Archived Obituaries January 2006


NORMA RUTHE WITZKY
 Norma Ruthe Witzky, 83, formerly of Middle-Bellville Road, Mansfield,
died Saturday morning, Jan. 28, 2006, at The Gables at Green Pastures,
following declining health.
A Mansfield resident most of her life, she worked 20 years as a
receptionist at MedCentral Mansfield Hospital, retiring in 1998. She was
a charter member of Marion Avenue Grace Brethren Church, where she had
served the congregation as a deaconess, taught Sunday school, and was a
member of the Women's Missionary Club.
She was born Feb. 11, 1922, in Mansfield, to the late Virgil T. and
Nellie Elliott Alexander. On Aug. 12, 1939, she married Willis J.
Witzky, who preceded her in death in 1953. She also was preceded in
death by a son, Stephen Witzky; and a brother, Tom Alexander.
She is survived by her son, Michael (Pat Williams) Witzky of Marysville;
a daughter-in-law, Linda Geissler of Anolia, Pa.; six grandchildren,
Matthew, Melissa, Jon, Erin, Alex and Abra; a nephew,  Clif Alexander;
and four great-grandchildren.
Calling hours will be Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the
Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, Mansfield, where the funeral
service will be held Saturday at 10:30 am. with the Rev. J. Hudson
Thayer officiating. Burial will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to Wings Enrichment Memorial Fund,
131 N. Main Street, Marysville, Ohio 43040, or in care of the funeral
home.
Online condolences may be made to the family at
www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.

LOREN E. "SHINE" GRIMES
Loren E. "Shine" Grimes, 75, of Urbana and formerly of Marysville, died
Friday afternoon, Jan. 27, 2006, at Mercy Memorial Hospital in Urbana,
after a brief illness. He was surrounded by his family.
In his early years he worked on the railroad and, for many years, was an
over-the-road professional truck driver, having worked for REA Express
and Ray Lewis & Sons. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service in
Marysville.
Being interested and involved in sports at many levels he, along with
the late James Saam, was instrumental in building the first Little
League baseball field located in the corner of the Union County
fairgrounds known as "Saam Field." He, along with his wife, formed and
coached the well-known local Stocksdale Dollarettes softball team. In
early years he was a Golden Gloves boxer, refereed slo-break basketball
at the Armory, and played fastpitch softball.
He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and served in the 2nd Recon 2nd
Infantry Division Indian Head. He was a life member of  American Legion
Post No. 79 and VFW Post No. 3320, and a longtime member of Marysville
First United Methodist Church.
He was born Dec. 15, 1930, in Union County, to the late Ralph J. and
Melvina J. Shaw Grimes. He was married Aug. 3, 1951, to the former
Virginia M. "Ginny" Alexander. She preceded him in death July 14, 2004.
He also was preceded in death by their daughter, Lori Jane; four
brothers, Harold, Howard, James and Ralph "Red" Grimes; and a sister,
Mary Shaw.
He is survived by his children, Lynn (Glen) Heard of Raymond, Lisa
(Duane) Miller of Urbana, and Larry (Sherri) Grimes of West Mansfield;
eight grandchildren, Jason (Teri) Heard, Jodi (Andy) Sheets, David
James, Shane (Nikki) James, and Lucas, Lance, Levi, and Lauren Grimes;
six great-grandchildren, Hunter, Walker, Lincoln, and Kennedy Heard, and
Shelby and Gracie Mae Sheets; two step-grandchildren, Keisha Hunt and
Kris Gilbert; three step-great-grandchildren, Maddy and Macey Hunt and
Dante Gilbert; and two sisters-in-law, Mildred Grimes of Unionville
Center, and Louise Grimes of Columbus.
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 Wednesday at 1 p.m.
with the Rev. Scot Ocke officiating. Burial will follow at Oakdale
Cemetery. Full military honors will be conducted by the Union County
Honor Guard.
His casket bearers will be Larry Grimes, Jason Heard, David James, Shane
James, Lucas Grimes and Glen Heard. Honorary bearers will be Levi
Grimes, Andy Sheets and Duane Miller.
 Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Veterans
Memorial Monument in care of the Union County Foundation or the funeral
home.


JOSEPH E. HERNDON
Joseph E. Herndon, 85, of Columbus, died Friday, Jan. 27, 2006, at the
Village at Westerville Retirement Center.
A retired railroad police chief, he was a former member of the Bayview
Baptist Church in Norfolk, Va. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and 53-year
member of the Atlantic Lodge No. 2 in Norfolk, a Khedive Shriner, and a
member of the Scottish Rite, Valley of Norfolk. He served his country in
the U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Marines and was a veteran of World War II.

He was born Oct. 27, 1920, in Danville, Va., to the late Joseph E. Sr.
and Mary Jane Jamerson Herndon. He also was preceded in death by his
wife, Mary Louise Bochard Jones Herndon, on April 5, 1990; a son-in-law,
Jerry Schultz; a grandson-in-law and great-granddaughter, David and
Emily Ann Trainor; a sister-in-law, Glenna Merle (Woodrow) Sells; and a
brother-in-law, Bob Kasper.
Survivors include two daughters, Katherine Herndon Schultz of Virginia
Beach, Va., and Olieva (William) Huntsman of Marion; five grandchildren,
Stephen Schultz and Cindy Schultz, each of Virginia Beach, Tammy (Gary)
Brown of Cincinnati, Trina (Steve) Gainey of Marion, N.C., and Tonya
(Jerry) Price of Gahanna; 11 great-grandchildren; a brother, James
Herndon of Aiken, S.C.; a sister-in-law, Gwendolyn Kasper of Port
Charlotte, Fla.; several nieces and nephews; and a dear friend, Marg
Pitts of Columbus.
Calling hours will be today from 5 to 8 p.m. at Mannasmith Funeral Home,
Marysville, where a Masonic memorial service will be held at 8 p.m.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home
with the Rev. Donald Moceri officiating. Burial with military honors
conducted by the Circleville AMVETS Post No. 2256 will take place at
Pleasant Cemetery in Mt. Sterling at 2 p.m.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.


STANLEY THOMAS SALSBURY
Stanley Thomas Salsbury, 75, formerly of Unionville Center, died
unexpectedly Sunday, Jan. 29, 2006, of heart failure in Sioux Falls,
S.D. He resided in Sibley, Iowa.
He spent most of his life as a truck driver until six months ago. He had
driven in every state except Hawaii. He will be missed by many.
He was born May 24, 1930, to Stanley W. and Clara E. Wheeler Salsbury of
Unionville Center. They preceded him in death, as did two brothers, Ray
Dee Salsbury of Unionville Center and Marvin Leroy Salsbury of Nampa,
Idaho.
He is survived by his wife, Maria Scharn Salsbury, formerly of Germany;
two daughters, Lida Jane (Glenn) Salsbury Thompson of Marysville, and
Rosemary (Allen) Parker of Dayton; two stepdaughters, Vicki Waymire of
Dallas, Texas, and Catherine Bowen of England; three grandchildren,
Theresa Thompson (Wes) Hampton and Anthony Glenn (Michelle) Thompson of
Marysville, and Terry Lee (Tara) Thompson of Richwood; a sister, Jane
Marcelle Salsbury Kuhlwein of Ashville; and two sisters-in-law, Nancy
Dial Salsbury Rice of Unionville Center, and Marilyn Carter Salsbury of
Nampa, Idaho. Mr. Salsbury also is survived by three other grandchildren
in Dayton; two step-grandchildren, one from Dallas, and one from
England; and 12 great-grandchildren, seven from the Marysville area, and
five from the Dayton area.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 2 to 9 p.m. at Andringa Funeral
Home, Sibley, Iowa, where funeral services will be held Thursday at
10:30 a.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Heart Association.

LEROY EDWARD  BURGER
Leroy Edward Burger, 96 of Chuckery, died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2006, at
Heartland of Marysville.
He was a lifelong member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. He was past owner
and operator of Burger & Young Motor Sales and he also sold Kalamazoo
Stoves.
He played in a dance band called the Hungry Five and The Elks Band, and
he was the last living member of The Chuckery Band. A loving father,
grandfather and great-grandfather, he never retired as a farmer.
He was born at home on Jan. 30, 1909, in Chuckery, where he lived all
his life. He was preceded in death by his parents, George Conrad and
Katherine Emmert Burger; his wife, Frances Kathryn "Kit" Wible Burger,
in 2004; two brothers, Otto and Alfred; and three sisters, Elizabeth
Burger, Laura Burger and Charlotte "Lottie" Burger.
He is survived by five children, Anne (James) Scheiderer of Milford
Center, George (Rita Black) Burger of Marysville, William LeRoy (Dawn)
Burger and Mary Alice (Jerry) Carpenter of  Irwin, and Laura (James)
Paluch of Plain City; 13 grandchildren, Robert (Nancy) Scheiderer, David
Scheiderer, Joe (Meredith) Scheiderer, Tammy (Ron) Hunt, Edward LeRoy
(Laura) Burger, Philip Burger, Christopher (UnMi) Burger, Benjamin
(Melissa) Burger, Hope Burger, Daniel Paluch, Kathryn Paluch, Angela
LaPat and Aaron (Jackie) Carpenter; nine great-grandchildren, Caleb and
Evan Scheiderer; Ryan Hunt, Hannah Burger, Molly, Harley and Presley
Burger, Andrew LaPat and Gracie Carpenter; nieces, Dorothy Jean Boerger
of Plain City, and Dorothy Burger of Florida; and nephews, Edward Burger
of California, Paul Burger of Florida, and Charles Wolpert of Plain
City.
Calling hours will be Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m. at Ferguson Funeral Home,
Plain City. Funeral services will be Monday at 10:30 a.m. (on Mr.
Burger's 97th birthday) at St. Paul Lutheran Church with Pastor Gerald
D. Matzke officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Paul Lutheran Church
Building Fund, 7960 Route 38, Milford Center, Ohio 43045.

ELSIE V. SPENCE
Elsie V. Spence, 89, of Marysville, died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2006, at
The Gables at Green Pastures.
She was a member of Union Chapel Church.
She was born in Urbana, the daughter of the late Blaine and Mary Johnson
Watkins. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Marion G.
Spence, whom she married Dec. 23, 1935; a son-in-law, Glenn Rogers; an
infant brother and sister; four brothers Ray, James, Jake and Roger
Watkins; a sister, Evelyn Markin; and a brother-in-law, George Markin.
She is survived by two daughters, Margaret Rogers of Englewood, and
Linda (Robert) Tanner of Marysville; five grandchildren, Keith Tanner,
Greg Rogers, Tracy Tanner, Tad Rogers and Dianne Meddles, 10
great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; four brothers,
Charles (Ruth) Watkins, Harvey (Peggy) Watkins, Lawrence "Lonnie" (Mary)
Watkins and John (Shirley) Watkins; two sisters, Eva (Charles) Johnson
and Josephine (Wesley) Metz; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. at Freshwater, McDonald &
Vernon Funeral Home, North Lewisburg, where funeral services will be
held Monday at 10 a.m. with Pastors Kathy Reiff and Candy Burch
officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Chapel, West Liberty.

ROBERT SHAWN MOORE
Robert Shawn Moore, 37, of Cumberland, died Monday, Jan. 23, 2006, at
his home.
He was a 1986 graduate of Shenandoah High School and Muskingum Perry
Career Center. He was the owner/operator of RMS Fabrications. He was a
member of the NRA and an avid outdoorsman and NASCAR fan.
He was born March 27, 1968, in Marysville, a son of Albert Carl and
Helen Louise Hickman Moore. He was preceded in death by his father; his
paternal grandparents, Emmett and Blanche Devolld Moore; and his
maternal grandparents, Harry and Maggie Way Hickman.
He is survived by his mother of Cumberland; a sister, Gloria (David)
Friend of Marysville; a brother, Alan (Mary Ann) Moore of Pleasant City;
two nephews; two nieces; five great-nephews; two great-nieces; and
numerous friends and co-workers.
Calling hours will be today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at McVay-Perkins
Funeral Home, 416 East St., Caldwell, where funeral services will be
held Friday at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Rodney Reeves and Pastor Roger
Morrow officiating. Burial will be in Halleys Ridge Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Genesis, 713 Forest
Ave., Zanesville, Ohio 43701 or the Victory Junction Gang Camp, 4500
Adam's Way, Randleman, N.C. 27317.
An online guest book may be signed at
www.mcvay-perkins.com.

ULYSSES L. "LES" PARKER
Ulysses L. "Les" Parker, 65, of Marysville, died unexpectedly Tuesday,
Jan. 24, 2006, at the Ohio State University Medical Center.
A former associate of General Motors, he also was a cement contractor. A
loving husband, father and grandfather, he enjoyed country music,
superstar wrestling, motorcycles and NASCAR.
He was born May 9, 1940, in Louisa, Ky., to the late Cathie M. and Daisy
E. Kise Parker and was also predeceased by a brother, Roy Parker.
He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Barbara J. Foulk Parker; five
children, Lisa (Jim) McCabe of Columbus, Robbie Parker of Texas, Lena
Parker of Florida, and Jessica (Daniel) Houston and Rhonda (Nathan)
Nelson of Marysville; eight grandchildren, Danell, Matt, Andy, Julie,
Steven, Samantha, Kellie and Nattalie; 10 great-grandchildren; a
brother, Ernie (Cheryl) Parker of Marysville; and nieces, nephews and
many friends.
Viewing hours will be Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Marysville Free Will
Baptist Church, 280 N. Cherry St., where funeral services will be held
at 11 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Jon Mountjoy officiating. A luncheon
will follow the funeral at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of the church.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

LILLIAN M. GRUENBAUM PRITCHARD
Lillian M. Gruenbaum Pritchard, 97, a resident of Cottonwood, Ariz.,
died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005.
She graduated from South High School in Lima in 1925, and attended the
College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio, and Valparaiso University in
Valparaison, Ind. She was a member of Sigma Theta sorority, now Chi
Omega.
She graduated from Walther Lutheran Memorial Hospital School of Nursing
in Chicago. She worked at West Suburban Hospital in Oak Park, Ill., and
was the first married nurse to enlist. She served as a 1st Lt. in the
U.S. Army Nurse Corps, Sixth Service Command at Scott Field, Ill.,
during World War II. She is listed on the World War II Women's Memorial
in Washington, D.C.
She married John Pritchard, originally from Vienna, Austria, April 22,
1939, and they resided in Oak Park, Ill., Chicago and Portland, Ore.,
before retiring to Cottonwood, Ariz., in 1972.
She enjoyed traveling throughout the United States, Mexico, and to many
other parts of the world.
She was a voracious reader and enjoyed gardening and handicrafts. Family
and friends enjoyed her sense of humor and her memory. She was a
lifelong member of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod, and was a
founding member of the Faith Lutheran Church of Cottonwood.
She was born May 7, 1908, to Charles J. and Anna Rupright Gruenbaum of
Lima, formerly of Marysville. She was preceded in death by her parents,
her husband, John Pritchard; her sister, Lucretia Meyer; and brothers,
Carlton and Luther Gruenbaum.
She is survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins, including
Marysville cousins Sherman Nicol, Evelyn Graham, Kenneth Gruenbaum and
Marcelle Krouse.
A celebration of life service will take place at Faith Lutheran Church
in Cottonwood on Feb. 12. Interment will be at the National Memorial
Cemetery of Arizona, in Phoenix, on Feb. 10 at 1 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Lutheran Church, P.O. Box
3732, Cottonwood, Ariz. 86326, Attention Pastor Brian Larson; Valparaiso
University School of Business Fund in memory of her father, Charles J.
Gruenbaum; Lutheran Hour Ministries, 660 Mason Ridge Drive, St. Louis,
Mo. 63141 or to a deserving charity.
Arrangements are being handled by Hepler Funeral Home, 143 Arnold St.,
Camp Verde, Ariz. 86322.

HEATHER JOY HOWELL
Heather Joy Howell, 19, died unexpectedly Sunday, Jan. 22, 2006, at
Doctor's Hospital West in Columbus.
She attended West High School and was born Jan. 13, 1987, in Columbus to
Gregory and Jacqueline Wright Howell.
Preceding her in death were a maternal grandfather, Jack Wright;
paternal grandparents, Estelle and Dixie Howell; uncle, Curtis Howell;
cousin, Shawn Howell; and aunt, Louise Howell.
Survivors include her parents; older brother, Corey "Bubby" Howell;
maternal grandmother, Beverly Wright Shearer of Marysville; uncles and
aunts, Bob (Amy) Wright, Brian (Heidi) Wright, Michael (Marilyn) Wright,
Lester (Freida) Howell, Sylvester (Mary) Howell, Doris (Duane) Feichter
and David and Darrin Howell; many cousins and friends, especially her
best friend, Noelle Milburn.
Calling hours will be 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Jerry Spears Funeral Home,
2693 W. Broad St., Columbus. Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the
funeral home with the Rev. G.A. Haubrich officiating. Burial will be in
Greenlawn Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to charitable organizations for the
homeless, youth groups or a charity of the donor's choice.

MARY B. KING
Mary B. King, 96, of Pataskala, died at Hartland Nursing Home.
She was born on Jan. 18, 1910, in Pataskala to the late Rex and Minta
Moreland McIntosh.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Gail R. King; son, Lynn King;
and two brothers, Jack and Emerson McIntosh.
Survivors include grandchildren, Clara Todd Clevenger and Gail King; a
great-grandson, Nathan Clevenger; sister, Florence Bevelhymer; and
daughter-in-law, Charlotte King.
Calling hours are Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Kauber-Miller Funeral
Home in Pataskala. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday at the
funeral home with the Rev. Paul Reynolds officiating. Burial will be in
Pataskala Cemetery.

LOUISE MARTINEZ
Louise Martinez, 67, of Mechanicsburg, died Monday, Jan. 23, 2006, at
Memorial Hospital of Union County.
She enjoyed flowers, working on puzzle books, westerns and game shows.
She was born Jan. 25, 1938, in Point Pleasant, W. Va., the daughter of
the late Grover and Blanche Duncan Nott. She also was preceded in death
by her husband, Pete Martinez; a brother, Odell Nott; and two nieces,
Lori Walding and Yvonne Patton.
She is survived by a daughter, Brenda Napper of Urbana; two sons, Robert
Eugene Napper of Mechanicsburg, and David Alan Napper of Newark; seven
grandchildren, Christofer Napper, Anthony Napper, Natasha Castle, Dustin
Napper, Josh Napper, John D. Mullins and B.J. Jackson, six
great-grandchildren, Gavin Napper, Christopher Napper, Brianna Shafer,
Nivinity Napper, Natajha Castle and JaNayiha Castle; five brothers,
Thomas E Nott and Richard E. Nott, both of Mechanicsburg, Steve B. Nott
of Woodstock, and Lawrence E. Nott and Carl William Nott, both of Cable;
nine sisters, Elizabeth (Ted) Waldnig, Judy Bostick, Kaycelia Ann
(William) Bostick and Donna Jean (Ron) Laird, all of Mechanicsburg,
Linda Sue (Eric) Dearmond, Mary Howard and Betty Lou (Charles) Adams,
all of Urbana, Dianne (Dennis) Penhorwood of Mingo, and Matildia (David)
Orahood of Woodstock; several nieces and nephews; and special friends,
Deb Carroll and Virginia Hudson.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Skillman,
McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg, where funeral services
will be held Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Linden Good officiating.
Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery, Mechanicsburg.
Memorial gifts may be made to a fund at Citizen National Bank, P.O. Box
80, Mechanicsburg, Ohio 43044.


MARY ELLEN KELLEY ROWE
Mary Ellen Kelley Rowe, 85, of Noblesville, Ind. and formerly of
Marysville, died Monday, Jan. 23, 2006, at Rose Walk Village in
Indianapolis, Ind.
A homemaker, she was a graduate of the Fort Wayne South High School and
member of the Noblesville Senior Citizens organization. For the past 30
years she resided in Fort Myers and Punta Gorda, Fla., before moving
back to Noblesville five years ago.
She was born in San Diego, Calif., on May 12, 1920, to the late Samuel
Everett and Clara Young Kelley. On Nov. 23, 1940, she was married to
William Wesley Rowe, who died in 1992. Also preceding her in death were
two sisters and a brother.
Survivors include four daughters, Norma Hart of Arcadia, Ind., Marcia
Mitchell of Marble Head, Linda Nicol of Marysville and Tracey Vause of
Tallahassee, Fla.
A celebration of life service is planned at a later date in Marysville.
The Randall & Roberts Funeral Home of Noblesville, Ind., is in charge of
arrangements.

ALMA MAXINE SEAMAN
Alma Maxine Seaman, 91, formerly of York Center, died Tuesday morning,
Jan. 24, 2006, at The Gables at Green Pastures.
She owned and operated Maxine's Beauty Shoppe in York Center for many
years. She was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church and the United
Methodist Women's Society.
She was born June 27, 1914, in Logan County, to the late Jesse and
Blanche Gibson Moore. On Aug. 2, 1932, she married Charles E. Seaman in
Byhalia, who died Dec. 28, 1971. She also was preceded in death by two
daughters, Nancy J. and Martha Jean, and nine brothers and sisters.
She is survived by a daughter, Peg (Dallas) Farrington of West
Mansfield; four grandchildren, Doug Farrington of Richwood, Ken (Deb)
Farrington and Vicki (Earl) Webb of West Mansfield, and Jodi Clark of
Ridgeway; eight great-grandchildren, Cory, Brian, Dustin, Chelse, Tabbi,
Tasha, Tyler and Colton; two great-great-grandchildren, Isaiah and
McKenna; two sisters, Freda and Starling of Florida; and two brothers,
Bob and Donnie of Marion.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Ballinger Funeral
Home, Richwood, where funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m.
with the Rev. Tim Sherer officiating. Burial will be at Price Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Condolences to the family may be sent online at
www.ballingerfuneralhome.com.

LAVERNA EILEEN STONEROCK
Laverna Eileen Stonerock, 80, of Marysville and formerly of Columbus,
died Monday, Jan. 23, 2006, at the Ohio State University Medical Center
after a brief illness.
She was a former sales clerk at the Boston Store at the Northern Lights
Shopping Center in Columbus.
She was born Dec. 10, 1925, in Chillicothe, to the late Felix and
Samantha Smith. She was married June 11, 1960, in Columbus, to Ralph F.
"Boots" Stonerock who preceded her in death June 10, 2003. She also was
preceded in death by a daughter Jodie; a son James; and a granddaughter
Sonia.
She is survived by her children, Mark Wall of Marysville, Kurt (Sara)
Wall of Raymond, and Sue (Dave) Hamilton of Urbana; 12 grandchildren; 29
great-grandchildren; a sister, Janie (Vernon) Boler of Columbus; and
many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 6 to 8 at Ingram Funeral Home where
funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. James
Taylor officiating. Burial will follow at Northlawn Memory Gardens in
Westerville.

JAMES HAROLD SWEARENGIN
James Harold Swearengin, 66, of Sidney, formerly of Middleburg, died
Sunday, Jan. 22, 2006, at the Sidney Care Center.
He was employed for more than 31 years as an assembler with Copeland,
formerly Emerson Electric, in Sidney.
He was born Jan. 7, 1940, in Marion, to the late Harold and Bertha
Beckel Swearengin.
Survivors include his daughter, Jill Swearengin of Marysville; an aunt,
Goldie Truax of Cardington; and his good friend, Kelly Spradlin of
Sidney.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at Mannasmith Funeral
Home, Marysville, with the Rev. Richard Teller officiating. Burial will
take place at Middleburg Cemetery. Friends may call from noon until the
time of the service.

EVAN DANIEL ZACHARAIS
Evan Daniel Zacharais, infant son of Terry and Alexis Grove Zacharais,
was baptized and died one and one-half hours after birth Wednesday, Jan.
18, 2006, at the Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Maxine Zacharais;
maternal grandparents, David R. and Kathleen Richards Grove; two uncles,
David and Alec Grove; an aunt, Gwen Grove; and a cousin, Ellen
Southward.
He is survived by his parents; big sister, Elizabeth; twin brother,
Erik; grandfather, Edwin W. Zacharais; and a host of aunts, uncles, and
cousins.
 Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity
Lutheran Church. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the
time of the service. Burial will be at Mitchell Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the March of Dimes Ohio Chapter,
2555 S. Dixie Drive, Suite 240, Dayton, Ohio 45409.
The family is being served by the Littleton & Rue Funeral Home,
Springfield. Condolences may be expressed at
www.littletonandrue.com.

NANCY LOU GROOMS
Nancy Lou Grooms, 50, of Ashley, died Sunday morning, Jan. 22, 2006, at
Grady Memorial Hospital, Delaware.
She had been a longtime Marysville resident prior to moving to Ashley
five years ago. She enjoyed her family, especially her grandchildren.
She was born Oct. 8, 1955, in Columbus, to Frank and Rose Mary
Leienberger Bobb. She was preceded in death by her father.
She is survived by her husband, Dale; a daughter Tony (Kevin) Huff of
Marysville; four sons, Jerry (Zondre Hickel) Bailey of Fredericktown,
Robert (Angie) Bailey of Galion, and Bradley Grooms and Jonathan Grooms,
both of Delaware; 13 grandchildren; her mother of Columbus; a brother,
Frank Bobb of Columbus; and three sisters, Sharon Waldie of Columbus,
Brenda Fraley of Centerburg, and Bobbi Traxler of Toledo.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Rodman Bennett Brown
Funeral Home, Delaware, where funeral services will follow at the
conclusion of calling hours. Pastor Bob Simpson of the Huber Ridge
Christian Union Church, Westerville, will officiate.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.bbrfh.com.


LOUIS E. "LOUIE" TANNER
Louis E. "Louie" Tanner, 81, of Richwood, died late Sunday, Jan. 22,
2006, at his home after almost a year-long battle with cancer.
He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II and a lifetime member
of the Richwood American Legion Baccarat Post No. 40 and a member of the
VFW Post No. 870, Richwood.
A retired trucker, he worked with Gateway Trucking of Marion. He enjoyed
working on lawn mowers, gardening, fishing and playing poker.
He was born Jan. 2, 1925, in Richwood, to the late LeRoy E. and Eva
Potts Tanner. He also was preceded in death by two brothers, Harvey and
Clifford Tanner; and a sister, Helen L. May.
He is survived by his first wife, Frances Dilsaver Tanner of Richwood,
whom he married in 1947; his current wife of 30 years, Mary Collins
Tanner, whom he married May 15, 1975; children, Beverly (Gordon) Brown
and Becky (Ed) Penix of Richwood, Donald of Bucyrus, Pam (Denny) Mathys
of Raymond, Rodney of Marion, and Rodger of Sandusky; a step-daughter,
Theresa Soice of Jacksonville, Fla.; 20 grandchildren; 18
step-grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren; nieces and
nephews; and a brother, Richard (Ray) Turner of Jacksonville, Fla.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Stofcheck
Funeral Home, Richwood, where funeral services will be held Thursday at
1 p.m., with the Rev. Tim Peria officiating. Burial will be in
Claibourne Cemetery, where there will be veteran graveside services
conducted by the Richwood VFW and American Legion.
Pallbearers will be Chad LeMasters, Terry LeMasters, Eddie Ray Penix,
Shane Penix, Scott Reebel, Kaliff Tanner, Shawn Hill and Bryan Frasier.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Tanner family in care of the
funeral home at P.O. Box 122, Richwood, Ohio 43344.


EVAN DANIEL ZACHARAIS
Evan Daniel Zacharais, infant son of Terry and Alexis Grove Zacharais,
was baptized and died one and one-half hours after birth Wednesday, Jan.
18, 2006, at the Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Maxine Zacharais;
maternal grandparents, David R. and Kathleen Richards Grove; two uncles,
David and Alec Grove; an aunt, Gwen Grove; and a cousin, Ellen
Southward.
He is survived by his parents; big sister, Elizabeth; twin brother,
Erik; grandfather, Edwin W. Zacharais; and a host of aunts, uncles, and
cousins.
 Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity
Lutheran Church. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the
time of the service. Burial will be at Mitchell Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the March of Dimes Ohio Chapter,
2555 S. Dixie Drive, Suite 240, Dayton, Ohio 45409.
The family is being served by the Littleton & Rue Funeral Home,
Springfield. Condolences may be expressed at
www.littletonandrue.com.

JOYCE ANN SALYERS JACKSON
Joyce Ann Salyers Jackson, 63, of Zanesfield, died suddenly and
unexpectedly with her husband at her side Friday, Jan. 20, 2006, in the
emergency room at Mary Rutan Hospital, Bellefontaine.
A loving homemaker, she was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She
was a 1961 graduate of Fairbanks High School and enjoyed watching soap
operas and reading. Her greatest joy came from the company of her
family.
She was born Sept. 4, 1942, near Plain City, to Everett and Betty Reed
Salyers. Her mother preceded her in death on Jan. 7, 2005.
Survivors include her husband of 44 years, Ronald Jackson, to whom she
was married May 27, 1961, in Columbus, by the Rev. John O'Bryan; a
daughter, Tina Jackson Ferguson, and a son, Mark Jackson, each of
Bellefontaine; a granddaughter, Tylyn Ferguson; her father, Everett
(Olivia) Salyers of Marysville; two brothers, Gary (Jean) Salyers of
Marysville, and Roger (Barb) Salyers of Milford Center; a sister-in-law,
Dixie Lee (Dale) Epps of Grassvalley, Calif.; two brothers-in-law, Tim
(Bonnie) Jackson of Mountain Home, Idaho, and Tom (Sally) Jackson of
Bellefontaine; and several nieces, nephews, and friends.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home, West Mansfield, where funeral
services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m., with a nephew, the Rev.
Steven Salyers officiating. Burial will take place at Middleburg
Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Tri-Valley Fire District in
care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.


ANNA MAE SKAGGS
Anna Mae Skaggs, 95, of Marysville, and Estero, Fla., died Friday, Jan.
20, 2006, at Ft. Myers, Fla.
She was a member of Hayden Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening,
sitting by the bay watching the waves and birds on a sunny day, and her
toy poodle "Sami."
She was born May 3, 1910, the youngest daughter of the late Martin and
Mary Gilliam. She also was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years,
Jay Skaggs in 1992; her eldest son, Obera J. Skaggs; three brothers; and
three sisters.
She is survived by children Melinda Roberta Banks of Estero, Fla., and
Ray (Lois Brown) Skaggs of Gosport, Ind.; a daughter-in-law, Barbara
Skaggs of Marysville; grandchildren, Joseph (Sheryl) Banks III, Thomas
(Giselle) Banks, Jonathan M. Banks, Carl (Sheila) Skaggs, Carla (Joseph)
Reinhard, Christine (Jerry) McLane, Michael Skaggs, Teresa Skaggs and
Mary Kay (Carl) Mickley; six great-grandchildren; one
great-great-grandchild; and numerous nephews, nieces and wonderful
friends.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Ferguson Funeral
Home, Plain City. Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at
Hayden Baptist Church, 6729 Hayden Run Road, Hilliard, with Pastor Bill
Webb officiating. Burial will be in Wesley Chapel Cemetery.

NELSON ROBERT "BOB" WILSON JR.
Nelson Robert "Bob" Wilson Jr., 69, of Dublin, died unexpectedly
Saturday, Jan. 21, 2006, at his residence.
He graduated from Sidney High School, class of 1955, and worked for
various contracting companies during his 47-year career.
In 1982, he founded his own company, Danbert Inc., where he specialized
in underground utilities. From its inception to this year, his company
has grown to 25 employees. He was very proud of the fact that nearly
every interstate highway in Ohio and West Virginia has been influenced
in some way by him.
He served as a past president of the Ohio Contractor's Association and
was a member of the Association of General Contractors and Indian Run
United Methodist Church. He also was a former member of the Engineer's
Club and the Lion's Club.
Above all else, he was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will
be missed by all who knew him.
He was born Aug. 28, 1936, in Sidney, the son of Nelson Robert Wilson
Sr. and Geraldine Wyer Wilson. He was preceded in death by his father.
He is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Gerry Wilson; his mother,
Geraldine A. Wilson of Sidney; sons, Rob (Theresa) Wilson of Columbus,
and Dave Wilson of Milford Center; daughter, Linda (Kenny) Parker of
Columbus; a step-daughter, Theresa Vetter of Columbus; 13 grandchildren,
Jason, Natalie, Josh, Zach, Ashley, Caitlin, Noah, Jacob, Benjamin,
Hannah, Whittney, Madeleine and Jonathan; sisters, Sue (Gary) Van Fossen
of Sidney, and Judy (Dick) Helmer of Palm Springs, Calif.; brothers, Jim
Wilson of Sidney, and Jack (Kathy) Wilson of Rochester, Mich.; and
numerous nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Schoedinger
Northwest Chapel, 1740 Zollinger Road, Upper Arlington. The funeral
service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Indian Run United Methodist
Church, 6305 Brand Road, Dublin, where a reception will immediately
follow the service. The Rev. Jim Lillibridge will officiate. Burial will
follow at 2:30 p.m. at Cedar Point Cemetery, Sidney.
Memorial contributions may be made to Charity Newsies, 4300 Indianola
Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43214 or to the Central Ohio Diabetes Association,
1100 Dennison Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43201.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting
www.schoedinger.com.

C. LEONA RAUSCH
C. Leona Rausch, 73, of Marysville, died Friday morning, Jan. 20, 2006,
at Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.
She was a homemaker and farmers wife.
She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Quilters Guild, the Union
Jacks Camping Club and Farm Bureau. A longtime volunteer at Memorial
Hospital, she accumulated more than 1,000 hours of service with the
Mobile Meals program.
An accomplished square dancer, she and her husband danced with The
Village Squares and then the Heart of Ohio Traveling Square Dance Group
known as the "Hoots." She enjoyed camping, baking birthday cakes for her
family and making macaroni cheese for the grandchildren.
She was born March 4, 1932, in Union County, to the late Elmer and Mae
Turner Wallace. She also was predeceased by a sister and brother-in-law,
Dorothy Mae and Robert Fairbanks.
She married Ned W. Rausch Sept. 13, 1952, at Marysville First
Presbyterian Church. He survives, as do their children, Carolyn Mae
(Chuck) Wolfe of Marysville, Sandra F. (John) Anderson of Hilliard,
Nancy A. (E.J.) Davis of Columbus, Janet E. (Greg) Rohrs of Marysville,
Jonathan N. (Deborah) Rausch of Marysville, and Paula J. (Mark) Reoth of
Troy; 16 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Calling hours will be Monday from 3 to 8 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran
Church, with the Rev. Gerald Matzke officiating. Burial will follow at
the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, the
Mobile Meals Program at Memorial Hospital, or Loving Care Hospice in
care of the funeral home.
The deceased's grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

RODNEY L. GILES
Rodney L. Giles, 65, of Marysville, died Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2006, at
Riverside Methodist Hospital after a two-month hospitalization with
heart disease.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in Germany. He was a
22-year former resident of Naples, Fla., where he was a self-employed
drywall contractor.
A loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, son and friend, he
enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing.
He was born Aug. 19, 1940, in Union County. He was predeceased by his
father, Laurice Giles and a son, Eric Giles.
He is survived by his wife, Madelyn Kessler of Marysville; a daughter,
Terri Giles; a son, Larry Giles; two stepsons, Mark and Doug Reed; his
mother, Kate Giles; two brothers, Larry Giles and Garry (Marilyn) Giles;
an aunt, Mildred McGinnis; nine grandchildren, David, Tiffany, Andrew,
Brittany, Bridget, Kory, Samantha, Erica and Makayla; two great-
grandchildren, Hayden and Hannah; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be today from 5 to 8 p.m. at Underwood Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at York Township
Cemetery.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

KRISTA L. DUNCAN
Krista L. Duncan, 55, of Kokomo, Ind., died Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2006, at
Northwoods Village Health Care Center in Kokomo.
A 1968 graduate of Marysville High School, she was a homemaker and also
baby-sat for several children. She was a member of the Fraternal Order
of Eagles No. 255. She enjoyed camping, traveling, motorcycle riding and
bowling.
She was born Aug. 14, 1950, in Nelsonville, to the late David and Betty
Briley Evans. She also was preceded in death by her father- and
mother-in-law, Howard and Naomi Duncan.
She is survived by her husband, Stephen H. Duncan, whom she married
Sept. 26, 1970, in Kokomo; a daughter Leslie (Mike) Hill of Galveston,
Ind.; a son, Matthew Duncan of Kokomo; two sisters, Karen (Joe) Dodge of
Marysville, and Kay (Don) Wyskiver of Logan; and four very special
children, Haley, Amanda, Colton and Carlie.
Calling hours will be Friday from 2 to 8 p.m. at Ellers Mortuary Webster
Street Chapel, 3400 S. Webster St. Kokomo, Ind., where funeral services
will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. with Chaplain Dale Rogers and Pastor
William Martin officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memory Garden
Cemetery in Kokomo.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Envelopes will be provided at the mortuary.

ELLA LEE BURTON HICKS YATES
Ella Lee Burton Hicks Yates, 86, of Marysville, died Wednesday, Jan. 18,
2006, at The Gables at Green Pastures after an extended illness.
A loving wife and homemaker, she was dearly loved and adored by her
children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She was known as
Grandma Hicks by her grandchildren and will be remembered for playing an
integral role in the raising of most of her grandchildren.
She was a woman of great faith and had been a 47-year member of the
Rosedale Freewill Baptist Church and most recently held membership with
the Marysville Freewill Baptist Church.  She loved all things related to
church and worshipping God and especially took comfort in singing and
reading the Bible.
She was born June 20, 1919, in Greenup, Ky., to the late James H. and
Mary Ellen Daniels Burton. She was preceded in death by her first
husband, Roy B. Hicks; her second husband, Ellis Yates; a daughter,
Delores Spain Jones; a son, Lonnie Hicks; four sisters, Annie Harr, Ida
Webb, Bernice Conkle and Eva Howard; and five brothers, Orville, Joe
Clark, Jimmy, Ernest and Bill Burton.
Survivors include three daughters, Vena (Jess) Louden and Betty (Wilbur
"Junior") Thacker, each of Marysville, and Norma (Mike) Kuhn of
Unionville Center; 12 grandchildren, Norman "Junior" Spain, Terry Lee
Spain, Nancy Kirtley, Kim (David) Miner, Patricia (Dean) Wedding, Lonnie
"Hot Dog" (Andrea) Hicks Jr., Butch (Myra) Edwards, Crystal (Doug)
Williams, Lee-Ella (Roger) McCarty, John (Tammy) Wright, Bettikay Howard
and Mike (Amie) Kuhn; 28 great-grandchildren; many
great-great-grandchildren; a brother, George (Leona) Burton of
Marysville; two sisters-in-law, Pauline Burton of Troy, and Frances
Hicks of Springfield; and many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Friday from 2 to 8 p.m. at Mannasmith Funeral
Home, where funeral services will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. with
the Rev. Roy B. Burton officiating. Burial will take place at Oakdale
Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Victory Baptist Church in care
of the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

DUANE C. "STROKER" CHANDLER
Duane C. "Stroker" Chandler, 58, of Ostrander, died Sunday morning, Jan.
15, 2006, in the surgical intensive care unit at the Ohio State
University Medical Center, Columbus.
He had worked at Nestle Research and Development in Marysville for the
past 35 years, where he was a senior lab technician.
A U.S. Navy veteran serving from 1966 to 1970, he was a life member of
AMVETS Post No. 102, Delaware. He also was a member of the Delaware
Eagles No. 376, cub master and district commissioner for the Delaware
District Boy Scouts of America, and a member of St. Mary Catholic
Church, Delaware. He was a student of the last graduating class of St.
Mary High School in 1965.
He was a Union County resident for 23 years and was an avid NASCAR, Ohio
State University and Columbus Blue Jackets fan.
He was born April 22, 1947, in Columbus, to Cecil D. and LaNora Fraser
Chandler. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Hannah Kay
Chandler; grandmother and step-grandfather, Dorice and Loren Lust; an
uncle, George Martin; and his in-laws, Tom and Jan Cunningham.
He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Debra Cunningham Chandler; two
sons, Kevin (Sue) Chandler of Ostrander, and Kelly Chandler and his
girlfriend Angie O'Hara of Delaware; a grandson, Peyton Chandler; two
sisters, Laura (James) Neal of Akron, and Patricia (Vernon) Bugg of East
Liberty; his mother, LaNora Current of East Liberty; an aunt, Juanita
Martin of Hebron; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; a host of
friends; extended family, Sandy and Keith Lewis and Jean and Darrel
Lewis and children, all of Delaware; and all his friends at Nestle R&D
and Physicians Plus.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. at Rodman
Bennett Brown Funeral Home, 92 N. Sandusky St., Delaware, where a vigil
of prayer service will be held at 4 p.m. A memorial Mass will be
celebrated Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church with the Rev.
Kevin Kavanagh officiating. Burial will be at a later date.
Those unable to attend the services may log onto
www.bennettbrownrodman.com and link into the online memorial and
registry page.

DONNA MARIE HEATH DUNMIRE
Donna Marie Heath Dunmire, 87, of Plain City, died Monday, Jan. 16,
2006, at the Convalarium at Indian Run.
She was a retired Waldo High School teacher and also was formerly
employed as a bookkeeper for Nau Grain in Plain City.
She was a member of Plain City United Methodist Church and United
Methodist Women, a State Regent of the Ohio Society of the Daughter of
American Colonist (1975-1978) and Tecumseh Trails Chapter. She also was
a member of The Book Club, Elizabeth Chapter No. 56 OES, past president
of the Capital University Mothers' Club and a member of Darby Post VFW
Ladies Auxiliary. She was a member of the Plain City Historical Society,
to which she dedicated many hours of research, including the photos
located in The Plain City Library.
She was born Sept. 28, 1918, in Plain City, to the late Lawrence and
Leatha Leppert Heath. She also was predeceased by her husband, Hershel
"Bud" Dunmire, in 2004; two brothers, Kenneth Heath, in 1999, and Major
Robert Heath in 1962; and a sister-in-law, Pearl "Pat" Heath.
She is survived by a son, Dana (Lori) Dunmire of Palmdale, Calif.;
granddaughters, Myranda Marie and Baylee Ann; a sister-in-law, Shirley
Heath of Dayton; and nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 2 p.m. at Ferguson
Funeral Home, Plain City, with the Rev. Dr. Stephen Price officiating.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services, from 1
to 2 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Plain City United Methodist
Church, 202 N. Chillicothe St., Plain City, Ohio 43064 or the Plain City
Historical Society, 315 N. Chillicothe St., Plain City, Ohio 43064.


DALLAS G. WYCOFF JR.
Dallas G. Wycoff Jr., 59, of Delaware, died at home Sunday evening, Jan.
15, 2006, after a six month illness and surrounded by his family and
close friends
He was a lifelong resident of Delaware, with the exception of a few
years spent in Marysville. For more than 20 years he worked as a
radiator repairman with the former Smith's Auto Service on Central
Avenue in Delaware. Most recently he served as the canteen manager for
AMVETS Post 104, where he was a member. He also was a former member of
the Delaware Moose Lodge. He enjoyed deer hunting, fishing, and just
"tinkering" in his garage.
He was born March 23, 1946, in Delaware, to the late Dallas Sr. and
Catherine E. Martin Wycoff. He also was preceded in death by a sister,
Patricia Smale, in 1987.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Sarah Thomas Wycoff; daughters,
Joyce (Brian) Alexander of Marysville, and Melinda Ross of North
Lewisburg; five grandchildren, Megan and Kara Alexander and Shayna,
Derrick, and Nick Ross; sisters, Geraldine Davis of Marion, and Virginia
Russell of Melbourne, Fla.; numerous nieces, nephews and friends; and a
special canine friend, a Manchester terrier, Stewart.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder
Funeral Home, 75 W. William St., Delaware, where funeral services will
be held Thursday at 2 p.m. with Pastor Jeff Slider officiating. Burial
will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 1105 Mt.
Vernon Ave., Marion, Ohio  43302.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

PHYLLIS L. GEER
 Phyllis L. Geer, 78, of Marysville, died Sunday morning, Jan. 15, 2006,
at Memorial Hospital surrounded by her family.
A hardworking woman, she retired after 28 years of employment as a bus
driver for the Fairbanks School District, a career she really enjoyed.
She was a longtime member of First English Lutheran Church and the
Lutheran Church Women. She was an active volunteer at the church,
helping weekly with the church newsletter. She had also served multiple
terms as the LCW president.
Devoted to her family, she was a loving mother, grandmother, and wife.
She was born May 11, 1927, in Union County, to the late Mathias "Max"
and Louise N. Fox Moder. The last of a family of eight, she was also
preceded in death by her siblings, Louis and Eugene Moder, Lucille
Stephens, Martha Blumenschein, Christine Silveous and infant twin
brothers.
She was married Feb. 4, 1949, at the First English Lutheran Church to
Norman J. Geer. He survives as do their sons, Roger L. (Vicki) Geer of
Marysville, and Phillip N. Geer and Mark M. (Linda) Geer of Milford
Center; five grandchildren, Katie Geer, Andrew Geer, Matthew Geer,
Marcus Geer and Margo Geer; a sister-in-law, Lurene Brown of Marysville;
and numerous nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at First English
Lutheran Church with the Rev. Carl Roepcke officiating. Burial will
follow at Oakdale Cemetery.
 Memorial contributions may be made to the First English Lutheran Church
in care of the church or the funeral home.


STUART HARDIN
Stuart Hardin, 63, of Raymond, formerly of Middletown, died Friday, Jan.
13, 2006, at his home after a brief illness with lung cancer.
An associate of Product Action in Marysville, he retired in 2001 from
Cargill Inc. in Dayton, where he was a mill supervisor. He was a veteran
of the U.S. Army from 1960 to 1963 and was stationed in Germany as a
mechanic specialist. He was of the Baptist faith, and he enjoyed
woodworking.
He was born May 22, 1942, in Jackson, Ky. He was predeceased by his
mother, Lizzie B. Vanatter and two brothers, Randall and Lance Hardin.
He is survived by his wife, Jacquelyn S. Fields Hardin, whom he married
Sept. 2, 2000; his father, Earl Hardin of Jackson, Ky.; a daughter,
Sharon (Jerry) Johnston of Middletown; a sister, Charlotte Wright of
Carlisle; two stepsons, Jeffrey A. Carroll of Marysville, and Airman FC
Jacob D. McLaughlin of Marysville; a half-brother, Raymond Vanatter of
Elizabethtown, Ky.; three grandchildren, Ben, Brad and Bailey Johnston;
and three step-grandchildren, Kris, Ashley and Erin Carroll.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Underwood Funeral
Home. Military honors will be conducted at 8 p.m.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.


MELISSA A. PATRICK
Melissa A. Patrick, 55, of Rushsylvania, died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2006, at
Mary Rutan Hospital.
She worked at the Bellefontaine Elks Club as a cook and a hostess. She
was a Tupperware salesperson and a substitute cook at Benjamin Logan
High School.
She was a member of High Point Church of Christ, Bellefontaine, and a
1968 graduate of Logan Hills High School. She enjoyed listening to
country music songs by Tracy Byrd and attending his concerts. She also
enjoyed being the hostess for the Kiwanis Club at its weekly meetings.
She was born Sept. 11, 1950, in Bellefontaine, to the late James E.
McClain and Marjory A. Dunaway McClain, who survives in Bellefontaine.
She also is survived by her husband, Charles M. Patrick of Rushsylvania,
whom she married Nov. 28, 1969, in Zanesfield; two daughters, Jodie L.
(Steven) Chamberlain of Rushsylvania, and Krista J. (Larry) Chamberlain
of Avon, Ind.; two brothers, Jim McClain Jr. of New Lebanon, and Terry
McClain of Bellefontaine; two sisters, Pat Higley of Weston, and Tammy
Inskeep of West Liberty; her mother-in-law, Alice C. Patrick of
Bellefontaine; and numerous nieces and nephews. She also is survived by
her adorable miniature schnauzer, Muffin.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Eichholtz
Funeral Home, Bellefontaine, where funeral services will be held
Thursday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Mike Sandlin officiating. Burial will be
in Rushsylvania Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Logan County Cancer Society.

MARVIN LEROY SALSBURY
Marvin Leroy Salsbury, 65, of Nampa, Idaho, died Friday morning, Jan.
13, 2006, after an illness with cancer.
A graduate of Darby High School and Ohio State University, he was a
businessman in restaurant food for many years. Later in life he earned a
master's degree and was working on a doctorate. At the time of his death
he was on the board at Mount Vernon Nazarene College and a professor at
North West Nazarene College near Nampa.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Stanley W. and Clara E. Wheeler
Salsbury, and a brother, Ray Salsbury.
He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Carter Salsbury; a son, Eric
(Rockelle); a daughter, Kristen Salsbury; a brother, Stanley Salsbury of
Iowa; sisters Jane Kuhlwein of Ashville, and Linda (Glenn) Thompson of
Marysville; a sister-in-law, Nancy Dial Salsbury Rice of Unionville; and
numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was cremated. Church services were held today at 11 a.m. at the
Church of the Nazarene in Nampa, Idaho.
Memorial contributions may be made to the business school of North West
Nazarene College, Nampa, Idaho 83686 or the American Cancer Society.

JAMES A. BOGGS
James A. Boggs, 71, of North Lewisburg, died Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2006,
at The Gables at Green Pastures.
He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War.
He retired from International Harvester in 1986 after 30 years of
employment. He was a member of the UAW Local 402 and the American Legion
Post of North Lewisburg.
He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and racing cars. He was an accomplished
mechanic. He enjoyed traveling, fishing and his dog Puggy.
Mr. Boggs attended Mechanicsburg Freewill Baptist Church, the Rosedale
Baptist Church and the Fellowship Baptist Church of North Lewisburg.
He was born March 9, 1934, in Greenup, Ky., the son of the late Willie
and Oleta O'Brien Boggs. He also was preceded in death by a son, James
A. "Bubber" Boggs Jr., two sisters, Zora Jane Boggs and Ethel Mae
Overfield; and two twin granddaughters, Misty Ray and Sharon Lynn.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Barbara Mull Boggs of North
Lewisburg, whom he married Nov. 10, 1954; four children, Rose Marie
(Mike) Hayes of Mechanicsburg, Daniel J. (Sandy) Boggs of Urbana, Kim
(William) Conway of West Liberty, and Pamela (Mark) Eger of North
Lewisburg; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister,
Evalena (LeRoy) Hudson of Broadway; three brothers, Jonas J. (Betty)
Boggs and William C. (Joyce) Boggs of North Lewisburg, and Wayne R.
(Connie) Boggs of Cable; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Freshwater, McDonald &
Vernon Funeral Home, North Lewisburg, where funeral services will be
held Monday at 2 p.m. with Pastor Bert Sherman officiating. Burial will
follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, North Lewisburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Boggs family in care of the
funeral home, 57 W. Maple St., North Lewisburg, Ohio 43060.

DORIS A. SCHEIDERER BUMP
Doris A. Scheiderer Bump, 83, of Westerville, formerly of Marysville,
died at her daughter's residence Sunday, Jan. 8, 2006, after an extended
illness.
She was a devoted and active member of her faith. A former member of St.
John's Lutheran Church, Marysville, she was a member of Living Word
Lutheran Church, Galena. She was a loving wife and mother who also
enjoyed gardening and quilting.
She was born June 30, 1922, in Marysville, to the late C. Lewis and Mary
Gruenbaum Scheiderer. She also was preceded in death by her husband of
61 years, Gerald B. Bump; a sister, Ruth Rausch; and a brother, Erwin
Scheiderer.
She is survived by her daughters, Susan (John) Umpleby of Galena, and
Mary (Alan) McDonald of Plain City; a son, Jerry Bump of Phoenix;
grandchildren, Julie Spiert, Jennifer Spiert Vogler, Brian Reichle, Erin
Reichle, Carey Bump Ferro and David Bump; great-grandchildren, Riley,
Rachel, and Kevin; and a brother, Milton Scheiderer of Florida.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Jan. 21, at 2 p.m. at Moreland
Funeral Home in Westerville, with Pastor James Stalder officiating. The
family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Carmel Hospice or to Living
Word Lutheran Church, Galena, in her memory.


DORIS MARIE LONG
Doris Marie Long, 75, died in Marysville Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2006.
A former longtime resident of Hilliard, she retired from the Hilliard
School system and was known in the community for many years of volunteer
work alongside her husband, particularly for the Ohio Society to Prevent
Blindness.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick P. Long.
Survivors include a brother, Walter (Dotti) Lensenmayer; daughter, Joan
Rauh of Sylvania; sons, Larry (Jane) of Hilliard, and David (Karla) and
Dale (Karen) of Marysville; and grandchildren, Serena, Anastasia,
Joshua, January, Victoria, Kristina and "adopted granddaughter,"
Christine Medland.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the New
California Presbyterian Church, 10089 Industrial Parkway, Plain City.
Memorial contributions may be made to the New California Presbyterian
Church, Hilliard United Presbyterian Church, American Diabetes
Association or a charity of the donor's choice.
Arrangements are being completed by the Tidd Funeral Home with
Crematory, Hilliard.

DORIS A. SCHEIDERER BUMP
Doris A. Scheiderer Bump, 83, of Westerville, formerly of Marysville,
died at her daughter's residence Sunday, Jan. 8, 2006, after an extended
illness.
She was a devoted and active member of her faith. A former member of St.
John's Lutheran Church, Marysville, she was a member of Living Word
Lutheran Church, Galena. She was a loving wife and mother who also
enjoyed gardening and quilting.
She was born June 30, 1922, in Marysville, to the late C. Lewis and Mary
Gruenbaum Scheiderer. She also was preceded in death by her husband of
61 years, Gerald B. Bump; a sister, Ruth Rausch; and a brother, Erwin
Scheiderer.
She is survived by her daughters, Susan (John) Umpleby of Galena, and
Mary (Alan) McDonald of Plain City; a son, Jerry Bump of Phoenix;
grandchildren, Julie Spiert, Jennifer Spiert Vogler, Brian Reichle, Erin
Reichle, Carey Bump Ferro and David Bump; great-grandchildren, Riley,
Rachel, and Kevin; and a brother, Milton Scheiderer of Florida.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Jan. 21, at 2 p.m. at Moreland
Funeral Home in Westerville, with Pastor James Stalder officiating. The
family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Carmel Hospice or to Living
Word Lutheran Church, Galena, in her memory.


DORIS MARIE LONG
Doris Marie Long, 75, died in Marysville Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2006.
A former longtime resident of Hilliard, she retired from the Hilliard
School system and was known in the community for many years of volunteer
work alongside her husband, particularly for the Ohio Society to Prevent
Blindness.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick P. Long.
Survivors include a brother, Walter (Dotti) Lensenmayer; daughter, Joan
Rauh of Sylvania; sons, Larry (Jane) of Hilliard, and David (Karla) and
Dale (Karen) of Marysville; and grandchildren, Serena, Anastasia,
Joshua, January, Victoria, Kristina and "adopted granddaughter,"
Christine Medland.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. today at the New California
Presbyterian Church, 10089 Industrial Parkway, Plain City.
Memorial contributions may be made to the New California Presbyterian
Church, Hilliard United Presbyterian Church, American Diabetes
Association or a charity of the donor's choice.
Arrangements are being completed by the Tidd Funeral Home with
Crematory, Hilliard.

JEFFREY CRAIG LUCAS
Jeffrey Craig Lucas, 46, of Marysville, died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2006, at
the Ohio State University Medical Center.
He was a graduate of Worthington High School.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Michael.
He is survived by his father, Ray; mother, Joanne Elgin; brother, Steven
(Cindy) of Canton; sister, Robin (Chris) Powell of South Carolina; three
nieces; his aunts Mary Sailor and Nancy Fraley; an uncle, Jim Lucas; and
very good friends, Les and Barb Barker.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Ohio Cremation &
Memorial Society, 5464 N. High St., Columbus, where a memorial service
will be held at 6 p.m. with the Rev. John Mountjoy officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the OSU Medical Center.
Rodman Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.


RONALD G. R. "RONNIE" SCHEIDERER
Ronald G. R. "Ronnie" Scheiderer, 67, of Plain City, died unexpectedly
Monday evening, Jan. 9, 2006, working on the family farm of four
generations.
A quiet, unassuming gentleman with a dry sense of humor, he was a
devoted husband, father and grandfather.
He was born July 18, 1938, in Marysville, to the late Harry and Frances
Kasper Scheiderer. He also was preceded in death by his father?in-law
and mother-in-law, Mark and Mertie Maye Zwayer Dellinger, and a
brother-in-law, Ronald Ingram.
He is survived by his wife, Judith M. Dellinger Scheiderer, whom he
married July 26, 1958, at St. John's Lutheran Church; a son, Douglas
Paul (Denise) Scheiderer; a daughter, Ronna Lynn Scheiderer, and her
fiancÚ, Matthew Brisker; two special grandsons, Cole Douglas and Blake
Jamison Scheiderer; a brother, Paul (Janet) Scheiderer; a sister-in-law,
Janet Ingram; and special aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and
friends.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 3 to 8 p.m. at Ferguson Funeral
Home, Plain City. Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at St.
Paul Lutheran Church, Chuckery. Burial will be in St. Paul Lutheran
Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church.

LOUIS J. KOPER
Louis J. Koper, 73, of Marysville, formerly of Westmoreland City, Pa.,
died unexpectedly and peacefully at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
on the Feast of the Epiphany, Friday, Jan. 6, 2006.
A 47-year member of the parish, he was very involved in Eucharistic
Adoration and ushering.
He was a charter member, financial secretary and past Grand Knight of
the Knights of Columbus. As a Fourth Degree Knight of the Bishop's Honor
Guard, he formerly served as a Faithful Navigator. He was a veteran of
the U. S. Army and was stationed in Germany. He was the Quality
Assurance Manager for O.M. Scott and Sons for 25 years. He was a member
of the Scott Chorus and directed a minstrel show during the 1960s. In
1983, he was the recipient of the national ITT Quality Assurance Award
and the Most Valuable Employee Award.
He was a member and past president of the Marysville Jaycees. A longtime
blood donor, he received a Red Cross Outstanding Achievement Award and
helped in the coordination of designating the Catholic Community Center
as a Red Cross blood donation site. A 1950 graduate and honor student at
North Huntingdon High School in Pennsylvania, he was senior class
president, a member of the Keystone Boys' State, and was an Eagle Scout.
He received a BS degree in mechanical engineering at Carnegie Mellon
University in Pittsburgh.
He was born Aug. 31, 1932, in Westmoreland City, Pa., to the late Lewis
F. and Mary Josephine Yagodzinski Koper and was predeceased by a nephew,
David Thomas, an uncle and aunt, Frank and Helen Yagodzinski and a
brother-in-law, Raymond Chick.
He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Rosemary A. Gerda Koper, whom he
married Nov. 28, 1964, at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in
Cleveland; two sons, Jim Koper and John Koper, both of Westerville; a
daughter, Debbie (David) Unkrich of Cincinnati; five siblings, Clara
(Russell) Thomas and Florence Chick of Pennsylvania, Mary Rose (Robert)
Deeds of Virginia, Joseph (Jackie) Koper of Maryland, and Frank (Jean)
Koper of Indiana; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Calling hours will be held Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at
Underwood Funeral Home, with recitation of the Holy Rosary at 8 p.m. A
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Our
Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, where the family will receive friends
beginning at 10 a.m. The Rev. David A. Poliafico will officiate and
burial will be at the church cemetery with honors by the Knights of
Columbus and military honors by the Union County Military Funeral Honor
Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, 940 London
Ave., Suite 1800, Marysville, Ohio 43040, or to the Koper family fund.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

A. GLENN RAMEY
A. Glenn Ramey Sr., 66, of Marysville, died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2006, at
the Morey Center at Memorial Hospital of Union County with his wife at
his side after an extended illness.
He was employed for 18 years at Goodyear until suffering a stroke in
1991. He was a former employee of Westinghouse in Columbus. He was a
1959 graduate of Raccoon Local High School near Rio Grande, and was a
1961 graduate of Portsmouth Business College.
He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army and served in the Big Red One
Division. Mr. Ramey was a member of the Marysville Eagles Aerie No. 3506
and Marysville Moose Lodge No. 1651. He was a longtime fan of the
Cincinnati Bengals and Ohio State football. He was an avid hunter and
fisherman prior to his stroke and took great pride in his yard work,
spring flowers and coin collection.
Although very dedicated to exercise in recent years, he still earned the
affectionate nickname of "Ole TV Hound" from his wife because of his
enjoyment of watching TV, specifically M*A*S*H, Law & Order, Matlock and
especially cartoons with his grandchildren.
He was born Feb. 9, 1939, in Lincoln County, W. Va., to the late
Jennings A. and Elma Adkins Ramey. He also was preceded in death by a
brother, Earl Ramey, and his father-in-law, Richard M. Edwards.
Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Diana "Dee" Edwards Ramey, to
whom he was married June 27, 1964, in Columbus; a daughter, Pamela
(Gary) Lehman of Richwood; and two sons, A. Glenn (Kristen) Ramey Jr. of
Bellefontaine, and Charles "Gabby" (Mary) Ramey of Marysville; 12
grandchildren, Marcos, Alyssa, Joshua, and Gabriel Ramey, Diana and
Johnathan Rausch, Michael and Matthew Tackett, Krichelle, Whitney, and
Alek Geho and Kiersten Daum; his mother-in-law, Joan Edwards of West
Melbourne, Fla.; three brothers, Clifton Ramey of Georgia, and Curt
(Lib) Ramey and James (Barb) Ramey of Rio Grande; three sisters,
Sharlene (Fred) Rollins of Chillicothe, Lori (Dave) Hall of Columbus,
and Kathy (John) Bright of Centerburg; and many aunts, uncles, nieces,
nephews, in-laws, cousins and friends.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Mannasmith Funeral
Home, where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. Paul
Reynolds will officiate and burial with military honors conducted by the
Union County Veterans Association will take place at Oakdale Cemetery.


DAVID J. STUDEBAKER
David J. Studebaker, 68, of Marysville, died Monday, Jan. 2, 2006, at
his home.
He was a former associate of Environmental Management Inc. in Plain
City.
He was born Dec. 29, 1937, in Troy, to the late Herbert Donald and
Angeline Priscilla Spencer Studebaker.
He is survived by his children, Richard Studebaker of Akron, Michael
(Kathy) Studebaker of West Jefferson, Sherry (Tim Thomas) Van Hoose of
Malta, and Samantha (Jerry Casey) Studebaker of Heath; nine
grandchildren; a brother, Gene Studebaker of Sidney; and his former
wife, Karen Humm of Plain City.
Private funeral services will be held.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Ohio Diabetes
Association in care of Underwood Funeral Home, which is in charge of
arrangements.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

GENEVIEVE BOLINGER
Genevieve Bolinger, 85, died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2006, at Parkview Memorial
Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind.
She was a registered nurse, a homemaker and a loving mother. She was a
member of First English Lutheran Church in Marysville, and attended
Messiah Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne.
She was born in Chester, Pa.
Survivors include a son, Samuel Bolinger of Fort Wayne, Ind.; two
daughters, Poni Bishop, M.D., of Athens, Pa., and Derby Neville of
Bloomingburg, Ohio; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a
sister, Dorothy Swank of Punta Gorda, Fla.
Graveside services will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are being handled by D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Home, Fort
Wayne.

MARIE CRAIG
Marie Craig, 88, of North Lewisburg, died Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2006, at
the Gables at Green Pastures.
She enjoyed sewing, crocheting and quilting, but most importantly she
loved having her family and grandchildren with her.
She was born April 15, 1917, in Cable, the daughter of the late Hiram
and Anna Jane Beal Bolin. She also was predeceased by her husband, Edgar
W. Craig, whom she married April 21, 1935; a son, Daniel Craig; a
daughter, Mary Kathryn Russell; a son-in-law, Charles Sidders; a
grandson, Ivan Sidders; a great-grandson, Matthew Field; a brother; and
two half-sisters.
She is survived by a son, Roland E. (Brenda) Craig of Chicago; three
daughters, Evelyn M. Sidders of Urbana, Sharon (Robert) Schell of DeLeon
Springs, Fla., and Sally (Richard) DeLong of North Lewisburg; 17
grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren;
and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Calling hours will be held today from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Freshwater,
McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home, North Lewisburg, where funeral services
will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Mt. Carmel
Cemetery, Cable.
Memorial contributions may be made to the North East Champaign County
Fire District, P.O. Box 142, North Lewisburg, Ohio 43060.

KIP THOMAS MARTIN
 Kip Thomas Martin, 36, of Apache Junction, Ariz., died Monday, Dec. 26,
2005, at his home after an extended illness with heart disease.
A former resident of Marysville, he was a sheet metal worker by trade.
He enjoyed watching NASCAR and playing darts. He was an excellent
swimmer and enjoyed gardening. He was a devoted son and father who cared
for his mother and considered his son, Chase, the love of his life.
He was born March 16, 1969, in Salt Lake City, Utah, and is survived by
his mother, Lynda Roberts of Apache Junction, with whom he made his
home; his son Chase Martin of Marysville; former wife, Heather (Scott)
Ferguson of Marysville; a cousin, Robert Martin of Apache Junction; and
grandparents, William and Margie Martin of Utah.
A gathering of family and friends will be held Sunday at 7 p.m. at
Ingram Funeral Home.

CHARLES O. "JAPPY" MATTOX
Charles O. "Jappy" Mattox, 58, of Richwood, died early Friday morning,
Jan. 6, 2006, at his home after a battle with cancer.
He was retired from the city of Marysville Street Department. He also
worked as a carpenter.
He grew up in the Hilliard area, loved music, was an accomplished guitar
player and enjoyed arrowhead hunting and fishing. He was a past member
of the West Mansfield Conservation Club.
He was born Sept. 7, 1947, in Columbus, to the late Elza and Geraldine
Benjamin Mattox.
He was greatly loved and will be missed by his wife, Donna "Susie;"
children, Dixie (Brian) Lee, Janie C. (Tim) Dennis and Jappy Mattox;
stepchildren, Donnie E. LeMaster, Donna Sueann LeMaster, Angela
LeMaster, Larry "William" LeMaster and Jamie (Clint) McKinley; 13
grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Eddie (Mira) Mattox of Columbus,
Elsa (Donna) Mattox of Delaware, Clarence "Butch" (Rhonda) Mattox of
Hilliard, Jeannie (Buggz) Owens and Bonnie Mattox of Columbus; and
lifetime friend, Michael (Nancy) Perry of Albany.
A memorial service will be held Monday at 7 p.m. at Stofcheck Funeral
Home, Richwood, with Michael Perry and John Pearson officiating. There
will be no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice, 113 S. Main
St., Marysville, Ohio 43040.

KELLY COLLEEN MCDONNELL RIGGS
Kelly Colleen McDonnell Riggs, 44, of Milford Center, died Thursday
afternoon, Jan. 5, 2006, at the Ohio State University Medical Center
after a brief illness.
Her love of animals, especially her dogs and cats, attributed to her
membership in the National Humane Society. A talented person, she loved
to do crafts for herself and family.
In 1994, Kelly was a recipient of a kidney and pancreas transplant.
Understanding the importance of such a selfless act, she consented to be
an organ donor upon her death.
She was born Jan. 25, 1961, in Columbus. She was preceded in death by a
sister, Julia Ann McDonnell, and four grandparents.
Survivors include her husband, Richard A. "Rick" Riggs whom she married
Sept. 29, 1984, in Marysville; her mother, Phyllis Eaton McDonnell of
Bellefontaine; her father, Ted (Linda) McDonnell of Columbus; a sister,
Laura (Roger) Welch of Lithopolis; a brother, Jay (Lisa) McDonnell of
Maryland; her father- and mother-in-law, Patrick and Norma Riggs of
Marysville; and a special friend, Sandy Pemberton.
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.
Ronald Payne officiating. Burial will follow at the Milford Center
Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Humane Society in
care of the funeral home.

VIOLET A. CARTER
Violet A. Carter, 87, of Milford Center, died Wednesday morning, Jan. 4,
2006, at The Gables at Green Pastures.
A homemaker and farmer's wife, she was a member of the Milford Center
United Methodist Church and a former longtime judge with the Allen
Township Election Board. She and her husband Stanley enjoyed traveling.
She was born Oct. 1, 1918, in Mt. Pleasant, Mich., to the late David and
Verna Hawkins Conklin. She also was predeceased by a brother, Cleo
Conklin; two sons, Charles J. Carter and Martin E. Carter; and a
daughter, Carol J. Carter. She was married Dec. 23, 1938, in Ashland,
Ky., to Stanley J. Carter, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 18,
1989.
She is survived by a daughter, Donna S. (David) Sliva of Charlotte,
N.C.; a daughter-in-law, Beverly Carter of Marysville; four
grandchildren, Gene (Debra) Carter, Dawn (Bobby) Tipton, Karen (Russell)
VanKuren and Dan (Crystal) Sliva; and five great-grandchildren.
 Calling hours will be Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home,
where funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. with the Rev.
Ronald Payne officiating. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Shrine Cans for
Kids Program in care of the funeral home.

ROBERT LOUIS AMRINE
Robert Louis Amrine, 82, of Gold Bar, Wash., died Monday, Dec. 19, 2005,
after an extended illness.
He was a proud World War II veteran with the 45th (Thunderbird) Division
and 180th Infantry Regiment. He was a retired Erie Lackawana Railroad
tower operator and station agent and was a Boeing machinist for 11
years. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed the great outdoors.
He was born Oct. 10, 1923, in Marysville, to the late Porter D. and
Helen Lucille Bushman Amrine. He also was preceded in death by  a
sister, Charlotte Amrine, and brothers, James Wesley Amrine and John
Bushman Amrine.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Stump Amrine, of Gold Bar, Wash.;
sisters, Anna Mae Amrine Blevins and Helen Lucille Amrine Hildreth;
children, Rebecca Ziegler, Judy (Larry) Gilkerson, Paul (Candi) Amrine,
Gregory (Linda) Amrine, Marsha (Richard) Lopez, Robin (Berna) Amrine,
and John (Saundra) Amrine; 21 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and
sisters-in-law, Cathy Amrine and Helen Evans.
Services were held Dec. 23 in Monroe, Wash.

F. BLANCHE DEARDURFF
F. Blanche Deardurff, 88, of East Liberty, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2006, at
Mary Rutan Hospital, Bellefontaine.
She was a member of Pottersburg United Methodist Church, where she
played the piano for more than 50 years. She was active for more than 40
years in the Mrs. Sewing Club, and she worked for 14 years as a cook at
Middleburg Elementary School.
She was born March 20, 1917, in Union County, the daughter of the late
Victor "Guy" and Bessie Dunlap Poling. She also was preceded in death by
her husband, Robert W. Deardurff, whom she married Feb. 27, 1937, and an
infant daughter, Rose Marie Deardurff.
She is survived by two sons, Phillip (Barbara) Deardurff of West
Liberty, and Fred (Kathy) Deardurff of East Liberty; nine grandchildren;
16 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Esther LeVan and Nina (William)
Vanderau; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Freshwater,
McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home, North Lewisburg, where funeral services
will be held Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Mebane McMahon and Lloyd
Ferguson officiating. Burial will follow in Middleburg Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Pottersburg United Methodist
Church or to the Middleburg United Methodist Church.

WALTER BURTON HOUSE
Walter Burton House, 70, of near Richwood, died Monday, Jan. 2, 2006, at
Grady Memorial Hospital, Delaware.
He worked at Wal-Mart in Marysville for the past seven years. He was an
antique tractor enthusiast and enjoyed collecting arrowheads.
He was born July 22, 1935, in Sunbury, to the late Henry Franklin and
Grace Elizabeth Burton House.
On Oct. 25, 1958, he married Janet Sisson, who survives. He also is
survived by two sons, Steve (Terri) House and Dan (Teresa) House of
Delaware; a daughter, Barbara (Mike) Burgess of Marysville; two
brothers, James (Irma Faye) House and Gene House of Marengo; and five
grandchildren, Jonathan, Christopher, Joseph, Zachary and Jessica.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Ballinger Funeral
Home, Richwood, where funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m.
with the Rev. Joseph Kirby officiating. Burial will be in Thompson
Township (Shoup) Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lifeline of Ohio, 770 Kinnear
Road, Suite 200, Columbus, Ohio 43212 or the Fulton Creek Friends
Church, 10950 Fulton Creek Road, Richwood, Ohio 43344.
Condolences may be expressed to the family online at
www.ballingerfuneralhome.com.


FRANCES ELIZABETH SARVER
Frances Elizabeth Sarver, 92, of Peoria, died Monday, Jan. 2, 2006, at
her home with her family at her side after an extended illness.
She was a loving homemaker and devoted mother, grandmother,
great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother. She was especially
loving to children and being in the company of her grandchildren brought
her much joy and fulfillment. She was the beloved matriarch of her
family, and she will best be remembered as a strong, Christian woman who
lived her faith.
She was a member of the former Peoria United Brethren Church and Peoria
United Methodist Church where she was a longtime Bible school and Sunday
school teacher and member of the Ladies Aid.
She enjoyed wallpapering and shared her skill with many friends and
neighbors in the community. She was a fan of the Cincinnati Reds and
enjoyed reading, word searches, crocheting, quilting, and making rag
rugs.
She was born Dec. 21, 1913, in Mt. Victory, to the late Harry Lewis and
Opal Mae Underhill Johnson. She married Jacob H. Sarver Jr., on March 4,
1929, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 9, 1986. She also was
preceded in death by two daughters, Mary Rister and Donna Belle
Hamilton; two infant daughters, Mary Kathryn and Frances Elizabeth; a
son, Donald Sarver; three sons-in-law, John Owen, John Rister and
Richard Shreve; four grandchildren, Kathy and Carl Rister, Billy
Hamilton Jr. and Connie Shreve; and eight brothers and sisters, Margaret
Raymond, Juanita Miller, Lewis Johnson, Ross Johnson, Marie Moler,
Harriet Culiver, Mary Ritter and Richard Johnson.
Survivors include three daughters, Winifred Shreve of Bellefontaine, and
Elaine Thompson and Lorna Owen, each of Marysville; two sons,  William
H. (Donna) Sarver of Broadway, and Jacob (Sue) Sarver of Richwood; a
son-in-law, Billy Hamilton of Peoria; 28 grandchildren; 59
great-grandchildren; 28 great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Evelyn
Sarver of Marion, and Martha Wynn of Jamestown, N.Y.; a brother, Harry
(Phyllis) Johnson Jr. of Marysville; three sisters-in-law, Helen Johnson
of Sycamore, Leona Stanford of Perrysburg, and Edith Sarver of Delaware;
two brothers-in-law, Zellon Ritter of Tucson, Ariz., and Lowell Appleman
of Prospect; and many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 3 to 8 p.m. at Mannasmith Funeral
Home, where funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. with the
Rev. Jerry Bentley officiating. Burial will take place at Raymond
Cemetery.

SAM S. HENNIGH
Sam S. Hennigh of St. Petersburg, Fla., formerly of Oreland, Pa., died
unexpectedly on his 56th birthday, Tuesday Dec. 27, 2005, at Bay Pines
VA Hospital, Bay Pines, Fla.
He was a 1967 Fairbanks High School graduate and a 1969 graduate of the
Electronics Institute of Louisville, Ky. He was a U.S. Army veteran
during the Vietnam War (1971-1973). He was baptized and attended Plain
City United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his father, John D. Hennigh, in 2002.
He is survived by a son, Brent Hennigh of Pennsylvania; his mother,
Jeanne I. Asman Hennigh of Ft. Myers, Fla.; two aunts, Mary (Charles)
Drakoulakos of Plantation, Fla., and Rose Marie "Rink" Pendleton of Ft.
Myers, Fla.; and two uncles, Donald Asman of Greenville, and Dale Asman
of Marysville.
Cremation has taken place and services will be held at a later date at
the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be sent to a hospice of the donor's choice.
Arrangements are being handled by Ferguson Funeral Home, Plain City.

SHELBY JACKSON
Shelby Jackson, 66, of Richwood, died Friday, Dec. 30, 2005, in the
emergency room at Marion General Hospital after an extended illness.
She was an LPN at Memorial Hospital of Union County for more than 30
years and retired in January, 1994. She was a 1957 graduate of
Marysville High School.
Throughout her life she enjoyed square dancing, bowling, Clydesdale
horses, gardening and playing bingo. She lost her eyesight shortly after
her retirement but persevered over the past 10 years. Her greatest joy
came from being surrounded by her family, especially her grandchildren.
She was born May 13, 1939, in Marysville, to the late Warren and
Virginia Shirk Lockwood. She married Robert E. Jackson on June 27, 1957,
and he preceded her in death on Feb. 18, 1978.
Survivors include four daughters, Brenda (Luther) Guisinger of Richwood,
Jeri (Tom) Kelser of Westerville, Sara (Glen Edwin) Foreman of Mt.
Victory, and Judy (John) Millington of Marion; a son, Robert Jackson of
Richwood; eight grandchildren; two sisters, Judy Lockwood and Karen
Berry of Gahanna; several aunts, uncles, sisters-in-law,
brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews; and many cousins and friends.
A Celebration of Life will be held Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Mannasmith
Funeral Home with the Rev. Glenn Althouse officiating. Burial will take
place at Raymond Cemetery at a later date. Friends may call from 4 p.m.
until the time of the service on Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association
or the Kidney Foundation.

MARTHA A. KNISLEY
Martha A. Knisley, 69, of Marysville, died Sunday evening, Jan. 1, 2006,
at Memorial Hospital after an extended illness. She was surrounded by
her family.
She was retired after 18 years of employment as a corrections officer at
the Ohio Reformatory for Women. She was a longtime member of Marysville
Church of the Nazarene and an avid Buckeyes and Cincinnati Reds fan. She
was a former member of the Ohio Paint Horse Breeders Association.
She was born April 2, 1936, in Clark County, to the late Ancel E. and
Aletha G. Ballard Knox. She also was preceded in death by two infant
sons, a daughter Catherine, and a brother Edward Knox. She was married
Aug. 24, 1957, in Grove City, to Sam L. Knisley. He preceded her in
death on Jan. 18, 1990.
She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a loving
aunt who enjoyed and was devoted to her family.
Survivors include her children, Christopher L. (Heather) Knisley, James
(Wendy) Knox, Andrea L. (Mike) Wolfe and Sandra (Regi) Cox, all of
Marysville, and Pamela A. (Mike) Wilson of Bellville, Fla.; 10
grandchildren, Steven, Hannah, Shelby, Brigette, Michael, Tyler, Kyle,
Jessica, Angie, and Nici; three great-grandchildren, Jordon, Jakob and
Jarrett; a brother, James (Maxine) Knox of South Charleston; a sister,
Lois Havens of Mechanicsburg; many nieces and nephews; and a special
niece and friend, Peggy Blakeley.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at Marysville Church of
the Nazarene with the Rev. Paul Whiteford officiating. Burial will
follow at McConkey Cemetery near Catawba.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at
Children's Hospital or Marysville Church of the Nazarene in care of the
funeral home.

NORMA J. MCKITRICK
Norma J. McKitrick, 65, of Marysville and formerly of Delaware, died
unexpectedly Saturday evening, Dec. 31, 2005, at Memorial Hospital.
She was a homemaker and former hair stylist. She was a loving and
devoted wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed her cats and dog.
She was born Jan. 1, 1940, in Delaware, to the late Clarence and Mabel
Fagely Willey. She also was predeceased by two brothers, Clarence and
Walter Willey.
Survivors include her husband, Richard L. McKitrick, whom she married
June 21, 1972; her son, Melvin E. (Sheri) Disbennett of Marysville;
grandchildren, Jesse D., Joshua D. and James D. (Amber) Disbennett; and
great-grandchildren, Paige Nicole and Trevor Lee Disbennett.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home.
A graveside service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Oakdale Cemetery
with the Rev. Glenn Althouse officiating.

DAVID LEE "BUCK" ORMEROID
David Lee "Buck" Ormeroid, 54, of Marysville, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2006,
at the Ohio State University Medical Center after an 18-month battle
with cancer.
An electrician for more than 30 years, he was an associate of Simco
Electric in Delaware, and formerly worked for Carroll's Electric in
Marysville.
He was a 1969 graduate of Marysville High School. He enjoyed deer
hunting and mowing his five-acre homestead. He was a fan of the
Cleveland Browns and liked watching western movies during his illness.
He was a loving husband and father and enjoyed spending time at home,
especially among his personal space in "the barn." He had a sense of
humor and made others laugh, and friends and family enjoyed being in his
company.
He was born Feb. 19, 1951, in Mt. Vernon, and was predeceased by his
father, Floyd Ormeroid.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Sharon L. Kreamer Ormeroid, whom
he married Dec. 21, 1975; two sons, Cory, a senior at Marysville High
School, and Avery, a fourth grader at Raymond Elementary; his mother,
Edna "Eddie" Miller Ormeroid of Marysville; a brother, Rick (Karen)
Ormeroid of Milford Center; his father- and mother-in-law, John and Erma
Kreamer of Marysville; two sisters-in-law, Joyce (Bob) Hill of Milford
Center, and Karen (Rick) Shroyer of Marysville; a brother-in-law, John
S. (Maria) Kreamer of Germany; nephews and nieces, Jeremy (Heidi)
Ormeroid, Zack Hill, Holly (Darrin) Hybert, Jenna Shroyer, Carl Kreamer
and Lauren Kreamer; several aunts, uncles and cousins; and a special
family friend, Tabitha Noble.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Underwood Funeral
Home where the family will receive friends Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6
to 8 p.m. Burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cory and Avery Ormeroid
Education Fund or to the Union County Cancer Society in care of the
funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

WANDA M. STILLINGS
Wanda M. Stillings, 80, of Mechanicsburg, died Sunday evening, Jan. 1,
2006, at Mt. Carmel Hospital West in Columbus.
She was a longtime member of the Hilliard Church of Christ and an avid
artist who enjoyed giving her paintings away as Christmas gifts.
She was born Oct. 4, 1925, in Point Pleasant, W. Va., to the late Maxie
and Hulda M. Honaker Martin. She was married Nov. 2, 1946, in Washington
Court House, to Herbert E. Stillings, who preceded her in death Sept.
27, 1995.
She is survived by her children, Herbert M. (La) Stillings of Sardis,
Tenn., Julie A. Stillings of Hilliard, Robert S. (Karen) Stillings of
Columbus, and Jacqueline (John) Garver of Mechanicsburg; six
grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a brother, Bernard (Sylvia)
Martin of Florida.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Ingram
Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. with
the Rev. Danny Vanscoy officiating. Burial will follow at Milford Center
Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hilliard Church of Christ in
care of the church or the funeral home.