Archived Obituaries September 2006


LARRY D. AKERS
Larry D. Akers, 59, of Marysville, died Friday, Sept. 29, 2006, at
Riverside Methodist Hospital.
Born April 17, 1947, in Floyd County, Ky., he worked for Abbot
Laboratories in Columbus for more than 33 years. He enjoyed watching
NASCAR and playing his guitar.
He was preceded in death by parents, Jobie and Alvania Howell Akers;
brother, Lonnie Akers in 2005; sisters, Prudy Tackett in 1995 and
Shirley Gayheart in 1996.
Survivors include his loving sisters, Linda (Ron) Grimmett of Plain
City, Clara (Bud) Conley of Marysville, Ella (Roger) Hicks of Ashtabula,
Oma (Homer) Dudley of Ashtabula, Bonnie (Ralph) Calaway of Ashtabula;
brothers-in-law, Sterlion Gayheart and Azzie Tackett; sister-in-law,
Vivian Akers; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
The family will receive friends Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at
Ferguson Funeral Home in Plain City, where the funeral will be held at 2
p.m. Tuesday. Pastor Bill Webb is officiating. Burial is in the Forest
Grove Cemetery of Plain City.

EVERETT HICKMAN MURRAY JR.
Long-time resident of Rosemont, Pa., Everett Hickman Murray Jr., 87, of
Wayne, Pa, died from complications of myasthenia gravis Tuesday, Sept.
26, with his family at his side .
He was the husband of Laura L. Murray for more than 61 years.
He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry from the
University of Pennsylvania in 1943, and he was truly a Penn Quaker at
heart.  He was graduated from Temple University School of Law in 1950
with a J.D. degree. He was a member of the Chemical and Law honorary fraternities.
A research chemist during and after World War II, he was an
International Intellectual Property Attorney for Rohm and Haas Company
for many years and was the Corporate Counsel and General Secretary for
General Refractories Company until his retirement. He was a member of
the Philadelphia Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the
American Bar Association, the American and Philadelphia Patent Law
Associations, the American Chemical Society, the Philadelphia Rotary
Club, the Vesper Club, the Society of the Sons of St. George, and the
St. Andrews Society. He was admitted to practice before all local and
federal courts including The Supreme Court of the United States and the
United States Patent office.
His true love was his family and being with them including family
vacations, birthday and holiday celebrations. He traveled extensively
throughout his life and had many friends throughout the world. He had a
love of music and the arts including museums, the Philadelphia
Orchestra, the Metropolitan Opera, the Savoy Company and Broadway
musicals and comedies. He was a member of the Pitman Hobo Band and in
the 1960s he co-wrote a musical for the Rosemont School Rollicks. He
thoroughly enjoyed celebrating his Scottish heritage and was an avid
sports enthusiast with a particular love for his alma mater, the Penn Quakers.
He was a member of Wayne Presbyterian Church for more than 50 years
where he served as an Elder, Trustee, Deacon and Steward. He also
attended Church of the Saviour in Wayne. Church and his faith were
central in his life.
Born on June 9, 1919, in Philadelphia, Pa, he was the son of the late
Everett Hickman Murray Sr. and the late Elisabeth Terry Murray of
Pitman, N. J. He graduated from Pitman High School and met Laura, his
future bride, in Pitman. They were married on March 7, 1945, in Philadelphia.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Linda (James)
Register of Ocean Isle Beach, N.C.; Stephen (Nancy) Murray of Irwin; and
Pamela (William) Maimone of Berwyn, Pa; and three granddaughters Janine
(Nick) DePallo, Kerstin and Lauren.
A private family service and interment will be held in Pitman, N. J.
Alleva Funeral Home in Wayne, Pa., is assisting the family.
Donations in his memory may be made to Church of the Saviour's Love in
Action Fund, 651 N. Wayne Ave. Wayne, PA 19087 or to Wayne Presbyterian
Church, 125 E. Lancaster Ave. Wayne, Pa. 19087.

GEORGE E. WOOD

George E. Wood, 82, of Marysville died Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 27,
2006, at Memorial Hospital of Union County after a brief illness.
He was retired from O.M. Scott and Sons after 20 years of service. He
was a member of the Milford Center United Methodist Church, had farmed
for many years near Milford Center, was director and charter member of
American Jersey 3-yr. Old Futurity and worked for 11 years for Pioneer
Farm in Old Lyme, Conn., before coming to O.M. Scotts.
He was born Dec. 9, 1923, in Union County to the late LeRoy E. and
Lucile Hathaway Wood. He was married April 9, 1944, at St. Paul Lutheran
Church to the former Doris Doellinger.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years; a son and daughter-in-law, Nick
and Brenda Wood of Melbourne, Fla.; two granddaughters, Michele and
Nicole; and seven great grandchildren.
Calling hours will be held Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Ingram
Funeral Home where a memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. with the
Rev. Ronald Payne officiating. Private burial will be held on Monday at
the Milford Center Cemetery.
Friends may contribute to their favorite charity in his memory.

LAWRENCE MICHAEL 'MIKE' JETER
Lawrence Michael 'Mike' Jeter died Sept. 26, 2006, following a lengthy
and courageous battle with heart disease.
He was born on Oct. 6, 1954, in Louisa, Ky., to Lawrence and Anna
Johnson Jeter. He was a 1973 graduate of Mechanicsburg High School and
made a living as a truck driver for many years until his illness became
too severe. He was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church where he
served proudly as an alter boy in his youth.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife Dian Ball Jeter;
children, Jessica (Kevin) Bushong and Nathan Clark; step-daughter
Roshonda Ball; cherished grandchildren, Blake, Haylee and Kersten
Bushong and Camille Clark; siblings, Joseph (Vicky) Jeter of Woodstock,
Kathryn (Steve) Benton and Leah (Gary) Timmons of Urbana, Timothy
(Kelly) Jeter of Mechanicsburg and Mark Jeter of San Francisco, Calif.;
a host of nieces, nephews and lifelong friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Lawrence F. Jeter.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday
in the Skillman McDonald Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg. A Mass of
Christian Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.


RIETA MARIE BUMGARNER

Rieta Marie Bumgarner, 75, of Marysville died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2006,
at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus with her family at her side
following a three-month illness.
She retired in 1992 after 22 years of service with Siemens, formerly
Bulldog Electric, where she had worked as a line inspector. She was a
member of the Marysville First United Methodist Church and had attended
Marysville High School. She held a membership with Marysville Moose
Lodge #1651 and enjoyed crossword puzzles, reading and country music,
especially Alabama. She collected owls and antiques and took pride in
being active in her grandchildren's lives. She told her family that her
greatest joy was living long enough to know her great-grandchildren.
She was born Oct. 9, 1930, at home on East Fourth Street in Marysville
to the late Carl and Luella Jaggers Spain. She was preceded in death by
three sisters, Doris Edwards, Ruth Turner and Wilma Mannasmith and her
brother, Danny Spain.
Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Ernest B 'Ernie' Bumgarner to
who she was married on May 25, 1957 at the Marysville First United
Methodist Church; her daughter, Neila McCarty of Marysville; her son,
Carl Alan (Barbara) Zimmerman of N. Myrtle Beach, S.C.; five
grandchildren, Jodi Lewis and her special friend 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; two sisters, Arlene Cremeans
and Judy Jackson, both of Marysville; three sisters-in-law, Pam Spain of
North Lewisburg and Louise Bumgarner and Shirley Bumgarner, both of
Marysville; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Mannasmith Funeral Home.
The Rev. Richard Teller will officiate and burial will take place at
Oakdale Cemetery.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association
in care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

RUTH E. MILLER PHIPPS LINVILLE
Ruth E. Miller Phipps Linville, 77, of Russells Point died Tuesday,
Sept. 26, 2006, at Memorial Hospital of Union County after a lengthy illness.
The daughter of Okey and Zella Postalwait Miller, she was born March 12,
1929, in Stinson, W. Va. She was preceded in death by her parents; her
first husband, Don Kenton Phipps; her second husband, William 'Dick'
Linville; an infant daughter; and one grandson, Steven Wayne Phipps.
She worked for Rubber Fabricators in Grantsville, W. Va., in the 1950s
and owned several taverns in the Calhoun County, W. Va., area in the
1960s. She made many beautiful quilts and took pride in the gorgeous
roses and begonias she grew in her flower gardens. She enjoyed
hummingbirds, often feeding as many as 100 at a time.
She loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and was especially
close to grandson David, who, along with her son, Wayne, provided
hands-on care during her declining health.
Survivors include her sons, Paul Phipps of Albany and Wayne Phipps of
Marysville; two brothers, Jack Miller of Charleston and Ray Miller of
Atlanta; two sisters, Alma Gay Vincent of Parkersburg and Phyllis Bailey
of Stinson; four granddaughters and one grandson; and six great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are being handled by the Underwood Funeral Home.

BETTY JO SEDGWICK
Betty Jo Sedgwick, 82, of Marysville, a lifetime resident of Union
County, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2006, at The Gables at Green Pastures.
She was a devoted and beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
She took special pride in teaching her grandson, Shane, how to be a
nationally-ranked bowler.
She was predeceased by her parents, Herbert and Fern Middleton Rea; her
husband of 40 years, Robert Clell Sedgwick; an infant brother, Maynard
Rea; a sister, Lois Russell; a brother, Gerald Rea; a grandson-in-law,
Mark Leonard; her mother-in-law, Glenrose Sedgwick; a brother-in-law,
Roland Sedgwick; and a sister-in-law, Lorraine Sedgwick.
She is survived by six children, Robert (Sandra) Sedgwick of Citrus
Heights, Calif., David Sedgwick of Olympia, Wash., Greg (Margo) Sedgwick
of Granite Falls, N.C., Rebecca (Mike) Tyne of Galena, Evan Sedgwick of
Urbana and Gina (Jim) Black of Marysville; 12 grandchildren, Emily
(David) Aguilar of Bellaire, Tex., Sarah (Vince) Juarez of El Dorado
Hills, Calif., Robert (Victoria) Sedgwick of Lincoln, Calif., Shannon
Sedgwick of Olympia, Wash., Mark (Katya) Sedgwick of Houston, Tex., Marc
Campbell of Troy, Mich., Molly (Patrick) Nelson of Powell, Lisa Leonard
of Columbus, Jennifer (Keith) Alasti of Westerville, David C. Sedgwick
of Urbana, Whitney and Shane Black of Marysville; 13
great-grandchildren, Stephanie (John) Campbell, Jessica and Brenna
Nelson, Kayla Curmode, James and Carla Polnac, Alexis and Mark G.
Sedgwick, Benjamin, Daniel and Grace Juarez, Aiden and Lauren Aguilar; a
sister, Frances Orahood of Raymond; and sisters-in-law, Grace Ann Wood
and Diane Modena, both of Marysville, Doris Sedgwick of Huntsville, Ga.
and Nell Rea of Lunda.
A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at Underwood Funeral
Home. Pastor Jack Knox will officiate.
Her family looks forward to greeting friends and acquaintances in the
hour preceding the service. Interment of the ashes of both Mr. and Mrs.
Sedgwick will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at York Center Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Humane Society.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

JOHN A. HILDRETH
John A. Hildreth, 82, died peacefully in his sleep late Sunday, Sept.
24, 2006, at his home in Richwood.
He was born Aug. 20, 1924, in Lebanon, Ind., to the late James and
Mattie Conrad Hildreth. He was preceded in death by five brothers.
John was a retired laborer and had been a member of the First Freewill
Baptist Church in Marion. He enjoyed spending time on his C.B., watching
movies, camping, going to family get-togethers and was famous for his story telling.
On June 30, 1945, he married Maxine L. Mitchell and she died in March 2002.
Surviving are his children: Peggy L. (Gary) Wurtsbaugh of Richwood, Gary
D. Hildreth of Marion, Kenneth E. (Gloria) Hildreth of Marion and Danny
T. (Bobi Jo) Hildreth of Richwood; grandchildren, Stacey N. Barrett,
Amanda L. Wurtsbaugh, Beulah M. (Shane) VonDach, Kenneth Hildreth Jr.,
Bryan K. (Sarah) Hildreth, Brandon M. Hildreth and Brandy Hildreth;
great grandchildren, Kerrigan A. VonDach, Mattie S. and Emily N.
Hildreth; two sisters, Evelyn Farrin of Marysville and Mary Ann Bark of Alabama.
Friends may call Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. at the Stofcheck Funeral Home
in Richwood where funeral services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m.
Burial will be in the Broadway Cemetery and Pastor Ray Mullins will officiate.
Memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donors choice.

GEORGE M. TERRY
George M. Terry, 71, of Powell, died Saturday, Sept. 23, at his
residence following an extended illness.
He was born April 14, 1935, in Delaware to the late Frank M. and
Florence E. Richards Terry. He was preceded in death by his
brothers, Richard Terry and Henry Terry, and a sister, Mary Clark.
A lifelong Delaware-area resident, he attended Willis High School and
was a retired machinist for Abex-Dennison. He enjoyed being with and
spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife Shirley Rinker Terry; a son Jeff (Kathy)
Terry of Delaware; two daughters Laurie Terry of Delaware and Cindy
(Randy) Miller of Westerville; grandchildren, Heather Dardinger, Chris
Miller, Joe Terry, Andy Terry, Braden Terry; two sisters, Harriett
Fairchild and Wanda Cochran, both of Delaware.
Friends will be received at the Rodman Neeper Funeral Home, Bennett
Brown Delaware Chapel, today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. where services
will follow at 8 p.m. A private committal service will be held at a
later date in Oller Cemetery.
Contributions in his memory may be made to Hospice at Grady, 561 W.
Central Ave., Delaware, Ohio 43015.
Those unable to attend may express their condolences by logging onto our
website at
www.RodmanNeeperFunaralHome.com.

MILDRED A. BALLINGER

Mildred A. Ballinger, 100, of West Mansfield died Friday, Sept. 22,
2006, at the Wesley Glen Health Center in Columbus, with her family at her side.
A faithful and supportive minister's wife, Mildred was a registered
nurse and worked as a nurse in most of the communities where her husband
pastored. She was a 1924 graduate of Kenton High School and a 1927
graduate of The Ohio State University College of Nursing and was the
oldest known surviving graduate of the College of Nursing. She was
active in the churches where her husband served having led children's
choirs, playing organ, or serving as a soloist and also had been a
member of the West Ohio Methodist Conference Wives' Choir. She and her
husband were proud to travel to different parts of the world with World
Gospel Mission which included trips to Haiti in 1960, Kenya in 1980, and
Honduras in 1983. Mrs. Ballinger was a beloved member of the West
Mansfield United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women and
enjoyed her affiliation with the Hardin County Chapter of the Daughters
of the American Revolution and the OSU School of Nursing Alumni. She
enjoyed gardening and music and her greatest joy came when surrounded by
the love of her family.
She was born May 25, 1906, in Kenton to the late Thomas G. and Helen
Steiner Jester. She married the Rev. William E. Ballinger on May 11,
1930, in King's Creek, and he preceded her in death on April 29, 1997.
She was also preceded in death by two sons-in-law, Don Summers and
Richard Schreller; a brother, Thomas Jester; and a sister, Mary Fogle.
Survivors include her children: Helen E. Summers of Milford; Dr. Charles
(Venita) Ballinger of San Diego, Calif.; and Ruth Schreller of Bexley;
four grandchildren,  Rochelle (Lynn) McBride, Kimberley (Robert) Slade,
Dr. Stephen Summers and Kristina Schreller; four great-grandchildren,
Brad (Kinda) McBride, David McBride, Rachel Slade, and Lewis Carpenter;
two great-great-grandchildren, Anna and Ian McBride; a sister, Eleanor
Flesvig and a brother, John Jester, each of Kenton; several nieces and
nephews; her caregivers; and her church family.
Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the West Mansfield United
Methodist Church. The Rev. David Wilson will officiate and burial will
take place at Grove Cemetery in Kenton. Friends may call from 5 to 8
p.m. on Tuesday at Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home, West Mansfield.
Memorial contributions may be made to the West Mansfield United
Methodist Church, the West Mansfield Friends Church, or a charity of the
donor's choice.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

STANLEY HILTON
Stanley Hilton, 59, of Marysville, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2006, at The
Ohio State University Medical Center following complications from lung disease.
An associate for Kmart for six years, he was the assistant manager for
the Marysville store. Prior to moving to Ohio eight years ago, he worked
in the oil field business in Oklahoma, Louisiana and Texas. He was a big
fan of classic car shows and enjoyed sprint car racing. He liked
traveling and camping and spending time with his family.
He was born Aug. 1, 1947, in Claremore, Okla., and was predeceased by
his mother, Wanda Holloway Oliver.
He is survived by his wife, Cyndee Segraves Hilton whom he married Nov.
21, 1998, in Grove City; his children, Traci Snellgroves of Florida,
Stanley (Angela) Hilton of Virginia, Matt Hilton of Texas, Chastity
Daniel of Hilliard, Chelsea (Benny) Lewis of Columbus, and Catrina
Daniel of Hilliard; seven grandchildren; one great-grandson; his father,
Jim (Doris) Hilton of Oklahoma; a brother, James (Becky) Hilton of
Texas; a sister, Marsha Hilton and special friend, Debbie Douglass of
Oklahoma; several step-brothers and step-sisters, including Brian (Kim)
Genet of Oklahoma; a sister-in-law, Theresa (Rick) Schmus of Thornville;
a brother-in-law, Scott Williams of Columbus; his mother-in-law, Sally
Segraves of Blacklick; a grandmother, Helen Hanson of Columbus; and
several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Underwood Funeral Home where
the family will receive friends 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today. Pastor Don
Moceri will officiate.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

BONNIE LOU TAYLOR

Bonnie Lou Taylor, 55, of West Mansfield died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2006,
at her home with her family at her side following a short illness.
She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother and as a
devoted homemaker. She was a member of the Grace Chapel House of Prayer
in West Liberty. Her greatest moments came when surrounded by her family.
She was born June 28, 1951, in Springfield to Robert Kenneth and Janice
Marie Heistand Miller. She was preceded in death by her father and a
sister, Shirley Taylor.
Along with her mother, survivors include her husband of 37 years, Gordon
Taylor, to whom she was married on Aug. 17, 1969, in Urbana; five
daughters, Lisa (Marvin) Foreman of York Center, Sally (Allen) Ziegler
of Bellefontaine, Angela (Jeremy) Mathys and Tina (Robert) Cotterman,
both of Richwood and Elizabeth Taylor of West Mansfield; nine
grandchildren, Lashia, Micheal, Samantha, Zachary, Bethany, Megan,
Kelsey, Aaliyah and Allie; two sisters, Jane (Fred) Sommers of West
Mansfield and Pamela (Bill) Reed of East Liberty; 12 brothers, Bob
(Rita) Miller, Tom (Karen) Miller, Matt Miller, Ben Miller and Joe
Miller, all of West Liberty, Dave (Darlene) Miller of Urbana, Don
(Bonnie) Miller, Dan Miller and Luke Miller of Mingo; Jamie (Debbie)
Miller of Ridgeway, Phil Miller of West Mansfield and Tim (Ellen) Miller
of Bellefontaine; several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law and
numerous nieces and nephews.
Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger
Funeral Home. Pastors Dave Miller and Carrol Mathys will officiate.
Burial will take place at a later date. Friends may call from 3 to 8
p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com

MILDRED LUCILLE FITZ
Mildred Lucille Fitz, 85, of Logansport, Ind., died Thursday, Sept. 14,
2006, at Memorial Hospital in Logansport, Ind.
She was born Oct. 1, 1920, in Logansport, Ind., to the late Elmer and
Carrie Oberla Rogers. On Feb. 28, 1942, she was married to Cletus Fitz,
who preceded her in death on May 1, 2004. Also preceding her in death
were two daughters, Beverly Beckley and Georganna Fitz.
A homemaker, she graduated in 1939 from Logansport High School and was a
life member since 1988 of the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary, a
member for more than 50 years of the Royal Center Chapter #375 Order of
Eastern Star, Cross Wind United Methodist Church and lifetime member of
the World War II Memorial.
Survivors include two daughters, Barbara (Terry) Larimore of Kokomo,
Ind. and Linda Fitz of Logansport, Ind.; grandchildren, Tim (Lori)
Larimore of Russiaville, Ind., Mark Larimore of Kokomo, Ind., Dan (Jen)
Larimore of Marysville, Gary (Missy) Beckley of Riverside and Beth
(Ralph Jr.) Houk of Denver, Ind.; great-grandchildren, Shelby and Derek
Larimore, Emily and Mason Larimore, Dustin and Sarah Beckley, and
Brittany, Joshua and Nicole Houk; niece and nephew, Claudia Beason of
Garland, Tex. and Claude (Susan) Hettinger of Chicago, Ill.
Funeral services were held Sept. 19 at the Gundrum Funeral Home in
Logansport, Ind.
Memorials may be made to the Cross Wind United Methodist Church.


REGENNA FAY "JEAN" WOODRUM FURLONG

Regenna Fay "Jean" Woodrum Furlong, 68, of West Mansfield, died
Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2006, at Heartland of Bellefontaine after an extended illness.
A loving wife and devoted homemaker, she possessed so much love for her
family and was very generous in sharing her love with others. She was a
former longtime member of the North Greenfield United Methodist Church
and was once employed with Northern Floral, Slenker's Orchard and TRC.
She enjoyed fishing, making baskets, needlework, quilting, gardening and the outdoors.
She was born Dec. 10, 1937, in Widen, W.Va., to the late John T. and
Geraldine Lloyd Woodrum. She was preceded in death by a grandson, David
M. Furlong, and two brothers, Jack B. and John E. Woodrum.
Survivors include her husband of more than 50 years, Kenneth L. Furlong,
to whom she was married Dec. 11, 1955, in East Liberty; three sons,
James L. (Deb) Furlong and John "Dave" (Vickie) Furlong, both of West
Mansfield; and Kenneth R. (Kathy) Furlong of North Lewisburg; four
grandchildren, Jeremy, James, Tabitha and Joshua; a great-granddaughter,
Myriah Massey; a step-granddaughter, Tiffanie Starcher; a
step-great-grandson, Cy Starcher; three sisters, Metta Hildreth of North
Lewisburg, and Sonja Brown and Dinah (David) Dague, each of Lakeview; a
sister-in-law, Bev Woodrum of West Mansfield; and several nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home, West Mansfield, with the Rev.
David Wilson officiating. Inurnment will take place at North Greenfield
Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Logan County Cancer Society or
the Kidney Foundation in care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

ROBERT L. KENT
Robert L. Kent, 65, of Columbus, died unexpectedly Monday, Sept. 18,
2006, at his residence.
He was recently retired as a financial assistant at the Columbus Metro Library.
He grew up on a farm near Mingo, where he enjoyed raising horses. He
attended primary and secondary school in North Lewisburg and graduated
from high school at Union Local High School in Milford Center. After
high school, he attended Bluffton College.
In his youth, he and his twin brother were tour guides at the Ohio
Caverns near West Liberty. He enjoyed vacations in England and also
enjoyed watching dog shows and competitions.
He was a member of the Vassor Village Association, former president of
the German Village Garten Club from 1983-84, and former member of the
South United Methodist Church.
He was born Feb. 5, 1941, in Bellefontaine, to the late Lelan W. and
Anna Ruth Hall Kent.
He is survived by his children, John Kent of Hilliard, Maj. Jason
(Missy) Kent of Prattville, Ala., Jim (Dawn) Kent of Rosedale, and Jenny
(Jerry) Allen of Mechanicsburg; grandchildren, Becca, Joey, Matt and
Chris Kent, Savannah, J.P., and Cory Kent, Nash, Cole and Cade Allen; a
sister, Carol Ann (David) Speicher of Marysville; twin brother, Richard
(Janice) Kent of West Liberty; uncle, Don Kent of Urbana; aunt, Maxine
Snider of Urbana, special friend, Steve Lasure of Columbus; and several
nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. at Ingram Funeral
Home, with the Rev. Jane Faber officiating.  Burial will follow at the
Maple Grove Cemetery, North Lewisburg. Calling hours will be Friday from
noon until the 2 p.m. service time.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in
care of the funeral home.


ROBERT L. 'BOB' CARPENTER

Robert L. "Bob" Carpenter, 65, of West Mansfield died unexpectedly
Monday, Sept. 18, in the emergency room at Grady Memorial Hospital of
Delaware.
He was born Jan. 24, 1941, in Kenton to the late Harry E. and Martha L.
James Carpenter.
Employed as a sales representative with Regency Marble of Plain City for
the past 10 years, he formerly was employed for more than 20 years with
Notestine's Floor Covering of Bellefontaine. He was a 1959 graduate of
West Mansfield High School.
A talented carpenter, he helped build, remodel, and assist with many
projects for family and friends. He was passionate about automobiles,
especially Oldsmobiles, and restored countless cars and trucks
throughout his lifetime. He and his wife enjoyed traveling to Gulf
Shores, Alabama and Florida, and his greatest moments were spent in the
company of his family.
Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Sue Ellen Smith Carpenter to
whom he was married on April 7, 1963, in West Mansfield; a son, Robert
S. 'Bob' (Barbara) Carpenter of Marysville; a daughter, JoNell (James)
Rowan of Oxford; five grandchildren, Braxton and Brodie Carpenter and
Zeth, Sydney and Gabe Rowan; sister, Valerie (Duane) Stanley of West
Mansfield; mother-in-law, Virginia Smith of West Mansfield; a niece,
Hillary (Chad) Weiser of West Mansfield; a nephew, Hayden Stanley of
West Mansfield; a great-niece, Haley Weiser; and countless friends and
neighbors.
Services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger
Funeral Home in West Mansfield. The Rev. David Wilson will officiate and
burial will take place at Greenlawn Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to
8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to
the West Mansfield United Methodist Church or the American Heart
Association in care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

IRENE CROSS
Irene Cross, 71, of Marysville, died Sunday evening, Sept. 17, 2006, at
her residence after a brief illness, with her family at her side.
She was retired after 29 years of employment with O.M. Scott and Sons.
A 1953 graduate of Marysville High School, she was a member of the
Scott's 20-year Club and volunteered at the Clothes Closet. She was
baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church and was a member of
St. John's Lutheran Church.
 She was born Feb. 18, 1935, in Marysville, to the late Floyd C. and
Opal D. Penn Hegenderfer. She was married Oct. 4, 1953, at Trinity
Lutheran Church to James H. Cross. He preceded her in death April 16, 2000.
She is survived by their children, Linda L. (Mike) Hitchcock and David
L. (Maria) Cross of Marysville; six grandchildren, Shane J. Hughes,
Sarah L. (Chris) Miller and William G., Cristina K., Joseph A. and
Angela K. Cross; two great-grandchildren, Aaron M. and Alyssa M. Miller;
two sisters, Berna Jean Snyder of Mechanicsburg, and Karen M. Earl of
Marysville; two brothers, Byron George Hegenderfer of Tucson, Ariz., and
Philip Lee Hegenderfer of Akron; and many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Ingram
Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at St.
John's Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Jack Heino officiating. Burial
will follow at Oakdale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. John's Lutheran School or
Loving Care Hospice in care of the funeral home.

RONALD H. JANETZKE
Ronald H. Janetzke, 74, of Plain City, died unexpectedly Sunday, Sept.
17, 2006, at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
He served as an army signalman in the Korean War from 1952-1954 and was
a graduate of Augustana College in Rock Island, Ill. He received his law
degree and Juris Doctor from Northwestern University in 1959. As an
attorney specializing in labor law, he worked eight years for the
National Labor Relations Board, eight years with the International Union
of Electrical Workers, and then as General Counsel for the American
Federation of State County & Municipal Employees from 1978 until his
retirement. He was a member of the Ohio State Bar Association.
He was a member of the Christian Life Church of Plain City, president of
the West Side Chapter of The Full Gospel Businessmen's Fellowship
International for many years, was very involved with mentoring in area
prisons for the past 15 years, and was active in "prayer lines" for WCVO
and the Central Ohio Association of Christian Broadcasters.
He was born March 6, 1932 in Moline, Ill., to the late Harold O. and
Marjorie Hall Janetzke.
Survivors include his wife, Sidney B. Janetzke, whom he married in 1958;
children, Ronald H. Janetzke II of Columbus, and Laura Janetzke of
Westerville; grandchildren, Ronald H. Janetzke III, Marine PFC Morris T.
Janetzke, Jamie L. Janetzke and Kasie Kerr; and his sister, Karna (Joe)
DeMay of Illinois.
The family will receive friends from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Ferguson
Funeral Home, Plain City, where a memorial service will begin at 7 p.m.
with Dr. Ed Wilcox officiating and Pastor Bud Mulford assisting.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Full Gospel Businessmen's
Fellowship International. Visit fergusonfuneralhomeinc.com guest book to
sign the guestbook or share a special memory.

KAY J. CLEVENGER MORELOS
Kay J. Clevenger Morelos, 59, died Friday, Sept. 15, 2006, at Marian
Medical Center in California, surrounded by her loving family.
She was raised in the Marysville area and attended Richwood High School
where she was a cheerleader and graduated in 1964. Upon completion of
cosmetology college, she moved to Santa Barbara, Calif., where she
worked at various salons, the last being Tiffany's.
In 1974 she married Lionel Morelos and together they raised three
children, Paul, Brannan 'B.J.' and Angela Zacarias and was also the
grandmother of three grandchildren, Malorie, Emalie and Raquel. In 1976
with her family, she moved to Santa Maria where she held her husband run
their luggage store in the newly constructed Town Center mall.
In 1985, she began a new career at Marian Medical Center and Marian
West, which would last for 21 years, working as a collection supervisor
and collection specialist. She enjoyed her work and in 2006 she received
the Marian Medical Center Franciscan Award for her many years of
community service. This was an accomplishment she was most proud of.
She was born in Columbus on Dec. 22, 1946, to Willard and Kathryn
Stricker Clevenger. Her father is deceased.
Survivors include her mother, Kathryn Clevenger of Marysville; sister,
Ann Foltz of Modesto, Calif.; brother, Thomas Clevenger of Santa Ynez,
Calif.; and numerous extended family members.
Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Wednesday followed by the Recitation of
the Holy Rosary at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of the Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. at St.
Louis de Montfort Catholic Church with the Rev. John Mayhew officiating.
Burial will follow in Santa Maria Cemetery.
A local memorial service will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. at The Gables
at Green Pastures with Pastor Mo Dunn of Pharisburg United Methodist
Church officiating.
Memorial contributions made be made to the American Cancer Society Relay
for Life, 426 E. Barcellus Ave., Santa Maria, Calif. 93454
Funeral arrangements are under the care of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary and
Crematory in Santa Maria.


MARION E. "GABBY" BLAZER

Marion E. "Gabby" Blazer, 84, of Woodstock, died Friday, Sept. 15, in
Mercy McAuley Center of Urbana.
He was born June 29, 1922, in Mutual, the son of the late Glen and Nina
Hazel Cushman Blazer. He was also preceded in death by his first wife,
Beatrice Stratton Blazer and a step-daughter, Delores Ringler Moore.
He was a 1940 graduate of North Lewisburg High School and a lifelong
farmer in Champaign County. He was a charter member of the Woodstock
Lions Club, a member of the Mechanicsburg Masonic Lodge #113 F & A M
formerly Blazing Star #268, and a past member of the K of P Lodge. He
loved to play cards with his friends and he was an avid Cincinnati Reds
and Ohio State Buckeye fan. In 1954, he was selected to the All-Ohio
team as a third baseman and in 1989, he was inducted to the Ohio Fast
Pitch Softball Hall of Fame. Because of his love for baseball, Gabby and
other area firemen, founded the Triad Jr. Baseball program.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Smith Ringler Blazer; children,
Brenda (Ronny) Rutan of Urbana, William (Karen Sue) Blazer of Woodstock
and Karen Bea Blazer of Columbus; step-daughters, Stephanie Ringler
Butler of Columbus and Valerie Ringler Parish of Columbus; step-son,
William (Sharon) Ringler of Bellefontaine; step son-in-law Jim Moore of
Columbus; five grandchildren, nine step grandchildren, 10
great-grandchildren and 16 step great-grandchildren; as well as a host
of other relatives and friends.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 2 to 4 and  6 to 8
on Tuesday in the Freshwater, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home of North Lewisburg.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday in the funeral
home. Burial will follow in Woodstock Cemetery, Woodstock. Pallbearers
will be Courtney Deere, Jim Moore, Bill Ringler, Deron Rutan, Doug
Rutan, Rick Teets, Kevin Leiter, and Jim Stapleton. Honorary Pallbearers
will be Ned Bahan, Jim Fulton, Don Garrett, David Graham, Ernie Graham,
Darrell Stratton, J.R. Spain, Ernie Wallace and John Westfall.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Triad Jr. Baseball Program, P.
O. Box 84, North Lewisburg, Ohio 43060.


RICHARD "BRUCE" GWILLIAMS

Richard "Bruce" Gwilliams, 73, of Marysville, died Wednesday, Sept. 13,
2006, at Doctors West Hospital, Columbus, with his loving family at his
side after a short illness.
He worked in shipping at Eljers in Marysville for 33 years and retired
from Midwest Express after 10 years of employment.
He attended the Raymond Church of Christ in Christian Union and was a
1952 graduate of Bidwell Porter High School in Gallia County.
He was a veteran of the Korean War, having served in the U.S. Army. He
was a lifetime member of Raymond VFW Post No. 9909.
He was an avid gardener and found great satisfaction in starting his
plants and flowers. He found great joy in the daycare children that were
in his home throughout the last 19 years, and his greatest moments were
spent with wife, daughter and family.
He was born June 25, 1933, in Cabell County, W. Va., near Huntington, to
Waldo Emerson Sr. and Beulah Margaret Songer Gwilliams. He was preceded
in death by his father; a brother-in-law, Chuck Roosa; and a niece,
Melody Hall Engle.
Along with his mother, survivors include his loving wife of 44 years,
Wanda Ziegler Gwilliams, to whom he was married July 1, 1962; his
daughter, Rachel Gwilliams of Marysville, and her friend, Terry Mitchell
of Richwood; four brothers, Bill (Dorothy) Gwilliams of Haines City,
Fla., Waldo (Carol) Gwilliams Jr. and Roger (Sandi) Gwilliams, of
Marysville, and David (Karen) Gwilliams of Raymond; four sisters, Joyce
Peck and Nyla (Richard) Bowersmith of Marysville, Judy (Doug) Barnes of
Garland, Texas, and Nancy Roosa of Clearwater, Fla.; many nieces and
nephews; and special family friends, Nathan, Todd and Clara Clevenger,
Jessica, Amanda and Doug Hoile, Betty Hoile, Bill Hoile, Caleb Rausch,
and Becca, Nick, Noel, Tyler, Tanner, Brent and Elisa Ufferman.
Services were held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Raymond Church of Christ
in Christian Union with the Rev. Warren Goble officiating. Burial with
military honors conducted by the Union County Honor Guard will take
place at Raymond Cemetery. Calling hours were Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at
Mannasmith Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Raymond Church of Christ in
Christian Union in care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

PASTOR DONALD REED BACHMAN

Pastor Donald Reed Bachman, 85, of Columbus, died peacefully Tuesday,
Sept. 12, 2006, at the Whetstone Care Center, Columbus.
He graduated from West High School, Columbus, in 1939. He received a
bachelor of arts degree from Capital University in 1943 and graduated
from the Evangelical Lutheran Theological Seminary in 1945. He was
ordained at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Columbus, on June 3, 1945.
He was senior pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church in Marysville, from 1968
until his retirement in 1983, when he was conferred Pastor Emeritus
status by the American Lutheran Church. His tenure at Trinity included
the renovation of the sanctuary and the construction of the current
parochial school building. Additionally, he served First English in
Peoria, Ill., from 1945 to 1951; St. Mark's in Chillicothe, Ill., and
Bethany Manor, Washington, Ill. from 1951 to 1956. He was pastor at St.
Matthew's, Indianapolis, from 1956 to 1960; St. John, Celina, Ohio, from
1960 to 1965; and Holy Cross, Fairfield, Ohio, from 1965 to 1968.
He was born June 26, 1921, in Canal Winchester, to the late A. Russell
and Lillian Reed Bachman. He was preceded in death by his son, David
Bachman Sr., and three brothers.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Wilda Gibbon Bachman of
Columbus, to whom he was married June 6, 1943; a son, Pastor Don R.
(Edie) Bachman Jr. of Circleville; a daughter, Joan (Bryan) Swensen of
Carrollton, Texas; a daughter-in-law, Alison Bachman of Berea, Ky.;
grandchildren, MMI (SS) Bryan and Randall Bachman of Jacksonville, Fla.,
James (Tiffany) Bachman of Brooklyn, N.Y., Amber (Nathan) Meyer of
Aubrey, Texas, Kristin (Kursat) Sendur of Boston, David Bachman of
Berea, Ky., Michael Bachman of Ecuador, and Jared and Erik Swensen of
Carrollton, Texas; a brother, Dale (Beth) Bachman of Hudson, Fla.;
sisters-in-law, Lauretta Jean Bachman and Marcella (Jack) Bowman of
Columbus, Isabel Bachman of New Port Richey, Fla., and
Mary Gibbon of Hemet, Calif.
Services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church with
the Revs. Barry Scott and Terry Morgan officiating. Private family
burial will take place Monday at Oakdale Cemetery. Calling hours will be
Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Mannasmith Funeral Home and one hour prior
to the service at the church on Sunday.

BLANCHE ISABELLE CRAGO
Blanche Isabelle Crago, 95, of Ostrander, died Wednesday, Sept. 13,
2006, at Grady Memorial Hospital, Delaware.
 She came to Scioto Township with her husband, Clarence Burr Crago, in
1945. Both were devoted dairy farmers in Ostrander.
She was a member of the Ostrander Senior Citizens and the Millcreek
Baptist Church, where she played piano for many years.
She was a beloved mother, grandmother, aunt and sister. She will long be
remembered for her love of family, her gentle hugs and enjoyment of a
family gathering.
She was born Aug. 26, 1911, in Bowersville, Ohio, to the late Benjamin
H. and Olive E. Pugh. She was preceded in death by her husband; three
sisters, Goldie, Martha and Mary; and one brother, Victor.
She is survived by two sons, Floyd (Margaret) of Marysville, and Bob
(Elaine) of Ostrander; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be Friday from 2 to 5 p.m. at Robinson Funeral Home,
32 W. Winter St., Delaware, where funeral services will be held Saturday
at 1:30 p.m., with the Rev. Pat Bruce officiating. Interment will follow
in Fairview Cemetery, Ostrander.
Pallbearers will be her great-grandchildren, Andy and Patricia Crago,
Deric Crago, Joshua Sheppard, Zachary Taylor and Abigail Deckop and
honorary pallbearer, Alex Deckop.
Memorial contributions may be made to Millcreek Baptist Church, 59 N.
Fourth St., Ostrander, Ohio 43061.
Condolences may be expressed online at
www.robinsonfuneralhomeinc.com

RICHARD "BRUCE" GWILLIAMS
Richard "Bruce" Gwilliams, 73, of Marysville, died Wednesday, Sept. 13,
2006, at Doctors West Hospital, Columbus, with his loving family at his
side after a short illness.
He worked in shipping at Eljers in Marysville for 33 years and retired
from Midwest Express after 10 years of employment.
He attended the Raymond Church of Christ in Christian Union and was a
1952 graduate of Bidwell Porter High School in Gallia County.
He was a veteran of the Korean War, having served in the U.S. Army. He
was a lifetime member of Raymond VFW Post No. 9909.
He was an avid gardener and found great satisfaction in starting his
plants and flowers. He found great joy in the daycare children that were
in his home throughout the last 19 years, and his greatest moments were
spent with wife, daughter and family.
He was born June 25, 1933, in Cabell County, W. Va., near Huntington, to
Waldo Emerson and Beulah Margaret Songer Gwilliams Sr. He was preceded
in death by his father; a brother-in-law, Chuck Roosa; and a niece, Melody Hall Engle.
Along with his mother, survivors include his loving wife of 44 years,
Wanda Ziegler Gwilliams, to whom he was married July 1, 1962; his
daughter, Rachel Gwilliams of Marysville, and her friend, Terry Mitchell
of Richwood; four brothers, Bill (Dorothy) Gwilliams of Haines City,
Fla., Waldo (Carol) Gwilliams Jr. and Roger (Sandi) Gwilliams, of
Marysville, and David (Karen) Gwilliams of Raymond; four sisters, Joyce
Peck and Nyla (Richard) Bowersmith of Marysville, Judy (Doug) Barnes of
Garland, Texas, and Nancy Roosa of Clearwater, Fla.; many nieces and
nephews; and special family friends,  Jessica, Amanda and Doug Hoile,
Betty Hoile, Bill Hoile, Caleb Rausch, and Becca, Nick, Noel, Tyler,
Tanner, Brent and Elisa Ufferman.
Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Raymond Church of
Christ in Christian Union with the Rev. Warren Goble officiating. Burial
with military honors conducted by the Union County Honor Guard will take
place at Raymond Cemetery. Calling hours will be Friday from 5 to 8 p.m.
at Mannasmith Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Raymond Church of Christ in
Christian Union in care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

MARTHA EILEEN KINSEY
Martha Eileen Kinsey, 78, of Westerville and formerly of Marysville,
died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2006, at Edgewood Manor.
She was a member of Central College Presbyterian Church, and a 50-year
member of Mary Chapter No. 9, Marysville Order of Eastern Star.
She is survived by her daughter, Pamela (Larry) Betts; and
grandchildren, Heidi (Scott) Spicers and Eric Betts.
Calling hours will be today from 5 to 8 p.m. at Hill Funeral Home, 220
S. State St., Westerville. Funeral services will be held Friday at 10
a.m. at Central College Presbyterian Church, 975 S. Sunbury Road,
Westerville, with the Rev. David Redding officiating. An internment
service will be held Friday at 11:30 a.m. at Oakdale Cemetery, Marysville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Edgewood Manor Activity Fund,
140 N. State St., Westerville, OH 43081


HELEN MARIE FEASEL

Helen Marie Feasel, 72, of Marysville, died Monday evening, Sept. 11,
2006, at Doctors Hospital West in Columbus.
A homemaker, she was a dedicated member of Pharisburg United Methodist
Church, where she served in various capacities, such as teaching the
"Heaven Bound" Sunday school class and where she was a member of the
United Methodist Women, the Emmaus Community, and completed Disciple I
and Disciple II Bible study classes.
She was a former Cub Scout Leader, an advisor for the "Canine Kids" 4-H
club and a member of the OCCL Mother's Club.
She had worked at Haffners 5 and Dime Store, General Industries and Bob
Bayes Screw Machine Factory.
She enjoyed Blue Grass music, planting flowers, collecting angels and
birds, painting ceramics and all kinds of crafts, sewing, and the time
she spent exercising at Memorial Health Center. She also enjoyed sitting
on her swing and watching traffic.
She was born June 14, 1934, in Springfield, the daughter of the late
Francis and Mildred Reese Jackson. She grew up in Union County around
the Pharisburg area. On June 18, 1955, at the Pharisburg Church, she
married Herman Nelson Feasel, and he is deceased. She also was
predeceased by a daughter, Sandra Jo Gibson, and a sister, Betty Laird.
Surviving are her sisters, Peggy (Glenn) Wykoff of Marysville, and Susie
(Gerry) Kirkbride of Myrtle Beach; a stepson, Michael (Amy) Feasel of
Richwood; a son-in-law, Calvin Gibson of Richwood; grandchildren, Angela
(Greg) Thomas, Christopher (Lora) Gibson and Robert (Ronatta) Gibson;
step-grandchildren, Mike, Chrissy, Jeffrey, Scotty, Elizabeth and Cody
Feasel and Mirandia and Sam Lee; special great-grandchildren, Grant
Thomas and Ryelle Gibson; four step-great-grandchildren; and many
friends, nephews, nieces and cousins.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Stofcheck Funeral
Home in Richwood. Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at
Pharisburg United Methodist Church with the Revs. Mo Dunn and Debbie
Nance officiating, Burial will be in Broadway Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pharisburg United Methodist Church
at 13317 Route 347, Marysville, OH 43040.


GARRYL JONES "GARY" MOBLEY

Garryl Jones "Gary" Mobley, 58, of Huntsville, died Sunday, Sept. 10,
2006, at his residence.
He worked at Honda as an assistant paint manager. He was a member of the
Marysville Moose Lodge and Detroit Masonic Lodge. He was a Navy veteran
of the Vietnam War, serving in the Seabees.
He was born Feb. 28, 1948, in Elliott County, Ky. to Ernest Harold and
Faye Cox Mobley. His father predeceased him and his mother survives in
Ecorse, Mich.
He also is survived by two sons, Neal (Kimberly) Mobley of Marysville,
and Thomas Mobley of Urbana; eight brothers, Tex (Alberta) Mobley of
Ashland, Larry (Marion) Mobley of Lincoln Park, Mich., Ernest (Beverly)
Mobley of Farmington Hills, Mich., Donald (Pat) Mobley of Milford,
Mich., Kevin (Sue Ellen) Mobley of Jackson, Mich., Gregory Mobley of
Burkesville, Ky., Dennis Mobley of Melvindale, Mich., and David Mobley
of Ecorse, Mich.; and three sisters, Bonnie (Darryl) Pounds of New
Boston, Mich., Debbie (Dennis) Long of Smith's Grove, Ky., and Doris
(Eric) Evans of Novi, Mich.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Eichholtz Funeral
Home, Bellefontaine, where calling hours will be held Wednesday from 2
to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and one hour prior to Thursday's service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Condolences may be sent to
www.eichholtzfuneralhome.com.

EDNA MAE PHILLIPS MITCHELL REISELT
Edna Mae Phillips Mitchell Reiselt, 80, of Plain City, died Sunday
morning, Sept. 10, 2006, at Emerald Crossing, Dublin. She had been
suffering from Alzheimer's Disease for several years.
She was a very gentle, caring and gracious Christian woman. She was an
especially gifted gardener and cook, growing, preserving and preparing
food for her family and friends. In addition to creating a lovely home,
she actively collected family photos, recording her children's and
extended family's lives. Early in her married life, she served as a
"room mother," baking cookies and assisting teachers in the Plain City
schools at holiday times.
As her children grew, she was a 4-H advisor for the Pleasant Valley
Homemakers and served the Union County Board of Elections (Jerome
Township) for 17 years.
She became very interested in family history and has left a legacy of
information for all of her children and stepchildren. She was a loving
daughter, sister, wife, mother, stepmother, grandmother and friend. She
will be greatly missed by many people.
She was born Nov. 20, 1925, in Elliott County, Ky., the oldest child of
James Albert "J. A." and Eliza Mason Phillips who preceded her in death
in 1972 and 2004, respectively. For 27 years, she was married to Marlowe
"Pat" Mitchell who preceded her in death in 1971. They had three
children. She also was predeceased by two brothers, Darrell Phillips and
Clarence Phillips, and a step-granddaughter, Cindy Reiselt.
She is survived by her second husband, Bernard B. Reiselt of Plain City.
The two would have celebrated their 34th wedding anniversary on Oct. 12.
Mr. Reiselt was a very faithful companion by her side throughout the
course of her illness.
She also is survived by her three children, Robert Carl (Betty Smith)
Mitchell of Plain City, Don Gene Mitchell and his partner Kim Schnell of
Florida, and Regena L. Mitchell Gates (M. Philip) Gates) of New Zealand;
five grandchildren, Bonnie Mitchell (Scot) Cantrell, Doug (Sylvia
Merenez) Mitchell, Jeff (Carla Burns) Mitchell, Donald K. (Melissa
Esposito) Mitchell and Rebecca Mitchell (C. B.) Hinch, all of Plain
City; 10 great-grandchildren, Wendi Cantrell, Josh Cantrell, Amber
Mitchell, Coleman Mitchell, Payton Mitchell, Hayden Mitchell, Joel Riley
Mitchell, Kristina Hinch, Stephanie Hinch and Colten Hinch; two
step-great-granddaughters, Antonella and Adriana Rossi; a brother,
Dennis (Mary Mason) Phillips of Plain City; two sisters, Faye Phillips
(Brooks) Rowe of Olive Hill, Ky., and Mavis Phillips (Richard) Baker of
Westerville; sisters-in-law, Pauline Peters Phillips of Sandy Hook, Ky.,
and Janet Aurand Phillips of Plain City; four stepsons, Ron (Ronnie)
Reiselt of South Carolina, Cliff Sharon) Reiselt and Richard (Sandy)
Reiselt of Florida, and Ed (Sharon) Reiselt of Carroll, Ohio; one
stepdaughter-in-law, Nola Crandel (Jim) Freeman; 12 step-grandchildren;
28 step-great-grandchildren; many special nephews and nieces, in
particular Cheryl Baker Harrison who, with her mother, was there to hold
Mrs. Reiselt's hand.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Ferguson
Funeral Home, Plain City, where funeral services will be held Thursday
at 10 a.m., with Pastor Tom Kauffman of Calvary Bible Church
officiating. Burial will immediately follow at the Mitchell Cemetery,
Darby Township.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ohio State University
Foundation, noting "Alzheimer's Research 302185." Mail to: Alzheimer's
Research, Ohio State University, P.O. Box 183112, Columbus, OH
43218-3112.

W. JOAN WELCH COAKLEY
W. Joan Welch Coakley, 76, of Land O' Lakes, Fla., and formerly of
Marysville, died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2006, in Wesley Chapel, Fla.,
surrounded by her family.
She is survived by her daughter, Vicki Venable of Wesley Chapel, Fla.;
and two sons, Randy Coakley and Jeffrey Coakley, six grandchildren,
eight great-grandchildren, and a sister, Beverly Welch Wagner, all of Florida.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, Sept. 30, 2006, at 10 a.m. at
Loyless Funeral Home, Land O' Lakes, Fla.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hernando Pasco Hospice.
Condolences may be sent to
www.loylessfuneralhome.com.

MARGARET ANN MARSHALL
Margaret Ann Marshall, 62, of Broadway, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2006, at
the Ohio State University Medical Center due to complications from a
recent liver transplant.
She was a longtime office worker at Union Rural Electric and also had
been employed at Westreco and Gates McDonald.
She attended Raymond United Methodist Church and was a 1961 graduate of
Byhalia-York High School. She was a devoted and loving mother and had
been quite active with the Broadway Mother's Club and the Broadway
Baseball Association.
She enjoyed a tremendous collection of Santa Claus collectibles and
always made the Christmas season unforgettable. Her life revolved around
her family, and she was always eager to spend time with her sons and
their families or attend one of her grandchildren's events. She will be
missed beyond measure.
She was born Dec. 13, 1943, near Somersville, to the late John T. and
Mary Ethel Miller Engle.
Survivors include her husband of nearly 45 years, Lynn Marshall, to whom
she was married Dec. 10, 1961, at Magnetic Springs United Methodist
Church; three sons, Rob (Tina) Marshall and Randy Marshall of
Marysville, and his friend, Dottie McGinty of Marion, and Jack (Tiffany)
Marshall of Marysville; three grandchildren, Borden, Wyatt, and Jade;
two sisters, Marilyn Coakley and Carolyn (Emerson) Bliss of Marysville;
a brother, Jack (Donna) Engle of Broadway; a sister-in-law, Sharon
(Rick) Meddles of Marysville; and several nieces, nephews, and friends.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Mannasmith Funeral
Home, where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the
Rev. Seeyong Lee officiating. Burial will take place at Broadway Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lifeline of Ohio or Heartland of
Marysville in care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

SHIRLEY WATSON
Shirley Watson, 70, of Plain City, died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2006, at The
Gables at Green Pastures.
She worked for many years as a legal secretary and retired from Ashland
Chemical. She was a member of New California Presbyterian Church.
She enjoyed spending time with her precious grandchildren and
researching her genealogy.
She was born Sept. 8, 1936, in Marysville, to the late Payton Alonzo and
Florence Mae Brown Printz.
She is survived by her husband, David M. Watson, whom she married April
29, 1955; her children, John (Connie Jude) Watson of Plain City, Vicki
Watson of Marysville, Cindy (Bill) Watson-Bowen and Dawn (Craig)
Alexander of North Lewisburg; her grandchildren, Lisa, Kristy, Julie,
David, John, Matt (Mandy) and Jenni; great-grandchildren, J.C. and
Morgan; a brother, John Clark (Marjorie) Printz of Marysville; and a
sister, Mary Martha (Daniel) Estell of Greenfield.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Ferguson Funeral Home,
Plain City, where services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. with Pastor
Don Hilkerbaumer officiating. Burial will be in Jerome Township
Cemetery, New California.


MICHELLE RENEE MURNAHAN

Michelle Renee Murnahan, 37, of Mt. Victory, died Thursday, Aug. 31,
2006, at her home.
She was a 1987 graduate of Spencer High School, Spencer, W.Va., and an
employee of TRC, Marysville, Ohio. She, her husband and daughter enjoyed
attending and participating in Renaissance events throughout Ohio and
neighboring states. She was a member of the SCA Group, Findlay, Ohio.
She enjoyed designing and sewing Renaissance costumes and also enjoyed reading.
She was a loving, caring mother, wife, daughter, sister and granddaughter.
She was born Dec. 23, 1968, at Parkersburg, W.Va., the daughter of Donna
Wright Johnson of Athens, Ohio. On April 3, 2004, she married Charles Murnahan.
In addition to her mother and husband, she is survived by her daughter,
Meredith, of the home; her brother, David (Erin) Roberts and their
children of Waterford, Ohio; her grandparents, William "Bill" and Dollie
Wright of Spencer; and her stepfather and his wife, David and Lorraine
Roberts of Newark, W.Va.
Calling hours were Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the John H. Taylor
Funeral Home, Spencer, where the funeral service was held Sunday at 2:30
p.m. with the Rev. Paul McGuire officiating. Burial will be in the Swank
Cemetery, Speed, W.Va.


CHARLES E. RENNER

Charles E. Renner, 81, of Dublin, died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2006, at
Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, after a short illness.
He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, educated at St. John's
Lutheran School and graduated from Watkins Local School in 1943.
He faithfully served his country in the U.S. Army, 63rd Blood and Fire
Infantry, in Europe during World War II, performing many duties,
including mortar man, translator and military policeman. Following
service to his country, Mr. Renner earned a bachelor's degree from
Capital University and a master's degree from Ohio State University.
He served as an educator for 44 years which included positions as a
teacher and coach at Marysville, a principal and coach at Watkins Local,
superintendent and coach at Byhalia-York and Hardin Northern and as a
county superintendent of Hardin County from 1976 to 1994.
He also served as the executive secretary of the Blanchard Valley
Conference from 1965 to 2004 and was a registered OHSAA track and field
and cross country official for 30 years. Mr. Renner will be remembered
as a hard-working man who was dedicated to the boys and girls and staff
of each district for which he served.
He was a fan of the OSU Buckeyes and treasured time shared with his loving family.
He was born Feb. 9, 1925, to the late John Peter and Pauline Rausch
Renner. He also was preceded in death by a sister, Alvena Renner; a
brother-in-law, Don Bailey; a brother and sister-in-law, Victor and
Margaret Renner; and a brother-in-law, George Fritz.
He is survived by his wife, the former Carol Anne Fritz of the Mt. Zion
area near Bucyrus, to whom he was wed June 4, 1950, by the Rev. Harry
Eswine at Martin Luther Lutheran Church, Bucyrus; a son, Charles, of
Forest; a daughter, Suzanne (Graham) Matthews of Erie, Pa.; six
grandchildren, Peter, John, Joel, Mark and Leah Renner and Aubrae
Matthews; a sister, Erna Bailey of Dublin; a brother, Arno Renner of
Marysville; a brother-in-law, James (Pat) Fritz of Marion; two
sisters-in-law, Sharon (Doug) Ritze of Woodland, Texas; and Colleen
Fritz of Bucyrus; several nieces and nephews; and countless friends,
students and colleagues.
Calling hours will be Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Mannasmith
Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at St.
John's Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Gerry Mohr of the Findlay
Concordia Lutheran Church and the Rev. Jack Heino officiating. Burial
with military honors conducted by the Union County Honor Guard will take
place at the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. John's Lutheran School
Library, the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society
in care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

LYNN D. ZELL
Lynn D. Zell, 55, of Marysville, died Tuesday morning, Sept. 5, 2006, at
the James Cancer Hospital, Columbus, after a brief and unexpected illness.
He was owner of Clear View Building Services.
He was one of Jehovah's Witnesses and served as an elder in the local Kingdom Hall.
He will be missed by his family and friends too numerous to mention.
He was born Oct. 3, 1950, in Zanesfield, to the late Lavern and Lillian
Butterfield Zell. He also was predeceased by his father-in-law, Donald S. Jones.
He is survived by his wife of 32 years, the former Jody D. Jones, to
whom he was married Jan. 26, 1974, in Bellefontaine; their children,
B.J. (April) Zell and Tiffany (Brett) Ivey of Marysville; two
grandchildren, Ava and Gavin Zell; a sister, Goldene Tennent of Palatka,
Fla.; a brother, Merlyn (Pat) Zell of Bellefontaine; and his
mother-in-law, Louise Jones of Marysville.
The memorial talk will be given by Dave Dipple Saturday at 2 p.m. at the
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Burial will be held at Mt. Herman Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the "Watchtower" in care of the
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 17700 Echo Drive, Marysville, OH 43040.
Ingram Funeral Home is completing the arrangements.


HELEN V. GINGERICH

Helen V. Gingerich, 76, of Plain City, died Tuesday morning, Sept. 5,
2006, at her residence surrounded by her loving family.
She retired from Jonathan Alder High School in 1988 as a cook. She was a
member of the Sharon Mennonite Church
She was born Aug. 30, 1930, in Plain City. She was preceded in death by
her parents, Glen W. and Minnie Vance Stevens; her husband, Alvin A.
Gingerich, in 2002; a sister, Ruth Bishop, in 1999; and a brother,
Harold "Steve" Stevens, in 1999.
She is survived by her children, Tresa (Robert) Hostetler, Steve (Kathy)
Gingerich and Alex Gingerich; grandchildren, Matt, Scott, Greg, and
Jason; and many close family members and friends.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Ferguson
Funeral Home, Plain City. Funeral services will be held Friday at 10
a.m. at Sharon Mennonite Church, 7675 Amity Pike, Plain City, with
Pastor Bob Yoder officiating. Burial will be in Forest Grove Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice, P.O. Box 445,
London , OH 43140 or the American Cancer Society, Madison County Unit,
P.O. Box 721, London, OH 43140.

JOANN HEMSWORTH
Joann Hemsworth, 75, of Marysville, died Monday, Sept. 4, 2006, at her
home with her daughter at her side after a short illness.
For 15 years she was employed by the housekeeping department at the Park
Vista Hotel in Gatlinburg, Tenn., working on the 17th floor. She held a
graphics arts degree from the Walter State Community College.
She attended Calvary Apostolic Church in downtown Columbus. She enjoyed
crocheting and quilting and dogs. She treasured time spent with her
family and will be remembered for her terrific sense of humor and
unforgettable smile.
She was born Nov. 11, 1930, in Nelsonville, to the late James Kenneth
and Sylvia Hilt Ossman. She also was preceded in death by her husband,
Merrill Hemsworth, to whom she was married Nov. 12, 1947, in Pomeroy; an
infant son, Jimmy; and an infant sister, Loretta.
Survivors include two daughters, Joyce (Dan) Haag of Jackson, and Beckie
(Tony) Borda of Marysville; two sons, Tom (Kathy) Hemsworth of
Westerville, and Shawn (Kathy) Hemsworth of Newport, Tenn.; 17
grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Patricia Lou Hall
of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and Sheila (Paul) Marrero of Newbern, N.C.; and
many nieces and nephews.
Services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at Calvary Apostolic Church, 38
W. Greenwood Ave., Columbus, Ohio, 43201 with the Rev. James Stark
officiating. Entombment will take place at Union Cemetery, Columbus.
Friends may call Friday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Calvary Apostolic Church
Building Fund in care of the church or Mannasmith Funeral Home, 621 W.
Fifth St., Marysville, OH 43040, which is serving the family.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

HEIDI ANN PARSELL KEERAN
Heidi Ann Parsell Keeran, 47, of North Lewisburg, died Saturday, Sept.
2, 2006, at the Spring Meadows Care Center, Woodstock.
She graduated from Triad High School in 1977 and resided in Urbana for
the last 23 years.
An avid crafter, she enjoyed beading and sewing and demonstrating her
immense creativity in the creation of her children's and grandchildren's
Halloween costumes.
She was a dutiful and doting mother, sister and grandmother.
She was born April 9, 1959, in Columbus, to the late Ray
and Anna Maxine Moore Parsell.
She is survived by her daughter, Krista (John) Flora of North Lewisburg;
her son, Charles E. (Jennifer) Keeran of Fort Lewis, Wash; three
granddaughters, Taylor Keeran of Urbana, and Caelie and Emma Flora of
North Lewisburg; three step-grandchildren, Skyla, Austin and Nathan of
Fort Lewis, Wash.; sister and brother-in-law, Debra Rae Parsell and
Eldon Eubanks of Urbana; an aunt, Virginia Simison; and faithful
four-legged companions Brindle and George.
Calling hours will be today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the
Freshwater, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home, North Lewisburg, where a
Celebration of Life Service will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. with Pastor
Kathy Reiff officiating. Burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery, North Lewisburg.
Before her death, the deceased asked that no one wear black, and that in
lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

JOHN E. MIDDLETON
John E. Middleton, 90, of Cable, died Sunday morning, Sept. 3, 2006, in his woods.
He was a 1934 graduate of Cable High School and served in the United
States Army during World War II. He retired from the Champaign County
Soil and Water Conservation District.
A tree farmer, he planted nearly 500,000 trees during his lifetime.
He was a member of Cable United Methodist Church.
He was born July 24, 1916, in Cable, the son of the late John and Adah
Ford Middleton. He also was preceded in death by two sisters, Beatrice
Fox and Katheryn Huber.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Lucille (Gregg) Middleton; his
sons, "John" Jack (Janet) Middleton of Mechanicsburg, and Marion (Toby)
Middleton of Cable; his daughters, Zita Middleton of Urbana, and Jane
(David) Runyan of Bellefontaine; eight granddaughters; 17
great-grandchildren; and many relatives and friends.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Freshwater,
McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home, North Lewisburg, where funeral services
will be held Friday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Joyce McKeever officiating.
Burial will follow in Jenkins Chapel Cemetery, Cable.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cable United
Methodist Church Building Fund.


PHILIP LEE PICKERING

Philip Lee Pickering, 71, of Marysville, formerly of Delaware, died
Saturday, Sept. 2, 2006, at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
He grew up in the Ashley area and was a graduate of Elm Valley High
School. He was a dairy farmer in Sunbury, a farmer in central Illinois,
and was a salesman for the John Deere Dealership in Effingham, Ill. He
restored John Deere two-cylinder tractors and collected John Deere toys.
He was a member of the Sod Busters and the Two-Cylinder Tractor Club.
He was born Jan. 4, 1935, in Columbus, to Lester and Alice Shaw Pickering.
He is survived by two daughters, Janet (Clyde) Morrow of Marysville, and
Arlene (Alan) Vincent of Sunbury; a son, Edward of Ashley; nine
grandchildren, Robert and Michael Landes, Arin and Allison Vincent,
Clyde Jr., Matthew, and John Morrow, Angelica Smith and Nellie McKinney;
and a brother, Jim (Cheri) Raines of Orient.
Calling hours will be today from 5 to 8 p.m. at Robinson Funeral Home,
32 W. Winter St., Delaware, where the funeral service will be held
Wednesday at 10 a.m. Interment will be in the Greenlawn Union Cemetery in Perrysville.
Memorial contribution may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for
Parkinson's Research, Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, New York,
N.Y. 10163 or to the Alzheimer's Association, 39 W. Winter St.,
Delaware, OH 43015.
Condolences may be expressed online at
www.robinsonfuneralhomeinc.com

DOROTHY  M.  SMITH
Dorothy M. Smith, 83, of Plain City, died Sunday, Sept. 3, 2006, at The
Gables at Green Pastures surrounded by her loving family.
She was a graduate of Dublin High School.
She was born May 29, 1923, in Dublin, to the late Irvin R. and Bernice
Price Billingsley. She also was predeceased by brothers, Nelson R. and
Robert, and a sister, Mary Leppert.
She is survived by her husband, Paul R. Smith, whom she married on July
4, 1941; a daughter, Phyllis Marie (Karl) Albrink of Arizonia; a sister,
Eulalia Frantz of Mason; nieces, Bernice Stephenson, Susan Kinzer, Linda
Thornton and Denise Sprouse; and a nephew, Marion Frantz.
Calling hours will be today from 6 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 4
and 6 to 8 p.m. at Ferguson Funeral Home, Plain City, where services
will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Jack Heino officiating.
Burial will be in Dublin Cemetery.


WILLIAM GERALD RUHL

William Gerald Ruhl, 85, formerly of York Center, died Friday morning,
Sept. 1, 2006, at the home of his daughter in Delaware.
A member of York McKendree United Methodist Church since 1937, he had
served as trustee, treasurer and superintendent.
He graduated from York High School in 1939. A farmer all his life, he
also drove a gas truck for Sinclair for six years, worked at Sager
Implement in LaRue and served as Liberty Township Trustee for five years.
He was born June 20, 1921, in Richwood, to the late Harry and Anna
Debolt Ruhl. In 1943, he married Isabel Vance. On Sept. 18, 1976, he
married Donna Staley in the York McKendree United Methodist Church, and
she died in August of 2003. He also was preceded in death by a sister.
He is survived by a daughter, Peggy (Gary) Arms of Delaware; three
grandsons, Michael Arms and William Arms of Delaware, and Terry (Deidre)
Arms of Marysville; five great-grandchildren; one step-great-grandchild;
and two sisters, Dora Mae Foos and Helen Borland, both of Richwood.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Ballinger
Funeral Home, Richwood, where funeral services will be held Wednesday at
11 a.m., with Pastor Roger Gordon officiating. Burial will be in York Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Grady, 561 W. Central
Ave., Delaware, OH 43015 or a charity of the donor's choice.
Condolences to the family may be expressed at
www.ballingerfuneralhome.com.


THADDEUS "DWIGHT" THOMPSON
Thaddeus "Dwight" Thompson died Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2006, at the young
age of 58 due to a tragic accident.
He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
He was born in Pikeville, Ky., on Oct. 18, 1947. He stayed in Pikeville
with his family, graduating from Johns Creek High School. After
graduation, he left Pikeville and journeyed toward Ohio. He settled in
the area of North Lewisburg, staying with Cat and Daisy Parker and
attaining a job at Rockwell International in Bellefontaine. Within a few
months, he met his wife, Nancy E. Bolin. They were married in Clintwood,
Va., on Sept. 2, 1967.
He continued his work at Rockwell and also picked up part-time work as
an officer for the Mechanicsburg Police Department. After 17 years of
employment with Rockwell International the plant closed, leaving Mr.
Thompson with no employment. In 1981, he attempted his first business,
D&P Tire. Within a short period of time, he sold this business and
opened a new business, Susie's Furniture. He developed this business
throughout the next few years, going from used furniture and appliances
to all new furniture. He worked from daylight to dark, for many years
working and building the business.
He also served on the North Lewisburg Town Council for more than eight
years. He was very involved in numerous projects around North Lewisburg
and always wanted the best for the community. He was a member of the
Mechanicsburg Masonic Lodge No. 113 F & A M formerly Blazing Star No.
268, the Elks No. 51, Eagles No. 397, the Moose No. 1319 of Sarasota,
Fla., and the Union Club of Springfield.
He enjoyed being busy and attending auctions and finding bargains at
yard sales. He enjoyed being outdoors, mowing, tinkering around or
riding his bike. He was very active and when he wanted something done,
he was determined to do it. He had more energy and could work circles
around his family when he felt good.
He loved his God and his family more than anything. He attended The
Church Of The Nazarene, Urbana. He enjoyed spending time with his family
whether dining out or dinners at home. He talked to his children daily
at work or at their home. He was always so concerned when one of his
family members became ill. He could be counted on to be there when he
was needed the most.
He was a caring, compassionate, sensitive and loving man. He truly cared
about everybody he came in contact with and he touched so many people's lives.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ester Thompson, and two
brothers, Adrian and Lonnie.
He leaves behind his mother, Muriel Thompson of Duffield, Va.; his wife
of 39 years, Nancy E. Thompson; his children, April (Dennis) Freville
and Paul D. (Wendy) Thompson of North Lewisburg; his grandchildren, Ryan
Kaylor, Kaleb Kaylor, Lanee Thompson, Bethany Thompson, Krista Freville,
Billy Freville and Matthew Freville; his brothers and sister, Johnny
(Susie) Thompson of Vera Beach, Fla., Donald (Jessie) Thompson and Brian
Thompson of Pikeville, Ky., Darin Thompson of Kingsport, Tenn., and
Bernice (Eugene) Adkins of Pikeville, Ky.; several nieces and nephews;
and many friends.
A gathering of family and friends was Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
at the Freshwater, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home, North Lewisburg.
Masonic services were held at 5:45 p.m. Funeral services was held Monday
at 11:30 a.m. at The Church Of The Nazarene, 1999 Scioto St., Urbana,
with the Revs. Gary Morgan and John Ware officiating. Burial will follow
in Maple Grove Cemetery, North Lewisburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church, the American Heart
Association, P. O. Box 182039, Dept. 013, Columbus, OH 43218-2039 or the
American Diabetes Association, Champaign/Clark, P.O. Box 1106,
Springfield, OH 45501.

MISTY L. WALLACE
Misty L. Wallace, 30, of Richwood, died Thursday morning, Aug. 31, 2006,
at Riverside Hospital in Columbus.
She was a 911 dispatcher for the city of Marysville. She was a former
longtime employee for the Mental Health Services for the Madison County
Hospital in London and enjoyed raising horses with her family.
Devoted to her family, she was a loving wife, mother and daughter.
She was born July 20, 1976, in Bellefontaine.
She is survived by her husband, Michael L. Wallace, to whom she was
married July 11, 1998, at the North Lewisburg United Methodist Church;
her mother and father, Bonnie and Bill of Woodstock; sons, Jacob,
Andrew, and Caleb; a sister Danica; a brother, Alan; and other family
members and friends.
Calling hours were Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Ingram Funeral
Home, where funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. with the
Rev. Kevin Keigley, brother-in-law of the deceased, officiating. Burial
will follow at Oakdale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Madison Clark Christian
Academy to establish a scholarship fund for the deceased's sons. Cards
will be available at the funeral home.