Archived Obituaries December 2006


ROY B. JR. AND NORMA JEAN RIBOV COOLBAUGH
Roy B. Jr. and Norma Jean Ribov Coolbaugh, both 79, of Urbana, died
Sunday, Dec. 24, 2006, at their residence.
Mr. Coolbaugh was a United States World War II Army veteran and retired
from CT Communications after 30-plus years of employment.
Mr. Coolbaugh was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Coolbaugh;
Mrs. Coolbaugh by brothers, Richard and James Ribov; and the two were
predeceased by a granddaughter, Chanell, and a great-granddaughter, Ember.
They are survived by their children, Roger Coolbaugh, Rose Coolbaugh,
Teresa Evans, Christina Walker and Roy Coolbaugh; 11 grandchildren; four
great-grandchildren; brothers, Robert (Dolly) Coolbaugh, Phillip (Sandy)
Coolbaugh, Robert Ribov; and sisters, Mary Jean Lockamy, Rhita Kabbaz
and Joyce (Frank) Thomas.
Calling hours will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Walter-Schoedinger
Funeral Home, Urbana, where services will be held at noon. Burial will
follow in Oak Dale Cemetery.

BARBARA L. DILLOW
 Barbara L. Dillow, 73, of Marysville, died Thursday morning, Dec. 28,
2006, at Riverside Methodist Hospital after an extended illness.
A homemaker, she was a person who enjoyed life. She was a longtime
member of New California Presbyterian Church and its Friendship Circle.
She was born May 6, 1933, in Columbus, to the late Chester and Lulu
Hughes Fields. She was married to Kenneth L. Dillow who preceded her in
death on April 10, 1975. She also was preceded in death by a son, John
L. Dillow, and a grandson, Steven K. Dillow II.
Survivors include her children, Christy L. (Dan) Jones and Steven K.
Dillow and his fiancee, Deanna Berry, all of Marysville, Mark E. Dillow
of Colorado, and Michael D. (Deborah) Dillow of Oregon; nine
grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren; sisters, Dixie Light of Mt.
Vernon and Judy Davis of Ostrander; brothers, Jim Fields of Delaware,
David Fields of Pataskala, Marlin "Bo" Fields of Marysville, and Chester
Fields of Shawnee Hills.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Ingram Funeral
Home, with the Rev. Linda McClanahan officiating. Burial will follow at
Jerome Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 1 p.m.
until the funeral service at 2 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Cancer Society.

WILLIAM D. MERCER
William D. Mercer I, 81, of East Liberty, died Thursday, Dec. 28, 2006,
with his family at his home following an extended illness.
He retired in 1986 after 17 years of owning and operating C&F
Fabrications Inc., East Liberty, a company his father founded in 1949,
and a company his children continue to operate today. Prior to returning
to East Liberty, Mr. Mercer worked extensively in the aerospace industry
designing facilities for the military. He worked primarily in Satellite
Beach, Fla., Tucson, Ariz., Texas, and New Mexico. A civil engineer, he
was previously employed with the state of Ohio and BF Goodrich.
He was a graduate of Claridon Local Schools in Marion, and Indiana Tech
where he received a degree in civil engineering. He was a proud veteran
of World War II where he served in the U.S. Army and the Army Air Corps.
A member of East Liberty United Methodist Church, he was an active
member and past master of East Liberty Masonic Lodge No. 247 and former
president of the Kamp-A-Lot Association, Zanesfield.
He and his wife were "snowbirds" in Avon Park, Fla., and he especially
enjoyed camping, traveling and airplanes. His greatest treasure was
spending time with his children and grandchildren.
He was born Jan. 14, 1925, in Saginaw, Mich., to the late Clifford K.
and Fay Corwin Mercer.
Survivors include his wife of more than 60 years, Betty J. Falk Mercer,
whom he married June 6, 1946; his daughter, Karen (Don) Lyon of East
Liberty; his son, W. Douglas (Charlotte) Mercer II of East Liberty; four
grandchildren, W. Brandon (Amanda) McMurrough, R. Brian McMurrough,
Tianna (Jr.) Skaggs and Amber Herron; two great-grandchildren, Katie
McMurrough and Devan Skaggs; and his sister, Helen Kelley, a resident at Green Hills.
Friends may call Wednesday from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home, West Mansfield. East Liberty
Masonic Lodge No. 247 will conduct a Masonic memorial service and the
Rev. John Eley will officiate the funeral service immediately after the
calling hours. Burial will take place at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Universal Hospice in care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

ALMA LAURA EMMA HALL

Alma Laura Emma Hall, 87, died Thursday, Dec. 21, 2006, at Platte County
Memorial Nursing Home in Wheatland, Wyo., following an extended illness.
She retired from and worked for many years as a correction officer at
the Ohio Reformatory for Women in Marysville. She also worked at
Nestle's, the Corner CarryOut, Eljers, Shaw's Cycle Sales and was a
suburban paper deliverer and homemaker. Growing up in Union County, she
helped her family on the farm.
She enjoyed singing, reading books, gardening, fishing and camping. She
also played guitar, rode motorcycles and enjoyed target shooting in her
younger years. She was close to and loved her family.
She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Marysville. She was also
a former member of the Windsor Singers, Skamper Camper Club, Heart of
Ohio Motorcycle Club and Marysville Rifle Club.
She was born Aug. 19, 1919, in Milford Center, the daughter of the late
J. Frank and Magdalena "Lena" Troesch Rausch. She also was preceded in
death by her husband, Harold Hall; her former husband, Wilmer Shaw; and
seven siblings, Edwin Rausch, Herman Rausch, William Rausch, Edith
Graves, Edna Graves, Helen Lowry and Amer Rausch.
Survivors include a son, Gary Shaw of Talladega, Ala.; a daughter, Susan
(Jay) Cowan of Wheatland; and three grandchildren, Jason, Levi and Haley Cowan.
Family and friends may call Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the
Gorman Funeral Homes ? Platte Chapel in Wheatland, Wyo., where funeral
services will follow at 1 p.m.,  with Pastor Craig Cagle officiating. A
memorial service and burial will be held at a later date at Oakdale
Cemetery, Marysville, with Pastor Barry Scott officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity Lutheran School Trust
Fund, 220 S. Walnut St., Marysville, OH 43040.
Underwood Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

RODNEY GENE SPRADLIN
Rodney Gene Spradlin, 68, of Marysville, died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2006,
as a result of a freeway accident.
A veteran of the U. S. Army, he was a former associate of the Scott
Company, Select Sires and United Rotary Brush.
He attended Marysville Free Will Baptist Church and enjoyed flea markets
and trading, woodworking, leather working, camping, fishing and
especially being a grandfather and watching his grandchildren at their ball games.
He was born June 15, 1938, in Denver, Ky., to the late Arthur and
Rachael Daniels Church. He also was predeceased by his stepparents, Bert
Daniels and Lina Church; a son, Rodney Euhl; and two grandchildren,
Makaelan and James.
He is survived by his wife, Ida Stapleton Spradlin; his children, Eric
Spradlin of Marion, Tina (Jerry) Munafo and Robin (Michael) Vermillion
of Mt. Victory, Jean (Paul) Mitchell of Florida, and Rosemary Spradlin
and her companion, Bub Miller, of Lucasville; a brother, Bud (Barb)
Daniels of Kentucky; 20 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and
five sisters, Linda (Junior) Sparks of Sunbury, Jan Daniels and
Charlotte Horner of Delaware, Esther (Fred) Kimbler of Kentucky, and
Faye Weaver of Ostrander.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Marysville Free
Will Baptist Church, where calling hours will be held beginning at 9
a.m. Pastor Paul Bogenrife will officiate and burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery.
Underwood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

DUSTIN KEITH WELCH
Dustin Keith Welch, 20, of Marion, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Dec. 26,
2006, at his home.
He had attended Marion City Schools and Tri-Rivers Career Center and its
building maintenance program. He had worked as a bricklayer.
He enjoyed riding his bike, skate boarding and riding his Heelys.
He was born Dec. 24, 1986, in Marion.
Surviving are his mother, Angela M. (Roland) Glover of Marion; his
father, Larry Keith Parker Jr. of Newark; grandparents, Terry and Faye
Welch Sr., Larry and Patty Parker Sr. and Linda Alarcom, all of Marion;
great-grandparents, LeRoy and Maxine Burk of Marion; sisters, Mollie Ann
and Cheyeanne Faye Glover, both of Marion, April Glover of Jackson, and
Amber Marie and Jessica Parker, both of Marion; and many aunts, uncles
and cousins.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Stofcheck Funeral
Home in Richwood, where friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of
the service. The Rev. George Thompson, the deceased's great-uncle, will
officiate. Burial will be in Price Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to help the
family defray funeral costs.


PEGGY ANN BROWN

Peggy Ann Brown, 71, of Marysville, died Monday, Dec. 25, 2006, at her home.
A teacher for more than 33 years, she taught kindergarten and first
grade in the Marysville School System. She received a bachelor's degree
from Morehead State University and a master's degree from the University of Dayton.
She was a longtime member of First Presbyterian Church of Marysville and
a member of Marysville Elks Lodge and Marysville Eagles Lodge.
A homemaker, she enjoyed gardening, reading, playing Skip-Bo with her
friends, cooking and making sweatshirts.
She was born Feb. 20, 1935, in Letcher County, Ky., to the late Mose and
Nova Stamper Whitaker. She also was predeceased by a daughter, Deborah
Sue Sparks; sisters, Eunice Whitaker, Juanita Sparks and Shirley
Whitaker; and brothers, Tom, George and Pat Whitaker.
She is survived by her husband, James "Jerry" Brown, to whom she was
married July 6, 1968, at First Presbyterian Church of Marysville by the
Rev. John M. Groat; a daughter, Gina (Terry) Killilea of Gahanna; five
grandchildren, Nick, Cassady, Evan, Kaitlynn and Heath; a stepdaughter,
Denise Brown of Nevada; two sisters, Millie (V.A.) Woods of Florence,
Ky., and Susie (Gary) Millican of Gallatin, Tenn.; two brothers, Mose
(Joyce) Whitaker of the U.S. Virgin Islands and Harry (Emma) Whitaker of
Roxanna, Ky.; a sister-in-law, Wanda (Bill) Scott of Amlin; an aunt,
Nora Stamper Day of Letcher County, Ky.; numerous nieces and nephews;
and many loving friends.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 8 p.m. at Underwood Funeral
Home, where the family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
The Rev. John M. Groat will officiate. Graveside services will be held
at her family's cemetery in Letcher County, Ky. Letcher Funeral Home
will handle arrangements in Whitesburg, Ky.
Memorial contributions may be made to Columbus Children's Hospital, 700
Children's Drive, Columbus, OH 43205.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

ERNEST B. "ERNIE" BUMGARNER JR.
Ernest B. "Ernie" Bumgarner Jr., 84, of Marysville, died unexpectedly at
his home on Saturday, Dec. 23, 2006.
He started school in a one-room schoolhouse at the age of 5. There were
eight grades in the school. He played varsity basketball and baseball at
Watkins High School where he graduated as valedictorian of the class of 1940.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, where he attended radio
school in Gulfport, Miss. After the end of the war, he returned to the family farm.
He was employed at the U.S. Department of Agriculture from 1961 to 1976.
He served as Millcreek Township clerk from 1948 to 1976. He was then
elected Union County Commissioner for three terms, from 1976 to 1988. He
was a former Realtor for 18 years.
He served on the board of trustees of the Juvenile Detention Center, was
the former secretary of the Community Improvement Corporation which
promoted economic development in Union County, and served as the former
president/chairman of the committee that developed a 20-year
comprehensive plan for Union County. He was a member of Palestine Lodge
F & AM No. 158, the Scottish Rite Valley of Columbus, the Aladdin Shrine
and the Union County Shrine Club.
He was born Dec. 14, 1922, to the late Ernest B. and Delsie Mathers
Bumgarner. He married Rieta Marie Spain on May 25, 1957, at Marysville
First United Methodist Church, and she preceded him in death on Sept.
26, 2006. He also was preceded in death by four brothers, Raymond,
Glenn, Fred, and Robert.
Survivors include a daughter, Neila McCarty of Marysville; a son, Carl
Alan (Barbara) Zimmerman of North Myrtle Beach, S.C.; five
grandchildren, Jodi Lewis and her fiancé Terry Jones, Judd (Danielle)
McCarty, Nicholas McCarty, Zachary Zimmerman and Amie Segner; several
great-grandchildren, including Brandon and Brittany Lewis, Melissa Jones
and Jett and Tanner McCarty; five sisters-in-law, Arlene Cremeans, Judy
Jackson, Louise Bumgarner and Shirley Bumgarner, each of Marysville, and
Pam Spain of North Lewisburg; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be today from 4 to 8 p.m. at Mannasmith Funeral Home,
where Masonic Memorial services will follow at 8 p.m. Funeral services
will be held Thursday, at 11 a.m. at Mannasmith Funeral Home. The Rev.
Richard Teller will officiate and burial will take place beside Mr.
Bumgarner's wife at Oakdale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Republican Party
in care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

TROY EDSEL JEFFREY
Troy Edsel Jeffrey, 80, of Chapmanville, W.Va., died Tuesday, Dec. 26,
2006, at his home.
He attended the Church of God of Prophecy in Chapmanville and was a
World War II veteran. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren
and dogs, Fancy and Maggie; collecting guns and playing the guitar.
He was born July 3, 1926, at Chapmanville, to the late Roy and Nettie
Jeffrey. Also preceding him in death were three brothers, Nathaniel Roy,
James and Paul Edward Jeffrey and two sisters, Esther Hamilton and Patty Martin.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Ruth Ann Hanna Jeffrey of
Chapmanville; three daughters, Cheryl (Ricky) Allen of Parma, Jill
(Jeff) Rigsby of Marysville, and Tina Parr and her special friend Nathan
Dingess of Chapmanville; a son, Michael Jeffrey of Columbus; two
sisters, Mary Ruth Lilly of Falling Waters, W.Va., and Orpha Workman of
Longmont, Colo.; a brother, David Dale (Shy) Jeffrey of Richfield;
grandchildren, Cassie and Adam Jeffrey of Cleveland, Sara, Guy and
Frankie Allen of Parma, Christopher and Courtney Rigsby of Marysville,
Samuel Westlake of Reynoldsburg, and Zachary Westlake of Chapmanville;
great-grandchldren, Madison and Megan Jeffrey of Cleveland. and Logan
Rigsby of Seattle; countless nieces and nephews, including special
nieces Jane Dare Parsley and Gee Gee Workman.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Freeman Funeral Home
of Chapmanville, where funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m.
with Pastor Mark Meeker officiating. Burial will follow at the Forest
Lawn Cemetery at Pecks Mill.
Pallbearers will be Jerry Workman, James Ferrell, Jimmy Rex Hanna Jr.,
Dean Hanna, Samuel Westlake and Greg Butcher. Honorary pallbearers will
be Zachary Westlake, Christopher Rigsby, Guy Allen, Timothy Ferrell and Michael Jeffrey.
Memorial contributions may be made to Dignity Hospice in Chapmanville or
the American Cancer Society, 301 R.H.L. Blvd., Suite 6 and 7,
Charleston, W.Va., 25309.

JACOB D. MCCALL
Jacob Dale McCall, 15, of Norwalk, Calif., died unexpectedly, Thursday, Dec. 21, 2006.
He was a former student of Benjamin Logan Middle School and will be
sadly missed by family and friends.
He was born Jan. 11, 1991, in Artesia, Calif., a son of Jeffrey (Diana)
McCall of West Mansfield, and Diane McCall of California.
He is survived by two brothers, Jeff Jr. of Degraff, and Josh McCall of
Bellefontaine; two sisters, Stacy and Nichole McCall of California; one
stepsister, Amanda (Eric) Egnot of Columbus; one stepbrother, Tim
(Krissy) Noel of Lakenheath, England; his grandmother, Patricia Harris
of Bellefontaine; and his grandfather, Don (Anna) McCall of Zanesfield.
Funeral arrangements are pending.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Jacob McCall Memorial Fund at
any Huntington National Bank.
Condolences may be sent to
jmccall22@gmail.com.

J
ARED THEODORE "JERRY" MONSON
Jared Theodore "Jerry" Monson, 91, of Radnor, died Monday, Dec. 25,
2006, at the Medical Center of McKinney, Texas.
He attended schools in Essex and Richwood and graduated from The Ohio
State University in 1939.
From 1939 to 1942, he worked in Washington, D.C., as did his wife
Rachel. Starting in 1943, he served 2 1/2 years during World War II in
the Army Air Corps as a bomb site and automatic pilot technical
specialist. He served in Italy and Brazil before returning home. He was
awarded seven battle stars for his military service.
After the war he farmed for 35 years on Troy Road near Radnor. He also
was a former Marlboro Township trustee.
He retired from farming in 1981, and he and his wife spent the last 26
years in Texas with family close by. He enjoyed walleye fishing and woodworking.
He was a member of Waldo United Methodist Church.
Mr. Monson was born Oct. 11, 1915, in Union County, the son of the late
Theodore M. and Florence Temple Monson. He also was predeceased by a
son, Lynn Monson; three sisters, Margaret Dreyer, Dorothy Rush and
Starling Collins; and three brothers, Ted, Granville and Merritt Monson
On Dec. 28, 1940, he married Rachel B. Reeley and she survives in
Radnor. Also surviving are one son, David Monson of near Dallas;
grandsons, Erik, Layne and Jacob, all of Dallas, and Jereme of Houston;
and great-grandchildren, Victoria and Matthew.
Calling hours will be Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Stofcheck Funeral Home
in Richwood, where funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m.
Pastor Bruce Vincent will officiate; burial will be in Price Cemetery, Essex.
Pallbearers will be David, Erik, Layne, Jacob, Jereme and John Monson, a nephew.
Memorial donations may be made to the Waldo United Methodist Church, 141
S. Marion St., Waldo, OH 43356.

TINA MARIE DOSECK SPARKS
Tina Marie Doseck Sparks, 43, of Marysville, formerly of Wapakoneta,
died suddenly, Monday, Dec. 25, 2006, at The Ohio State University
Medical Center, Columbus.
She retired in March 2005 after seven years with the Union County
Department of Job and Family Services. She also was a former associate
of LabCorp in Dublin as well as a former bookkeeper with Robert Peck
Accounting in Columbus.
A homemaker, she enjoyed cross stitching, reading, golfing, bowling,
bicycling, yoga and especially spending time with her family. A
Longaberger consultant and a member of Curves, she was active in breast
cancer awareness charity events.
She was a 1981 graduate of Wapakoneta High School and attended Columbus
State Community College, where she received an associate's degree in
medical laboratory technology.
She was born Sept. 19, 1963, at Joint Township District Memorial
Hospital (JTDMH) in St. Mary's. She was predeceased by her grandparents,
Christian and Julianna Behr Doseck and Howard and Clara Katter Debell;
an uncle, Howard Debell Jr.; a cousin, Todd Debell; and her
mother-in-law, Roxie Sparks.
She is survived by her husband of eight years, Ed Sparks, whom she
married March 14, 1998; her parents, Murlin G. and Marilyn Debell Doseck
of Wapakoneta; a step-daughter, Keri (Dave) Kovanda of Marysville; two
grandchildren, Kaela and Kaden; a sister, Brenda Wheeler and her fiancé,
Tony Zaborowicz, both of Wapakoneta; a niece, Jessica Lambert and two
nephews, Bryan and Robert Wheeler, all of Wapakoneta; two great-nieces,
Madison Wheeler and Azia Lambert and a great-nephew, Noah Lambert; many
aunts, uncles and other relatives; and many special friends, including
Bob and Sheila Davis of Milford Center.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Underwood
Funeral Home in Marysville, where the family will receive friends Friday
from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Pastor Ken Daft will officiate and burial
will be at Fairview Cemetery in West Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be made to Union County Relay For Life, 870
Michigan Ave., Columbus, OH 43215.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

THOMAS H. ENGLISH
Thomas H. English, the father of Marysville resident Thomas P. (Carolyn)
English, died Nov. 17, 2006.
A U.S. Army veteran, English, 75, of the Cleveland area, is the former
husband of Patricia Dougherty English.
Survivors also include: Children, Brian J. English of Cleveland,
Lawrence K. (Monica) English of Lakewood, Maureen (Chris) Swenson of
Fort Meyers, Fla., Timothy F. (Nelleke) Wolvega of the Netherlands and
Sheila (Joe) Rodgers of North Ridgeville; nine grandchildren; and a
brother and sister, Jack and Jane English.
Burial was Nov. 22 in the Ohio Western National Cemetery at Rittman.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

HERBERT J. "POPPY" SEBASTIAN JR.
Herbert J. "Poppy" Sebastian Jr., 69, of Dublin, died unexpectedly
Saturday morning, Dec. 23, 2006, at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus.
He was the retired owner of H.S. Search, a professional recruiting
company. A people person, he had a magnetic and upbeat personality and
he never knew a stranger.
He was an Army veteran, a former member of the Marysville Elks Lodge and
was of the Catholic faith. Mr. Sebastian was an avid sports fan who also
enjoyed playing sports and hunting. In his retirement years he enjoyed
watching his two grandsons play ball. Recently, he was a courtesy van
driver for Immke Honda in Dublin.
He derived much pleasure and held great love for his family.
He was born April 26, 1937, in Utica, N.Y., to the late Herbert John
Sebastian Sr. and Dorothy M. Loiselle Sebastian.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, the former Marlene A. Wilcox to
whom he was married Dec. 21, 1959, in Utica, N.Y.; their children,
Gregory M. Sebastian, Lisa R. (Brian) Blake, Christopher C. Sebastian
and Ryan W. (Sonya) Sebastian, all of Dublin; grandsons, Nicholas B. and
Jordan K. Blake; sisters, Toni (Juan) Butera and Gloria (James) Gonyea
of Coldbrook, N.Y.; and brothers, Douglas (Patricia) Sebastian of Rome,
N.Y., Donald (Sandra) Sebastian of Newport, N.Y., and David (Linda)
Sebastian and Christopher (Veronica) Sebastian of Utica, N.Y.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Ingram
Funeral Home where funeral services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. with
the Rev. John Groat officiating. Burial will follow at Dublin Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or
American Cancer Society in care of the funeral home.

RUTH I. STACKHOUSE
Ruth I. Stackhouse, 92, of Willard, mother of Jerry Stackhouse, former
Marysville Schools superintendent, died Saturday afternoon, Dec. 23,
2006, at the Hillside Acres Nursing Home in Willard.
A homemaker, she was born Aug. 22, 1914, in Gallipolis, to the late
Emmett and Nettie Woolweaver Mossman. She also was preceded in death by
a sister, Nellie Baugh, and brothers Harold, Donald, and Horace Mossman.
She was married Dec. 24, 1937, to Robert N. Stackhouse who predeceased
her on Dec. 9, 1994.
She is survived by their children, Marlene K. (Phil) Cook-Vermillion of
Newark, Jerry L. (Jan) Stackhouse of Willard, Kathleen (David)
Scarbrough of Allen, Texas; 11 grandchildren; and 21
great-grandchildren.
Services and entombment will be held Wednesday afternoon at the Rosehill
Cemetery Chapel in Springfield, with the Rev. Anthony Angel officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the SouthernCare Hospice, 775
Lexington Ave., Mansfield, OH 44907.
Arrangements are being completed by Ingram Funeral Home.


FRANK R. HOLYCROSS

Frank R. Holycross Jr., 87, of Marysville, died Thursday, Dec. 21, 2006,
at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
A retired designing engineer with Delta Faucet Company in Greensburg,
Ind., a division of Masco Corporation, he was a member of Marysville
First United Methodist Church.
He was predeceased by his parents, Frank R. and Alice Yeazell Holycross;
a daughter, Lissa Ann Forthofer; and two sisters, Thelma Dobbins and
Mary Alice Brown.
He is survived by his wife, Leona Bell Holycross; daughter, Lee
Holycross; and son-in-law, Pete Forthofer of Butlerville, Indiana.
According to his wishes, his body was given for anatomical study to The
Ohio State University.
Underwood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

SHERRY FIELDS

Sherry Fields, 54, of Richwood, died Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2006, at Memorial
Hospital of Union County as a result of an automobile accident.
Well respected by her co-workers and peers, she was a consumer advocate
for WorkNet, the employment services division of the Union County Board of MRDD.
She was a member of Marysville Free Will Baptist Church where she served
as a greeter. She enjoyed sewing and making her own clothes, quilting
and listening to her wide range of music CDs, especially southern gospel and country.
Despite her limitations as a result of contracting polio as a child, she
enjoyed fishing and took pleasure in the outdoors and nature.
She was born Dec. 30, 1951, in Williamson, W.Va.
She is survived by her faithful companion and fiancé, Joseph R. "Joe"
Bancroft of Richwood; a brother, Fitzh (Dianna) Fields of Columbus; a
sister, Veronica Sue Holcomb of Bidwell; three aunts, Ezell (Garland)
Ward, Avonell (Willis) Norman and Hazel Fields, all of Vinton; an uncle,
James B. (Maxine) Fields of Lazerne, Mich.; and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at noon at Marysville Free Will
Baptist Church where the family will receive friends two hours prior to
the service. Pastor Paul Bogenrife will officiate. Graveside services
will be held at Rosewood Memorial Cemetery in Virginia Beach, Va.
Underwood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

JAY S. MARVIN

Jay S. Marvin, 63, of Galion, formerly of Richwood, died unexpectedly
Saturday Dec. 16, 2006.
He was a roofer, having worked for Pete Miller Roofing in Marion.
He was born Oct. 6, 1943, in Richwood, to the late Jay S. and Margaret
Sedgwick Marvin. He was married April 23, 1973, to the former Kathleen K
Myers, and she died March 9, 1998. He also was predeceased by a sister,
Patsy Hoffman.
Surviving are his children, Matt Marvin of Marion, and Tracy Marvin of
Marysville; stepchildren, Doug Bracy of Raymond, Greg (Judy) Bracy and
Mike Bracy of Galion, Lynn (Jeff) Boarman of Clarksville, Tenn., and
Karen (Don) Ayers of Marion; a sister, Yvonne (Sam) Chapman of Richwood;
and numerous grandchildren.
Graveside memorial services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the
Claibourne Cemetery, with the Rev. Bryan Lauzau officiating, There will
be no calling hours.
Stofcheck Funeral Home in Richwood is handling arrangements

RONALD E. MCINTIRE
Ronald E. McIntire, 41, of North Lewisburg, died Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2006,
at the Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus.
He was a truck driver with Bulk Transit in Columbus. He was an avid
outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing, hunting, boating, camping and
traveling. He was an individual who thrived on being different.
He was born Oct. 22, 1965, in Washington Court House, the son of
Favorite Eugene McIntire and Shirley Pinyard McIntire Hackley. He was
preceded in death by his father and his mother survives in London. He
also was predeceased by his stepfather, John Hackley.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Jane Farley McIntire of North
Lewisburg; his daughters, Lacie McIntire of Mutual, and Katie McIntire
of North Lewisburg; his sons, Alex (Racheal) McIntire of Urbana, and
Tracy McIntire of North Lewisburg; a sister, Donna Smith of London; a
brother, Jonny (Diane) Cummins of Lakeview; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Because the deceased enjoyed camping, the family has requested that the
theme of the funeral service be a camp site. Those attending are asked
to dress casually and bring a lawn chair. The gathering of family and
friends will be held Friday from noon to 2 p.m. at the Freshwater,
McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home, North Lewisburg. Funeral services will
follow at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in Woodstock Cemetery, Woodstock.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family to help with hospital bills.

EVELYN IRENE SARVER
Evelyn Irene Sarver, 89, of Marion, and a former 52-year resident of
Broadway, died Monday, Dec. 18, 2006, at Marion Manor with her family at
her side after an extended fight with congestive heart failure.
A loving homemaker, she was proud to have been employed as an assembler
for 22 years with Eljer Plumbingware in Marysville, and formerly worked
at Wilcox Restaurant, Marysville.
She was a member of the Marysville Church of the Nazarene and in recent
years had attended the Marion First Church of the Nazarene. She was a
past member of Marysville Eagles Lodge No. 3506.
She thoughtfully saved newspaper articles about friends and family over
the years and treasured collecting photographs of her family. She was an
avid quilter and possessed a green thumb and enjoyed her flower gardens.
She will be remembered as a wonderful mother and as the best grandmother
anyone could hope for.
She was born April 15, 1917, in Harrow, Ontario, Canada, to the late
Harry Lewis and Opal May Underhill Johnson. She married James Pearl
Sarver on Aug. 31, 1935, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 15, 1977.
She also was preceded in death by two daughters, Jeanette Gould and
Laura Mae Fogle; a granddaughter, Deborah Lee Swinning; six sisters,
Marie Moler, Harriet Culver, Francis Sarver, Juanita Miller, Mary Ritter
and Margaret Raymond; and three brothers, Ross Johnson, Lewis Johnson
and Richard Johnson.
Survivors include a daughter, Virginia Lou (Larry) Swinning of Shelby; a
son, James Pearl (Kaleen) Sarver Jr. of Marion; two sons-in-law, Phillip
Fogle of Broadway, and Richard "Tiny" Gould of Marysville; 11
grandchildren, Mike (Cindy) Fogle, Larry Pearl (Donna) Swinning, Cathy
Fogle, Jayne (Mark) Alexander, Robert Dale (Samantha) Sarver, Chuck
(Tammy) Gould, David (Jolene) Fogle, Kevin (Marsha) Sarver, Pam Gould,
Duane Sarver, and Mindy (Gerald) Smith; 25 great-grandchildren; six
great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Martha Wynn of Jamestown, N.Y.; a
brother, Harry (Phyllis) Johnson Jr., of Marysville; two sisters-in-law,
Helen Johnson of Sycamore, and Mary Jane (George) Freeman of Marysville;
two brothers-in-law, Zellon Ritter of Tucson, Ariz., and John (Mickey)
Sarver of Salinas, Calif.; and many nieces and nephews.
Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Mannasmith Funeral Home,
Marysville. The Rev. Mark Aills of Marion First Church of the Nazarene
will officiate and burial will take place at Broadway Cemetery. Mrs.
Sarver's seven grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Friends may call
today from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthur G. James Cancer
Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute in care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

LENORA ALLMAN WILSON
 Lenora Allman Wilson, 63, of Marysville, died at her home Tuesday, Dec.
19, 2006, after a courageous battle with cancer.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She
enjoyed cooking, baking, arts and crafts and helping others.
She was born March 13, 1943, in Uniontown, Pa., to the late William and
Doris Baker Wilson. She also was predeceased by her husband of 35 years,
Guril J.C. Allman Sr. whom she married Oct. 8, 1967; an infant son, John
W. Dreer III; two brothers, Danny and Jimmy Wilson; and three sisters,
Wilma Gail Patterson, Anna Null and Betty Brody.
She is survived by two daughters, Doris Dreer of Pace, Fla., and
Christina Dreer of Toledo; three sons, Sean (Belva) Dreer of Ft. Wayne,
Ind., Guril J.C. Allman Jr. of Plain City, and William D. Allman of
Powell; 16 grandchildren, Jon, Josh, Heather, Stephanie, Trisha, Dylan
Sean, Jean, Glenn, Dylan Jay, Rachel, Alex, Kaitlyn, Ronnie, Steven,
Elizabeth and Nicole; four great-grandchildren, Tyler, Levi, Aden and
Peyton; two brothers, Sonny (Darlene) Wilson and J.E. Wilson, both of
Pennsylvania; three sisters, Jackie Cleingan, Leona Lewis and Ruth
Barth, all of Pennsylvania; and special friends, Judy Blankenship and
Robyn Bowdre.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Underwood Funeral
Home where the family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. and 3 to
5 p.m. Thursday. The Rev. John Hart will officiate and burial will be
held at Union Township Cemetery in Milford Center.
Condolences may be sent to
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

ALICE ESTHER BOLYARD

Alice Esther Bolyard, 77, of Marysville, died Saturday, Dec. 16, 2006,
at Heartland of Marysville.
A 1947 graduate of North Lewisburg High School, she was a member of
Shiloh Station Church in Marysville. She enjoyed working in her garden,
and she would always lend a helping hand to anyone in need.
She was born July 25, 1929, in Rush Township, Champaign County, the
daughter of the late Harris and Edith Jones Jackson. She also was
preceded in death by her nephews, Steve Jackson and Johnathan Edward Hildreth.
She is survived by a sister, Josephine (Eugene) Hildreth of Urbana; her
brothers, Walter (Rose Mary) Jackson of North Lewisburg, Junior Jackson
of Okatie, S.C., and Bobby Lee (Vi) Jackson of Locust Grove, Ga.; and
numerous nieces and nephews of several generations.
A gathering of family and friends will be held today from 4 to 7 p.m. at
the Freshwater, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home, North Lewisburg, where
funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in
Woodstock Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society Ohio
Division, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206.

STANLEY CHARLES DEWITT
Stanley Charles DeWitt, 68, of Zephyrhills, Fla., formerly of West
Mansfield, died Monday, Dec. 18, 2006, at the Hernando-Pasco Hospice
House in Dade City, Fla., after a long battle with cancer.
He was a longtime Bellefonatine Examiner carrier in the West Mansfield community.
He was a proud 1956 graduate of West Mansfield High School. Following
graduation he served four years in the United States Air Force. He
graduated from the Indiana College of Mortuary Science in 1966 and began
a 16-year career as a funeral director with The Farley Funeral Home in
Lehigh Acres, Fla., followed by 2 1/2 years of service as the assistant
manager at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery.
While in Lehigh Acres he was a member of Christ United Methodist Church,
a charter member of the local Jaycees, a member of community council,
and for 19 years served as president of the Lehigh Acres Volunteer Fire Department.
He was a member of the Florida Funeral Directors Association, the
National Funeral Directors Association, and for 12 years was a member of
the Florida Highway Patrol Auxiliary. He was honored to be selected to
appear in the 1971 edition of The Outstanding Young Men of America.
In 1986 he moved to the Tampa area and drove a truck until the onset of
his illness in 2003. He was most recently a member of American Legion
Post No. 323 in Lehigh Acres.
He was born April 14, 1938, in Bellefontaine, to the late Harold and
Thelma Stanley DeWitt.
Survivors include his wife, Janis Boss DeWitt, to whom he was married on
April 14, 2004, at Hollis Gardens in Lakeland, Florida; two daughters,
Patricia (Perry) Gage of St. Joe, Ark., and Bonnie (Stephen) Good of
Creedmoor, N.C.; five grandchildren, Joshua Gage (USMC), Aleise Gage,
Caitlyn Good, Ethan Good and Dylan Good; four stepchildren, Sandy
Fletcher of Otsego, Mich., Tim (Leslie) Fletcher Paw Paw, Mich., Tom
Fletcher of Kalamazoo, Mich., and Sherri (Robert) Dodes of Vicksburg,
Mich.; and many cousins and friends.
Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger
Funeral Home, West Mansfield. The Rev. David Wilson will officiate and
burial with full military honors conducted by the Logan County Veterans
Association will take place at Greenlawn Cemetery, West Mansfield.
Friends may call Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the East-Pasco Hospice Care
Center, 37430 Clinton Ave., Dade City, FL 33525.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

HAZEL RUTH KILE FRAVEL
Hazel Ruth Kile Fravel, 93, of Kileville, died Monday, Dec. 11, 2006, in
Chapin, S.C., with her son, Bill, at her side.
She attended Plain City Schools and Otterbein College and graduated from
The Ohio State University. She worked as a bookkeeper in the family
business, Fred Kile and Son Grain Merchants.
She was a lifelong member of Plain City United Methodist Church, a
65-plus year member of Eastern Star Elizabeth Chapter 56, a member of
Plain City DAR for almost 70 years and a member of The Book Club.
She was born Aug. 13, 1913, the daughter of the late Elton M. and Edith
Worthington Kile. She also was predeceased by her husband, Robert Kent
Fravel, and a brother and sister-in-law, James S. and Opal.
Left to cherish her life and the lessons she helped teach are her sons,
Robert K. (Connie) of Port Clinton, William J. (Sallie) of Chapin, S.C.,
and Richard H. (Maureen) of Wilmington, Delaware; seven grandchildren,
Bob, Scott, Bill, William, Coleman, Donna and Deborah, and their
spouses; 15 great-grandchildren; nieces Karen Kile Vance and Kathy Kile
Cosgray; and nephew, Fred S. Kile.
A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007, at Plain
City United Methodist Church at 1 p.m. There will be a family graveside
service prior to the church service.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Plain City United Methodist Church.

VIRGINIA ANN NORRIS
Virginia Ann Norris, 77, of Marysville, died Monday, Dec. 18, 2006, in
the comfort of her own home with her loving family at her side after an
extended illness.
A devoted homemaker, she was a longtime member of Trinity Lutheran
Church. She was a former employee of Frank Smith's Grocery Store and was
a graduate of Marysville High School class of 1947.
She enjoyed reading, flower and vegetable gardening, cooking and
watching the birds gather at her bird feeder. She especially treasured
her family and her cat, Squeaker.
She was born May 9, 1929, in Marysville, to the late Robert A. and
Marguerite Lachenmaier Tiller. She married George Ballard Norris on Dec.
23, 1949, at Trinity Lutheran Church, and he preceded her in death on
Sept. 25, 1998. She also was preceded in death by her brother, Richard
Tiller, and two brothers-in-law, Warren and Weldon Norris.
Survivors include her son, Donald Norris and his fiancée, Brenda Rice,
of Marysville; her grandson, Michael (Miranda) Norris of Marysville; her
granddaughter, Suzanne Norris of Marysville; three great-grandchildren,
Gavin Michael Norris, Courtney Norris and Kody Roberts; a sister-in-law,
Lorraine Davidson of Columbus; three brothers-in-law, Paul (Betty)
Norris and Max (Maxine) Norris of Marysville, and James (Bonnie) Norris
of Colorado; and many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be today from 5 to 8 p.m. at Mannasmith Funeral Home,
where services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Barry Scott
will officiate and burial will take place beside her husband at Oakdale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

RICHARD D. "SKIP" LAMBKA
Richard D. "Skip" Lambka, 76. of Plain City, died Monday, Dec. 18, 2006,
at The Convalarium at Indian Run, Dublin.
He was a man who had a great sense of humor and was well respected and
dedicated to the community. He was a Darby Township Trustee for 28 years
and instrumental in the development of the Pleasant Valley Fire District.
He was an Army veteran, serving in Germany from 1951 to 1952 and was a
lifetime member of VFW Darby Post No. 3268, Plain City. He retired from
Denison?Abex as a production planner after 34 years.
He was born Jan. 13, 1930, in Tiffin, the son of the late Fred and Floy
Leister Lambka. He also was preceded in death by a sister, Joyce L.
Taylor, in 2002, and an infant sister, Twilla Dawn.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 52 years, Charlotte Hennis Lambka,
to whom he was married Aug. 14, 1954, at Big Darby Baptist Church; his
loving children, Mark (Elaine) Lambka of Delaware, and Kay (Don) Price
of Plain City; his grandchildren, Molly Lambka and Erin Lambka and Kevin
Price and Kent Price; a sister, Doris Jean Eddy of Marysville; a
sister-in-law, Charlene (Bob) Smith of Plain City; a brother-in-law,
Roby (Marcia) Hennis of Plain City; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Ferguson
Funeral Home, Plain City, where the funeral will be held Thursday at 11
a.m. with Pastor Don Hilkerbaumer officiating. Burial will be in Forest
Grove Cemetery, Plain City, with full military honors conducted by the
Union County Honor Guard and the Plain City VFW Darby Post No. 3268.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Pleasant Valley Joint Fire
District, 650 W. Main St., Plain City, OH 43064 or the Plain City
Presbyterian Church, 231 E. Main St., Plain City, OH 43064.
Condolences may be sent to
www.fergusonfuneralhomeinc.com.

BEULAH ROBY LOMBARD
Beulah Roby Lombard, 90, of Plain City, died Monday, Dec. 18, 2006, at
the Convalarium at Indian Run.
She enjoyed every minute she could spend with her daughters,
grandchildren and great-grandchildren who were her pride and joy.
She was a Jonathan Alder school bus driver for more than 20 years. She
enjoyed playing bridge and attending the Big Darby "Lunch Bunch" activities.
She was born March 24, 1916, in Madison County, to the late Benjamin
Harrison and Mary Amanda Harper Roby. She also was predeceased by a
daughter, Maryesther Bauder; her husband, Robert H. Lombard; and two
sisters, Ellen Cormany and Stella  Cooper.
She is survived by two daughters, Roberta (Dick) Hughes of Plain City,
and Jo (Rocky) Hone of Columbus; a son-in-law, Richard (Janet) Bauder of
Delaware; grandchildren, Lance (Margaret) Hughes, Lincoln (Pam) Hughes,
Derek Hone, Todd  (Terri) Bauder, Tim (Linda) Bauder, Jarrett Bauder and
Justin Bauder; great-grandchildren, Devin, Tanner, Aria and Zarik
Hughes, Christian, Rebecca, Joshua, Leah, Courtney and Ethan Bauder; and
a brother, Lloyd (Doris) Roby of Amlin.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Ferguson
Funeral Home, Plain City, where the funeral will be held Friday at 10
a.m.. with the Rev. Fred McKnight officiating. Burial will be in Forest
Grove Cemetery, Plain City.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice, P.O. Box 445,
London, OH 43140 or Home Reach Hospice, 3724 Olentangy River Road, Suite
G, Columbus, OH 43214.
Condolences may be sent to
www.fergusonfuneralhomeinc.com.

SIDNEY ARNOLD SANDERS

Sidney Arnold Sanders, 80, of Gallipolis, died Thursday, Dec. 14, 2006,
at his residence.
He was a boat operator for the Mt. Epling Company for many years and
retired from the Shamblin Stone Co. He attended the First Church of God.
He was born Dec. 3, 1926, in Lawrence County, to the late Arnold and
Goldie Shaw Sanders. He also was predeceased by an infant daughter,
Diane Sanders; a grandchild, Derek Nelson; an infant brother; three
sisters, Naomi, Annabelle and Audrey; and a brother, Blaine.
He is survived by two sons, Christopher (DeShawn) Sanders of Gallipolis,
and Phillip (Angel) Sanders of Marysville; two stepsons, Greg Nelson and
Jeff (Valerie) Nelson of Gallipolis; nine grandchildren, Joseph Sanders,
David Sanders, Phillip Sanders, Jarren Sanders, Kayla Sanders, Brianna
Sanders, Grant Sanders, Seth Nelson and Jared Nelson; three
great-grandchildren, Sidney Sanders, Addison Sanders and Jackson
Sanders; four sisters, Iva Beaver of Florida, Garnet Bevan of Crown
City, Zenia Evans of Gallipolis, and Sharon Fasone of Columbus; and a
brother, Carl Raymond Sanders of Gallipolis.
Calling hours will be today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the
Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, 810 Second Ave., Gallipolis, where
funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. with Pastor Paul Voss
officiating. Burial will follow at Sanders Cemetery where military
honors will be presented by the Gallia County Veterans Funeral Detail.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude Children's Research
Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.
Condolences may be sent to
www.timeformemory.com/whw.

ROBERT FREMONT FRENCH, SR.

Robert "Pa" Fremont French, Sr., 79, of Marysville, formerly of Gahanna,
died Thursday, Dec. 14, 2006, at his home surrounded by his loving
family following a long and brave struggle with a heart condition.
A retired vending maintenance man and volunteer fireman, he was a
devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was an
avid fisherman and poker player.
He was born Nov. 8, 1927, in Columbus to the late Harry and Hazel Boring
French. On July 25, 2004, he was predeceased by his loving wife of 56
years, Clara Belle Williams French, whom he married May 22, 1947 in
Obetz. Three sisters and one brother also preceded him in death.
He is survived by his children, Janet Miller and Tina Lowery, both of
Marysville, Brenda Welle of Largo, FL and Robert F. (Jodie) French, Jr.
of Hopewell; eight grandchildren, Misty (Joe) Roberts, Dan (Sara)
Miller, Christina (Ed) Rausch, Candie Lanier, Douglas Adams, Mark "Adam"
Lowery, Trisha Lowery and Stephanie French; four great grandchildren,
Joey, Jesse, Nikki and Cassidy; a brother Earl (Mary) French of
Pataskala; a sister-in-law, Norma Williams of Hilliard; several nieces
and nephews; special friends, Tim Williams, Mark Middleton, Bill Miller
and the ICU nurses; the morning "gang" at Herschel's; and his best
canine buddy, Lacy.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Underwood Funeral
Home where the family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
Monday. The Rev. James Taylor will officiate and burial will be at the
Middleburg Cemetery.
Condolences may expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.
Memorial contributions may be made to Union County Loving Care Hospice,
113 S. Main St., Marysville, Ohio 43040.

CLARABELLE K. GREEN

Clarabelle K. Green, 88, of Marion Manor Nursing Home, died Wednesday,
Dec. 13, 2006, at Marion General Hospital.
She was a member of Victory Center Church of God and the Young of Heart
group at the church.
She worked for several years with her husband at Green's Garage in
Broadway, and also worked for the Scotts Seed Co. in Marysville and was
a clerk at Goodwill Industries.
She lived in Marion for 47 years prior to moving to Broadway.
She was born Oct. 23, 1918, in London, to the late George M. and
Rosabelle Evans Thomas. She also was predeceased by her husband, Delmar
Green Sr., on Aug. 3, 1968. They were married Feb. 23, 1937, in
Covington, Ky. A daughter, Rosalind Thomas, three brothers and three
sisters also preceded her in death.
She is survived by a daughter, Sharon (Barry) Ferrin of Marion; four
sons, Delmar D. (Roberta A.) Green of Edison, Jerry Lee (Jeanie) Green
of Prospect, Harry H. (Georgia) Green of New Bloomington, and Donald R.
(Kathy) Green of Marion; 18 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; one
great-great-grandchild; and a very special friend, Maxine Gibson.
Calling hours will be Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. at Boyd Funeral Home, 122
W. Columbia St., Marion. Funeral services will be held Monday at 1 p.m.
at Victory Center Church of God, 1190 E. Fairground St., Marion, with
the Rev. Charles Sanders officiating and her grandsons acting as
pallbearers. Burial will be in Marion Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Victory Center Church of God in
care of the funeral home.


CHARLES WENDELL CALHOUN

Charles Wendell Calhoun, 86, of Ostrander, died Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2006,
at The Gables at Green Pastures, Marysville.
He graduated from Ostrander High School and served his country in the
U.S. Navy during World War II.
A lifetime resident of Scioto Township, he was a retired tool and die
maker for Ranco Inc.
He was a lifetime member, elder, and a former trustee and deacon of the
Ostrander Presbyterian Church, a member of Hiram Masonic Lodge, a 32nd
degree Mason and a member of the Aladdin Shrine.
He was a member of the Navy Blue Jacket Choir and the Scotia Singers, a
Scottish music group.
He was born July 24, 1920, in Scioto Township to the late J. Calvin and
Iva Ebert Calhoun. He also was preceded in death by two brothers, Lloyd
and Calvin.
He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Betty Knight Calhoun; his
two sons, Kenny (Wyvonna) of Ostrander and David (Lee) of Sacramento,
Calif.; three grandchildren, Brian Calhoun, Andrea Gross, and Terra
Adams; two great-grandchildren, Gabriel Gross and Kenny Musselwhite; a
sister, Lyla Willis of Austin, Texas; and many other relatives and friends.
Calling hours will be today from 5 to 8 p.m. at Robinson Funeral Home,
32 W. Winter St., Delaware, where funeral services will be held Friday
at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Millcreek Cemetery where the Delaware
County Veterans Association will fold and present the flag.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Ostrander Presbyterian Church, 117
W. North St., Ostrander, OH 43061.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.robinsonfuneralhomeinc.com.

ESTHER M. SOUTHALL SMITH

Esther M. Southall Smith, 81, of Marysville, formerly of Columbus and
Indian Lake, died Sunday, Dec. 10, 2006, at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
She was retired from Federal Glass Co. after 27 years. She was a member
of the VFW and Eagles.
She was born June 13, 1925, in Groveport to the late Robert R. and Alma
F. Glick Southall. She also was preceded in death by her husband,
Wendell E. Smith; brothers Robert, Raymond, Floyd, Harold, Clarence and
Dale; and sisters Emma and Donna.
She is survived by two sons, William E. (Connie) Smith of Marysville,
and David M. (Takeko) Smith of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; grandchildren,
Stephanie (Mike) Phipps, Toby Smith, Amie (Mike) Kuhn and William E.
"Billy" Smith Jr. of Marysville, and Susan (John) Papatrefon of Sierra
Vista, Ariz.; nine great-grandchildren; a brother, Howard (Lynda)
Southall of Grove City; sisters Vera Mercer of Reese and Betty Slark of
Circleville; numerous nieces and nephews; and special friends, Frances
Rausch and Renata Gwinn.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Dwayne
R. Spence Funeral Home, 650 W. Waterloo St., Canal Winchester, where
funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Glade May
officiating. Burial will be at Walnut Hill Cemetery, Columbus.


LOLA KAY HAPP

Lola Kay Happ, 61, of Marysville, died Saturday, Dec. 9, 2006, at The
Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, after a sudden illness.
A hardworking and dedicated employee, she was an associate of U-Co
Industries. She was a member of Marysville First United Methodist Church
where she participated in Sunday school. A recovering alcoholic, she was
very active in numerous local Alcoholics Anonymous meetings where she
received much support from her AA family.
She enjoyed attending community events such as Uptown Third Fridays,
Festifair and parades.
She was born Aug. 15, 1945, in Minnesota.
She is survived by a close friend, Deb Bevington of Florida, and many
friends at U-Co Industries, First United Methodist Church and Alcoholics Anonymous.
Memorial services will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at Underwood
Funeral Home with the Rev. A. Richard Teller officiating. Following
cremation, interment of ashes will be held later at Oakdale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alcoholics Anonymous or Marysville
First United Methodist Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.


CORALEE GREENBAUM

Coralee Greenbaum, 69, formerly of Plain City, died unexpectedly
Thursday, Dec. 7, 2006, at Heartland of Marysville.
A graduate of Plain City High School, she was a member of St. John's
Lutheran Church of Amlin and worked for the Ohio State Patrol numbers
division for 10 years. She moved from Plain City to Windsor Manor in
Marysville where she resided until recently.
She was born Oct. 26, 1937, in Plain City, to the late Clarence and
Nelle Hooper Greenbaum. She was also preceded in death by two brothers,
Ronald Greenbaum and Marvin "Bud" Greenbaum.
Survivors include numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held Saturday at 7 p.m. at Ferguson Funeral
Home in Plain City. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services.
Memorial contributions may be made to Union County Board of MR/DD, P. O.
Box 384, Marysville, Ohio 43040-0384.
Condolences may be expressed at fergusonfuneralhomeinc.com.

KENNETH E. LAUGHORN
Kenneth E. Laughorn, 75, of Richwood, died Sunday morning, Dec. 10, 2006
at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus.
He was a retired businessman who owned the Nationwide Insurance office
and Kelco Realty in Richwood. He was a charter member of the Richwood
Gun and Game Club, lifetime member of the NRA, a veteran of the United
States Marine Corps serving in the Korean War, member of the Richwood
VFW and American Legion, member of the former Richwood Lions Club, past
member of the North Union Board of  Education and former little league
baseball coach.
He was born Nov. 14, 1931, in Broadway, to the late Cecil Joe and Mary
Sylvia Lavina Laughorn. On May 24, 1952 he married Vivian June Harper,
who died Nov. 1, 2004. He was also preceded in death by a daughter,
Brenda June Cramer.
Survivors include three daughters, Diane (Dr. Jesse) Harris of Upper
Arlington, Karen Searl of Columbus, and Judi (Terrence) Ervin of
Matthews, N.C.; grandchildren, Benjamin (Krista) Harris, Joseph Harris,
Stephen Searl, Jennifer Searl, Stephanie (David) Madanski, Adrienne
(Adam) Roger, Jackson (Andrea) Cramer and Wade Cramer;
great-grandchildren, Megan and Tyler Madanski, Paul Cramer and Julia
Harris; sisters, Lucille (Harold) Shull of Florida, Shirley (Richard)
Stafford of Caledonia, and Beverly (Mark) Perrin of Middletown.
Funeral Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Ballinger
Funeral Home, Richwood, with the Rev. Joseph Rhea officiating. Burial
will follow in Price Cemetery where military honors will be conducted by
American Legion Post 40 and VFW Post 870. Visitation will be held
Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association
(
www.americanheart.org).
Condolences may be expressed at
www.ballingerfuneralhome.com.

JOHN E. PATTON

John E. Patton, 65, of rural West Mansfield died unexpectedly Thursday,
Dec. 7, 2006, at the Marion General Hospital.
He was a graduate of the Alderson and Broadus College in Phillipi,
W.Va.,and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. A retired physicians
assistant, he enjoyed fishing and spending time at Indian Lake, playing
golf on the computer, and collecting things such as books, stamps, toys,
trains and much more.
The greatest joy in his life was spending time with his dear and devoted
family and he will be greatly missed.
 He was born Nov. 8, 1941, in Cincinnati to the late Jack Homer Patton
and Audrey (Beckameyer) Huber
Survivor include: his wife Paula (Cowgill) Patton, whom he married
December 3, 1976; eight children, Jeff Patton of Victorville, Calif.,
Jerry (Lori) Patton of Batavia, Andrew Patton of West Mansfield,
Jennifer (Rick) Berry of Cincinnati, Jill (Greg) Trigg of Marion,
Lucinda Gibson of Richwood, Jennifer (Jon) Blevins of West Mansfield and
Betsy (Andrew) Fraker of Marysville.
Also surviving are: nine grandchildren: Derek, Hannah, Paige, Whitney,
Nevin, Vickie, Lucas, Colton and Drue, his step-father, Gordon Huber of
Cincinnati; one brother, Steve (Joyce) Huber of Oregonia; and mother and
father in Law, Lucille and R.H. Cowgill of Richwood; as well as many
nieces and nephews.
Funeral mass will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Nativity of Our Lord
Parish at Ridge and Woodford in Pleasant Ridge in Cincinnati with the
Rev. Thomas Axe officiating. Friends may call Monday from 5-8 p.m. at
the Stofcheck Funeral Home in Richwood. Burial will be in the Gate of
Heaven Cemetery in Cincinnati where there will be veteran services.
Memorial donations may be made to the St. Marys of the Woods Parish at
Indian Lake, Ohio.

FLORENCE ELIZABETH "SUSIE" RUBECK BAILEY

Florence Elizabeth "Susie" Rubeck Bailey, 81, of Marysville died Friday,
Dec. 8, 2006, at her daughter's home with her family at her side
following an extended fight against cancer.
She was a longtime, devoted caregiver for many people over the years and
formerly was employed with Dennison Hydraulics and GI Plasteks. She was
a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Marysville and was a
former member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Milford Center.
She was a 1944 graduate of Richwood High School and enjoyed her
affiliation with the Marysville Women of the Moose, Richwood VFW #870
Ladies Auxiliary, and the Marysville Eagles Ladies Auxiliary. She
enjoyed working crossword puzzles and playing backgammon and her
greatest moments came when surrounded by her grandchildren. She will be
remembered as a loving and caring mother and grandmother.
She was born Aug. 20, 1925, in Dudley Township to the late Joseph
Anthony and Helen Catherine Offenburger Rubeck. She married Clarence
Bailey on Aug. 8, 1959, and he preceded her in death on July 6,
1974. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Helen Rebecca
Brooks, a sister, Marie Daughtery, and seven brothers: Paul Denaudis,
Lawrence, Joseph, Bernard, Anthony, Carl, and Albert.
Survivors include her daughter, Brenda Jordan, Marysville; six
grandchildren: Samantha, Shannon, Sherri, Stephani and Staci Jordan, and
Steven Brooks; a great-granddaughter, Elliona Leigh Howard; her sister,
Cecelia (William) Adams, Delaware; two sisters-in-law: Josephine Rubeck
and Mary Rose Rubeck, each of Marion; dear friends, Vern and Jan Bright,
Marysville; many nieces and nephews; and numerous other friends and
family members.
A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday at 10 a.m. at
Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Milford Center. The Rev. Kevin Lutz will
officiate and burial will take place at St. Mary's Cemetery in Kenton.
Friends may call from 2-5 p.m. Sunday at Mannasmith Funeral Home in
Marysville, where a rosary service will be held immediately following calling hours.
Mass cards will be available and memorial contributions may be made to
Loving Care Hospice in care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

STEPHEN M. DAY

Stephen M. Day, 57, of Chillicothe, died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2006, at the
Hearth and Care Nursing Home, Greenfield, following an extended illness.
Mr. Day retired from the Chillicothe City School System in 2004. He also
worked in the Marysville and Mansfield school systems. He was a teacher,
a coach, an athletic director and led several trips through Italy as a
part of his Latin program.
He graduated from Muskingham College and received a master's degree from
Xavier University. He was an excellent basketball player in high school
and in college. He had most recently completed studies at the Southern
Ohio School of Ministry.
He was active with the Fellowship of Christian Students and was a
sideline reporter with WBEX Radio for the Cavalier football and
basketball games. He was an avid sports fan, including following the
Cincinnati Reds and playing golf.
 He was born Sept. 5, 1949, in Chillicothe, to Byron V. and Wilma M.
Koch Day. On May 29, 1971, he married Ellen E. Barber, who died Sept.
19, 2006. He also was predeceased by his mother-in-law, Mae Barber.
Survivors include his three children, Ryan (Beth) Day, of Washington
Courthouse, Shannon (Nathan) Litter of Caldwell, Idaho, and Andrew
(Heather) Day, of Chillicothe; two brothers, Tom (Nancy) Day and Jim
(Terri) Day of Chillicothe; his father-in-law, J. Neal Barber of
Mansfield; a sister-in-law, Katie (John) Cunningham of Goshen, Ind.; a
brother-in-law, Tom (Alayne) Barber of Providence, Utah; an aunt Cleta
Pass, of Clay City, Ill.; an uncle, Don (Eunice) Day of Indio, Calif.;
and several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and -nephews.
He was a member of Open Door Church, where funeral services will be held
Friday at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Margaret Cemetery. Calling
hours will be Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Haller Funeral Home, 1661
Western Ave., Chillicothe.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Adena Health Foundation,
Friends of Hospice, 272 Hospital Road, Chillicothe, OH 45601.
Condolences may be sent to
www.hallerfuneralhome.com.

LYDIA JANE DOSS
Lydia Jane Doss, longtime Jerome resident, died Monday, Dec. 4, 2006, at
Friendship Village of Dublin.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold M. Doss, and a son,
Mark L. Doss.
She is survived by sons Harold D. (Barbara) Doss of Massachusetts, and
Johnny R. (Connie) Doss of Plain City; daughters Launa M. (Marc) Baldwin
and Jennifer L. Doss; grandchildren Jodie, J.R., Hollie, Elizabeth,
Christy, Jeremy, Shayna, Kaitlyn and Courtney; and special friends Patty
Hay, Jamie Doss, Sylvia Mock, Becky James, Mildred Roscoe and Norma Faulk.
Calling hours will be today from 3 to 8 p.m. at Tidd Funeral Home, 5265
Norwich St., Hilliard, where funeral services will be held Thursday at
10 a.m. Burial will be at Jerome Cemetery.

SHIRLEY A. MURPHY
Shirley A. Murphy, 70, of North Lewisburg, died unexpectedly Monday
afternoon, Dec. 4, 2006, at the Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus.
She was a longtime member of Marysville Church of the Nazarene, where
she was very active.
She was born May 12, 1936, in Prospect, to the late Leonard J.T. Sr. and
Marguerite G. Alrich Daum.
A loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister, she is survived by her
husband, Donald D. Murphy, whom she married June 4, 1955, in Richmond,
Ind.; their children, Carol L. (Chris) Ansel of London, Douglas D.
Murphy of North Lewisburg, and D. David (Denise) Murphy Jr. of
Marysville; seven grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; four
great-grandchildren; sisters, Dorothy (Marvin) Estep of Milford Center,
and Harriett (Dave) Price of North Lewisburg; and a brother, Leonard
(Phyllis) Daum Jr. of Milford Center.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Ingram
Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at
Marysville Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Paul Whiteford
officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in North Lewisburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ross Heart Hospital in care of
Ingram Funeral Home.


MARTHA L. BULEN

Martha L. Bulen, 90, of Marysville, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2006, at the
Morey Center at Memorial Hospital of Union County with her family and
pastor at her side after suffering a stroke earlier in the day.
A registered nurse, she was a graduate of the Grant Hospital School of
Nursing and had been employed with Marion City Hospital for five years,
Memorial Hospital of Union County for 10 years and Union Manor for 10
years before her retirement in 1974.
A devoted Christian, she was a member of the New Horizons Baptist
Church. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, and crocheting.
She was born Feb. 11, 1916, in Claibourne, to the late Jesse W. and Anna
Mary Schurch Bulen. She was preceded in death by two sisters, May
Hankins and Gertrude Amrine.
She is survived by several nieces, nephews, and cousins, including Glenn
and Dorothy Schurch of Richwood; her church family; and her caregivers
and friends, Melissa Neate of Milford Center, and Sue Conner of Marysville.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the New Horizons
Baptist Church, Marysville. The Rev. Roger Williams will officiate and
burial will take place at York Cemetery, York Center. Calling hours will
be Thursday from noon until the time of the service at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church in care of Mannasmith
Funeral Home which is serving the family.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

ROBERT F. "BOB" RAUSCH

Robert F. "Bob" Rausch, 85, of Marysville and a former longtime resident
of New Dover, died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2006, at Mount Carmel St. Ann's
Hospital in Westerville.
He retired in 1986 from the Union County Engineer's Office and was a
25-year associate of Eljer Plumbingware.
He was a longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church where he served as
an usher and on church council.
A veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, he was stationed in England during
World War II. He was a member of VFW Post 3320 and American Legion Union
Post 79. He was a member of Marysville Elks Lodge No. 1130, Eagles Lodge
Aerie 3506 and Loyal Order of Moose Lodge No. 1651. He was a member of
Palestine Lodge No. 158 F&AM, Aladdin Shrine, Scottish Rite, Valley of
Columbus and Mary Chapter No. 9 Order of Eastern Star.
Since 1988, he was a volunteer for Memorial Hospital of Union County and
achieved more than 2,500 hours distributing community meals and working
at the Morey Center information desk. He was a longtime blood donor for
the American Red Cross and reached the "12 gallon" status.
He enjoyed euchre, pinochle and football pools. He was a 1939 graduate
of New Dover High School.
He was born June 17, 1921, in Marysville, to the late Enno A. and Nancy
Gibson Rausch. He also was predeceased by his wife, Marjorie Jones
Rausch, whom he married April 7, 1943, at the Marysville Methodist
parsonage; a twin brother, Frank Rausch; and a sister, Susie Rausch Bagnall.
He is survived by a daughter, Jane (Ray) Hazlett of Athens; a son, Jack
(Connie) Rausch of Marysville; four grandchildren, Angela (Greg) Krile,
Adam (Vera) Hazlett, Kurt Rausch and Lorinda Rausch; a sister-in-law,
Ann Sidle; special friends, Marcella Dunham and Leroy and Catherine
Ellis; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Underwood Funeral
Home where the family will receive friends Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m.
Masonic memorial services will follow the calling hours. The Rev. Barry
Scott will officiate and burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery beside his
wife. Military honors will be provided by the Union County Military
Funeral Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.