Archived Obituaries October 2006


JEREMY LEE BELL FOOS
 Jeremy Lee Bell Foos, 29, of Columbus, died Monday, Oct. 30, 2006, at
Grant Medical Center in Columbus, with his family at his side.
He was a residential coordinator for Front Line Ultra Care, Columbus.
He was born May 8, 1977, in Columbus.
Survivors include his parents, Robert "Bob" and Marilyn Bell Foos of
West Mansfield; his sister, Tiffany Foos of Richwood; paternal
grandparents, Gene and Phyllis Neer of Green Valley, Ariz.; aunts,
Barbara (Doug) Bradley of Worthington, Sharyn (Richard) Gleason of
Columbus, Joyce E. (Arthur) Thurau of West Mansfield, and Chris (Tony)
Ianucci of Lewiston, N.Y.; uncles, Jimmy (Liz) Bell of Tyler, Texas,
Bill (Rhonda) Bell and Lee (Patti) Bell, each of Oak Hill, Robert
(Geneva) Bell of Columbus, and Ted Foos of Galion; and
many cousins and friends.
Jack Knox will officiate graveside services Saturday at 11 a.m. at the
LaRue Cemetery. Calling hours will be Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home, West Mansfield.

STACI ERICKA SHUCK
Staci Ericka Shuck, 31, of Marysville, died Monday afternoon, Oct. 30,
2006, at Memorial Hospital of Union County with her family at her side
after an extended illness.
She was a software consultant and programmer with Software Architects.
A scholastically active person, she graduated summa cum laude at Devry
University in 1998, where she also served as a faculty assistant and was
listed in the Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and
Colleges. In 1988 she had also attended Mary Baldwin College in
Staunton, Va., in a program for the exceptionally gifted. She wrote two
treatises while associated with the Arab League of Nations and she was
also a page for former Sen. John Glenn.
She was a founding member of the Native American Museum at the
Smithsonian Institute. She also was involved in theater and choral
groups at Mary Baldwin and Heidelberg University, where she also
attended. While at Heidelberg, she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
She was a confirmed member of St. John's Lutheran Church and was active
in church choral groups.
She was born July 18, 1975, in Tiffin, to Kenneth E. and Linda S. Noblit
Shuck. She was preceded in death by her father on Oct. 5, 2001.
Survivors include her mother and primary caregiver, Linda Shuck;
sisters, Michelle K. Retterer of Marysville, and Heather L. (Greg) Hone
of Zanesfield; a brother, Joshua G. (Andrea) Shuck of Overton, Texas;
paternal grandmother, Janet Shuck of Bucyrus; maternal grandparents,
Donald and Nina Noblit of Marysville; nieces, Shonda, Jessica, Caitlyn
and Kenna; and a nephew Jacob.
A Celebration of Life service will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. at St.
John's Lutheran Church with the Rev. Jack Heino officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to her family to help defray medical
expenses associated with her extended illness.  Contributions may be
sent to Ingram Funeral Home which is serving her family. Contribution
cards will be available at the service.


JOHN A. COOLEY

John A. Cooley, 88, of Byhalia, died Monday, Oct. 30, 2006, at Community
Healthcare Center in Marion.
He was a farmer and a security guard for Whirlpool. He was the factory's
first hired employee and liked to say that he walked around the world
three times for Whirlpool in his 31-year tenure with the company.
He was born Sept. 25, 1918, in Union County, to the late Herbert and
Mabel Landis Cooley. His first wife was Irene Smith Cooley, who died in 1950.
On March 1, 1951, he married Marilyn Summers Cooley who survives in
Byhalia. Also surviving are three sons, George Cooley of Prospect, John
(Sue) Cooley of Circleville, and Gary (Donna) Cooley of Byhalia; seven
grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and
great-great-grandchildren.
 Friends may call Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Ballinger
Funeral Home, Richwood, where funeral services will be held Thursday at
1 p.m. with the Rev. Carrol Mathys officiating. Burial will follow in Byhalia Cemetery.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.ballingerfuneralhome.com.

IRENE CRABTREE

 Irene Crabtree, 69, of Marysville, died Saturday morning, Oct. 28,
2006, at Doctors Hospital West after an extended illness.
She was a former employee of Marysville Brush Company of Marysville and
Shape Form of Plain City.
She was an avid bowler and bingo player and also sang gospel music on
radio in Paintsville, Ky., in her youth.
She was born Feb. 8, 1937, in Sitka, Ky., to the late John Logan and
Donnie McKenzie Salyer. She also was preceded in death by a brother, Bob
Lemaster; three sisters, Betty Caudill, Bonnie Estep, Faye Music; and
her first husband, Norman South.
A loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister, she
is survived by her husband, Dean D. Crabtree, whom she married April 5,
1966; her children, Marsha J. Lowry, Charles Ray South, Terry E. South,
and Toni L. (Steve) North, all of Marysville, and Ernest E. Jones of
Milford Center; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren;
sisters, Virginia (Jim) Estep of Marysville, Minnie Kay (Dick)
Dingledine of Milford Center, and Lavon Jalene Wilcox of Kentucky;
brothers, Junior (Junie) Salyer, James (Pinky) Salyer and Corvin Salyer,
all of Kentucky; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be today from 6 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 11 a.m. to
1 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home where funeral services will be held at 1
p.m., with the Rev. Steve Wood officiating. Burial will follow at the
Milford Center Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association of
Ohio, 1950 Arlingate Lane, Columbus, OH 43216 or in care of the funeral home.

JERRY D. "J.J." JOHNSON
Jerry D. "J.J." Johnson, 59, of Raymond, died unexpectedly Sunday
morning, Oct. 29, 2006, at Memorial Hospital of Union County surrounded
by his family.
He was retired after 31 years of employment with Champaign Landmark, Inc.
He was known for his sense of humor and as a person who never knew a
stranger. Active in his community, he was a member and bass fiddle
player for the Bokes Creek Blue Grass Band, a former member of the Union
County Fair Board, a 4-H advisor, member of the Union County Coon
Hunters Assoc., the York United Methodist Church, and longtime member of
the FFA Alumni Association for which he helped organize and sell bolts
for the "Bolt Sale."
He was born March 24, 1947, in Columbus, to Willard B. and Eva L. Dever
Johnson. He was preceded in death by his father and a brother-in-law,
Ernie Pickens.
He is survived by his mother of Raymond; a sister, Jan S. Pickens of
Marion; a special niece and nephew, Delena and Joe Gaines of Mt. Gilead,
and their children Bryceton, Ryan, and Kristin Gaines; and a host of friends.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 2 to 8 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home
where funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. by the Rev.
James Wise. Burial will follow at the York Center Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the York United Methodist Church
in care of the funeral home.


CHRISTOPHER LYNN BECKLEY

Christopher Lynn Beckley, 46, of Marysville, died unexpectedly
Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2006, at his home.
A computer specialist and Website designer, he was a former associate of
the Scott Company and worked closely with the local Lions Club. In
recent years, he was instrumental in the city of Marysville's
installation of pedestrian visual aid crossing indicators.
Despite his blindness the past 20 years, he was determined to maintain
his independence, and his positive attitude was inspirational to others.
With determination, his main mode of transportation was walking and he
was seen daily with his cane. Before he lost his sight, he was an
employee of Rockwell International.
He was a member of the Marysville Lions Club. A 1979 graduate of
Marysville High School, he received a certification in electronics from
Ohio Hi-Point Career Center.
He enjoyed fishing and was self-taught on the guitar. He loved his "jam
sessions" by himself or with his family, listening to his favorite hard
rock music. He was an avid fan of the OSU Buckeyes, Cleveland Browns and
Indians. He will especially be missed by his best friend and "seeing eye cat," Spook.
He was born April 3, 1960, at Hardin Memorial Hospital in Kenton. He was
predeceased by a brother, Kevin Beckley, and his step-father, Donald Garlinghouse.
He is survived by his mother, Pat Garlinghouse of Marysville; his
father, Earl W. Beckley of Florida; two sisters, Terri (Clairen) Oldham
of LaRue, and Tammi Fannin of Mt. Sterling; three brothers, Curt
(Jackie) Beckley of Richwood, Tim (Pamela) Garlinghouse of Ostrander,
and Wes Beckley of Michigan; his grandmother, Grace Garlinghouse of
Marysville; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, a great-niece and
-nephew and many cousins.
Calling hours will be Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. at Underwood Funeral Home,
where funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. with the Rev.
Bryan Lauzau officiating. Burial will be at Price Cemetery in Essex.
Memorial contributions may be made to Vision and Vocational Services,
1393 N. High St., Columbus, OH, 43201 or the Marysville Lions Club.
Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

DIANA M. BROWN
Diana M. Brown, 69, of Marysville, died Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 25, at
The Gables at Green Pastures surrounded by her family after a two-year illness.
She was a former employee of Ranco in Plain City and also was a day care
provider for 27 years.
She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, a charter member of the
Eagles Ladies Auxiliary and was an avid bingo player.
She was born May 5, 1937, in West Chester, Pa., to the late Charles and
Della Sharpless Law. She also was preceded in death by two sisters,
Linda and Lorraine, and a brother, Charles. She was married Nov. 19,
1955, to John E. Eubanks who also preceded her in death on June 5, 1973.
She then married Lawrence E. Brown on June 29, 1974.
A loving wife, mother, and grandmother who enjoyed her family, she is
survived by her husband of 32 years, Lawrence; her children, John E.
(Laurie) Eubanks of Brooksville, Fla., and Joseph C. Eubanks, Cathy A.
(Doug) Rausch, Donald A. (Shelia) Eubanks, David M. Eubanks, all of
Marysville; stepchildren, David A. Brown of Marysville and Cathy A.
(Jerry) Deihl of Richwood; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren;
sisters, Nancy Gleason and Mary Lou Akins, both of Philadelphia, and
Joann Law of Nokomos, Fla.; brothers, Robert (Dorothy) Law of
Philadelphia, and William (Margaret) Law of Lindenwald, N.J.;
sister-in-law, Bernadette Law of Phildelphia; and many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be today from 4 to 8 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home
where funeral services will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev.
Jack Heino officiating. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Gables Activity Fund or the
St. John's Lutheran Church Youth Ministries in care of the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Jeremy and Ryan Eubanks, Kyle Eubanks, Chad Rausch,
Doug Rausch, Ryan Heckel and Caleb Rausch.

ASHLEY JEAN MAGSIG
Ashley Jean Magsig, 23, of Mt. Victory, died unexpectedly at her home
Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2006.
An art apprentice for a local artist, she also helped with the family
realty business. She was a 2002 graduate of Marysville High School and
had attended the Marion Branch of The Ohio State University, where she
intended to resume her studies in psychology and art design.
She had a kind and gentle heart and would put aside her own needs for
the needs of others and animals. She enjoyed photography and all kinds
of music expressions.
She was born June 5, 1983, at Grant Hospital in Columbus. She was
predeceased by her grandfather, Jim Michel, and her great-grandparents,
Myron and Elvira Magsig and John and Thelma Silverthorn.
She is survived by her mother, Stephanie Michel of Mt. Victory; her
father, Frederick "Fritz" (Carlene) Magsig of Richwood; two sisters,
Dana Magsig of Marysville, and Beth (Michael) Craig of Illinois; two
stepbrothers, Nathan (Holly) Sandusky and David Morgan, both of
Richwood; her grandparents, Janice and John Guisinger of Marysville and
Ronna and Ron Magsig of Illinois; her great-grandparents, Ann and Sam
Hanby of Marysville; aunts and uncles, Meg (Matt Smith) Michel, Suzi
(Ty) Clarridge, Aaron (Teal) Michel, John (Kathy) Michel, Matt (Jen)
Michel, Brian (Connie) Magsig, Kirk Magsig and Shawn (Jennifer) Magsig;
many nieces and nephews including, Sophia and Vivian Kidd; and other
cousins and relatives and many friends.
Calling hours will be Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Underwood Funeral Home,
where funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Scott
Strohm officiating. Interment will be at Price Cemetery in Essex.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

HAROLD E. WILCOX
Harold E. Wilcox, 89, of Plain City, died Thursday, Oct. 26, 2006, at
Kobacker House, Columbus.
He retired from the U.S. Postal Service as a Rural Letter Carrier. He
was a former mechanic with the Pennsylvania Railroad.
He was a member of the Plain City United Presbyterian Church where he
served as trustee, Sunday school superintendent, on the Christian
Education Board and was a co-sponsor of Junior High Youth Fellowship.
He was a 59-year perfect attendance member of the Plain City Lions Club,
54-year member of Urania Lodge No. 311, F.& A.M., past board member of
the Central Ohio Joint Vocational School (Tolles Technical Center),
30-year member of the Madison County Board of Education, member of the
Ohio and National Rural Letter Carriers Association with which he served
in state offices and as editor of the Ohio paper; past member of the
village recreation board, original co-sponsor of Plain City Little
League Baseball, square dance caller for the Andrews Orchestra, longtime
fan of harness racing, basketball, baseball and was an avid gardener in
later years.
He was born May 6, 1917, in Franklin County, to the late John T. and
Minnie Sager Wilcox. He also was predeceased by his wife of 63 years,
Iris Rose Hennis Wilcox, in 2001; brothers, Elton Wilcox and Urton
Wilcox; and sisters, Grace Billingsley, Leota Hammond and Evelyn Cordle.
He is survived by children Karen (Jay) Straley of Plain City, Linda
Messina of Columbus, and John (Janice) Wilcox of Hilliard; eight
grandchildren, Brook Messina  of Ashville, N.C., Tobi (David) Wood of
Worthington, Roseann (Jerry) Wholaver, Cheryl (Mike) Rex and Jason
(Kristie) Straley of Plain City, and Jared  Wilcox, Nathan  Wilcox and
Lyndsey Wilcox of Hilliard; 12 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. with Masonic services at 5
p.m. at Ferguson Funeral Home, Plain City, where the funeral will be
held Monday at 10 a.m. with Pastor Don Hilkerbaumer. Burial will be in
Forest Grove Cemetery, Plain City.
Memorial contributions may be made to Plain City Presbyterian Church,
231 E. Main St., Plain City, Plain City Lions Club, 13859 Robinson Road,
Plain City, or Plain City Urania Lodge No. 311, East Main Street, Plain
City, OH, all are in the 43064 zip code area.


PAUL F. FLETCHER

Paul F. Fletcher, 68, of Marysville and formerly of South Webster, Ohio,
died Monday afternoon, Oct. 23, 2006, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.
He was a former employee at Hanes Chevrolet, Joe Lyman Chevrolet,
Rockwell International and McDonald Douglass. He retired from the Ohio EPA in 2003.
He was a Marine veteran, having served in San Diego, from 1956-58. He
attended Portsmouth Interstate Business College, Bliss College and
Marion Technical College.
He was devoted to serving his Lord through a music ministry for the past
43 years. He was the choir director and song leader at South Webster
Baptist Church, Faith Baptist Temple, Victory Baptist Church in
Springfield, the Marysville Missionary Baptist Church and, most
recently, North Columbus Baptist Church.
His hobbies varied from auto repair and home maintenance to hunting and
fishing. He always wore a smile, never met a stranger and was always helping others.
He was born March 25, 1938, in South Webster, to the late Ralph L. and
Eva Gertrude Tackett Fletcher. He also was preceded in death by his only
brother, Kenneth Roger Fletcher.
His wife of 44 years, the former Carol Jean Mault, to whom he was
married Nov. 10, 1961, survives. Also surviving are their sons, David
Wayne Fletcher of Hilliard, and Mark Anthony Fletcher of Eagan, Minn.;
his step-mother, Margaret "Maggie" Fletcher of Bucyrus; sister-in-law,
Shirley Fletcher of Bucyrus; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Bob and Ruth
Hanes of Attica, Don and Nancy Lewis, Ed and Pam Mault and Dale and
Sharon Bauer, all of South Webster, and Ike and Pattie Hilterbrand of
Ft. Pierce, Fla.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 2 to 9 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home.
The family will be at the funeral home to receive family and friends
from 6 to 9 p.m. Additional visitation will be Friday from 2 to 9 p.m.
at the D.W. Davis Funeral Home in South Webster, where the family will
receive family and friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be
held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the South Webster Missionary Baptist Church,
with Dr. John Hankins and Pastor Daniel L. Wolvin officiating. Burial
will follow at the South Webster Cemetery with military honors conducted
by the American Legion.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Missionary Fund at the North
Columbus Baptist Church, 3728 Snouffer Road, Columbus, OH 43235 or in
care of Ingram Funeral Home.

HERBERT LOUIS RICHARD KANDEL
Herbert Louis Richard Kandel, 96, a lifetime resident of Union County,
died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2006.
A farmer, he grew up on the family homestead on County Home Road. His
work through the years included crop farming, dairy cows, sheep, goats
and later, beef cattle. He farmed with horses until 1952 when tractors
and electricity took over the power chores of the farm.
He was a lifelong, active and dedicated member of Trinity Lutheran
Church. Proud of his faith, he demonstrated his gratitude by wearing a
wooden cross. He enjoyed many church social activities, including dart
ball and the men's group.
He attended school through eighth grade at Trinity Lutheran School and
graduated from Marysville High School in 1929. He was the last surviving
member of his high school class.
He was a member of the Union County Farm Bureau, a former 12-year board
member of Landmark, volunteered on the nominating committee for Union
Rural Electric Co-op and served on the Paris Township Zoning Board for many years.
A member of Windsor and Community Seniors, he was a longtime member of
the Windsor Singers. A lover of life, he enjoyed singing and making
people happy. He was known for remembering and serenading his friends
and family on anniversaries and birthdays.
He was born Aug. 27, 1910, in Darby Township, to the late George and
Laura Blumenschein Kandel. He also was predeceased by a son, John
Herbert Kandel in 2003; a daughter, Nancy Ellen Snyder in 2006; a
son-in-law, Reginald E. Snyder in 2005; two brothers, Ralph Kandel and
Arthur Kandel; two sisters, Ruth Kandel and Lillian Thiergartner; and
two brothers-in-law, Ernest P. and David F. Heiby.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Elizabeth L. Heiby Kandel, whom
he married June 7, 1942 at Fort Recovery; two daughters, Mari Elizabeth
(Gary Ralph) Campbell of Alameda, Calif., and Judith Ann (Blair) Sell of
Ashville; four grandchildren, Peggy (Michael) Campbell of Lewis Center,
Keith (Karla) Snyder of Lakeview, and Jennifer and Laura Sell of
Ashville; five great-grandchildren, Timothy, Meghan, Tyler, Duncan and
Heather; three sisters, Bertha Scheiderer and Marguerite Keller, both of
Marysville, and Martha (Harry) Gase of Milford Center; three
sisters-in-law, Elsie Kandel of Marysville, Betty Heiby of Alexandria,
Va., and Kathryn Heiby of Portland, Ind.; and many nieces, nephews,
other relatives, close friends and loving neighbors.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Underwood
Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m.,
with Pastor Barry Scott officiating. Burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church and School
or to a charity of the donor's choice.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

CHARLES "CHUCK" HARRY HENRY

Charles "Chuck" Harry Henry, 68, of Bellefontaine, died Saturday, Oct.
21, 2006, in Tecumseh, Mich., surrounded by his family.
He enjoyed fishing and truck pulling. Most of all he enjoyed spending
time with his children and grandchildren.
He was born April 30, 1938, in Woodstock, the son of the late George E.
Henry and Opal Grubb McKinster. He also was predeceased by a sister,
Nancy McKinster.
He is survived by his daughter, Tonja (Merlin) Rajala of Tecumseh,
Mich.; his son, Kevin (Susan) Henry of Marysville; his grandchildren,
Adam Kendall, Kelsey Rajala, Laurie (Henry) Adkins and Nicholas Henry;
his great-granddaughter, Sofia Adkins; three sisters, Clara McKinster,
Mary Kaye Ault and Patsy Lawrence; three brothers, Bill, Jerry and
George Henry; and numerous nieces and nephews of several generations.
Calling hours will be held Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Freshwater,
McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home, North Lewisburg, where funeral services
will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Frank Summerfield
officiating. Burial will follow at Woodstock Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of Freshwater,
McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home, P.O. Box 125, North Lewisburg, OH 43060.

RENA L. LAME WISCHMEYER
Rena L. Lame Wischmeyer, 49, of North Lewisburg, died Sunday, Oct. 22,
2006, at St. Rita's Medical Center in Lima, after a nine-month battle with cancer.
Until her illness developed, she was the hardware department manager at
the Marysville Wal-Mart. A 1975 graduate of Indian Lake High School, she
enjoyed genealogy, especially Revolutionary War ancestry. She was a
member of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Champaign County
and was active with local veterans affairs.
She was born Feb. 24, 1957, in Marysville, and was predeceased by her
father, Russell B. Lame; a sister, Rita Lame  Lacher and her
father-in-law, Werner W. Wischmeyer Sr.
She is survived by her husband of 29 years, Alan L. Wischmeyer, whom she
married Aug. 20, 1977 in Huntsville; a son, John-Henry "Hank" Levi
Wischmeyer of North Lewisburg; three nieces, Katie Lacher, Karilyn
Lacher and Elizabeth Lacher, all of Huntsville; her mother, LaMarr
McColly Lame of Bellefontaine; a sister, Sallie (Lowell) Page of
Flagstaff, Ariz.; two nephews, Pete and Will Page, both of Flagstaff,
Ariz.; a brother, R. B. Lame of North Lewisburg; sisters-in-law, Jean
(Charlie) Klinker of Belle Center, Marilyn Klinker of Lakeview, Rita
(Tom) Jarvis of Belle Center, Sister Debra Wischmeyer of Covington, Ky.,
Rose (Mike) Kenoyer of Bellefontaine, and Sharon (Rick) Graham of
Russells Point; brothers-in-law, Jeff H. Lacher of Huntsville, Dennis
(Karen) Wischmeyer of Lakeview, Dale Wischmeyer of Huntsville, and
Werner W. "Bill" (Bobbi) Wischmeyer Jr. of Huntsville; and her
mother-in-law, Mary F. Wischmeyer of Huntsville.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Underwood Funeral
Home. Graveside services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Maple Grove
Cemetery in North Lewisburg, with the Rev. Larry Gearhart officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Association of
Champaign County, P.O. Box 38125, Urbana, OH 43078. Envelopes will be
available at the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

ROSE  ANN  RINEHART

Rose Ann Rinehart, 84, of Columbus, died Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2006, at
Heartland of Marysville.
She was valedictorian of the 1940 graduating class of Hamden High
School. She attended the Burgess Avenue United Methodist Church.
She was a dedicated spouse, loving mother and "awesome" grandmother.
She was born Aug. 3, 1922, in Hamden, to Earl N. and Jennie L. Wallar
Gardner. She also was predeceased by her husband of 55 years, James
"Chet" Rinehart, in 2003.
She is survived by her children, Sandra Lee (William) Bratcher of
Knoxville, Tenn., and Steve (Rita) Rinehart of Plain City; three
grandchildren, Shannon (Riky) Linares of  Orlando, Fla., and Rachel
Rinehart and Jenna Rinehart of Plain City; step-grandchildren, John
Bratcher of Knoxville, Tenn., Kellie Goodwin of Orlando, Fla., and Robin
Lange of Houston; two great-grandchildren, Loren Linares and Ian Linares
of Orlando, Fla.; a sister, Ollie E. Williams of Dublin; a brother, John
(Carolyn) Gardner of Wellston; a brother-in-law, Robert (Mary) Rinehart;
sisters-in-law, Gloria Rinehart and Francis Rinehart; and many nieces
and nephews.
Calling hours will be Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m. at Ferguson Funeral Home,
Plain City. Funeral services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at St. Paul
Lutheran Church, Milford Center. Burial will be in Sunset Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Paul Lutheran Church
Building Fund, 7960 Route 38, Milford Center, OH 43045 or Ridgeview
Baptist Church, 6125 Lacy Road, Knoxville, Tenn. 37912.
Condolences and memories may be sent by visiting
www.fergusonfuneralhomeinc.com.

HAZEL R. PLOTNER
Hazel R. Plotner, 83, of Marion, died Thursday evening, Oct. 19, 2006,
at the Marion Manor Nursing Home.
She graduated in 1941 from Raymond High School. For her husband and
family, she took care of the home. She was formerly a member of Byhalia
United Methodist Church.
She was born Aug. 26, 1923, in Union County, to the late William H. and
Emma Bulla Coder. She also was preceded in death by eight half-brothers
and one sister.
On June 26, 1943, she married her loving husband of 63 years, Robert L.
Plotner, in Raymond, and he survives in Marion. She also is survived by
two daughters, Cheryl L. Isett of Delaware, and Linda J. Plotner of Fostoria.
Calling hours will be Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the
Denzer-Farison-Hottinger & Snyder Funeral Home, 360 E. Center St.,
Marion, where funeral services will be held Monday at 10 a.m., with the
Rev. James VanMeter officiating. Burial will follow in Byhalia Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association,
471 E. Broad St., Suite 1630, 16th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215.
Online condolences can be expressed to the family at
www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.

JAXON PAUL LEWIS

Jaxon Paul Lewis, 7-week-old son of Tim and Christa Slack Lewis of
Marysville, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2006, at the emergency
room at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
He was born Aug. 24, 2006, at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
Along with his parents, he is survived by two brothers, Skyler, 7, and
Jayden, 2; his maternal grandparents, Georgianna and Kendall Wilt of
Naples, N.Y.; paternal grandparents, Allen and Terrie Lewis of
Marysville; paternal great-grandparents, Jack and Iva Parsons of Selkirk
Island, Texas; an aunt, Kerri Bowen of Waterloo, N.Y.; and three uncles,
James Kelly of Farmington, N.Y.; David Kelly of Bennington, Vt.; and
Allen Lewis of Dublin.
Services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Mannasmith Funeral Home, with
the Rev. Kathy Reiff officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to the
service on Sunday.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneral

ROSE  ANN  RINEHART
Rose Ann Rinehart, 84, of Columbus, died Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2006, at
Heartland of Marysville.
She was valedictorian of the 1940 graduating class of Hamden High
School. She attended the Burgess Avenue United Methodist Church.
She was a dedicated spouse, loving mother and "awesome" grandmother.
She was born Aug. 3, 1922, in Hamden, to Earl N. and Jennie L. Wallar
Gardner. She also was predeceased by her husband of 55 years, James
"Chet" Rinehart, in 2003.
She is survived by her children, Sandra Lee (William) Bratcher of
Knoxville, Tenn., and Steve (Rita) Rinehart of Plain City; three
grandchildren, Shannon (Riky) Linares of  Orlando, Fla., and Rachel
Rinehart and Jenna Rinehart of Plain City; step-grandchildren, John
Bratcher of Knoxville, Tenn., Kellie Goodwin of Orlando, Fla., and Robin
Lange of Houston; two great-grandchildren, Loren Linares and Ian Linares
of Orlando, Fla.; a sister, Ollie E. Williams of Dublin; a brother, John
(Carolyn) Gardner of Wellston; a brother-in-law, Robert (Mary) Rinehart;
sisters-in-law, Gloria Rinehart and Francis Rinehart; and many nieces
and nephews.
Calling hours will be Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m. at Ferguson Funeral Home,
Plain City. Funeral services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at St. Paul
Lutheran Church, Milford Center. Burial will be in Sunset Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Paul Lutheran Church
Building Fund, 7960 Route 38, Milford Center, OH 43045 or Ridgeview
Baptist Church, 6125 Lacy Road, Knoxville, Tenn. 37912.
Condolences and memories may be sent by visiting
www.fergusonfuneralhomeinc.com.

LOWELL W. APPLEMAN

Lowell W. Appleman, 95, of Prospect, died Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2006, at
Marion General Hospital with his family at his side after a short illness.
He was retired from Central Soya where he had worked in the maintenance
department for 19 years and was formerly employed with Armstrong Furnace
in Columbus.
He had held membership with the former Peoria United Methodist Church
and was a lifetime member of Marion VFW No. 3313, a member of Prospect
American Legion No. 0368, and a former member of Marysville Moose Lodge
No. 3506.
He was a veteran of World War II and served his country as a tank driver
in the U.S. Army.
He enjoyed feeding birds at his home and collecting horses and eagles.
He was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather, and will be
remembered for his endearing smile.
He was born Dec. 19, 1910, in Hocking County, to the late George Floyd
and Ella Morgan Appleman. He married Florence Irene Sarver on Feb. 28,
1936, in Raymond, and she preceded him in death on April 5, 2002. He
also was preceded in death by a brother, Orville Andrew Appleman; six
sisters, Ethel Primer, Faye Cook, Audrey Blum, Frieda Coder-Eby, Leona
Goings and Naomi Reese; a granddaughter-in-law, Teresa Rentschler; and
several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
Survivors include two daughters, Pat (Richard) Rentschler of Cross,
S.C., and Sharon Needels of Prospect; a son, Lawrence Frederick Appleman
of Pedro; 11 grandchildren, Richard Rentschler Jr., Kathy Mathieu, Diana
(Mike) Taylor, Terry Rentschler, Rhonda (Jim) Morse, Scott Gamble, Glenn
Gamble, Chris (Jenny) Gamble, Larry Appleman, Harry Appleman and Jode
Marie (David) Howard; several great-grandchildren; four
great-great-grandchildren; his sister, Edith (Bill) Clark of Plain City;
and many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Mannasmith
Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m.
with the Rev. Mo Dunn officiating. Burial with full military honors
conducted by the Union County Honor Guard will take place at Maskill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Veterans
Remembrance Fund in care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

VEDA NICOL
Memorial contributions for Veda Nicol, who died Oct. 13, 2006, may be
given to the Leukemia-Lymphoma Society for the Light the Night Walk,
2225 Citygate Drive, Suite E, Columbus, OH 43219 or in care of Ingram
Funeral Home.
The address listed in Monday's obituary for the Leukemia-Lymphoma
Society was incorrectly stated by the funeral home.

PAULINE WILGUS
Pauline Wilgus, 100, of the West Mansfield and Mt. Victory area, died
Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2006, at Green Hills Nursing Center, West Liberty,
where she had been a resident for more than 11 years.
A loving homemaker and mother, she was a member of the West Mansfield
United Methodist Church, Victory Sunday School Class, United Methodist
Women and Hope Circle of the Kings Daughters. She especially enjoyed her
affiliation with the OO Literary Club and Studio Music Club. She was a
beloved treasure to her family.
She was born Oct. 24, 1905, in Raymond, to the late Pearl and Nellie
Pearl Copeland Jackson. She married Jessie Wilgus on April 20, 1927, and
he preceded her in death on Feb. 2, 1963. She also was preceded in death
by her sister, Lena Lugar, and two brothers, Harley and Harold Jackson.
Survivors include her daughter, Marlene (Richard) Cummings of Mt.
Victory; three grandchildren, Cynthia Brannan of West Mansfield, Pam
Scott of Mechanicsburg, and Richard (Jane) Summers of Bellefontaine;
five step-grandchildren, Hershel (Phyllis) Cummings of Kenton, Elaine
(Roe) Buroker of Mt. Victory, Christy (Stu) Gray of Richwood, Rhonda
(Bill) Butterfield of Kenton, and Mark Cummings of Mt. Victory; six
great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Calling hours will be Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Mannasmith-
Schnurrenberger Funeral Home, West Mansfield, where funeral services
will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. with Dean Wasson of the Belle Center
Church of Christ officiating. Burial will take place at Greenlawn
Cemetery, West Mansfield.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Belle Center Church of Christ
or the Green Hills Nursing Center in care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com

GEORGE W. SMITH JR.
George W. Smith Jr., 80, of Edgewater, Fla., formerly of Plain City,
died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2006, at his daughter's home.
A World War II Army Air Force veteran, he was a member of American
Legion Post No. 285 and Moose Lodge No. 1835 of Edgewater, Fla.
He started his career as a meat cutter for Lovejoy's Super Duper, Plain
City, in the late 50s, and was the Plain City policeman in the late 60s
and early 70s. He then went to the Dublin School System as a janitor in the late 70s.
He was a very talented carpenter and expert woodworker specializing in
horses and covered wagons. Along with his expertise of being a "jack of
all trades," he dearly loved to be with his grandchildren.
He was born March 24, 1926, in Champaign County, to the late George W.
and Sarah Frances VanHoose Smith. He also was predeceased by his wife,
Lillian Maxine Youngblood Smith, in 1997; a sister, Opal Tingley; and a
brother-in-law, Clyde Tingley.
He is survived by his loving daughters, Sharon (William) Morrow of
Marysville, and Janice Evans of Columbus; grandchildren, Randy (Vickie)
Morrow, Andy (Jeanie Walter)  Morrow, Kelly (Daniel) Pulfer, Joey
(Bessie) Powers, Jamie Powers and Bobby (Toni) Brown; eight
great-grandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren; a sister, Betty JoAnn
(Marvin) Ervin; a brother-in-law, David (Carol) Youngblood; and nieces,
nephews and numerous friends.
A graveside service will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at Forest Grove
Cemetery, Plain City, with Pastor Blaine Keene officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice, 113 S. Main
St., Marysville, OH 43040.
Arrangements are being handled by Ferguson Funeral Home, Plain City.
Condolences and memories may be shared at
www.fergusonfuneralhomeinc.com

MARJORIE D. BOYCE

Marjorie D. Boyce, 78, formerly of Mill Street in Celina, died Monday,
Oct. 16, 2006, at the Laurels of Shane Hill in Rockford.
She was a teacher's aide in Portland, Geneva and Farmland schools in
Indiana, and formerly assisted at schools in Wisconsin.
She was a member of the Beaver Chapel Congregational Christian Church in Celina.
She was born Sept. 21, 1928, to the late Orville and Hazel Decker Hull
in Richwood. On June 25, 1948, she married Robert D. Boyce, who died
Sept. 16, 1997. She also was predeceased by an infant daughter.
Survivors include her son, Donald (Marilyn) Boyce of Geneva, Ind.; two
grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Harry Hull of
Oklahoma City; and a sister, Ruth Hughes of Lancaster.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the
Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home, 901 Myers Road, Celina, where
funeral services will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Steve
Boardman officiating. Burial will follow in Claibourne Cemetery, Richwood.
Memorial contributions may be made to the State of the Heart Home Health & Hospice.

JEAN B. HEDGES HENDERSON
Jean B. Hedges Henderson, 83, of Marysville, died Saturday, Oct. 14,
2006, in the emergency room at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
A dental assistant, she worked with her husband, Robert L. Henderson,
DDS, for many years in the Union Block Building in downtown Marysville.
She was a member of First English Lutheran Church and a 1941 graduate of
North High School in Columbus.
She was born Sept. 29, 1923, in Tarlton, to the late Ralph and Viola
Strous Hedges. She also was predeceased by a brother, Richard Hedges.
She is survived by her husband, Robert L. Henderson, whom she married
Sept. 9, 1950, at Holy Name Catholic Church in Columbus; two
sisters-in-law, Mary Lotz of Columbus, and Ruth Ann Scheiderer of
Lakeland, Fla.; and nieces, Nancy (George) Geruntino of Hilliard, Cathy
(Larry) Rolfes of Cincinnati, and Julie (Gregory) Underwood of Orlando, Fla.
Graveside services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Tarlton Cemetery in Tarlton.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lutheran Social Services Faith
Mission, 315 E. Long St., Columbus, OH 43215.
Arrangements are being handled by Underwood Funeral Home.

FRANCES HAGGARD SMITH
Frances Haggard Smith, 96, of Columbus, died Friday, Oct. 13, 2006, at
Friendship Village of Columbus Health Care Center.
A graduate of Marysville High School and the Ohio State University, she
was a secretary at the OSU veterinary college. She later was secretary
to Drs. Kirk and Forman. She lived in Ft. Myers Beach until 2000.
She was born Jan. 23, 1910, in Marysville, to the late John Franklin and
Viola Stimmel Haggard. She also was predeceased by her husband, James
"Smitty" Smith; brothers, Lawrence and Dwight Haggard; and a sister, Lois Jones.
She is survived by nieces, Norma Wine of Gahanna, and Jeanne McLaughlin
of Charlotte, N.C.
Graveside services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at Oakdale Cemetery,
Marysville. Underwood Funeral Home is assisting with the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Ohio Alzheimer's Association.
Online condolences may be sent to
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

DOROTHY E. CLINGER

Dorothy E. Clinger, 82, of Upper Sandusky, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006,
at Fairhaven Retirement & Healthcare Community in Upper Sandusky.
A 1942 graduate of Arlington High School, where she was the class
salutatorian, Mrs. Clinger was a homemaker and helped her husband with
the family farm. She also at one time worked for L&K Restaurant and
Kimmel Cleaners, both in Upper Sandusky.
She was a member of Wesley Chapel of the United Methodist Church in
rural Upper Sandusky, where she taught Sunday school for many years and
was a woman who believed in the power of prayer. She enjoyed crocheting,
reading, baking, flower and vegetable gardening, gospel music and going
to the Wyandot County Fair. She cherished spending time with her family.
She was born Jan. 26, 1924, at Arlington, to the late Roy and Rebecca
Lenora Wolford Tewell. On Feb. 16, 1947, she married Richard D. Clinger
at the Mt. Zion Methodist Church in Arlington, and he died Jan. 29,
1999. She also was preceded in death by two brothers, Elbert and Orville
Tewell.  She is survived by three sons, Edwin (Bertha) Clinger of
Arlington, and David (Sandy) Clinger and Bruce Clinger of Upper
Sandusky; two daughters, Carolyn (Larry) Ruth of Upper Sandusky, and
Elaine (David) Sturtz of Baltimore; 16 grandchildren, Edwin Clinger Jr.,
Benjamin Clinger, Heidi Allen, Heather Stissel, Carrissa Clinger, Susan
Holzwart, Joanna "Jodi" Troxel, Debra Hardymon, Kathie Searls, Jennifer
Miller, Nathan Ruth, Rachel Taylor, Michael Clinger, Mark Clinger,
Ruthanna Clinger and Natalie Clinger; 21 great-grandchildren; a sister,
Esta Butler of Findlay; sisters-in-law, Alice Kear of Carey, and Marie
Tewell of Ottawa; a brother-in-law, Maurice (Merilyn) Clinger of
Johnson, Vt.; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Wesley Chapel
of the United Methodist Church in rural Upper Sandusky. Calling hours
will be Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Lucas Batton
Funeral Home, 476 S. Sandusky Ave., Upper Sandusky, and one hour before
the funeral service at the church on Thursday. Burial will be in
Chandler Cemetery with the Revs. Tim Benjamin and Elaine Sturtz officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to WXML Christian Radio in care of
the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent to
www.lucasbatton.com.

VIRGINIA JIVIDEN
Virginia Jividen, 90, formerly of Richwood, died early Saturday morning,
Oct. 14, 2006, at the Community Health Care Center in Marion.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Community United Calvary Church
in Richwood. She enjoyed traveling with her husband in their camper. She
also enjoyed canning. But the mission and love of her life was taking
care of her husband and eight children. Eventually this also involved
her grandchildren and great- and great-great-grandchildren.
She was born Dec. 5, 1915, in Putnam County. W. Va., to the late William
and Juanita Rayburn Daugherty. On April 21, 1934, in Robertsburg, W.Va.,
she married Dayton Earl Jividen, and he died Jan. 1, 2001. She also was
predeceased by two daughters, Muriel Evans and Juanita Eaches, and eight
brothers and sisters.
Surviving are her children, Janice (Kenneth) Linstedt of Waldo, Bonnie
(Bob) Dill of Loveland, Colo., Marilyn (Larry) Hauck of Cusseta, Ga.,
Eileen (the Rev. Jerry) Pfarr of Tulsa, Okla., David Jividen of Heath,
and Michael (Ruth) Jividen of Hilliard; 18 grandchildren; 39
great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Lester
Daugherty of Phoenix, and William Daugherty of Lincolnton, N.C., and a
sister, Juanita Hartley of Huntington, W. Va.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Stofcheck
Funeral Home in Richwood, where friends may call Tuesday from 5 to 8
p.m. The Revs. Fred Cheney and Jerry Pfarr will officiate. Burial will
be in Claibourne Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Community United Calvary Church,
117 E. Ottawa St., Richwood, OH 43344 and/or the Heartland Hospice at
6500 Busch Blvd., Columbus, OH 43229.

JOHNNY "JOHN" ELDRIDGE LUNSFORD
Johnny "John" Eldridge Lunsford, 52, of Marysville, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006.
He retired in 2003 from Goodyear Tire and Rubber after 28 years. During
his retirement, he worked part-time at McAuliffe's Ace Hardware in Marysville.
An accomplished craftsman, he enjoyed woodworking and made various kinds
of furniture. He was known for his kindnesses in giving and caring and
enjoyed fixing things and doing odd jobs for others.
He was born May 2, 1954, in Logan, W. Va., to the late Ralph Maxwell and
Mary Frances Pridemore Lunsford. He was also predeceased by two
brothers, Jimmy and Eddie Lunsford.
He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Deborah A. Lunsford, whom he
married Oct. 11, 1974, in Akron; two sons, Brian J. Lunsford and his
fiancée, Amanda "Mandy" Bright and Derrek E. Lunsford, all of
Marysville; three sisters, Jackie (Vince) Tisci of Akron, Kay (Tom)
Yuhas of Texas, and Shonda (Sean) Coustillac of Akron; his father- and
mother-in-law, Jim and Lorraine Clark of Akron; four sisters-in-law,
Patty Lunsford of West Virginia, Donna (Steve) Kosik of Toledo, Cindy
(Bruce) Harpster and Sandy (Tim) Harpster of Akron; an aunt, Sue Kimler
of West Virginia; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Underwood
Funeral Home. Private services will be held at a later date.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

VEDA NICOL
Veda Nicol, 82, of Marysville, died Friday afternoon, Oct. 13, 2006, at
the Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, after a brief illness.
Family was the most important part of her life. She was a caregiver to
anyone in her family who needed her love and care, especially her
husband Les and son Ken. She was an avid euchre player and longtime
member of Trinity Lutheran Church.
She was born March 30, 1924, in Madison County, to the late Clarence and
Cleo Leach Lucas. She was married March 20, 1943, in Columbus, to Lester
C. Nicol. He preceded her in death on May 17, 1994. She also was
predeceased by a son, Kenneth Lee Nicol, on Nov. 16, 2005; a twin
sister, Vida Scheiderer; and a brother Lloyd Lucas.
She is survived by her children, JoAnn (Gene) Roush of Marysville, Larry
(Jo) Nicol of Gahanna, and Dennis (Elsie) Nicol of Gatlinburg, Tenn.; 10
grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law,
Wendell and Marcella Lucas of Florida; a sister-in-law, Ruth Nicol of
Marysville; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A graveside memorial service will held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Oakdale
Cemetery with the Rev. Renee Ahern officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia-Lymphoma Society
Light the Night Walk, 225 Citygate Drive, Suite E, Columbus, OH 43219.
Ingram Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.


KENNETH LEROY COAKLEY

Kenneth LeRoy Coakley, age 88, of Raymond died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006,
at Carriage Court following an extended illness.
A truck driver, he drove for many years with Westreco and formerly drove
for Holderman Construction.  He was a member of the Millcreek Church of
Christ and was a 50-year member of the Newton Lodge # 249 F&AM.  He was
proud to serve with the Association for Retarded Citizens and was
especially devoted to his son, David, who had Downs Syndrome. He was
instrumental in the construction and operation of the Waffle Wagon which
was used frequently for fundraising events for the ARC. A loving
husband, he enjoyed traveling and wintering in Land-O-Lakes, Fla., for
many years.  His greatest joy came from the freedom of being on the open
road and being surrounded by his family and grandchildren.
He was born Jan. 9, 1918, in Wyandot, Mich., to the late LeRoy and
Minerva Eby Coakley.  He married Melba Skidmore on Oct. 13, 1940, at
Mentor-On-The-Lake, and she preceded him in death on Feb. 3, 2004.  He
was also preceded in death by their son, David; a grandson, Daniel; and
two brothers, Paul Coakley and Neal "Bud" Coakley.
Survivors include his daughter, Patricia Calnan of Columbus; two sons,
Kenneth (Patty Sweeney)of Coakley of  Marysville and Thomas (Carol)
Coakley of Apple Valley, Minn.; five grandchildren, Christine Calnan,
Kelly (Scott) Buchanan, Mary Murtaugh, Michael Calnan and Benjamin
(Jaime) Calnan; 11 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Maxine Purdy of
St. Marys, Joanne (Bob) Predmore of Marysville and Darlene Ferryman of
Urbana; his brother, Jack (Patsy) Coakley of Weeki Wachee, Fla.;
sisters-in-law, Marilyn Coakley of Marysville, Alice Coakley of Hilliard
and Elsie Skidmore of West Mansfield; many nieces and nephews; and his church family.
Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Millcreek Church of
Christ. Jack Knox will officiate and burial will take place at the
church cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday
at Mannasmith Funeral Home where the Newton Lodge will conduct a Masonic
Memorial service at 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Millcreek Church of Christ,
Loving Care Hospice or the Alzheimers Association in care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

BEULAH B. MILLER
Beulah B. Miller, 75, of Richwood died Friday afternoon, Oct. 13, 2006,
at Heartland of Marysville.
She was a 1949 graduate of the Harpster High School and was a dedicated
employee of more than 41 years at the former B.F. Goodrich/Parker
Hannifan Plant in Green Camp. She enjoyed bowling and working outdoors
with her flowers.
She was born Aug, 16, 1931, in Wyandot County to the late Howard D. and
Oakie Mae (Moore) Waggy.
She was also predeceased by a brother, Gail Waggy.
Survivors include: a daughter: Theresa (David) Hook of Richwood; a son,
Michael (Sharon) Davis of Prospect; a grandaughter: Molly Massie; two
step grandchildren, Lisa Brenner and Brad Hook; a step
great-granddaughter, Jillian Cantor; two sisters, June Brewer and Linda
(William) Swartz both of Nevada; a brother, Howard Dean (Mary Jane)
Waggy of Harpster; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Oct. 17 at 11 a.m. at the
Stofcheck Funeral Home in Richwood, where friends may call Monday from
5-8 p.m. The Rev. Fred Cheney will officiate and burial will be in the Price Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society at 1105
Mt. Vernon Ave., Marion, Ohio 43302.

SHIRLEY LEE 'FROG' BATEMAN
Shirley Lee 'Frog' Bateman, 66, of Marysville, died Thursday, Oct. 12,
2006, at the home of her son.
She retired from the O.M. Scott Company where she worked in the accounts
payable department. She enjoyed Bingo, making pies, her pet cats Molly
and T.J., collecting decorative frogs and being on her computer. She
will be remembered for volunteering for Bingo at the Marysville VFW,
Post 3320 and supporting the Monarch Diamond Club through Bingo.
She was born Nov. 2, 1939 to the late Russell and Verdie Gibson Taylor.
She was predeceased by her daughter, Rochelle Whitacre and two brothers,
Roger Taylor and Rodney B. Taylor.
She is survived by two daughters, Robin Johnson of Texas and Rhonda
McCartney of Marysville; two sons, Melvin F.D. (Jane) Whitacre and
Kenneth (Debbie) Bateman, both of Marysville; a brother, John Taylor of
London; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Patty.
Graveside funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Oakdale
Cemetery with the Rev. Paul Schultz officiating. The family will received
friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday at the Underwood Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice or VFW Post
3320. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

RALPH E. McCARTY

Ralph E McCarty, 84, died Monday, Oct. 2, 2006, at Bay Pines VA Hospital
in St. Petersburg, Fla., after an illness of several years.
Retired from O.M. Scott and Sons after 33 years, he then moved to the
St. Petersburg, Fla. area in 1982. He was an Army veteran of WWII and a
life member of the VFW and DAV. On July 29, 2001, he received a
Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition for his service during
the Battle of Normandy, D-Day 1944.
 He was born in Marysville on Jan. 30, 1922 to the late Albert and
Monnetta Brown McCarty. Also preceding him in death were two brothers,
Robert and Walter McCarty; a sister, Marilyn Foley; and brothers-in-law,
Bruce Montgomery and Francis Petty.
Survivors include his wife, Mary J. Bowen McCarty whom he married on
Dec. 14, 1954; daughter, Lila J McCarty and friend Garry Cain of
Snellville, Ga.; step-son, James Davis of Marysville; step-daughter,
Sara Corbett of Banning, Calif.; sister, Norma Montgomery of Fort Walton
Beach, Fla.; sister-in-law, Maxine Petty of Clermont, Fla.;
brother-in-law, Jack (Jenny) Bowen of MountainView, Mo.; and many
nieces, nephews and friends.
Donations may be made to the American Heart Association. Memorial
services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Oakdale Cemetery with military
honors. A reception will follow at The Links Apartments reception center
located at the corner of Route 38 and 736.
Arrangements are being handled by Underwood Funeral Home.


ANN EVANS ALLEN

Ann Evans Allen, 68, of Marysville, died Monday, Oct. 9, 2006, at her home.
She was an elementary school teacher for 29 years with the Marysville
school system. She was a leader in community, philanthropic and civic
activities and served as chairman of the Memorial Hospital of Union
County Board of Trustees.
She was born March 24, 1938, in Marion to the late Orie F. and Mabel
Wright Evans and was also predeceased by a brother, Robert Evans.
She is survived by her husband of 47 years, David F. Allen of
Marysville; a son, P. David (Darlene Thomson) Allen II of Marquette,
Mich.; a daughter, Catherine A. Allen; two granddaughters, Claire and
Cate Allen of Falls Church, Va.; two sisters-in-law, Pat Evans of
Skokie, Ill. and Nancy (Sam) Littlepage of Findlay; and many other
relatives including Kae Zorman of Marysville.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Marysville First
United Methodist Church with the Rev. A. Richard Teller officiating. The
family will receive friends 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Underwood Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Memorial Hospital of Union
County Development Fund, 500 London Ave, Marysville, Ohio 43040 or
Marysville First United Methodist Church, 207 S. Court St., Marysville,
Ohio 43040.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

CHASALEA CRAMER
Chasalea Cramer, 82, of Richwood and formerly of Avon Park, Fla., died
late Monday evening, Oct. 9, 2006, at Heartland of Marysville.
She was born May 1, 1924, in Union County to the late Emery M. and
Florence (Cox) Morrow. She was also predeceased by a daughter, Rachel
Borland and brother, Max M. Morrow.
On July 27, 1947, in York Center she married J. Charles Cramer and he survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Florence (Russell) Borland of Richwood;
two sons, Chuck (Sherry) Cramer of Jeanette, Pa. and David (Kim) Cramer
of Vero Beach, Fla.; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and
a brother, Paul D. Morrow of West Virginia.
She was a retired missionary, having faithfully served with her husband
in McAllen, Texas on the Mexican/Texas border for 16 years and in
Honduras Central America for 15 years through World Gospel Mission
She had attended both the McKendree and Bethel U.M. Churches.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Stofcheck Funeral
Home in Richwood where friends may call Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. Pastor
Stephen Cramer and Dr. Paul Whiteford will officiate. Burial will be in
the York Cemetery
Memorial donations may be made to the World Gospel Mission at P.O. Box
948, Marion, IN 46952 and or the Marysville Church of the Nazarene
Honduras Mission Trip at 1126 N. Maple St. Marysville, OH 43040

CLYDE MILFORD WOLFE JR.
Clyde Milford Wolfe Jr., 65, of Marysville, died Tuesday morning, Oct.
10, 2006, at Milcrest Nursing Center.
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother who enjoyed
spending time with family and watching the Cincinnati Reds. He worked at
Plastik Pak in Jackson Center for 13 years.
Born Sept. 13, 1941, in Sidney, he was raised by his parents, Clyde
Milford Wolfe Sr. and Bea and Bill Idle.
On July 3, 1965, he married Peggy Cundiff, who survives in Marysville.
He is also survived by three sons, James R. (Tonya) Honaker of Marion
and Michael (Andrea) Wolfe and Raymond Wolfe of Marysville; five
grandchildren, Steven, Nathan, Nachelle, Sam and Jesse; five brothers,
Billy (Sandy) Wolfe of Quincy, Mike (Tammy) Idle of DeGraff, Danny (Sue)
Idle of Springfield, Steve (Jan) Idle of Ft. Myers, Fla., and Claude
Wolfe of  Troy; four sisters, Nell (Dean) Miller, Marilyn (Ron) Slocum,
Pat (Gene) Schoffner and Kathy McAfee, all of Sidney.
Funeral Services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. in the Ingram Funeral
Home with Pastor James R. Roby officiating. Burial will be in Oakdale
Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

BETTY COX
Betty Cox, 75, died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2006.
She was known as "The Whistler" to the local community in her youth,
singing and throat whistling on the radio and at local county fairs. She
was a long time employee of Worthington Steel Company and St. Ann's Hospital.
She was born in Raymond on Feb. 13, 1931 to the late Edwin and Helen
Jolliff. Also preceding her in death were a daughter, Susan DeVelbiss
and husbands, Don Winters, Joe Balsimo and Homer Cox.
Survivors include daughters, M. Anne Winters, Theresa Reasoner and Karen
Lloyd; grandchildren, Joe Wilson, Tony (Heather) Balsimo, J.D. Reasoner,
Steven Lloyd, Jamie Lloyd, John Robert, Michael, Joy, Mandy and Mark
DiVelbiss; great-grandchildren, Jacob and Tony Balsimo; and other dearly
beloved not to be forgotten, Jim Lloyd, Jim Ballenger, Rick Myrick, Dr.
John and Patsy DiVelbiss, Kasper and Jesse.
Friends may call at Southwick-Good & Fortkamp Funeral Chapel, 3100 N.
High St., Columbus, on Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. where the funeral
will follow at 11 a.m. Dr. William J. Bowser is officiating.
Graveside service and interment will be at 1 p.m. in York Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to
www.southwickfuneral.com

CHARLES E. TROESCH
Charles E. Troesch of Marysville died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2006, at The Ohio
State University Medical Center from injuries sustained in an accident.
He worked at Eljer's Manufacturing for many years and was a long-time
member of Trinity Lutheran Church and the Eagles.
He was born Aug. 13, 1927, in Union County to the late John and Leola
Potts Troesch. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Ida Mae (Bob)
Hawkins and a brother, Martin Troesch.
Survivors include two brothers, William (Madge) Troesch of Marysville
and Ronnie L. (Mary) Troesch of Ft. Pierce, Fla.; and numerous nieces,
nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Ingram Funeral
Home with the Rev. Donald Moceri officiating. Burial will be in the
Milford Center Cemetery.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Veterans
Memorial, 1099 Rosewood Drive, Marysville or the American Cancer Society.


RALPH E. McCARTY

Ralph E McCarty, 84, died Monday, Oct. 2, 2006, at Bay Pines VA Hospital
in St. Petersburg, Fla., after an illness of several years.
Retired from O.M. Scott and Sons after 33 years, he then moved to the
St. Petersburg, Fla. area in 1982. He was an Army veteran of WWII and a
life member of the VFW and DAV. On July 29, 2001, he received a
Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition for his service during
the Battle of Normandy, D-Day 1944.
 He was born in Marysville on Jan. 30, 1922 to the late Albert and
Monnetta Brown McCarty. Also preceding him in death were two brothers,
Robert and Walter McCarty; a sister, Marilyn Foley; and brothers-in-law,
Bruce Montgomery and Francis Petty.
Survivors include his wife, Mary J. Bowen McCarty whom he married on
Dec. 14, 1954; daughter, Lila J McCarty and friend Garry Cain of
Snellville, Ga.; step-son, James Davis of Marysville; step-daughter,
Sara Corbett of Banning, Calif.; sister, Norma Montgomery of Fort Walton
Beach, Fla.; sister-in-law, Maxine Petty of Clermont, Fla.;
brother-in-law, Jack (Jenny) Bowen of MountainView, Mo.; and many
nieces, nephews and friends.
Donations may be made to the American Heart Association. Memorial
services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Oakdale Cemetery. Arrangements
are being handled by Underwood Funeral Home.

PAUL J. McFARLAND
Paul J. McFarland, 79, of Newark died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2006, at his residence.
A veteran of the United States Army, he faithfully served his country
during the Korean War. He retired from Rockwell International after 39
years of service. He had worked for Rockwell in both Marysville and
Newark and retired as a supervisor. He was a member of the Christian
Apostolic Church in Newark.
He was born June 14, 1927 in Newark, to the late Paul B. and Margaret A.
Albaugh McFarland. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Gus
McFarland and an infant sister.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Gladys M. Johnson McFarland; a
daughter, Vickie (Joseph) Reeves of Newark; five sons, Phillip (Dayna)
McFarland of Columbus, Paul David (Debbie) McFarland, Carl McFarland of
Newark and Jeff (Lyann) McFarland of Newark and James (Sandy) McFarland
of Marysville; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a sister,
Wilma (Glenn) Brown of Newark.
Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Christian Apostolic
Church, 22 North 23rd Street, Newark. Funeral services will follow at 7
p.m. with the Rev. G. Keith Sjostrand officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, 2269
Cherry Valley Road SE, Newark.  Arrangements are being handled by Van
Atta Funeral & Cremation Service.
An online guestbook and memorial is available at
www.hendersonvanatta.com

JUANITA ALICIA SMITH REINHARDT
Juanita Alicia Smith Reinhardt, 50, of Marysville, died Friday, Oct. 6,
2006, at Riverside Methodist Hospital.
A homemaker, she attended Marysville Christian Church and enjoyed
singing, tutoring and spending time with her friends and family. She
enjoyed Diet Coke and her cat, Leah.
She was born March 9, 1956, in Toronto, Ohio, to the late William and M.
Evadine Taggart Smith. She was also predeceased by two brothers, Bill
and Tom Smith.
She is survived by four children, David Reinhardt of Marysville, Julie
Reinhardt of Lompoc, Calif., Rebecca Reinhardt of Minnetonka, Minn. and
Jonathan Reinhardt of Marine Corps Air Station New River in
Jacksonville, N.C.; two grandsons, Thayne and Aidan Reinhardt; two
brothers Neil and Ralph; and two sisters, Martha and Joanne; seven
nieces and nephews; and a close friend, Sue Shreve.
The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Underwood Funeral
Home. Following cremation, burial will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the Juanita Reinhardt memorial
fund at National City Bank.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

EVELYN C. MEYER

Evelyn C. Meyer, 86, of Marysville died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2006, at The
Gables at Green Pastures surrounded by her family following an extended illness.
A graduate of Parma (Ohio) High School, she had lived in Marysville
since 1960. She was a dedicated member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic
Church and served as the director of the Catholic Youth Organization
from 1961-1965. She had been active with the Altar Rosary Society and
the Catholic Ladies Card Club, and worked in the bingo kitchen for 15
years. She served as president of The Blue Star Mothers of America,
Chapter #41; was a life member of the VFW #3320 Ladies Auxiliary; and
enjoyed her affiliation with Allen Center Homemakers Club, the Allen
Center Literary Club, and Ruby Tuesday Red Hat Society. She had
volunteered at Union Manor as a Gray Lady for five years and at the
Allen Center voting precinct.
A devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she considered her
family and her church her greatest treasures. A wonderful homemaker, her
hobbies included gardening, sewing, knitting, embroidery, crocheting,
baking, and playing and winning at Bingo.
She was born March 15, 1920, in Cleveland to the late George and Anna
Schuman Weber. She married Casper J. Meyer on Sept. 28, 1940, and he
preceded her in death on Nov. 21, 1999. She was also preceded in death
by three granddaughters, Audrey, Kristina and Sarah Meyer; a brother,
George Weber; a sister, LaVerne Meyer; and a son-in-law, John Popovich.
Survivors include her seven children: Ellen (Paul) Speyer of Richwood,
David (Kate) Meyer of Centerville, Louis (Ann) Meyer of Milford Center,
Susan (Barry) Cordell and Mark (Pam) Meyer, both of Marysville, Richard
(Kathy) Meyer of Plano, Tex. and Teresa (Charles) Offutt of Frederick,
Md; 25 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; a brother, Albert (Jean)
Weber of Kalamazoo, Mich.; several nieces and nephews; many friends; and
her church family.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 11 a.m. at
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Father David Poliafico will
officiate and burial will take place at the church cemetery. Friends may
call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday at Mannasmith Funeral Home
where a Blue Star Mothers service will be held at 4 p.m. and a Rosary
service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours on Sunday evening.
Memorial contributions may be made to OLOL Stations of the Cross Fund,
the American Cancer Society or Loving Care Hospice in care of the
funeral home. Cards for Mass Intentions will also be available at the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com
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Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Robert Cordell, Paul Cordell, Kevin
Cordell, Jeffery Meyer, David Meyer, Keith Popovich, James Popovich,
Daniel Meyer and Matthew Meyer.


SUMNER EDWARD BUSHONG

Sumner Edward Bushong, 89, of Raymond died Monday, Oct. 2, 2006, at
Heartland of Marysville following an extended illness.
A self-employed carpenter for many years, he had been employed with
Knowlton Construction, worked in maintenance at TRC, and owned and
operated his own fleet of dump trucks. He was a faithful and active
lifetime member of the Raymond Church of Christ in Christian Union and
used his carpentry talents to help build the church. He graduated from
Central High School in Columbus and formerly served as a Liberty
Township Trustee. He enjoyed sports and was a fan of the Cincinnati Reds
and the OSU Buckeyes. He took pride in mowing his grass and his greatest
joy came when surrounded by his family.
He was born May 4, 1917, in Columbus to the late Donald Burnis and
Atlanta Simpkins Bushong. He married Clara Mildred 'Millie' Jackson on
July 31, 1937, and she preceded him in death on Dec. 4, 2005.
Survivors include his son, Donald (Barbara) Bushong of Raymond; his
daughter, Pat (James) Bean of Hilliard; two grandsons, Craig (Amy)
Bushong of Marysville; and Todd Bushong of Cincinnati; three
great-grandchildren, Carrie, Cameron and Madison Bushong; a brother,
Burnis (Thelma) Bushong of Avon Park, Fla.; two sisters-in-law, Charlene
(Neil) Hamilton of Oakridge, Tenn. and Rosemary (James) Carney of
Marysville; several nieces and nephews; and his church family.
Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Raymond Church of Christ
in Christian Union. The Revs. Warren Goble and Tom Young will officiate
and burial will take place at Raymond Cemetery. Friends may call from 2
to 4 & 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at Mannasmith Funeral Home in Marysville.
Memorial contributions may be made to his church in care of the funeral
home. Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com
<
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MERLE WILLIAM NEILL
Merle William Neill, 88, died Monday, Oct. 2, 2006, at home surrounded
by his loving family.
A retired dairy and grain farmer, he was a custom sprayer and combiner
in the Jerome and Millcreek Townships of Union County. He also drove a
bus for Fairbanks High School for 20 years. He was an avid softball
player for many years, a former member of the Farm Bureau, Union County
Traffic Safety Committee and Millcreek Grange. He enjoyed watching his
grandchildren play sports for many years. He also served as a Millcreek
Township Trustee for many years. He enjoyed harness racing.
He was born Sept. 8, 1918, in Millcreek Township, Union County, to the
late William J. and Ollie Tossey Neill. Also preceding him in death were
his wife, Edith Spencer Neill in 2000; a grandson, Eric Fields; brother,
Clarence Neill; and sisters, Violet Fawcett, Mary Myers, Lucille Clark
and Ruth Ackerman.
 Survivors include his children, Robert (Rebecca) Neill and Roberta
(Marlin) Fields of Marysville and Merle A. "Bud" Neill of Marengo; 10
grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brothers, Floyd (Ruth) Neill of
Deltona, Fla., Robert (Dottie) Neill of Jerome and Richard (Norma) Neill
of  Marysville; sister, Betty (Ray) Veley of Marysville; and numerous
nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Ferguson Funeral Home in
Plain City with Pastor Roger Gorden officiating. Family will receive
friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Burial will be in the Jerome
Township Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to the Vista Care Hospice, 2760 Airport Road,
Suite 100, Columbus, OH 43219 or the Meals on Wheels Program Memorial
Hospital of Union County, 500 London Ave., Marysville OH 43040.
Condolences may be expressed at fergusonfuneralhomeinc.com


BERNARD A.  SNIDER

Bernard A. Snider, 78 of Marysville, died Sunday, Oct. 01, 2006, at The
Gables at Green Pastures.
He was born Nov. 30, 1927, in Granville, to the late Perry E. and Helen
K. Burns Snider. He was also preceded in death by his son, Andy Snider
in 2001 and sister, Bonnie Disbennett in 2004.
A graduate of Chuckery Darby High School in 1946, he spent his entire
life enjoying the farm and tinkering outdoors. He was a former manager
of Delaware Farmers Exchange, Fertilizer Division and member of the
First United Methodist Church of Marysville.
Survivors include his loving wife, Dolores Henderson Snider, whom he
married Oct. 8, 1949, in Pontiac, Mich.; children, Pamela (Jim) Hunter
and Terry Snider; grandchildren, Jacqueline Hunter, Jill (Stephen)
Bradshaw, Jennifer (Chris) Plantz, Jameison Snider, Kacie Snider and
Rebecca Frey; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Ferguson
Funeral Home in Plain City where the Celebration of Life service will be
held at 7 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. Richard Teller officiating. Burial
will be in the Mitchell Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the First United
Methodist Church, 207 S. Court St., Marysville, Ohio 43040 or Vista Care
Hospice, 2760 Airport Drive, Suite 100, Columbus, Ohio 43219.


LEONARD E. COX

Leonard E. Cox, 78, of Belle Center died unexpectedly Saturday, Sept.
30, 2006, at Lima Memorial Hospital due to complications from an aortic aneurysm.
Retired from Rockwell in Kenton, he was a lifetime horseman and
throughout his life worked with show horses, race horses, and draft
horses.  He was a graduate of Roundhead High School and was a veteran of
the United States Army. He was a fan of all sports, especially the OSU
Buckeyes, and was an avid coon and pheasant hunter. He was a loyal
visitor to several friends in local nursing homes and will be remembered
as a hard-working, generous man.
He was born Dec. 27, 1927, in Roundhead to the late Kenneth
and Emma Belle Barr Cox.
Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Sonia 'Toni' Clay Cox, to whom
he was married on Aug. 13, 1961, in Bellefontaine; three brothers, Paul
Cox of Belle Center, Loren (Eileen) Cox, of Ridgeway and Larry (Ellen)
Cox of Bellefontaine; two sisters, Ann (Gene) Docie of Plain City and
Carolyn Yule of Columbus; several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law;
numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger
Funeral Home in West Mansfield. Dr. Jason Robson will officiate and
burial will take place at Fairview Cemetery in Belle Center. Friends may
call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the hospice of the donor's choice.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com
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ROBERT  E. 'BOB' GATES
Robert E. 'Bob' Gates, 71, of Dublin and a resident of Bedford, Tex.,
for many years died peacefully Saturday, Sept. 30, 2006, at
Kobacker House in Columbus.
He was born March 15, 1935, in Hilliard to the late Merrill W. and
Myrtle M. Dilley Gates. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Richard Gates.
He retired from the B. Gates Co., as its founder and CEO. In retirement
he enjoyed collecting antiques and reading about the Civil War and local history.
Survivors include his loving wife of more than 52 years, Shirley
(Coffindaffer) Gates, whom he married Dec. 31, 1953, in the Dublin
Community Church; children, Robin L. (Dyan) Gates of Weatherford, Tex.,
Mitchell S. (Helen) Gates of North Richland Hills, Tex., and Melissa L.
(Paul) Gates Page of Bedford, Tex.; grandchildren, Dane A. Gates of
Houston, Tex., Morgan A. Gates of Nashville, Tenn., Makensey B. Gates of
Dublin, Zach R. Gates of North Richland Hills, Tex., and Ashton Page,
Isabella Page and Logan Page, all of Bedford, Tex.; brothers, Leslie H.
(Mary) Gates of Plain City and Greg A. (Denise) Gates of Gahanna; and
sister, Betty A. Belley of Columbus.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at
Ferguson Funeral Home in Plain City, where the funeral will be held at
11 a.m. Thursday. Burial will be in the Jerome Township Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Home Reach Hospice,
Ohio Health Foundation, 3724 Olentangy River Road, Suite G, Columbus, OH, 43214.
Condolences may be sent to
www.fergusonfuneralhomeinc.com

DONNA GREEN
Donna Green, 71, of Columbus, died Thursday, Sept. 28, 2006, at Riverside Hospital.
She was an avid square dancer, long-time member of a card club of dear
friends and a member of First United Methodist Church of Marysville.
Beloved wife, mother and grandmother, she is survived by her loving
husband Bob; son Doug (Fran) Green of Powell; daughters Jodie (Adrian)
Adkins of Westerville, Debbie (Jim) Ashenhurst of Hilliard and Linda
(Evan) Smith of Hilliard; grandchildren, David, Danny and Victoria
Hibler, Brett and Rob Green; Anthony and Jason Smith and Jimmy and
Andrea Ashenhurst; brothers, Bill Caulfield of Springfield and John
Caulfield of Kansas City, Mo.; sisters, Barbara Wilkins of Kansas City,
Mo., Joyce Edmonds of Springfield, Sandy Penwell of Springfield and
Cindy Bracken of Aurora, Colo.
She was preceded in death by her father and mother, William and Geneva Caulfield.
Friends may call 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Tidd Funeral Home with
Crematory, 5265 Norwich St., Hilliard, where a short memorial service
will follow at 7:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the
Susan G. Komen Foundation, P.O. Box 16842, Columbus, OH 43216 or The
American Cancer Society, 870 Michigan Ave., Columbus, OH 43215.
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SAM L. GUISINGER
Sam L. Guisinger, 75, of Marysville died Saturday afternoon, Sept. 30,
2006, at Memorial Hospital of Union County after an extended illness
surrounded by his loving wife and family.
He was retired after 29 years of service with the Union County Engineers
Highway Department.
He was a member of the Marysville Fraternal Order of Moose Lodge #1651
and had served in the Ohio National Guard. He enjoyed camping, fishing,
playing cards, bingo, but more importantly spending time with family and friends.
He was born Aug. 26, 1931 in Irwin to the late Leo and Opal Henson
Guisinger and was also preceded in death by a brother Keith; a sister,
Pauline Ianni; and great-grandson, Dylan Conley.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, the former Rachel Anna Mouser to
whom he married on Sept. 24, 1949, in Greenup, Ky.; their children, Lynn
(Jerry) Owen, Roger (Sharon) Guisinger, both of Milford Center, Shirley
(Ernie) Sparks, Sam Guisinger Jr., both of Marysville; grandchildren,
Missey (Tod) Guy, Darran (Sara) Conley, Charlotte (Shannon) Futch, Jim
Conley and special friend Yvonne Edwards and her children, Tricia (Jim)
Clayton, Brian Neill, Jared Owen; great-grandchildren, Jered and Tyler
Guy, Lucas and Kyle Conley, Seth Murray, Hunter and Nicole Futch, Janie
Clayton; a great-great-grandson, Trent Futch; a brother, Herman
(Shirley) Guisinger of West Mansfield; sisters, Ruth (Aaron) Holycross
of Bellefontaine, Bernice (Jerry) Banks of Columbus, Mary Ann Guisinger,
Betty Bradford, both of Marysville, Imogene Vigar of Wapakoneta; and
brother- and sister-in-law, Charles and Carol Mouser of Bluffton.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Ingram
Funeral Home where funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday
with the Rev. Kathy Reiff officiating. Burial will follow at the Milford
Center Cemetery. A memorial service will be conducted by the Marysville
Moose Lodge at 8 p.m. on Tuesday.
Pallbearers will be Darran Conley, Jim Conley, Jared Owen, Jim Clayton,
Tod Guy, and Shannon Futch.

ASHLEY ROSE MARTIN
Memorial services for Ashley Rose Martin, 15, of Castle Rock, Colo.,
will be held on Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Marysville First Methodist
Church at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Ken Daft officiating.
Born in Fort Myers, Fla., on May 23, 1991 she was a sophomore at Rock
Canyon High School where she was involved in drama, choir and her church
youth group. She was a friend to everyone, bringing her smile and love
of God into the lives of those who surrounded her. She recently
participated in a National Beauty Pageant winning Miss Congeniality.
Survivors include her father, Dean A. Martin of Columbus; grandparents,
Vernon and RoseAnn Martin of Fort Myers, Fla.; aunts and uncles, Debbie
Davis of Columbus, Sharon (Roger) Guisinger of Milford Center, Sheila
(Terry) Pettit of Fort Myers, Fla., Jody (Phil) Meeker of Marysville,
and Brad (Carol) Martin of Plain City; many cousins and an abundance of friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ashley Martin Memorial
Fund in care of the Ingram Funeral Home, who is assisting the family
with arrangements. All proceeds will go to support Christian Youth sponsorship.