Archived Obituaries February 2006


DORIS LUCILLE HILL BADER
Doris Lucille Hill Bader, 91, died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2006, at The
Gables at Green Pastures.
While growing up, her family was active members of the Pharisburg
Methodist Church. She attended Pharisburg High School, graduating with a
three-year diploma in 1931. In 1932, she obtained her four-year diploma
from Liberty Union High School in Fairfield County, permitting her to
enter nursing school.
She entered the Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in Columbus. She
graduated as a registered nurse in 1936, and worked at Mercy Hospital
until her retirement in 1979. After only three years as a nurse, she was
promoted to the position of supervisor of surgery, which she proudly
held for 40 years.
She married Master Sgt. (U. S. Army Air Corps) Raymond Bader from
Fairfield County in 1941 and traveled with him when she could during
World War II. After the war, the two moved to Columbus, and then to
Upper Arlington. The two were proud that they were early members of the
Upper Arlington Lutheran Church.
The deceased was a very active person who enjoyed bowling, sewing,
volunteering at the Upper Arlington Senior Center, and working the
election polls. She especially enjoyed traveling to see her
grandchildren who were at Army posts around the world. Later, she came
back to Union County to live with her daughter and son-in-law on the
Hill family farm.
She was born July 15, 1914, to the late George and Neva Hill who were
hard-working farmers near Pharisburg. She also was preceded in death by
a sister, Helen Hill; a brother, Chalmer Hill; an infant daughter,
Pamela; and by her loving husband, Raymond Bader, in 1982.
She is survived by her loving daughter and devoted son-in-law, Bonnie
and Lt. Col. U.S. Army (retired) Ken Bonnell of Marysville; three
grandsons, Lt. Col. (U.S. Army) Brett (Diane) Bonnell of Bowling Green
State University, Bowling Green; Major (U.S. Army) Bryon (Alice) Bonnell
of Fort Stewart, Savannah, Ga.; Sgt. 1st Class (U.S. Army) Brad
(Jennifer) Bonnell of Washington, D.C.; and her great-grandchildren,
whose lives she closely followed, Sarah, Carter, Summer and Brendon.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Underwood Funeral
Home. Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Glen Rest
Memorial Estate in Reynoldsburg, where she will be buried next to her
husband. Pastor Morris Dunn will officiate.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

REAH DALE FRYMAN
Reah Dale Fryman, 90, of Richwood, died peacefully in her sleep early
Saturday morning, Feb. 25, 2006, at the Marion Manor Nursing Home.
She worked 25 years for Dr. William Bowen, the local veterinarian, and
his wife.
She was a longtime member of the Richwood Church of Christ where she was
"Aunt Dale" to everyone. She was the custodian for 40 years and prepared
Communion each week. She faithfully attended church services, Ladies Aid
meetings and helped with ice cream socials and any church activity.
She was a member of the Richwood Civic Center where she enjoyed the
daily meals as well as the center's one-day trips. She also was a member
of the former Solitaires Club.
She was born Sept. 4, 1915, in Delaware County, to the late Thomas Ray
and Clara Rider Fryman. As a toddler she moved with her family to the
family farm on Route 4 just south of Fulton Creek. She worked on the
farm until 1950 when she moved into Richwood on East Ottawa, where she
resided with her sister, Mildred Glass, and family.
She was the last of her family, also being predeceased by brothers and
sisters, Perry "Bud" Fryman, Clarice Fryman, Pauline Neel, Mildred Glass
and Evelyn Johnson. She was the only member of her family to live until
the age of 90.
Surviving are Pauline's children, Harold (Juanita) Neel of Prospect,
Barbara (Dick) Schultz of Radnor, and Don (Pam) Neel of Richwood and
their families; Mildred's children, Lynne (Gary) Ledley, Gary (Lois)
Glass and Nancy (Jim) Wiley, all of Richwood, and their families, Chris
and Leigh Ann Glass, and Chad, Lindsey, Kyle and Cheyenne Wiley;
Evelyn's children, Larry Samson of Columbus, Randy Cooper of Georgia,
Donna Smith of West Virginia, and Terry Cooper of Galloway; and her
special caregivers, Tammy, Barb, Tina, Calyssa and Maxine who made it
possible for her to live at home until 11 months ago.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Richwood
Church of Christ, where calling hours will be held one hour prior to the
service. Pastor Scot Gorsuch will officiate and burial will be in the
Shoup (Thompson Township) Cemetery near Radnor.
Pallbearers will be Dick Schultz, Don Neel, Gary Ledley, Jim Wiley, Gary
Glass, Chris Glass, Chad Wiley and Kyle Wiley.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Richwood Church of Christ
Building Fund.
Arrangements are being handled by Stofcheck Funeral Home, Richwood.

MARY H. GRAVATT
Mary H. Gravatt, 78, of Richwood, died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2006, at The
Gables at Green Pastures in Marysville.
She was a farmer's wife and deeply devoted to her family. She was an
excellent cook and enjoyed gardening and being a homemaker.
She was born Feb. 23, 1927, in Robbinsville, N.J., to the late Michael
and Julia Alberta Barrett Hoaern. She married Kenneh V. Gravatt on Feb.
7, 1948, in Robbinsville. In 1980, they moved from Allentown, N.J., to
Richwood to continue their farming operation. On May 26, 1982, Mr.
Gravatt died. She also was predeceased by a sister, Claire Forman.
She is survived by two daughters, Maryann Petersohn and Patricia Grygon
of Trenton, N.J., and a son, Kenneth V. Jr. (Terri) Gravatt of Richwood;
six grandchildren, James Petersohn, Lisa (Dean) Sheppard; Julia Grygon
and Jenna Grygon, and Kyle and Justin Gravatt; two great-grandchildren,
Jaret Petersohn and Allyson Sheppard; and two sisters, Joan (Bill)
Sauerwald of Berlin, Md., and Nancy Hoaern of Vineland, N.J.
Calling hours were held Tuesday, Feb. 21, at Stofcheck Funeral Home in
Richwood, and a funeral Mass was held Saturday, Feb. 25, at St. John's
Catholic Church in Allentown, N.J. Burial was in St. John's Cemetery,
Allentown.
Pallbearers were the deceased's grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to the Union County Council on Aging or
the Kidney Foundation.

ANDREW MARTIN ROOT
Andrew Martin Root, 73, of Marysville, died Friday, Feb. 24, 2006, at
his home surrounded by his family after an 18-year battle with cancer.
He retired from Denison Hydraulics, Marysville, after more than 20 years
as a hydraulic pump tester.
A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he enjoyed traveling throughout the
United States and Canada, especially to Durango and Silverton, Colo., to
ride the Narrow Gauge Train. He and his wife liked to stay at Signal
Mountain Lodge, close to Jackson Hole, Wy. He was a member of
"Ourbirdclub" and had friends throughout the U.S., Canada and the United
Kingdom who also shared his love of birds. Among his favorite birds were
Rainbow Lorikeets.
He enjoyed coaching both of his sons' Little League baseball teams and
was especially proud of the two young female athletes that he coached
during that time who went on to be successful members of the Little
League all-star team. A former cub scout leader, he liked crafts and
also helped do them with his wife's girl scout group.
One of his favorite activities was visiting with residents at Heartland
of Marysville over the years, especially Betty Raley and Marcile Hecker,
whom he took car rides with to the Scioto River to feed ducks.
He was born Nov. 13, 1932, in Lithopolis, to the late Harry Martin and
Frieda Mason Root. He also was predeceased by a brother, Donald Root,
and a sister, Lois Ruder.
He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Deborah Jean Norris Root, whom
he married Nov. 2, 1968, in Marysville; two sons, Clinton Root and his
fiancee, Michelle Bechtel, both of Delaware, and Christopher Root of
Columbus; a daughter, Shelly Carter of Marysville; four grandchildren,
Ryan, Justin, Sarah and Shane Carter; two sisters, Kathryn (Chuck) Clegg
of Canal Winchester, and Esther Dean of Columbus; a brother, Lewis
(Ruth) Root of Tampa, Fla.; his father- and mother-in-law, Paul and
Betty Norris of Marysville; two brothers-in-law, Paul Wayne (Amy) Norris
of Delaware, and Larry Ruder of Reynoldsburg; two sisters-in-law, Sharon
(Frank) Dille and Becky Wolford of Marysville; and numerous aunts,
uncles, nieces, nephews and friends.
Calling hours will be today from 5 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 2 to 4
p.m. at Underwood Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held
Tuesday at 4 p.m. with Pastor Ed Vinson officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice or The Columbus
Zoo. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com

IRENE L. OGDEN
Irene L. Ogden, 95, of Bristol, Va., and formerly of Marysville, died
Thursday, Feb. 23, 2006, at her residence.
A homemaker, she was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church in Bristol
and formerly attended the Evangelical Friends Church in Marysville.
She was born May 22, 1910, in Champaign County, to the late Clyde S. and
Mary A. Zerkle Lee. She married Edward C. Ogden on Sept. 26, 1932, in
Maysville, Ky., and he preceded her in death March 13, 1996. She also
was predeceased by a son, Ralph E. Ogden, on May 17, 1993, and five
brothers and two sisters.
She is survived by her children, Ina Mary Hughes, with whom she made her
home in Bristol, Va., and William E. Ogden, and Donald L. (Priscilla)
Ogden of Marysville; a daughter-in-law, Barbara Ogden, of Marysville; 12
grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and several
great-great-grandchildren.
Calling hours will be Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Ingram
Funeral Home where funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. with
the Rev. William Stottlemeyer officiating. Burial will follow at Terre
Haute Cemetery in Terre Haute, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity Baptist Church in care
of the funeral home.

ELMA I. SEWELL
Elma I. Sewell, 89, of Marysville, died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2006 at
Heartland of Marysville.
She was employed as a machinist with Eljers for more than 28 years. She
had been active with VFW Post No. 3320 Ladies Auxiliary.
She was a faithful charter member of Marysville First Baptist Church and
was proud to profess her love of the Lord. She was a regular visitor to
the many residents of the area's nursing homes. She was always giving
and never expected anything in return. She gave unconditional love to
everyone she touched.
She was born Oct. 25, 1916, in Somerville, Tenn., to the late Joseph and
Fannie Woods Carter. She had been a resident of Marysville since 1948.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Cecil Hughes; two
brothers, the Rev. Melvin Carter and the Rev. Marvin Carter; and a
great-granddaughter, Abbey Marie Cremeans.
Survivors include her second husband of 49 years, Jack Sewell, to whom
she was married June 21, 1956; two daughters, Mary Ann (Elwood) Caldwell
of Marysville, and Shirley Fay (Bernie) Kopp of Osceola, Wis.; five
grandchildren, Jeff Caldwell, Cathy (Lynn) Mulkey, John (Kelli)
Cremeans, Scott (Kathy) Cremeans and Sandra Cremeans; seven
great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Margarete Carter of
Naperville, Ill.
Calling hours will be Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at Mannasmith Funeral
Home. Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Marysville
First Baptist Church, with the Rev. Peter Hamilton officiating. Burial
will take place at Oakdale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Marysville First Baptist Church in
care of the funeral home.

STANLEY FRANCIS "NICK" DRUMM
Stanley Francis "Nick" Drumm, 58, of Marysville, died Tuesday, Feb. 21,
2006, after a brief illness at Ohio State University Medical Center,
surrounded by his loving family.
He retired as an area manager from Goodyear Tire and Rubber, Marysville,
after 30 years. Following retirement, he continued his association with
Goodyear.
A 1965 graduate of Marysville High School, he was a veteran of the U.S.
Air Force, having served in Thailand during the Vietnam War. He was a
member and past commander at VFW Post 3320.
A handyman, "jack of all trades" and loving family man, he enjoyed
country music and fishing along the Scioto River at Bellepoint.
He was born Oct. 12, 1947, in Delaware, and was predeceased by his
father, Stanley E. Drumm; his maternal grandmother, Helen Irene Peters,
who gave him his nickname, "Nick;" and paternal grandparents, Francis E.
and Evelyn Drumm.
He is survived by his wife, Sheila A. Kirk Drumm, whom he married Oct.
13, 1989; his mother, Sarah L. Drumm of Milford Center; his
mother-in-law, Faye Harris of Charleston, W. Va.; five children, Nicole
(Mike) Penrod of Westerville, Jennifer (Jim) Liebhart of North
Lewisburg, Tiffany (Jeremy) Allegree and Ginny Price of Marysville, and
Melissa Drumm of Bellefontaine; 11 grandchildren, Brian, Stephanie,
Sebastian, Levi, Preston, Jacob, Ethan, Kayla, Lindsey, Leslie and
Shelby; two sisters, Diane (Jim) Isaacs of Marysville, and Deborah Drumm
of Milford Center; two brothers, Michael (Rosetta) Drumm and Roger Drumm
of Marysville; and many nieces and nephews and other relatives.
Calling hours will be Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Underwood
Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m.
with Pastor Don Alexander officiating. Burial will be at Oakdale
Cemetery with military honors provided by the Union County Military
Funeral Honor Guard.
Pallbearers will be Roger Drumm Jr., James Isaacs Jr., Michael Drumm
Jr., Jerry Brooks, Justin Brooks and Ryan Kirk. Cpl. Jason Isaacs, USMC,
will serve as honorary pallbearer.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

MAURICE "TERRY" HUTCHISON
Maurice "Terry" Hutchison Jr., 60, of Marysville and formerly of Dublin,
Calif., died unexpectedly Saturday, Feb. 18, 2006 at The Ohio State
University Medical Center.
He retired in May 2005 as a director of the Credit Card Fraud Unit at
VISA, USA. He formerly worked as an investigator for Internal Security
at the Internal Revenue Service and previously served as a Deputy U.S.
Marshal in Houston, Texas. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he began his
career as a Dallas police officer.
 An avid reader, he enjoyed U.S. and military history and collected
trains. He was a member of Marysville Grace Brethren Church, served with
Gideons International, an alumnus of Dallas Baptist University and
distinguished graduate of the U.S. Treasury Academy.
He was born Sept. 17, 1945 in Paris, Texas, and was predeceased by his
father, Maurice Terry Hutchison Sr.
Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Joni Milner Hutchison, whom he
married Nov. 11, 1967 in Dallas; son, Nathan (Diane) Hutchison of
Trenton, Mich; daughter, Hillary Hutchison, of Riverside, Calif.;
mother, Tom Ellen "Tommie" Hutchison of Knoxville, Tenn.; brother, Scott
(Joan) Hutchison, of Knoxville; sister- and brother-in-law, Anita and
Richard Bailey of Plain City; nieces, Shannon (Lyle) Shackelford and
Michelle Head; nephews, Jeremy (Marla) Bailey and Jon (Tasha) Bailey;
and many loving friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Underwood Funeral
Home where the family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Pastor
Clancy Cruise will officiate and burial will be at Unionville Cemetery.
Military honors will be provided by the Union County Military Funeral
Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to Gideons International
or Marysville Grace Brethren Church.

LOUIS ELWOOD "BUD" JEWELL
Louis Elwood "Bud" Jewell, 81, a longtime resident of Marysville, died
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2006, at the Ohio State University Ross Heart
Hospital.
He was a former maintenance supervisor at the O. M. Scotts Company
chemical plant. He previously worked as a machinist at Howard Supply and
Marysville Automotive.
He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy, having served during World War II as
a diesel and refrigeration mechanic in the Pacific Theater. A member and
Past Master of Palestine Lodge No. 158 F&AM, he served as Past
Illustrious Master for the SS Jewell Council No. 89 and Past High Priest
for the Marysville Chapter No. 99 of Royal Arch Masons of Ohio.
Deeply devoted to his wife of 60 years and his family, he served as a
mentor, a handyman and an outdoor grill cook. He especially enjoyed
fishing and golfing.
He was born Dec. 2, 1924, in West Liberty, to the late Albert and Rosa
Foughty Jewell. He also was predeceased by two sisters, Ruth and Hazel.
He is survived by his wife, Beatrice C. Sells Jewell, whom he married
Dec. 28, 1945, in Urbana; two daughters, Beverly (David) Cotton of
Marysville, and Patricia (Philip) Stanley of Logan; a son, Michael
(Ellen Grandon) Jewell of Hilliard; seven grandchildren, Malissa Cotton,
Michael (Marla) Cotton, Michael Stanley, Christa (Drew) Brayfield and
Ryan, Aaron and Chad Jewell; one great-granddaughter, Ashton Cotton; two
step-great-grandchildren, Chris and Melony Sauders; a sister, Mildred
Petty; and other relatives.
Calling hours will be today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Underwood Funeral Home.
Masonic memorial services and military honors will follow the
visitation.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Children's Hospital
Foundation, 700 Children's Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205. Memorial
envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

OPAL ELIZABETH BEARD
Opal Elizabeth Beard, 70, of Richwood, died late Saturday evening, Feb.
18, 2006, at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
She was a member of the Somersville Friends Church and its Ladies Aide.
She had worked at the Lewis Machine Shop in Marysville and at different
restaurants through the years. She also had taken care of her sister
Bonnie for 12 years when she was younger. She enjoyed sewing and
crocheting.
She was born Sept. 14, 1935, in Proctorville, to the late Everett and
Elizabeth Edwards McComas.
On April 6, 1957, at York Center, she married Willis Beard, and he
survives. He was her loving husband and best friend, and he took care of
her for more than 36 years due to her ongoing illness.
She also is survived by her sisters and brothers, Bernice (Roger) Dunton
of South Carolina, Leona Hodge and Lewis (Donna) McComas of West
Mansfield, Lee (Karlin) McComas of California, Carrie (Jack) Braithwaite
of Richwood, Dennis (Becky) McComas and Bonnie (Mike) Engle of
Marysville, and Len McComas of Marion; and special friends and
caregivers, Marlene Kirkpatrick of Marysville, and Connie Malone of
Marion.
Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at York Cemetery,
with Pastor George Freer officiating. There will be no public calling
hours. Arrangements are being handled by Stofcheck Funeral Home in
Richwood.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Somersville Friends Church.


WILLIAM ALLEN ROGERS
William Allen Rogers, 89, of Bennettsville, S.C., died Saturday, Feb.
18, 2006, at Lexington Medical Center, Lexington.
A native and lifelong resident of Bennettsville, Mr. Rogers was a
devoted lifetime member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, where he served
as vestryman multiple times, junior warden, senior warden and was
elected vestryman emeritus in 1998.
He was a graduate of Bennettsville High School, the University of South
Carolina and the University of South Carolina Law School. He was
admitted to the South Carolina Bar in June 1939, and practiced general
law from 1939-1940 and from 1946-1999. He was a member of the American
Bar Association, South Carolina Bar Association and served as president
of the Marlboro County Bar Association for more than 40 years. For many
years he was counsel to Marlboro Electric Cooperative Inc.
He served as president of the Bennettsville Jaycees, Bennettsville
Rotary Club, Bennettsville Chamber of Commerce, commander of American
Legion Post No. 60, chairman of the United Way of Marlboro County,
chairman of the Girl Scout Council of the Pee Dee Planning Committee and
member of its executive board. He was awarded certificates of
appreciation from the Girl Scout Council of the Pee Dee and the
University of South Carolina Alumni Council.
He was elected to the board of advisors of First National Bank and the
board of directors of Latta Bank and Trust Company. He was appointed by
the South Carolina Supreme Court to serve on its Client Security Fund.
During World War II, Mr. Rogers enlisted in the United States Navy and
was commissioned an ensign in New York City in 1941. His service
included convoy duty in the North Atlantic, invasion of North Africa,
invasion of Leyte, second battle of the Philippine Sea, invasion of
Luzon and invasion of Okinawa.
His wartime service included a total of 52 months sea duty in the
Atlantic, Mediterranean and Pacific areas before being released from
active duty as lieutenant commander. He published "Remembrances: My War
Years" in 2000, chronicling his military career.
He was born June 12, 1916, to the late Fred A. and Mary Faison Rogers.
Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Mary Hope Turner Rogers of the home;
two sons, William Allen Rogers Jr. of Marysville, and James Frederick
Rogers of Columbia; two daughters, Hope (Michael) Komar of Columbia, and
Eleanor (John) Hodges of West Columbia; a sister-in-law, Dorothy
(Frederick) Rogers of Florence; brother-in-law, James R. Turner Jr. of
San Diego, Calif.; nine grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at St. Paul's
Episcopal Church, with the Rev. Terrence Lee officiating. Burial will
follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery. A reception will be held afterwards at the
church.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, P.O.
Box 587, Bennettsville, S.C. 29512-0587 or York Place Episcopal Church
Home for Children, 234 Kings Mountain St., York, S.C. 29745-1131.
Whitner-Evans Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

LOUIS ELWOOD "BUD" JEWELL
Louis Elwood "Bud" Jewell, 81, a longtime resident of Marysville, died
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2006, at the Ohio State University Ross Heart
Hospital.
He was a former maintenance supervisor at the O. M. Scotts Company
chemical plant. He previously worked as a machinist at Howard Supply and
Marysville Automotive.
He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy, having served during World War II as
a diesel and refrigeration mechanic in the Pacific Theater. A member and
Past Master of Palestine Lodge No. 158 F&AM, he served as Past
Illustrious Master for the SS Jewell Council No. 89 and Past High Priest
for the Marysville Chapter No. 99 of Royal Arch Masons of Ohio.
Deeply devoted to his wife of 60 years and his family, he served as a
mentor, a handyman and an outdoor grill cook. He especially enjoyed
fishing and golfing.
He was born Dec. 2, 1924, in West Liberty, to the late Albert and Rosa
Foughty Jewell. He also was predeceased by two sisters, Ruth and Hazel.
He is survived by his wife, Beatrice C. Sells Jewell, whom he married
Dec. 28, 1945, in Urbana; two daughters, Beverly (David) Cotton of
Marysville, and Patricia (Philip) Stanley of Logan; a son, Michael
(Ellen Grandon) Jewell of Hilliard; seven grandchildren, Malissa Cotton,
Michael (Marla) Cotton, Michael Stanley, Christa (Drew) Brayfield and
Ryan, Aaron and Chad Jewell; one great-granddaughter, Ashton Cotton; two
step-great-grandchildren, Chris and Melony Sauders; a sister, Mildred
Petty; and other relatives.
Calling hours will be Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 6 to 8
p.m. at Underwood Funeral Home. Masonic memorial services and military
honors will follow the visitation on Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Children's Hospital
Foundation, 700 Children's Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205. Memorial
envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.


CHARLES E. KREIS
Charles E. Kreis, 90, of Marysville, died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2006, at
the Morey Center at Memorial Hospital of Union County with his family at
his side after a serious one-week illness.
He was a talented welder and longtime employee of Marysville Concrete
before retiring in 1982. He enjoyed his membership with the Allen Center
Baptist Church and will be remembered as a kind and gentle man. He was
an avid fisherman and looked forward to his annual fishing trip each
year with his wife to Rice Lake, Canada. He was a source of pride for
his family and will be lovingly remembered as the best husband, father
and grandfather.
He was born Dec. 18, 1915, in Beaverton, Mich., the son of the late Earl
Kreis and Florence Underhill Kreis Drum Paver. He married Roanna Paver
on Dec. 21, 1935, in Greenup, Ky., and she preceded him in death on
April 30, 1994. He also was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter,
Michelle Organ; a great-grandson, Thomas Matthew Brennan; and a
half-brother, Brainard "Junior" Drum.
Survivors include four sons, Edward (Fannie) Kreis of Chillicothe, and
Larry (Joyce) Kreis, James "Jim" (Patti) Kreis and Charles "Chuck"
(Michelle) Kreis, all of Marysville; a daughter, Beverly (Tom) Eubanks
of Allen Center; 11 grandchildren, Laurie (Chuck) Longworth, Don
Ballinger, Cheryl (Donny) Coleman, Beth (Don) Brennan, Mike Kreis and
his fiancÚ, Sherri, Jennifer (David) Barger, Jimmy Kreis, Bill Kreis and
his close friend, Christy, Dustin Kreis, Stephanie (Jon) Gray and
Shannon Hilverding; many great-grandchildren, step-grandchildren and
step-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Norma Asman of Michigan, and
Clymena (Fred) Wagner of Columbus; a brother, John Kreis of Hilliard; a
sister-in-law, Lois "Topsy" Wood of Marysville; a brother-in-law, Pearl
(Carol) Paver of Marysville; several nieces and nephews; and a close
friend, Ted Feucht of Marysville.
Calling hours will be Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at Mannasmith Funeral
Home, where funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. with the
Rev. Jim Taylor officiating. Burial will take place at Prospect
Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mobile Meals in care of the
funeral home. Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.
Pallbearers will be Mike Kreis, Jimmy Kreis, Bill Kreis, Dustin Kreis,
Don Ballinger and Rick Eubanks. Honorary pallbearers will be Ted Feucht,
Jeff Organ, Butch Ballinger, Beau Ballinger, Tony Eubanks, Gavin Coleman
and Jared Rose.

GEORGE "PAT" LOWRIE SR.
George "Pat" Lowrie Sr., 73, of Delaware, died Wednesday evening, Feb.
15, 2006, at Delaware Court Healthcare Center.
A 1952 graduate of Marysville High School, he served  in the U.S. Army
during the Korean War. He was a retired restaurant grill cook.
He was born Oct. 20, 1932, in Marysville, to the late Ovid and Carrie
Orr Lowrie. He also was predeceased by a sister, Rose Romine.
 He is survived by his wife, Ethel; his children, David (Catherine)
Lowrie of Georgia, Peggy Knisley of Cardington, Susan (Jeff) Ryan of Ft.
Worth, Texas, Cindy (Terry) Stevenson of Plain City, and George Lowrie
Jr., Angela Johnson and Kathleen Lowrie, all of Ashley; seven
grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Patricia
(Roger) Long of New Dover, and Barbara Graham of Bakersfield, Calif.
Calling hours will be Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m. at Robinson Funeral
Home, Delaware, where a funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. with the
Rev. Brad Duncan officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of the funeral
home.
Condolences may be expressed online at
www.robinsonfuneralhomeinc.com.


BETTY FAYE REESE
Betty Faye Reese, 77, of Marysville, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Feb.
15, 2006, at her home.
She spent many years working with and serving as the humane agent for
the Union County Humane Society.
She was born Aug. 10, 1928, in Ashland, Ky., to the late William H. and
Eddie Allen Stull. She also was preceded in death by husbands Hershel E.
Lucas and Roy H. Reese, and brothers Paul and Ted Stull.
She is survived by a daughter, Benita Taylor; a son William (Caroline)
Lucas; five grandchildren, Angela (Aaron) Moore, Kevin (Kathryn)
Buchtel, Dannette Lucas, Andrea (Christopher) Zeno and Dawn Lucas; three
great-granddaughters, Kiersten and Kassady Buchtel and Alayna Moore; two
sisters, Fern (Paul) Hillman and Ellen Billings; and three brothers,
Bill Stull, J. T. (Martha) Stull and Pete Stull.
 Calling hours will be Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at Ballinger Funeral
Home, Richwood, where funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m.
with the Rev. Paul Michael Hillman officiating. Burial will be in York
Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Neonatal ICU at Riverside
Hospital, in care of the Ohio Health Foundation, 3724 Olentangy River
Road, Suite G, Columbus, Ohio 43214 or Project Faith, Prospect United
Methodist Church, 203 N. Elm St., Prospect, Ohio 43342.
Condolences to the family may be sent online at
www.ballingerfuneralhome.com.

ROBERT R. "BOB" HOWLAND
Robert R. "Bob' Howland, 71, of Marysville, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006,
at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
He retired as director of labor relations from New Jersey Transit. He
was a former associate of New York Central Railroad, PennCentral
Railroad and Conrail.
An avid golfer, he made many friends and acquaintances through the years
on the golf course.
He was born Aug. 10, 1934, in Frankfort, Ind., to the late Max and Lydia
Johnson Howland. He also was predeceased by three brothers, George,
Larry and Harold Howland, and his father- and mother-in-law, Van and
Lucille Owens.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Barbara Owens Howland, whom he
married Aug. 7, 1953, in Frankfort, Ind.; a daughter, Debbie (John) Boer
of Marysville; a son, Robert Howland Jr. of Gahanna; three
grandchildren, Kristy (Steve) Bellomy of Marysville, Steve (Ritzel) Boer
of New York City, and Max Howland of Gahanna; two great-grandchildren,
Nicholas and Noah Boer; two sisters, Dorothy (Paul) Chittick of
Frankfort, Ind., and Margie (Harlan) Kincaid of Jamestown, Ind.; a
sister-in-law, Frances Howland of Florida; and several nieces and
nephews.
Memorial services will be held today at 7 p.m. at Lebanon Christian
Church in Lebanon, Ind. Arrangements are being handled by Underwood
Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Ohio Chapter of the
American Diabetes Association, 471 E. Broad St., Suite 1630, Columbus,
Ohio 43215 or Cure Autism Now, 5455 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 2250, Los
Angeles, Calif. 90056 or a charity of the donor's choice.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

FRITZ KARL JOHN
Fritz Karl John, 78, of Marysville, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006, at his
home after a brief illness and surrounded by family and friends.
He was a longtime farmer and lifetime resident of Dover Township. A 1945
graduate of Dover High School, he was a member of Springdale Baptist
Church and a former Union County ASC board member.
A veteran of the U.S. Navy and Naval Reserves, he was a member of VFW
Post 3320 and a member of BPO Elks Lodge No. 1130.
He enjoyed playing cards with his buddies, eating dinners out with his
wife and was a proud grandpa to his two grandsons.
He was born May 11, 1927, in Columbus, to the late Fritz Karl and Martha
Hofferman Jahn.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Marilyn Rae Reed John, to whom
he was married Aug. 16, 1953, at Springdale Baptist Church by his wife's
father, the Rev. George C. Reed; a son, Doug John of Richwood; a
daughter, Lynn Blackburn of Marysville; two grandsons, Jesse and Chase
Blackburn, both of Marysville; a sister, Nancy Conklin of Columbus; two
sisters-in-law, Jackie (Richard) Graves of Davenport, Iowa, and Joan
(Harold) Rittenhouse of Delaware; many nephews and nieces; and close
friends, Barry, Marcia, Michelle and Shari Moffett.
Calling hours will be today from 5 to 8 p.m. at Underwood Funeral Home
where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday with the Rev.
Stephen R. Waltman officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Herman Cemetery in
Dover Township. Military honors will be conducted by the Union County
Military Funeral Honor Guard.
Pallbearers will be Doug John, Barry Moffett, Jesse Blackburn, Chase
Blackburn, Phil Reed and Jimmy Amrine.
Memorial contributions may be made to Springdale Baptist Church.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

CLIFFORD I. CARMAN
Clifford I. Carman, 83, of Plain City, died Monday, Feb. 13, 2006, at
his residence.
He served his country during World War II in the United States Army as a
medic. He was instrumental in starting the 96th General Hospital
reunions. While he was stationed in England he met his wife, Gladys
Jones, and they were married Nov. 20, 1945.
He was a member of McKendree United Methodist Church in Columbus for
more than 50 years. For the past few years he had attended the North
Lewisburg United Methodist Church.
He was born Jan. 12, 1923, in Pomeroy, the son of the late Clyde W. and
Myrtle E. Heilman Carman. He also was preceded in death by a sister,
Ruth Carman, and a brother, Carl Carman.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Gladys Carman; his daughters,
Gladene (Grant) Johnson of North Lewisburg, and Judy (Kenny) Hughes of
Plain City; his grandchildren, Laura (Dean) Durliat, Galen (Jen)
Johnson, Chet Johnson, Jed Johnson, Amanda (Nic) Levine and Amber
(Chris) Estep; his great-grandchildren, Amelia, Agnes and Clarence; his
sister, Ruby Rucker of Columbus; and several nieces, nephews, cousins
and other relatives.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the
Freshwater, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home, North Lewisburg. Funeral
services will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the North Lewisburg United
Methodist Church with Pastor Kathy Reiff officiating. Graveside services
will be held at 3 p.m. at the chapel at Kingwood Memorial Park,
Worthington.
Serving as pall bearers will be the grandsons.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association,
1950 Arlingate Lane, Columbus, Ohio 43228 or to the donor's favorite
charity.

JOHN W. "JACK" NORVIEL
John W. "Jack" Norviel, 80, of West Liberty, died Tuesday, Feb. 14,
2006, at Heartland of Bellefontaine.
A World War II Navy veteran, he was service manager of Thorpe Motors in
Marysville. He attended Middleburg Methodist Church in Middleburg.
He was born Sept. 29, 1925, in Logan County, to the late Frank and
Laurabel Steinberger Norviel. He also was predeceased by his wife, Jean
Lowe Norviel, whom he married June 30, 1949, in Bellefontaine, and who
died July 14, 2004, and three brothers, Robert, Scott and Larry
Norviel..
He is survived by a daughter, Ann (Jim) Spain of East Liberty; and three
granddaughters, Amber (Shannon) King, Maryann (Dan) McGill and Krista
(Jonathan) Winn.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at
Kauffman-Eichholtz Funeral Home, West Liberty. Funeral services will be
held Friday at 11 a.m. at Middleburg Methodist Church, Middleburg, with
Pastor Jonathan Winn officiating. Burial will be in Middleburg Cemetery,
Middleburg. The Logan County Honor Guard will conduct military services.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

MARGARET A. ABEY
Margaret A. Abey, 87, of Dublin, died Monday, Feb. 13, 2006, at
Heartland of Marysville.
She retired from General Motors.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Abey, and a son, James
W. Reeder.
She is survived by sons, Robert (Sharon) Reeder and Ronald (Roberta)
Reeder; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
There will be no calling hours or funeral service. Private burial will
be at Jerome Cemetery.
Donations may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Arrangements are being handled by Rutherford Funeral Home at Powell.

THEODORE A. CHANNELL SR.
Theodore A. Channell Sr., 86 of Plain City, died Sunday, Feb. 12, 2006,
at Heartland of Marysville.
He was owner and operator of the Channell Sawmill Company for many
years. He was a World War II Army veteran.
He was born July 26, 1919, in Plain City, to the late Frank and
Constance Poston Channell. He also was preceded in death by two
brothers, Lee Froideveaux and Harry Channell; a sister, Mary "Toots"
Grayson; and two grandsons, Brett Michael Channell and William "B.J."
Channell.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret I. Fletcher Channell, whom he
married Nov. 15, 1947, in Covington, Ky.; five children, Elizabeth
(Gary) Kronk of North Lewisburg, Theodore "Ted" (Anette) Channell Jr.
of  Mechanicsburg, Margaret "Mo" (Lloyd) Helmuth of Belle Center, and
William "Bill" Channell and Tammy (Ron) Williams of Plain City; 18
grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. at Ferguson
Funeral Home, Plain City, where the funeral will be held Thursday at 2
p.m. with Pastor Mebane McMahon officiating. Burial will be in Forest
Grove Cemetery, Plain City, with full military honors conducted by the
Union County Honor Guard.

CLAUDINE RUTH BURT THOMPSON
Claudine Ruth Burt Thompson, 85, died peacefully Saturday, Feb. 11,
2006, at Lincolnway Home in Middle Point.
She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who
shared her talents and skills with her family, friends, community and
church. In her earlier years, she enjoyed cooking delicious meals for
her extended family and for church functions. She leaves a legacy of
fine sewing and handwork in the many knitted, crocheted and quilted
items she designed and made for family and friends. For more than 50
years she served the community and her church as an accomplished
musician. She will be greatly missed.
In 1938, she graduated as class valedictorian, then attended Bliss
Business College in Columbus. As a young bride she began a
more-than-50-year career as church pianist, organist and accompanist at
Morris Chapel United Methodist Church.
While raising her family, she was active in Parent-Teacher organizations
in the Delphos City Schools and supported her children in their
academic, musical and athletic endeavors. She continued that support
while her children attended and graduated from college.
She enjoyed her role as wife and homemaker and was a loyal supportive
partner to her husband in his farming, political and Masonic work. A
50-year member of Delphos Chapter, Order of Eastern Star, she served as
Worthy Matron in 1968, Deputy Grand Matron of District 8 in 1972, and
Grand Organist of the Grand Chapter of Ohio in 1976. She was a member of
Trinity United Methodist Church in Delphos.
She was born Sept. 3, 1920, in Melrose, to the late Reid and Bertha
Brown Burt. She also was predeceased by an infant brother, Robert Burt;
a brother, Clyde E. Burt; and a brother- and sister-in-law, Roscoe and
Nell Thompson.
She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Richard E. Thompson, of the
Lincolnway Home, whom she married Oct. 5, 1940; two sons, Richard R.
(Sue) Thompson of Delphos, and William E. (Kay) Thompson of Hilliard; a
daughter, Janis A. Thompson of Marysville; a brother, Donald (Carol)
Burt of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; six grandchildren, Rusty (Patti) Thompson, Reid
(Stacia) Thompson, Ryan Thompson, Marshall Thompson, Kendra Thompson and
Parker Thompson; and two great-grandchildren, Ross and Claire Thompson;
a sister-in-law, Anita Burt of Melrose; nieces, Margaret Tuttle, Neldene
Babcock, Kathy Ulrich and Jill Sciole; nephews, Terry Burt and Ronald
Burt; and several grand-nieces, grand-nephews and cousins.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Harter &
Schier Funeral Home, 209 W. Third St., Delphos, where Eastern Star
services will be held at 7 p.m. The funeral service will be held
Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, Delphos, with
visitation one hour prior to the service. Pastor Dave Howell will
officiate and burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church,
Delphos, or to the Delphos Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
thompson.16@osu.edu

SHELIA B. KITCHEN
Shelia B. Kitchen, 66, of Magnetic Springs, died Thursday, Feb. 9, 2006,
at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, after a brief illness.
She was retired after 30 years of employment as a bus driver with the
North Union School District. She enjoyed working for the school and
being involved with the children and community.
An avid sports fan, she was a bowler with the Union County WBA and
assisted with the Special Olympics. Along with Bill Franke, Pat Mudgett,
and Jim Lockwood, she founded the Heart of Ohio Girls Softball
Organization in 1985. She coached for 20 years and helped run the annual
Heart of Ohio Coed Tournament held in Richwood and most recently in
Marysville.
She was a member of the Marysville First Presbyterian Church and had
attended the Pharisburg United Methodist Church. Her family and
grandchildren were her life.
She was born Sept. 28, 1939, at the Coe family farm near Milford Center,
to the late Paul D. and Helen D. Coe Pyers.
She will be missed beyond words by those who survive, including her
husband, Jackie Delmas Kitchen whom she married July 13, 1958 at
Marysville First Presbyterian Church; children, Kenneth W. Kitchen of
Middleburg, and Michelle (Chris) James of Marion; grandchildren, Anson
Micheal and Ashley Renee James; sisters, Paula (Jim) Warner, and Sue
(Roger) Rowlett of Marysville; a brother, Donovan (Janet) Pyers of
Raymond; and many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Ingram
Funeral Home where funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. with
the Rev. Mo Dunn officiating. Burial will follow at the Hopewell
Cemetery near Magnetic Springs.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Heart of Ohio Shelia Kitchen
Scholarship fund in care of the funeral home or Mrs. Becky Eirich, 13921
Route 4, Marysville, Ohio 43040.

JAMES R. COOK
James R. Cook, 61, of Richwood and formerly of Marysville, died
unexpectedly Thursday morning, Feb. 9, 2006, in Marysville.
He was a former truck driver and associate with the Marysville Floral
Company.
He was born Feb. 25, 1944, in Marion, to Robert H. and Elva M.
Blumenschein Cook. He was preceded in death by his father in 1987, and a
sister, Marjorie Ann Cook, in 1990.
He is survived by his mother, Elva M. Cook of Richwood.
A graveside service will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at Oakdale Cemetery
with the Rev. Jack Heino officiating. There will be no calling hours.
Ingram Funeral Home is completing the arrangements.

THOMAS J. CONTINI
Thomas J. Contini, 67, of Marysville, died Tuesday evening, Feb. 7,
2006, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.
He retired after 20 years of employment as a stationary engineer for the
ORW.
He was a longtime member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and the
Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed playing cards with his family. A 1960
graduate of Ohio State University, he was an avid sports fan and
supporter of all the OSU teams, as well as the Cleveland Browns and the
Cleveland Indians. He was a member of the Westsiders Browns Backers.
He was born Sept. 12, 1938, in Dover, to Joseph J. and Margaret M. Harig
Contini. He was predeceased by his father. He married the former
Christine G. Lambros on May 30, 1964, in New Philadelphia.
He is survived by his wife of 41 years; his mother of Lavonia, Mich.; a
son, Thomas R. (Lori Liston) Contini of Galloway; two daughters, Connie
A. and Jacqueline S. Contini, both of Marysville; a brother, Carl J.
Contini of Dover; a sister, Mary (Rudy) Wiebe of Lavonia, Mich.; two
sisters-in-law, Helen (Robert) Harris of New Philadelphia, and Sophia
Elliott of Mineral City; nieces and nephews, Todd Contini, Elizabeth
Wiebe, James Harris, Robert Harris, John "Gus" Lambros, Donna Elliott
Copeland and Fred Elliott; and his pet cat Sissy.
Calling hours will be Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home,
where a prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m.., and where funeral
services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Patrick Toner
officiating. Burial will follow at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the
Union County Cancer Society in care of the funeral home.

COHEN BASTANI GILSINGER
Cohen Bastani Gilsinger, 3 months, died unexpectedly Monday, Feb. 6,
2006, at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
He was born Oct. 24, 2005, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.
He is survived by his parents, Chad and Negar Boushehry Gilsinger of
Marysville, and many other relatives.
The family will hold private services, and burial will be at Greenwood
Cemetery in Greenwood, Ind.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Sudden Infant Death
Institute, 509 Augusta Drive, Marietta, Ga. 30067.
Underwood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at 20220 Bear Swamp Road,
Marysville, Ohio 43040 or
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

HELEN TREES KAISER
Helen Trees Kaiser, 76, of Plain City, died Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2006, at
her residence.
She was a loving mother and grandmother. She was a registered nurse for
Memorial Hospital of Union County for many years and was an active
member of the Plain City United Methodist Church and United Methodist
Women.
She was born Feb. 20, 1929, in Plain City, to the late Leslie R. and
Della Margaret Saxton Trees. She also was preceded in death by her
husband, Ivan H. Kaiser, in 1992; a sister, Dorothy Mather, in 1994; and
a brother, Ralph Trees, in 1991.
She is survived by a son, Howard L. (Ina) Kaiser; grandchildren, Angela
(William) Merriman and Kevin (Sherry) Kaiser of Plain City; and a
sister-in-law, Eulah Trees of Columbus.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Ferguson
Funeral Home, Plain City. Funeral services will be held Friday at 1 p.m.
at Plain City United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Stephen Price
officiating. Burial will be in Jerome Township Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Plain City United Methodist
Church Building Fund, 202 N. Chillicothe St., Plain City, Ohio 43064.

GARY L. REAMES
Gary L. Reames, 58, of Marion, died Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2006, at the
Sunbridge Care & Rehabilitation Center in Marion, after an extended
illness.
He was a former employee at Conrail before becoming disabled and held
various jobs in his younger years. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War
and served his country in the U.S. Army.
He was born May 7, 1947, in Marion, to the late Joseph and Frances
Miller Reames. He also was preceded in death by his wife, Sharyle
Roberts Reames, and a sister, Diana Short.
Survivors include his three children, David (Stephanie) Reames, serving
in the U.S. Navy in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Curtis Reames of Las
Vegas, and Arnel (Jamie) Tingley of Bullhead, Ariz.; two grandsons,
Craig and Matthew Reames; a brother, John Reames of Marion; two sisters,
Robin (Dennis) Popp and Becky (Gerald) Neill of West Mansfield; and
several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger
Funeral Home, West Mansfield, with the Rev. A.W. Purdin officiating.
Burial with military honors will take place at Augusta Cemetery at a
later date. Calling hours will be from noon until the time of the
service on Saturday.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association or
Marion General Hospice in care of the funeral home.

ISABELL MOORE
Isabell Moore, 91, of Cable, died Sunday, Feb. 5, 2006, at her
residence.
She attended many area churches.
She was born Aug. 18, 1914, in Crayon, the daughter of the late Mack and
Jane McNeal Clark. She married Andrew Moore on July 7, 1934, and he died
in 1991. She also was predeceased by two grandsons, Terry Richendollar
and Douglas Moore; two great-granddaughters, Heidi Smith and Shelby
Watts; a daughter-in-law, Joan (Wood) Moore; a brother, Lloyd Clark; and
four sisters, Oma Brooks, Mable Culp, Leona Cochcran and Mary Highland.
She is survived by two daughters, Phyllis (Lester) Richendollar of
Urbana, and Beverly Eickemeyer of Whiteside, Tenn.; two sons, Thomas
Moore of Milford Center, and Gerald Moore of Cable; eight grandchildren,
Richard Timmons, Carol Watts, Tony Richendollar, Lisa Ratcliff, David
Moore, Shelly Eickemeyer, Kevin Eickemeyer and Jeff Eickemeyer; 15
great-grandchildren; two great-great-granddaughters; and several nieces
and nephews.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the
Skillman, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg, where funeral
services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. with the Revs. Sturguell
McCarty and Jesse Walters officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Grove
Cemetery, North Lewisburg.
Pallbearers will be Don Moore, Gary Cameron, Robert Brugh, Kevin
Eickemeyer, Richard Timmons, Clyde Russell and Kenneth Huffman. Honorary
pallbearers will be David Moore, Jeff Eickemeyer and Tony Richendollar.

MELVIN SAMUEL MILLER
Melvin Samuel Miller, 53 of Plain City, died Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006,
surrounded by his loving family.
He was born Jan. 27, 1953, to Albert S. Miller and Norma R. Young
Miller. He was preceded in death by his father and a brother, Edwin A.
Miller.
He is survived by his mother of Hudson, Fla.; a brother, David W. Miller
of Plain City; a sister, Daleria (Dan) Taylor of Plain City; nieces,
Tracy L. (Andrew) Sidesinger of Los Angeles, and Ashleigh D. Miller of
Plain City; aunts, Constance Horvath of Florida, and Ora Miller, Ellen
Miller and Margaret Miller, all of Plain City; and uncles, Donald Young
of North Carolina, and Ezra Miller of Plain City.
Calling hours will be today from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Ferguson
Funeral Home, Plain City. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11
a.m. at United Bethel Mennonite Church, 11342 Lafayette-Plain City Road,
Plain City. Burial will be in United Bethel Mennonite Church Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Ohio Health Foundation Cancer
Fund, 3724 Olentangy River Road, Suite G, Columbus, Ohio 43214-3435 or
United Bethel Church.

THEODORE "TED" MILLER
Theodore "Ted" Miller, 80, of Richwood, died early Sunday morning, Feb.
5, 2006, at Grady Memorial Hospital, Delaware.
He spent his childhood in McComb and moved to Toledo when in the sixth
grade. He attended Stickney Elementary and graduated from Toledo
Woodward High School. He spent most summers with his grandparents, John
and Amanda Miller in McComb, spending long days on the golf course.
He left for the U.S. Navy in February, 1943. He was in gunnery on five
ships in the South Pacific and Alaska and was discharged in March of
1946.
He attended Toledo University and worked for the Lucas County Auditor.
He moved to Richwood in 1950, where he farmed and worked for a feed
dealer until 1953. He was then employed with Mill Mutuals and Michigan
Millers for 30 years.
He was a member of Richwood Church of Christ, where he was baptized in
1951, and where he served as an elder for almost 40 years. He also was a
member of Richwood VFW Post No. 870, American Legion Baccarat Post No.
40, and a longtime member of the Richwood Golf League.
He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, and golfing and
fishing.
He was born April 5, 1925, in Fostoria, to the late Walter Dallas and
Mavis Buzzard Miller. He also was predeceased by four brothers, Walter,
Robert, Richard and David Miller, and a sister, Violet Miller.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, the former Kathryn Kirk, whom he
married June 14, 1947, at the Richwood Church of Christ; his children,
W. Kirk (Crystal) Miller of Fairfax, Va., Jeffrey A. (Roxane) Miller of
Beverly Hills, Mich., Barbara J. (Jeff) Swartz and Beckie Jo (Dean)
Davis of Richwood; grandchildren, Thomas A. Miller, Sarah Miller, Kelli
(Andy) Robinson, Stacey Miller, Aaron Miller, Kirk Sheppard, Kara (Nick)
Lucas, Brian (Jennifer) Davis and Jodie (Frank) Millard;
great-grandchildren, Corey, Zachary and Morgan Millard, Kamryn Lucas and
Hudson and Owen Davis.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 1 to 3 and 5 to 8 p.m. at Stofcheck
Funeral Home, Richwood. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11
a.m. at Richwood Church of Christ, with the Rev. Scot Gorsuch
officiating. Burial will be at the Shoup (Thompson Township) Cemetery,
where veteran graveside services will be conducted by the Richwood
Veterans.
Pallbearers will be Thomas Miller, Aaron Miller, Kirk Sheppard, Nick
Lucas, Brian Davis and Frank Millard.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Richwood Church of Christ
Music Ministry, 29063 Sivey Road, Richwood, Ohio 43344.

MARY ALICE TREESE
Mary Alice Treese, 81, of Delaware, died Friday, Feb. 3, 2006, at
Wintersong Village Nursing Home.
A graduate of Byhalia High School, she spent most of her lifetime in
Delaware. She was a retired Gazette paper carrier and was a retired
employee of Buehler's Floral Shop. She was a homemaker and a member of
the Delaware Bible Church.
She was born July 8, 1924, in Ridgeway, to the late George and Stella
Burbaugh Clapsaddle. She also was preceded in death by her husband
Melvin in 1981, and her brother George in 1985.
She is survived by two daughters, Martha (Al) Lloyd and Marcia (Terrie)
Price of Delaware; two sons, Mel (Rita) Treese and Merle (Debbie) Treese
of Delaware; 11 grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Helen Clapsaddle of
Richwood; and a niece, Carole Sue Greene of Delaware.
 Funeral services were held today at Robinson Funeral Home, Delaware,
with the Rev. Steve Hovda officiating. Burial was in Fairview Memorial
Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to Delaware Bible Church or to
Gideon's International. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.robinsonfuneralhomeinc.com

FRANCIS E. "BUD" YOAKAM
Francis E. "Bud" Yoakam, 72, of Lakeview and formerly of Marysville,
died Thursday evening, Feb. 2, 2006, at Heartland of Marysville.
He was retired from the Union County Engineers Department. He was a
longtime member of the Union County EMA and enjoyed fishing.
Mr. Yoakam was born June 13, 1933, in Union County, to the late Herman
E. and Mary McWade Yoakam. He also was preceded in death by a sister,
Shirley Perkins, and a granddaughter, Phyllis York. He was married Nov.
18, 1962, to Nancy L. Longshore. She also predeceased him  on Oct. 3,
2002.
He is survived by his children, Mike (Drudy) Yoakam and Tony (Linda)
Yoakam of Marysville, and Penny York of Bellefontaine; grandchildren,
Becki, Stacia and Jared Yoakam, Shawn Smith, Elizabeth Wheatley, and
June and Lisa York; a sister, Joan (Richard) Kirby of Richwood; and two
brothers, Perry Yoakam of Richwood, and Sam (Martha) Yoakam of Sugar
Creek.
Calling hours will be Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home,
where funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m., with the Rev.
Marty Sheckler officiating. Burial will follow at Price Cemetery near
Essex.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice in care of the
funeral home.

CHRISTINE MARIE ERWIN LAIRD
Christine Marie Erwin Laird, 34, of Richwood, died unexpectedly Sunday,
Jan. 29, 2006, at Memorial Hospital in Marysville.
She was a 1989 graduate of Centerburg High School and a loving wife,
mother, and daughter.
She was born June 28, 1971, in Columbus, to Donald Erwin and the late
Linda C. Jamison Erwin.
She is survived by her father and stepmother, Donald and Sharon Erwin of
Delaware; her husband William "Bill" Laird; sons, Joseph and Nicholas; a
daughter, Valerie; a stepdaughter, Tabitha; and a brother, Jeffrey
Erwin.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Oakdale Cemetery,
with the Rev. Jerry Bentley officiating.

DOROTHY ELIZABETH MAXINE MAY
Dorothy Elizabeth Maxine May, 76, of Marysville, died unexpectedly
Monday, Jan. 30, 2006, in the Intensive Care Unit at Memorial Hospital
of Union County.
She was dearly loved by her children, grandchildren and
great-grandchildren. She was named the 2005 Queen Mother of the Red Hat
Society at Milcrest Nursing Center. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting,
knitting, quilting and collecting dolls. She also enjoyed animals and
especially enjoyed cats and little dogs.
She was born Nov. 17, 1929, in Marion, to the late William and Fay
Hammon Elie. She also was preceded in death by her former husbands, Joe
Gamble and Harold Stinemetz; a brother, Paul May; and a step-daughter,
Sue Stinemetz.
Survivors include four sons, Donald Stinemetz of Texas, Mark (Carol)
Stinemetz and William Stinemetz of Richwood, and John (Lucy) Stinemetz
of Marysville; three daughters, Sharon Stinemetz of Richwood, Anna
(Thomas) Denman of Wapakoneta, and Patricia (Ed) Cummins of
Bellefontaine; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a sister,
Betty Jean Schaber of Marion; a brother, Charlie May of Ohio; and
several nieces and nephews.
After cremation, a celebration of the deceased's life will be held at a
later date. No calling hours will be observed.
Mannasmith Funeral Home is serving the family. Condolences may be
expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

CARL DONALD PORTER
Carl Donald Porter, 74, of Zanesville and a nine-year winter resident of
Weeki Wachee, Fla., died Friday, Jan. 27, 2006, at the Hernando-Pasco
Hospice Care Center, Brooksville, Fla.
A graduate of Hopewell High School, he retired as the inventory control
manager at Racine Hydraulics, with more than 35 years of employment.
He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War, and was a life member
of VFW Post 1058. He often attended Central Trinity United Methodist
Church.
He was a loving and supportive husband, father and grandfather, Uncle
Donnie to most, and friend to many. He was known to be an ever-available
handyman, and a former bowler at Maysville Lanes. He also enjoyed
golfing, boating with his granddaughters, Kayla and Leigh Ann, on the
Muskingum River, and his annual fishing trip to Rice Lake in Harwood,
Ontario.
He was born Feb. 21, 1931, in Zanesville, to the late Bertram and Mary
Lampton Porter. He also was preceded in death by a sister, Jean
Patterson; and three brothers, Robert Porter, Paul Porter, and infant
Tommy Porter.
Surviving are his loving wife, Jeanne Ann Price Porter, whom he married
Aug. 2, 1958, of the home; three sons, Christopher Porter of Polk City,
Fla., David (Marsha McMillen) Porter of Marysville, and Donald (LaWanna
Dunaway) Porter of Warner Robins, Ga.; two brothers, Ted (Loraine)
Porter of Gratiot, and Bill (Betty) Porter of Newark; four
granddaughters; and two great-grandsons.
A memorial service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at The Meadow Farm
United Methodist Church with the Rev. Matt Blau officiating.
Snouffer Funeral Home, 1150 W. Military Road, Zanesville, is in charge
of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to
www.snoufferfuneralhome.com and click
obituaries or call (740) 450-8000.


CAROLINE JOSEPHINE META RAUSCH
Caroline Josephine Meta Rausch, 87, of Ostrander, died Tuesday, Jan. 31,
2006, at her home after an inspiring and faith-filled journey through
life.
A faithful, strong, and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend,
she was a lifelong member of St. John's Lutheran Church where she was
baptized, confirmed, and married. She served the Lord in many capacities
throughout her lifetime, and especially enjoyed serving as a greeter at
Sunday morning services, as well as on the Bereavement Support ministry
of the church.
She was retired from Nestle's and was a life member and past president
of American Legion Post 79 Ladies Auxiliary and was a member of VFW Post
3320 Auxiliary.
She attended St. John's Lutheran School and graduated from New
California High School in 1937.
She was born Jan. 10, 1919, near Marysville, to the late Leo P. and
Magdalena Wolff Rausch. She married Robert W. Rausch on Sept. 1, 1951,
and he preceded her in death on June 13, 2001. She also was preceded in
death by three sisters, Esta Hickman, Leona Scheiderer and Helen
Schillinger; two brothers, Harold A. Rausch and Lutrelle Rausch; and a
granddaughter, Elena Dawn Junkans.
Survivors include two daughters, Dee (John) Junkans of Ostrander, and
Wendy (Pat) Decker of Jeffersonville; three sons, Steven L. Rausch of
Plain City, Kenneth R. (Jackie) Rausch of Milford Center, and Douglas R.
(Cathy) Rausch of Marysville; 14 grandchildren, Amy (Dan) Lowe, Jason
Rausch, Chad (Manda) Rausch, Shannon (Jason) Lucas, Kendra Rausch, Chad
Michael Rausch, Christy (Ryan) Heckel, Caleb Rausch, Joanna Junkans,
Clinton Decker, Aubrey (Michael) Keplinger, Jerrob Decker, Brody Decker
and Brantlyn Decker; seven great-grandchildren, Connor and Collin Whitt,
twins Madison and Morgan Lucas, who were born Tuesday, Landon Heckel,
and Keera and Cyrus Keplinger; two brothers, Robert (Janice) Rausch of
Plain City, and Richard (Doris) Rausch of Marysville; a sister-in-law,
Anita Beckel of Marysville; a brother-in-law, Gene Wilkins of Dublin;
and numerous nieces, nephews, church family members and dear friends.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 3 to 8 p.m. at Mannasmith Funeral
Home. Funeral services will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m. at St. John's
Lutheran Church with the Rev. Jack Heino officiating. Burial will take
place at the church cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Clinton, Jerrob and Brody Decker and Jason, Chad M.,
and Chad Rausch.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Welfare Fund of St. John's
Lutheran Church.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.