Richwood, is in charge of arrangements.

LT. JEFFREY L. COLLIER
Lt. Jeffrey L. Collier, 40, of Plain City, a Washington Township
firefighter, died Monday, May 15, 2006, surrounded by his loving family
at the Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, after a
courageous battle with lung cancer.
He was very proud to be a third generation firefighter. He graduated in
1984 from Jonathan Alder High School and started his career in 1983 at
the Plain City Fire Department (Pleasant Valley Fire Department). He was
hired in December, 1987 at Washington Township Fire Department, Dublin,
and was promoted to lieutenant in January, 1998. He also was a volunteer
at Jefferson Township Fire Department, West  Jefferson, and at the
Jerome Township Fire Department, where he worked with his dad and
brother since it opened in 1993.
He enjoyed playing golf with his boys and friends. He also enjoyed
taking pictures, woodworking, and playing hockey with the Columbus
Fireman's Hockey team and the Dublin Hockey team. He was an accomplished
artist who enjoyed designing T-shirts for the guys at the firehouse.
He was an inspiration and will truly be missed by all.
He was born Sept.. 23, 1965, at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
He is survived by his loving wife of 12 years, Missy Dulgar Collier,
whom he married on April 30, 1994; three sons, Tyler, Hunter and
Brayden; his parents, Denzil and Phyllis  Skaggs Collier of Plain City;
a brother, Gregory (Tammi) Collier of Plain City; grandmother, Zella
(Phillips) Skaggs of  Plain City; sister-in-law, Chris (Randy) Blackwell
of Unionville Center; nephews, Trevor Collier, Adam Collier and Michael
Blackwell; niece, Kristen Blackwell; and step-grandmother, Dorothy Golden Collier.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 1 to 3
and 6 to 8 p.m. at Dublin Baptist Church, 7195 Coffman Road, Dublin,
where the funeral will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. with Pastor Phil
Conrad and Chaplain Bruce Borror officiating. Burial will be at Forest
Grove Cemetery, Plain City.
The deceased requested no flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to
the Chase Bank, 6271 Perimeter Drive, Dublin, OH 43017 for his sons'education fund.
Arrangements are being handled by Ferguson Funeral Home, Plain City.
Condolences may be sent to
fergusonfh@netwalk.com

THE REV. EARL A. COSAND
The Rev. Earl A. Cosand, 90, died Sunday morning, May 14, 2006, at the
Spring Meadows Health Care Center at Woodstock where he had been residing.
He was retired as pastor at the Somersville Friends Church where he
faithfully served for 27 years. He was also a finishing carpenter for 45 years.
He was a quiet gentle man who was quick to laugh and full of faith.
Having served as a minister for most of his life, he left a legacy of
spiritual inheritance which is rooted deep within many hearts. He
greatly enjoyed spending time with his granddaughters during summer
visits by picking strawberries, playing cards and board games, driving
around the countryside, and riding in the go-cart he built. He also had
the privilege of meeting and spending time with his four
great-grandsons, to whom he showed much affection and love.
There are many things for which he will be fondly remembered, but most
of all is the way he lived a life of serving others selflessly and
without complaint. Blessed be his memory.
He was born May 26, 1915, in Lupton, Mich., to the late Albert and
Hattie Small Cosand. He married Margaret A. Stanley in 1939, and she
died in 1993. He also was predeceased by his only son, David A. Cosand;
four brothers; and three sisters.
Surviving are two granddaughters, Ilse (Aaron) Olson of Dawson, Minn.,
and their four sons, Hunter, Gavin, Micah and Levi, and Heida (Brenden)
Carey of Litchfield, Ariz.; a brother, Alfred Cosand of Roseville,
Mich.; a sister-in-law, Violet Cosand of Roseville, Mich.; a
brother-in-law, Gene Rader of Springfield; and a very special niece and
caregiver of many years, Patty (Gary) Phillips of North Lewisburg. The
deceased and his wife considered her to be the daughter they never had.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Goshen Friends
Church, where friends may call one hour prior to the service. Burial
will be in the Zanesfield Cemetery, with Pastors George Freer and Fred
Kensler officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to the Somersville Friends Church.
Stofcheck Funeral Home in Richwood is in charge of arrangements.

HERBERT C.A. "HERB" KLEIBER
Herbert C.A. "Herb" Kleiber, 81, of Marysville, died Sunday, May 14,
2006, with his family at his side at Heartland of Marysville Nursing
Home after a four-month illness.
A lifelong farmer, he was a faithful, lifetime member of St. John's
Lutheran Church where he had served as a deacon and as a member of the
board of properties. He attended St. John's School and Chuckery Darby
High School. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1946 and was a
veteran of World War II.
He enjoyed playing euchre, gardening, and farming, especially with his
son, and enjoyed spending time with his family and brothers and sisters.
He was born April 18, 1925, in Marysville, the second of six children,
to the late John and Frieda Nicol Kleiber.
Survivors include his wife, Alfreda Nicol Kleiber, to whom he was
married on Oct. 16, 1954, at St. John's Lutheran Church by the Rev.
Edward A. Hoeferkamp; his daughter, Sharon (Roger) Wagner, Marysville;
his son, Kenneth Kleiber; two brothers: J. Frederick (Anna) Kleiber,
Marysville, and Donald (Loretta) Kleiber, Milford Center; three sisters,
Lucille (Dwight) Rogers and Doris (Dana) Scheiderer, each of Marysville,
and Leila (Charles) Davisson, Milford Center; many nieces and nephews;
and his church family.
Calling hours will be today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Mannasmith
Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at St.
John's Lutheran Church with Pastors Jack Heino and Larry Kudart
officiating. Burial with full military honors conducted by the Union
County Honor Guard will take place at the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church Capital
Improvement Fund, the Bethesda Fund, or to a charity of the donor's choice.
Pallbearers will be Bob Kleiber, Dale Davisson, John Davisson, Wayne
Kleiber, Dwight Kleiber, Jim Davis, and Mike Kleiber.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

ERNEST R. "ERNIE" FETTY

Ernest R. "Ernie" Fetty, 66, of Raymond, died Saturday, May 13, 2006, at
his home surrounded by his loving family.
He retired in 2002 from GI Plastex as an inspector. He enjoyed hunting
arrowheads with his grandchildren and truly enjoyed spending time with
his family and his dog, Phoebe. He took great pride in his home and property.
He was born Oct. 24, 1939, in Delaware, and was predeceased by his
father, Edward Fetty in January 1994; a beloved brother, Robert "Bob"
Fetty in 2004; and a great-nephew, Patrick S. Sheets in 2006.
He is survived by his loving mother, Geneva Rutledge and a sister, Kitty
(Henry) Sramek Jr., both of Palisade, Neb.; his loving companion of 40
years, Mary Schilling Stenger, of Raymond; three sons, Jerry (Teresa)
Stenger of West Liberty, Jeff (Christina) Stenger of Marion, and Joe
(Melissa) Stenger of Marysville; nine precious grandchildren, Zack,
Kaylenn, Brad, Derek, Dylan and Megan Stenger, Deryk Van Sickle, Brandy
Woods and Tracie Sell; three great-grandchildren, Skyler and Bryan Woods
and Jordan Stocksdale; his mother-in-law, Marie Schilling of Marysville;
three brothers-in-law, Russ (Mae) Schilling of Marion, and Roger
(Roberta) Schilling and Ron (Linda) Schilling of Marysville; a
sister-in-law, Betty (Butch) Wood of Raymond; several nieces and
nephews; many great-nieces and -nephews; and a great-great-niece and a
great-great-nephew, all of Nebraska; numerous nieces and nephews in
Ohio; several cousins; and special family friends, Amanda Coleman, Jeff
Clifton and Justin Stocksdale.
Calling hours will Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Underwood Funeral Home,
Marysville, where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m.
with Pastor Jerry McQueen officiating. Burial will be at Broadway Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be his three sons and three oldest grandsons, Jerry,
Jeff, Joe, Derek, Brad and Zack Stenger. Honorary pallbearers will be
Deryk Van Sickle, Jerry Fetty, Bill Simpkins and Rob Sramek.
Memorial contributions may be made to Union County Loving Care Hospice.
Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com or condolences@underwoodfuneralhome.com.

FANNIE M. MULLET
Fannie M. Mullet, 85, of Plain City, died peacefully at her home Friday,
May 12, 2006.
She was born Aug. 15, 1920, in Yoder, Kan., the daughter of the late
Jonas D. Miller and Elmina Leora Knepp Miller. She also was predeceased
by her husband, Roman Mullet Sr.; a son, Delbert Wayne Mullet; an infant
son and daughter; four brothers; three sisters; two infant siblings; and
her step-mother, Fannie Miller.
She is survived by her children, Ruby (Ron) Puckett of Florida, Norman
(Beth) Mullet of Hilliard, Mary (Fred) Headings of Plain City, Jacob
(Carolyn) Mullet of Marysville, Emma (Donnie) Salyer of Plain City,
Alfred (Marianne Cooper) Mullet of Plain City, Roman (Margaret) Mullet
of Plain City, Wilma (Stephen) Daley of Indian Lake, Elisabeth (Mark)
Yutzy of Plain City; 33 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren; brothers,
Sam (Amanda) Miller of Kokomo, Ind., John (Glenda) Miller of Lebanon,
Tenn., and Larry (Linda) Miller of West Jefferson; sisters, Viola Hay of
Plain City, Emma (Ed) Miller of West Jefferson, Mary (Ammon) Yutzy of
Plain City; and friends, Janice Mullet and Sharon Walker.
Funeral services were held today at United Bethel Mennonite Church,
11342 Lafayette-Plain City Road. Burial was at Haven Fellowship Cemetery.
Ferguson Funeral Home, Plain City, was in charge of arrangements.

LAWRENCE E. OLIVER
Lawrence E. Oliver, 97, of West Mansfield, died Saturday, May 13, 2006,
at Green Hills Center in West Liberty, after a short illness.
A retired welder and farmer, he was a longtime member of the North
Greenfield United Methodist Church. He enjoyed playing cards, reading
western novels and trapping. He was especially proud of his family and
enjoyed attending his grandchildren's sporting events.
He was born June 3, 1908, in Lawrenceburg, Tenn., to the late Harry 0.
and Mary Elizabeth Rush Oliver. He married Violet Lucile Tapp on June
15, 1929, and she preceded him in death on Nov. 21, 1997. He also was
preceded in death by a son, Russell Oliver, on March 17, 2006; a
great-granddaughter, Megan; a brother, Orville Oliver; and three
sisters, Edith Foster, Lavera "Bea" Hurley and Nora Akers.
Survivors include four sons, Dwight M. (Doris) Oliver of Fergus Falls,
Minn., Lloyd E. (Sue) Oliver of West Liberty, Boyd E. (Sandra) Oliver of
Ashville, and W. Dean (Marjorie) Oliver of West Mansfield; a
daughter-in-law, Biddy Oliver of Huntsville; 14 grandchildren; 15
great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and
nephews; and his church family.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home, West Mansfield. Funeral
services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at North Greenfield United
Methodist Church. The Rev. Roger Gorden will officiate and burial will
take place at Greenlawn Cemetery, West Mansfield.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Caring Neighbors Food Pantry
in care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

BARBARA K. SALYERS WINNER

Barbara K. Salyers Winner, 65, of Marysville, died Friday morning, May
12, 2006, at her home with family by her side.
She died after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She "fought the
good fight, finished the race and kept the faith." (II Timothy 4:7).
She was retired from The Scott Company after more than 20 years of
employment. She was a 1958 graduate of Triad High School and received a
bachelor of arts degree from Franklin University in 1980 at the age of
51; an accomplishment of which she was very proud.
She also enjoyed being a member of the Union County Master Gardeners.
She was born Dec. 4, 1940, in Mechanicsburg, to the late Paris and Irene
Cordell Salyers.
She was married Aug. 9, 1958, at the Friends Church in North Lewisburg,
to her high school sweetheart, Larry J. Winner who survives. She also is
survived by their daughters, Sheri (Rodney) Sparks of Hendersonville,
N.C., and Terri (Eugene) Sproull of Marysville; two grandchildren, Aaron
Sparks and Melony Sproull; a great-grandchild, Braden Sparks; a brother,
Paris (Diana) Salyers of Maryville; and nieces and nephew, Heather
(John) Lykins of Marysville, Sutton (Dan) Ignash of Columbus, and
Parrish (Jenny) Salyers of Colorado.
Calling hours will be Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home,
where funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev.
Kenneth Cordell and Pastor Clancy Cruise officiating. Burial will follow
at the Maple Grove Cemetery in Mechanicsburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Loving Care Hospice or the
Leukemia-Lymphoma Society in care of the funeral home.

BERLIN PRICE
Berlin Price, 81, formerly of Plain City, died Thursday, May 11, 2006,
at The Gables at Green Pastures after an extended illness.
He was retired from O.M. Scott & Sons. A World War II Army veteran, he
coached baseball in Milford Center for many years.
His true love was his faithful companions, his beagles. He spent much of
his life breeding, raising, training and showing them. He managed
several Grand Field Champions and was a member of the Clark County Beagle Club.
He was born Jan. 12, 1925, in Portsmouth, to the late Bill and Myrtle
Price. He also was preceded in death by his wife, Norma Porschet Price,
in 1990; his oldest son, William "Bill" Price who died in Vietnam in
1968; and 10 brothers and sisters.
He is survived by his children, Garland Price, Rodney (Mary) Price,
Bonnie (John) Schoby, Sharon Price and Mark Price, all of Marysville,
and Jean (Ronnie) Boggs of Milford Center; grandchildren, Bill Schoby,
Angie (Aaron) Davidson, Linda Kay (Jim) Parrott, Mary (Todd) Anderson,
Robin Price, Brandy (Jed) Kiss and Ginny Price; numerous
great-grandchildren and step-grandchildren; a sister, Meryl Jordan of
Jeffersonville; and Bubba his dog who always rode in the truck with him
and watched TV at his side.
Calling hours will be Saturday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Ferguson
Funeral Home, Plain City, where funeral services will be held Monday at
10 a.m. Burial will be in Darby Township Cemetery, Unionville Center.


LANA SUE STIERHOFF

Lana Sue Stierhoff, 64, of Bellville, died Tuesday morning, May 9, 2006,
at MedCentral Mansfield Hospital.
Following a long and courageous battle with cancer, she "fought a good
fight, finished the race, kept the faith," (II Timothy 4:7) and is now
crowned with righteousness by the Lord.
She graduated from Richwood High School in 1959. On June 25, 1960, she
married her high school sweetheart, James A. Stierhoff, who survives.
Two years later they moved from Union County to Richland County, where
she took a position with Dominion Electric.
She will be most remembered for her 14 years of service to Mansfield
Christian School, where she worked as elementary secretary and
bookkeeper, ambassador of goodwill and genuine friend to hundreds of children.
She later retired from Richland County Child Support Enforcement Agency
with five years of service.
A member of Clear Fork Alliance Church, she formerly served as a
deaconess, heading up funeral dinners, and was active in the church's
prayer ministry on the prayer-chain.
She was a member of Bellville Red Hat Society, but her grandchildren's
activities and sporting events are what kept her on the go. Students in
three school districts, Clear Fork, Lexington and West Holmes,
recognized "Nana Stierhoff." Even recently, a team was spotted at her
home, so visiting athletes could see her and get a hug.
Described as "the hostess with the mostess," she loved to entertain. She
was a preferred customer at Fast Eddie's Pizza - always ensuring the
frequent houseful of kids were well fed.
Constantly optimistic, life was a party to her, even in spite of
adversity. She genuinely enjoyed people, enjoyed life, and enjoyed
sharing the blessings that God had given her.
 Patriotic, she was the consummate politician's wife. She was supportive
of her husband's career and elections as Richland County Sheriff for
three terms over 12 years. She could walk into a room of 300 people and
never meet a stranger.
Of great Christian faith, she was blessed with a spirit of forgiveness -
"love the sinner, hate the sin" - as she had a true love and compassion for people.
Recognized for a many and varied hat collection, her animated
personality was infectious, and she could communicate volumes with the
simple shake of her index finger.
She was born Nov. 27, 1941, in Westerville, to Fay Daniel and Audrey
Emma Trapp Bevis. Her father predeceased her, and her mother survives in
Richwood. She also was preceded in death by a grandson, Ian Tyler Conley.
She is survived by her husband, former Richland County Sheriff James A.
Stierhoff; their children Elizabeth "Beth" (Bud) Yoder of Millersburg,
Amelia "Amy" (Matthew) Rini of Bellville, and Jonathon E. S. "Jon"
(Joni) Stierhoff of Lexington; 11 grandchildren, Autumn (Jerrard)
Tucker, Caleb Brown, Jacob Brown, Jamie Yoder, Kane Minnich, Destiney
Yoder, Noelle Yoder, Kayleigh Conley, Sydney Conley, Tyler Stierhoff and
Spencer Stierhoff; a great-granddaughter, Tristina Tucker; four sisters,
Mary Jo (John C.) Smith and Peggy Faye (Ernie) Jamison of Richwood,
Nancy Bowman of Bellville, and Victoria (Ward) Wildman of Angola, Ind.;
a brother, Kenneth Daniel (Teresa) Bevis of Richwood; and numerous
nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews who adored her.
Calling hours will be today from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Bellville Snyder
Funeral Home, 81 Mill Road, Bellville, and also on Thursday from 1 to 4
and 6 to 9 p.m. A worship service, giving glory to God for her life,
will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Clear Fork Alliance Church, 1008
Route 97E, Bellville. The Rev. Dr. Michael V. Stine will officiate. A
committal service will follow at 4 p.m. at Price Cemetery near Essex.
Memorial contributions to Clear Fork Alliance Church or Columbus
Children's Hospital SIDS Unit in memory of Ian Tyler Conley may be made
at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting:
www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

GRACE EVELYN PACKMAN
Grace Evelyn Packman, 75, of Marysville, died Monday, May 8, 2006, at
Memorial Hospital of Union County.
She retired from Ranco Inc. in Plain City after 44 years of employment.
She was born Oct. 27, 1930, in Mechanicsburg, the daughter of the late
Frank and Mary Elizabeth Lorten Sinclair. She also was preceded in death
by her husband, Roger P. Packman Sr. in 1992; daughter, Claudia Howell;
six brothers, Arthur, Wilbur, Karl, Raymond, Richard and Franklin; and
six sisters, Jenette Ray, Marguerite Teach, Ruth Cromwell, Esther
Mohler, Mary Ellen Kriel and Carrie Belle Sinclair.
She is survived by a son, Roger (Kathy) Packman of North Lewisburg;
son-in-law, John Howell of Urbana; grandchildren, Sarah (Chris) Stricker
of Bellefontaine, Roger Packman of North Lewisburg, Jennifer Packman of
Springfield, and John Howell of Marysville; a sister, Lois Ann Lowry of
Marysville; two brothers, Howard Sinclair of California, and Lowell
Sinclair of Troy; and two great-grandchildren, DaCota and Caitlin Hollar of Bellefontaine.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Freshwater,
McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home, North Lewisburg, where funeral services
will be held Friday at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Woodstock Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Mobile Meals Program, in care of
Lois Blue, 500 London Ave., Marysville, OH 43040.


JOHN T. BOLLOCK

John T. Bollock, 64, of London, died Saturday, May 6, 2006, at his residence.
He graduated from Triad High School in 1961. He was an FFA member of
Triad and Madison County.
He served in the United States Army from 1961 to 1963. He was a lifetime
member of Lost Dutchman's Mining Association and Gold Prospector's
Association of America.
He was born Nov. 24, 1941, in Franklin County, the son of the late Carl
Sr. and Helen Miller Bollock. He also was predeceased by his wife, Mary
Ann Bollock, and a sister, Katie Blamer.
He is survived by a very dear friend, Jean Witbeck; a daughter, Stacey
(Bobby) Johnson of West Mansfield; grandchildren, Chris, Chad, Sherry
and Holly Johnson; a brother, Carl Jr. (Linda) Bollock of Clearwater,
Fla.; and his stepmother, Elva Bollock of North Lewisburg.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Rader-Lynch and
Dodds Funeral Home, 124 E. High St., London, where funeral services will
be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Lee Stanley officiating.
Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, North Lewisburg.

HAROLD E. EGELHOFF
Harold E. Egelhoff, 66, of London, died unexpectedly Friday, May 5,
2006, at Mount Carmel Hospital, Columbus.
A former member of the U.S. Navy, he also was a member of American
Legion Post No. 106, Chandler Lodge No. 138 F&AM and the London Lions Club.
He was employed for 12 years at the Madison Correctional Institution and
retired from the Pickaway Correctional Institution.
He was born Dec. 24, 1939, in Madison County, the son of the late
Benjamin and Marjorie L. Gill Egelhoff. He also was predeceased by a
brother, Robert, and a sister, JoAnn Egelhoff.
Survivors include two sons, Rob (Chris) Egelhoff of London, and Jeff
(Jeannine) Egelhoff of Marysville; six grandchildren, Alina, Elizabeth,
Palmer, Josiah, Emily and Tristan Egelhoff; two sisters, Mary (Dean)
Goodyear of London, and Sue (Thomas R.) Kennedy of Lake Placid, Fla.;
nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Hye Kim of Columbus.
Calling hours will be today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Eberle-Fisher
Funeral Home, 103 N. Main St., London, where funeral services will be
conducted Tuesday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Wendell Hurley officiating.
Burial will follow at Kirkwood Cemetery.
Memorial condolences may be sent to
www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com.

HELEN MARGARET ELIZABETH MADER KELLAR
 Helen Margaret Elizabeth Mader Kellar, 92, of Friendship Village of
Dublin, died Friday, May 5, 2006.
  She graduated from Marysville High School with the class of 1931 and
entered the Conservatory of Music at Capital University, obtaining a
bachelor of arts degree in 1935. Over the next two years she taught
music and English in the public schools of Cridersville.
A Delaware resident for 47 years, she was an active member of St. Marks
Lutheran Church in Delaware, a member of Delaware Women's Club, Women's
City Club, Grady Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and a volunteer for Meals
on Wheels. She enjoyed fishing and always had a bucket of minnows
outside the kitchen door ready to go at a moment's notice.
In 1985 she moved to Friendship Village of Dublin. Over the years she
was actively involved in numerous clubs and committees, served on the
Village Council and was Vespers' Co-Director of Music. With her deep
appreciation for music, she variously played the piano and organ and
sang in her church choirs throughout her life in Marysville, Bexley,
Delaware and Dublin.  She remained actively involved in the village
community and family activities until suffering a hip fracture eight weeks ago.
She was born July 27, 1913, in Marysville, the only child of the late
Lawrence John and Matilda Maria Coleman Mader. She married Delaware
Prosecuting Attorney Lawrence F. Kellar at Trinity Lutheran Church in
Marysville on Sept. 4, 1938. He served two terms in the Ohio House of
Representatives and died of pancreatic cancer in April 1965.  They were
the parents of two loving daughters  who survive. They are Susan (Larry)
Ratcliffe of Delaware, and Jane (Bill) Schildman of Cincinnati.
Also surviving are three grandchildren, Robyn (Aldo) Manzini, Dr. Amy
Ratcliffe (Dr. Paul Emerson) and Tom Ratcliffe; four
great-grandchildren; and a host of caring friends.
At her request there will be no funeral or memorial service. Private
family graveside services will be held at a later date in Oakdale Cemetery, Marysville.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Delaware Genealogical Society,
157 E. William St., Delaware, OH 43015, Odyssey Hospice, 6432 E. Main
St., Reynoldsburg, OH  43068 or to a charity of the donor's choice.
Robinson Funeral Home, Delaware, is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.robinsonfuneralhomeinc.com

CARROL "SUSIE" NICHOLS

Carrol "Susie" Nichols, formerly Susie Fischer, 63, died Sunday, May 7,
2006, at Heartland of Urbana.
She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary of West Bloomfield. She
truly enjoyed being a homemaker and being with her family. She was
always there to help her children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
She just loved being a mother.
She was born Aug. 22, 1942, in Paintsville, Ky., the daughter of the
late Virgil and Jeanette Jones Arms.  She also was preceded in death by
a son, Melvin Fischer Jr.
She is survived by three daughters, Diana R. (Tom) Gooding and Debraha
K. (Ken) Seely of Mechanicsburg, and Paulette S. (Joe) Smith of Jackson
Center; five grandchildren, Mark A. Smith, Michael L. Smith, Mandy R.
Ricks, David A. Ricks and Arl D. Cremeans; 12 great-grandchildren; three
brothers, James (Sharon) Arms of Marysville, Larry Arms of Milford
Center, and Gary (Peggy) Arms of Delaware; two sisters, Helen Johnson of
Delaware, and Shirley Williams of Flat Gap, Ky.; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the
Skillman, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg, where funeral
services will be held Friday at 1 p.m.

MARIAM PRICE ARMENTROUT PERRY
Mariam Price Armentrout Perry, 79, died Saturday, May 6, 2006, at
Fairfield Medical Center in her home town of Lancaster.
She was a homemaker.
She was born July 16, 1926, to the late Trony and Edna Collins Price.
She also was predeceased by two brothers, Lenord (Lucy) Price and Donny
Price; and two sisters, Evland (Bob) Landon and Harriot (Frank) Davis.
She is survived by her husband of 36 years, John Perry; sons Earl Perry
(Kelly Hunter) of Salem, Paul (Mary) Perry and Thom (Kelly) Perry of
Logan, and John (Melissa) Perry, Chuck (Mary) Perry, and Mark (Sheri)
Perry, all of Lancaster; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren;
sister-in-law Sharon Price of Marysville; many cousins, nieces and
nephews; and special friends, John and Maryland Kilfan and Kenny and
Julia Forman of West Mansfield.
A memorial service will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Church of the
Risen Lord 151 W. Chestnut St., Lancaster. Per the deceased's wishes
cremation has taken place.
Sheridan Funeral Home, 222 S. Columbus St., Lancaster, is in charge of
arrangements.


RICHARD L. BUMP

Richard L. Bump, 69, of Delaware and Union County, died early Thursday
morning, May 4, 2006, at the James Cancer Hospital, Columbus.
He was a former U.S. Army reservist who received a bachelor of arts
degree from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1958. He was an avid golfer,
especially at the Mill Creek Golf Club, Ostrander.
He was board secretary for the Delaware County Bank Financial Group from
December 1986 to June 2000. He was a member of Marysville First United
Methodist Church, Little Brown Jug Society, Delaware Noon Kiwanis and
the Delaware County Harness Horseman's Association. He volunteered for
the United Way and the Senior Nutrition Program, Delaware.
He was born June 25, 1936, in Delaware, to the late Everett and Elsie Cosgray Bump.
In 1959, he married Laura Pierce, who survives. He also is survived by a
brother, Duane (Karen) Bump of Athens; a sister, Kathleen (William)
Weisenberg of Westerville; four nieces; one nephew; and two grandnephews.
A memorial service will be held Monday at 7 p.m. at the Rodman Neeper
Funeral Home, Bennett Brown Chapel, 1510 W. William St., Delaware, with
the Rev. Richard Teller officiating. Calling hours will be one hour prior to the funeral service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Council of Older Adults,
Senior Nutrition Program, 818 Bowtown Road, Delaware, OH 43015.
Condolences may be sent to
www.RodmanNeeper.com. Link into the online
memorial and registry page.

BEVERLY KAYE GROSE
Beverly Kaye Grose, 63, of Richwood died Friday morning, May 5, 2006, at
Memorial Hospital of Union County after a brief battle with cancer.
She was born May 19, 1942, in Richwood to the late Dwight and Gladys (Ellenwood) Marine.
She cherished the closeness of her family and time with her
grandchildren. She also enjoyed collecting antique banks and other various antiques.
She was a 1960 graduate of Richwood High School and was a dedicated
employee of the Ohio Quarter Horse Association office in Richwood for
more than 29 years. She devoted countless hours, which contributed to
the success of the annual Quarter Horse Congress. She treasured the
enduring friendships of her coworkers over many years.
She married her loving husband Robert Donald Grose Sr. on  April 20,
1963, in York Center and he survives. Also surviving are: her two sons,
Robert D. (Kathy) Grose II of Marysville and Kevin Grose of Richwood;
four grandchildren, Kelsey, Kyle, Tiffany and MacKenzie Grose, all of
Richwood; two sisters, Joyce McGinnis of Marion and Phyllis Mullins of
Columbus; a brother, Bob Marine of Marion; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Stofcheck
Funeral Home in Richwood, where friends may call Monday from 4-8 p.m.
The Revs. Danny Grose and Jerry McQueen will officiate.
Burial will be at the Claibourne Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society at 1105
Mt. Vernon Ave., Marion, OH., 43302.

NORMA J. HERSHBERGER
Norma J. Hershberger, 73, died May 4, 2006.
Born in West Virginia, she had been an Akron resident for most of her
life where she worked for 20 years at Northwestern Mutual and the last
20 years at the University of Akron. She loved tending to her flower
garden, doing jigsaw puzzles and, most importantly, her grandchildren,
whom she dearly treasured.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Telford "Ted" Hershberger;
parents, Delbert and Clara Secrest; and sister, Sara Hershberger.
She is survived by her son, Tom (Donna) Hershberger, of Marysville;
grandchildren, Jon (Julie) Hershberger, of Northfield Center and Dawn
(Jim) Thompson, of Marysville;  great-granddaughter, Emma Grace;  and
other loving relatives and friends.
The funeral service will be held on Thursday at the Eckard Baldwin
Sanctuary Chapel, 760 E. Market St.,  Akron, OH.,  44305, with Rev.
Howard D. Powell officiating. The family will receive friends at the
funeral home for two hours prior to the service, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Interment will be at Tallmadge Cemetery.

RAY  LEONARD HORNBECK
Ray Leonard Hornbeck, 77, died peacefully at his daughter's home in Cape
Coral, Fla., Tuesday, May 2, 2006.
Marysville was his home for many years, although he has resided in
Florida for the past five years. He will be greatly missed by all who
knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by both parents, Frank and Beatrice; his wife,
Mildred Hornbeck; and his aunt, Martha (Raymond) Burba of Marysville.
Survivors include his son, Andrew Ray (Lisa) Hornbeck of Valrico, Fla.;
daughter, Debra Kay (John) Oliver of Florida; three grandsons, Lucas and
Griffin Hornbeck, still at home, and Jason Mathews; two
step-granddaughters, Amy and Amanda Oliver of Ohio; an aunt, Clara F.
(Harvey) Fogle of Chambersburg, Pa.; and a cousin Leo Moore of Columbus,
Ohio. He had a long-term, dear friendship with Florence Davidson of
Marysville, and her sons Mike and Tim.
A memorial service will be held at the York Center Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or
American Cancer Society.

JACK  D.  MORGAN
Jack D. Morgan, 72, died Friday, May 05, 2006, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
He was a 32nd Degree Mason with the Mount Sterling Lodge. He worked most
of his life as an auto mechanic and spent six years teaching others his
trade at the Northwest Career Center. He retired from Auto Assets. Mr.
Morgan was a car enthusiast who loved auto racing.
He was born Sept. 21, 1933, in Whitesburg, Ky., to the late Carl and
Ruth Grace Collins Morgan. He also was predeceased by a son, David W.
Morgan, in 1999; and three brothers, John, Don and Claude.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 48 years, Theresa Hickey Morgan
whom he married Oct. 9, 1957; children, Jack Jr. (Pam) Morgan and Jay
Morgan of Columbus, Richard (Paulette) Morgan of Illinois, Jill Morgan
of Marysville, and Mona (Rick) Pinson of Galloway; grandchildren, Jamie
(Gloria) Morgan, Kiley Morgan, Reid Morgan, David Morgan Jr. and Heaven
Morgan; great-grandchildren, Sean Morgan, Austin Morgan and Emily
Morgan; brother, Bob (Jan) Morgan of Tennessee; sisters, Patty (Rob)
Barnes of Columbus, and Ruby (Judd) Cheek of Orlando, Fla.; and numerous
nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. at Ferguson Funeral Home,
Plain City, where services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. Burial will be
in Jerome Township Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Home Reach Hospice, Ohio Health
Foundation, 3724 Olentangy River Road, Suite G, Columbus, OH  43214.

WILLIAM AUSTIN "BILL" VANDERAU
William  Austin "Bill" Vanderau, 94, of Plain City, formerly of
Marysville and a lifelong resident of Union County, died unexpectedly,
Thursday, May 4, 2006, at Riverside Methodist Hospital.
A lifetime grain and livestock farmer on Payne Road, he was also an
associate of the Scott's Farm Seed Company for 15 years during the 1940s
and '50s, where he was a pioneer in the growth of hybrid seed corn. He
was also an associate of Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, where he was
the head of security for 20 years.
He attended Marysville First United Methodist Church and was known among
neighbors and friends for his well- manicured rose bed at his home on
Hickory Drive. He and his wife enjoyed traveling, especially on Tomia Lowe's excursions.
He was born March 9, 1912, in Union County, to the late William A. and
Bertha I. Bump Vanderau. He also was predeceased by four sisters, Lucy
Brown, Helen Myers, Ivalou Crim and Clara Vanderau; two brothers, Philip
and Robert Vanderau; a niece, Eileen LeVan Stults; a sister-in-law,
Blanche Deardurff; and two brothers-in-law, Robert Deardurff and Victor LeVan.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Nina L. Poling Vanderau, whom he
married March 20, 1948, in Marysville; a sister-in-law, Esther LeVan of
Lewistown; nieces and nephews, Margaret (Michael) Sidle of Columbus, the
Rev. Robert Vanderau of Providence, R.I., John (Pam) Vanderau of
Littleton, Colo., Herbert (Rosemary) LeVan of Lewistown, Phillip (Barb)
Deardurff of West Liberty, and Fred (Kathy) Deardurff of East Liberty;
and many other relatives.
Calling hours will be Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m. at Underwood Funeral Home,
where funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. with the Rev.
Richard Teller officiating. Burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Marysville First United
Methodist Church building fund. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
condolences@underwoodfuneralhome.com.

JAMES RAY "JIM" GABERT
James Ray Gabert, 63, of Marysville, died Wednesday, May 3, 2006, at the
Gables at Green Pastures.
He was a research pathologist for O.M. Scotts from 1968 to 1983. From
1985 to the present, he worked as an orderly and then, as a Licensed
Practical Nurse at Union Manor Nursing Home, Memorial Hospital of Union
County and The Gables at Green Pastures.
A man of deep faith with a passion for Biblical study, he was a member
of Christian Assembly Church where he served as an elder.
He was a 1962 graduate of Speedway High School in Speedway, Ind. He
earned a bachelor's degree in botany from Butler University and a
master's degree in botany from Ohio University. He received his LPN
training at Tri-Rivers Vocational School in Marion. With a special
concern in healthy living and with an interest in plants and their
medicinal uses, he studied and categorized all the medicinal herbs in Union County.
He was born Feb. 2, 1943, in Indianapolis, to the late Orion and Vivian Lytle Gabert.
He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Cordia Tressler Gabert, whom he
married June 25, 1967, in Indianapolis; three daughters, Cathy (George)
Boyle of Morgantown, W. Va., Kristen (Jack) Hays of Meherrin, Va., and
Stephanie (Tim) Trenschel of York Haven, Pa.; five grandchildren, Katie,
Allie, Jackson, Kyrie and Garrison; three brothers-in-law, Keith (Sarah)
Tressler and Brice (Linda) Tressler, both of Indianapolis, and Stephen
(Pat) Tressler of Columbus; and a cousin, Barbara Alger of Atlanta.
A victory celebration will be held Sunday, May 21, at 3 p.m., at
Christian Assembly Church with the Rev. Donald Moceri officiating.
Written memories of Mr. Gabert can be e-mailed or brought to the service
for the family to cherish.
Memorial contributions may be made to Christian Academy School, 1003 N.
Maple St., Marysville, OH 43040.
Remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family at
condolences@underwoodfuneralhome.com

LEWIS L. ERWIN

Lewis L. Erwin, 88, of Lewis Center, died Wednesday, May 3, 2006, at
Grady Memorial Hospital in Delaware.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy.
Survivors include his children, Joyce A. Smith and Carol (Gary)
Kagenski; grandchildren, Katrina L. Smith, Jennifer H. Gale and Debi S.
(Jerry) Shirk, Jodee (Fiela) VanRooyen and Matthew Glenn;
great-grandchildren, Tabitha, Joel, Zachariah, Bo, Ambur, Cody,
Elizabeth Samantha, Jarron and Cullen; great-great-grandchildren, Ryley
and Lillian; sister, Elizabeth Garrison; brother, Rex (Fran) Erwin; and
other relatives and friends.
Calling hours will be today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Rutherford-Corbin
Funeral Home, 515 High St., Worthington, where funeral services will be
held Friday at 1 p.m. with Pastor Peter Miller officiating. Burial will
follow in Fairview Memorial Park.

MILDREN BEIGHTLER LINDEN
Mildred Beightler Linden, 91, of Elyria, died Monday, May 1, 2006, at
her home after a short illness.
She resided in Marysville for more than 30 years.
She was born Feb. 10, 1915, in Mechanicburg, to the late Charles and
Mary Haight Palmer. She was preceded in death by her first husband,
Walter Beightler; second husband, Gilbert Gray; brothers Bill and Vernon
Palmer; sister Vaughn Lantz; and granddaughter Tricia Hazelett.
Survivors include her husband George Linden; daughter Janet Hazelett;
four grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
She donated her body to Case Western Reserve School of Medicine for
Research.
 Online condolences may be sent to
jimjanhazelett@aol.com.

FRANKLIN "FRANK" E. DILLE
Franklin "Frank" E. Dille, 61, of Marysville, died Monday, May 1, 2006, at
Heartland of Marysville with his wife at his bedside.
He retired in 2004 from Clark Trucking Company after 31 years. He received
many safe-driving awards during his employment. He enjoyed going for car
rides, eating out and loved deer watching, hunting and fishing.
He had a special interest in trains and especially enjoyed excursions with
his wife on the Ohio Central Railroad through the Sugarcreek Amish country.
He was fond of monster trucks and truck shows and his dog, Lucky.
He was born April 2, 1945, in Wood County, to the late Everett E. and
Geraldine M. Ruble Dille.
He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Sharon Kay Norris Dille, to whom he
was married Dec. 11, 1971, at the Marysville Evangelical Friends Church by
the Rev. Glenn Althouse; three brothers, Dean Shaffer of Tiffin, Ben Babcock
of Wayne, and Chris Babcock of Findlay; his mother and father-in-law, Betty
and Paul Norris of Marysville; two sisters-in-law, Deb Root and Becky
Wolford, both of Marysville; a brother-in-law, Paul (Amy) Norris of
Delaware; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, co-workers and
special friends, including Jim and Rose Large of Kenton.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Underwood Funeral Home
where funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Ed
Vinson officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice, 6500 Busch Blvd.,
Columbus, OH 43229.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
condolences@underwoodfuneralhome.com.

NANETTA ANNABELL NOLAND
Nanetta Annabell Noland, 71, of Richwood, died Tuesday morning, May 2, 2006,
at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
She worked at HSSI in Columbus.
She was born Sept. 2, 1934, in McConnelsville, to the late Robert K. and
Ruby A. Albright Hill. In December, 1950, she married David Noland, who died
in February 1988.
She is survived by a step-daughter, Ruth Geho of Raymond; a sister, Violet
Jones of Marion; two brothers, Robert (Connie) Hill of Nashville, Tenn., and
Richard L. Hill of Richwood; five grandchildren; and several nieces and
nephews.
Graveside services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at Price Cemetery with
the Rev. Joseph Rhea officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Humane Society, 16540
County Home Road, Marysville, OH  43040.
Arrangements are being handled by Ballinger Funeral Home, Richwood.
Condolences to the family may be expressed at
www.ballingerfuneralhome.com.

NANCY ELLEN SNYDER
Nancy Ellen Snyder, 60, of Columbus, died Monday, May 1, 2006, at Mayfair
Village Retirement Center.
She retired after 19 years as a legal secretary to the state of Ohio
Attorney General. She was a member of St. Andrews United Methodist Church,
Beavercreek. 
She was very generous with her time, having volunteered for many schools,
churches, civic and nonprofit organizations through the years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Reginald E. Snyder, and a brother,
John Kandel. 
She is survived by a daughter, Peggy (Michael) Campbell; a son, Keith
(Karla) Snyder; her parents, Herbert and Elizabeth Kandel; grandchildren,
Timothy, Duncan, Heather, Meghan and Tyler; sisters, Mari (Gary) Campbell
and Judy (Blair) Sell; and nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Schoedinger
Worthington Chapel, 6699 N. High St., Worthington, where a funeral service
will be held Thursday at 11:30 a.m. with Chaplain Jackie St. Aubin
officiating. Interment will be in Kingwood Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to HomeReach Hospice, 3595 Olentangy
River Road, Columbus, OH 43214.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.schoedinger.com.

GOLDA FRANCES DENNIS
Golda Frances Dennis, 98, formerly of York Center, died Sunday, April
30, 2006, at the Gables at Green Pastures.
She was a homemaker and an excellent cook. She was formerly a member of
the Church of Christ in Christian Union.
She was born Feb. 3, 1908, in Hocking County, to the late Bert and
Jennie Burgoon Keister. On Feb. 24, 1940, she married George Earl
Dennis, who died in August of 1979. She also was predeceased by two
daughters; one grandchild; one brother; and three sisters.
She is survived by a daughter, Donna (Lewis) McComas of York Center; a
sister, Verl Keister of Cincinnati; one grandson; four
step-grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and three step-great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Claibourne
Cemetery with the Rev. Fred Cheney officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 225 N.
Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, IL. 60601-7633 or by visiting
www.alz.org.
Condolences to the family may be expressed at
www.ballingerfuneralhome.com.

KATHY DEMCHAK
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Oakdale Cemetery
for Kathy Demchak, who died Dec. 23, 2005, at her home. The public
ceremony will include interment of ashes and a monument dedication. Mrs.
Demchak was a longtime English teacher for Marysville schools and a
member of First Presbyterian Church of Marysville. Arrangements are
being handled by Underwood Funeral Home.

LOUISE B. HADDIX
Louise B. Haddix, 78, of Kettering, died Saturday, April 29, 2006, at her home.
She was retired from Wright Patterson Air Force Base after 26 years of service.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert, and a daughter, Gail Carr.
She is survived by three children, Gwen (Jeff) Melton of Mount Vernon,
Geri (David) Osborne of Marietta, Ga., and Gary Haddix (fiancee April
Waller) of West Harrison, Ind.; eight grandchildren, Nick, Jay, Cory,
Breanna, Zack, Derek, Brittany and Bethany; three sisters, Mary Weaver
of Tipp City, Helen (Burl) Queener of Huber Heights, and Virginia
Greenbaum of Irwin; and a brother, Charles "Bud" (Marge) Weaver of Marysville.
A memorial service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Newcomer Funeral
Home, 3940 Kettering Blvd., Dayton. A gathering of family and friends
will take place Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Private
inurnment will be held at David's Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton in the deceased's memory.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.Newcomerfamily.com.