Archived Obituaries April 2007
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LEWIS  JUNIOR  BURCHETT
Lewis Junior Burchett, 79, of Unionville Center, died peacefully Monday
morning, April 30, 2007, at his residence surrounded by his loving
family after an extended battle with lung cancer.
A U.S. Army veteran during the Korean War (1952-1954), he served as
sergeant in the Artillery C Battery 695th AFA Bn. He retired in 1974
from Marble Cliff Quarries after 27 years of employment.
He was born Dec. 31, 1927, in Lawrence County, Ky., and was preceded in
death by his father, J. L. Burchett; his mother, Bertha Leddingham
Burchett; his stepmother, Anna Fannin Burchett; a brother, Willie "Tiny"
Burchett in 2005; and good fishing buddy and brother-in-law, Leonard Collier in 2005.
He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Darlene Collier Burchett
whom he married Oct. 11, 1952; his children, Brenda (Jack) Lucas and
Sheila (Kevin) Hutchins of Columbus. Larry (Velma) Burchett of
Unionville Center, and Patty (Bob) Noggle of Caledonia; grandchildren,
Leanna (Justin) DuBose, Kaira Hutchins, Jaimi Burchett, Neika Hutchins,
Joey Drumm, Ryan Burchett and Abby Drumm; a great-granddaughter, Trinite
DuBose; three stepgrandchildren, Angie Thompson, Amy Wiley and Christina
Worden; sisters, Gladys Wright and Sara Lena (Paul) Fannin of Louisa,
Ky.; brothers-in-law, Reginald Collier and Edgel (Lovena) Collier;
sisters-in-law, Shelby Rigsby and Dorothy Collier; numerous nieces,
nephews, friends and loved ones.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 2 to 8 p.m. at Ferguson Funeral
Home, Plain City, where services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. with
Pastors Phil Conrad and the deceased's son, Larry Burchett officiating.
Burial will be in Darby Township Cemetery, Unionville Center, with full
military honors conducted by the Union County Honor Guard.
Condolences may be expressed at fergusonfuneralhomeinc.com.

D. EILEEN HILL
D. Eileen Hill, 83, of Marysville, died Sunday, April 29, 2007, at her home.
A beautician and graduate of Capital Beauty School in Columbus, she was
longtime owner of RaLeen Beauty Salon in Milford Center.
She was a member of First Congregational United Church of Christ and a
graduate of Marysville High School.
She was born June 29, 1923, in Marysville, to the late Harold D. and Eva
Gamble Sprague. She also was predeceased by her husband, Ray J. Hill.
She is survived by two sons, Michael R. Hill of Marysville, and Stephen
J. Hill of Louisville, Ky.; a sister, Donna M. Sprague of Columbus; and
two brothers, Harold M. (Gertrude) Sprague and Marvin Eugene (Mona)
Sprague, both of Florida.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at Underwood Funeral
Home, where the family will receive callers beginning at 11 a.m. The
Rev. Richard Flynn will officiate and private burial will be held at
Union Township Cemetery in Milford Center.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church or Loving Care Hospice.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

MARY JO HOBBS DEGOOD

Mary Jo Hobbs DeGood, 53, of Marysville, died Saturday morning, April
28, 2007, at her residence surrounded by her family after a brief illness.
She was retired from the Marysville Exempted Village School District.
She was a 1971 Marysville High School graduate, a former Trail Blazer
4-H advisor and member of the Union County Fair Board. She also was a
member of Raymond United Methodist Church where she served on the Pastor
Parish Relations committee.
She was a foster parent.
She was born Dec. 6, 1953, in Marysville, to Vernon Dale "Pete" and
Georgann Rhoades Hobbs. She was preceded in death by her father and her
father-in-law, William Leonard DeGood.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Allan D.
DeGood whom she married April 1, 1977, in Marysville; their daughters,
Marcy Jo (Kevin) Patrick and Summer Nicole (Craig) Smallwood of
Marysville, and Tara Michelle (J.R.) Terry of East Liberty; six
grandchildren, Chelsey Ilene Collins, Quint Allan Terry, Kierstynn
Nicole Terry and Josselyn Sue Terry, all of East Liberty, and Ami
Smallwood and Kolby Smallwood, both of Marysville; sisters, Clarine
(Jeff) Marsh, Carolyn (Tom) Jackson and Molly (Lee) Hundley, all of
Marysville, and Marilyn (Gene) Vigar of Milford Center; a brother, Larry
(Barb) Hobbs of Marysville; mother-in-law, Betty DeGood of Marysville;
in-laws, Danny (Maria) DeGood of North Lewisburg, and Rynecia (Rodney)
Norris of Marysville; and numerous nieces, nephews and special friends.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 3 to 8 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home
where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. with the
Rev. Seeyong Lee officiating. Burial will follow at Broadway Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Josiha Robinson, Everett Humble, Pete Bennett, Jason
Bennett, John Ropp and Quint Terry. Honorary pallbearers will be Brett
Hundley, Nate Jackson, Matt Hobbs and Aaron Maus.
Memorial contributions may be made to Raymond United Methodist Church in
care of the funeral home.

JAMES E. "SHORTY" ESTEPP
James E. "Shorty" Estepp, 80, a longtime resident of Marysville, died
unexpectedly Friday, April 27, 2007, at his home.
An associate of Denison Hydraulics since 1966, he retired in 1992. He
was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U. S. Army in Panama.
He enjoyed hunting, flea markets and yard sales.
He was born Oct. 5, 1926, in Johnson County, Ky., to the late Oakley and
Esta LeMaster Estepp. He also was predeceased by four siblings, Everett
Estepp, Mary Elizabeth Estepp, Betty Rae LeMaster and Alka "Dude" Coppers.
He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Martha "Ginny" Estepp of
Waverly; his children, Raymond (Kim) Estep, Rowena (Bob) O'Connors, and
Yvonne "Susie" (Chuck) Jolliff, all of Marysville, Mike Blevins and Gay
(Jerry) Curtis of Waverly, Mark (Janie) Blevins of St. Paris, and
Matthew (Paula) Blevins of Jackson, Ky.; 18 grandchildren; 25
great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; his siblings, Gladys Melvin
and Marvin (Dorothy) Estep of Milford Center, and Hobert Estep and
Oakley "Junior" (Glenna) Estep of Marysville; an aunt, Jewell Ramey of
Paintsville, Ky.; and many nieces and nephews and other relatives.
The family will receive callers Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at
Underwood Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held Wednesday at
11 a.m. Burial will be at Union Township Cemetery in Milford Center,
with military honors by the Union County Military Funeral Honor Guard.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

EVELYN JOAN FAREN
Evelyn Joan Faren, 72, of Marysville, died Friday, April 27, 2007, in
the comfort of her own home with her family at her side after an
extended and determined battle with cancer.
A loving homemaker, she was a devoted mother and a very proud
grandmother. She enjoyed trips in the car, walks around Marysville and
fishing. She was ornery, stubborn when necessary, quiet yet still
outgoing and a great listener.
She was affectionately known as "Grandma" by her grandchildren and by
many family friends. Her greatest joy came when surrounded by her family
and grandchildren.
She was born Feb. 12, 1935, in Lebanon, Ind., to the late James A. and
Martha Conrad Hildreth. She married Clarence R. Faren on July 25, 1953,
and he preceded her in death on July 29, 1983. She also was preceded in
death by an infant son, Jimmy Allen Faren; infant twin sisters; and six
brothers, John, Bill, Bob, Roy, Art and Junior.
Survivors include a son, Bobby Faren, and a daughter, Helen Faren, each
of Marysville; three grandchildren, Rhonda (George) Taylor, Eddie (Lea)
Andrews and Teresa Baker; 12 great-grandchildren, Kristin, Lauren,
Morgan, Madison, Stephanie, Brooke, Courtney, Shawn, Kristina, Taylor,
Tierney and Kyle; her sister, Mary Ann Barck of Alabama; four
sisters-in-law, Mary Lou Hildreth and Ruth Hildreth, each of Urbana, Pat
Hildreth of Kenton, and Metta Hildreth of North Lewisburg; and many
nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Mannasmith Funeral
Home, where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the
Rev. Don Moceri officiating. Burial will take place beside her husband
at Claibourne Cemetery.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

RAYMOND WESLEY "BUZZ" LONG
Raymond Wesley "Buzz" Long, 69, of Marion, died unexpectedly Saturday,
April 28, 2007.
A 1955 graduate of Perry-Zane High School, he was formerly employed as
an electrician at Penn Central Railroad.
He was baptized at the East Liberty United Methodist Church. He enjoyed
fishing, reading and hunting mushrooms, and dearly loved his family.
He was born Oct. 19, 1937, in East Liberty, to Charles and Martha A.
Stevens Long. He was preceded in death by his father; a brother, Gaylord
"Pete" Long; and a sister, Dorothy German.
Survivors include his mother of Ridgeway; two daughters, Brenda and
Belinda; a son, Duane; his siblings, Julie Kerns of Ridgeway, Melvin
(Jan) Long of Mt. Victory, Donna (Jim) Wiley of Ridgeway, Polly (Bucky)
Lord of Batesville, Ind., and Chuck Long of New York; and many nieces
and nephews.
Pastor Willis Moe will officiate private family services Wednesday at
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home. Burial will take place at
Greenwood Union Cemetery, DeGraff.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

DORIS  F.  FLOWERS

Doris F. Flowers, 87, of Unionville Center, died Friday morning April
27, 2007, at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
She retired from Ranco in Plain City after 25 years of employment.
She was an avid reader who especially like romance novels. Her children,
grandchildren and great-grandchildren, whom she deeply loved, were her
pride and joy.
She was born Sept. 1, 1919, in Madison County, to the late Colmore and
Helen Hoover McCoy. She also was preceded in death by her husband,
Russell Flowers, in 1989; two sisters, Carol June Hyland and Thelma
Meeker; and a son-in-law, Charles Carter.
She is survived by her children, James R. (Cindy) Flowers of Unionville
Center. Judith A. (Leland) Walk and Beverly S. Carter of Marysville;
nine grandchildren, Conni M. (Jeff) Miller, Kelly A. (Dale) Molden, Gene
(Debbie) Carter, Dawn (Robert) Tipton, Scot (Amy) Flowers, Cody (Rich)
Meager, Erik (Kelly) Flowers, Joseph (Aurora) Preston and Kari Young; 18
great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, David Flowers of Hilliard; and a
sister-in-law, Madelyn (Charles) Nelson of Buckeye Lake.
Calling hours will be Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Ferguson Funeral Home,
Plain City, where funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. with
Pastor Wayne Engle officiating. Burial will be in Darby Township
Cemetery, Unionville Center.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Unionville Center United
Methodist Church, 127 Main St., Unionville Center, OH 43077.
Condolences may be expressed at Fergusonfuneralhomeinc.com.

MAXINE P. BEARD
Maxine P. Beard, 90, of Delaware, died Thursday, April 26, 2007, at
Wintersong Village Nursing Facility.
She graduated from Somerset Holy Trinity High School. She had been a
resident of Delaware since 1940, and was a member of St. Mary Catholic
Church and the Elks Lodge. She was a former clerk at Sell's Stationery Store.
She was born April 11, 1917, in Perry County, to the late Thomas and
Rilla Slatzer Emmert. She also was preceded in death by her husband,
William in 1980, and a daughter, Sandra "Soni" Ward in 1999. That
daughter was a twin to surviving daughter, Wanda (Fred) Raile of Delaware.
Mrs. Beard also is survived by daughter Gloria (John) Anson of
Marysville; six grandchildren, Mark (Carolyn) Anson, Lisa (Robert)
Davis, Andrew (Holly) Raile, Matthew (Alicia) Raile, Paul Ward and
Dominic Ward; eight great-grandchildren, Madeline and Lilly Anson, Kyle
and Kaitlyn Davis, Scott and Ashley Davis, and Cole and Kayla Raile; and
numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at Robinson Funeral Home, 32
W. Winter St., where a prayer vigil will be at 4:30 p.m. A Mass of
Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Mary
Catholic Church with the Rev. James Black as celebrant. Interment will
follow at Oak Grove Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.robinsonfuneralhomeinc.com.

HOWARD  F  THOMAS
Howard F. Thomas, 69, of Plain City, died Thursday afternoon, April 26,
2007, after an extended illness at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus.
He retired after 43 years at Ranco Controls in Plain City, and was an
active member of the New California Presbyterian Church.
He enjoyed fishing, golfing, bowling and spending time with his grandchildren.
He will be remembered as a kind man; good and generous to others and
always ready to lend a helping hand. He will be greatly missed.
He was born Jan. 31, 1938, in Columbus. He was preceded in death by his
parents, Roy L. and Rachel Watts Thomas and a brother-in-law, Max
Gregory, in 2003.
He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Patricia Marie Huffman
Thomas, whom he married May 8, 1960, in Marysville; sons, Roy (Margaret)
Thomas and Mark (Melody) Thomas, both of Plain City; four grandchildren,
Amanda, Ashley, Howard and Christopher; three step-grandchildren  and
three step-great-grandchildren; a brother, Robert (Shirley) Thomas of
Austin, Ind.; sisters, Judy Gregory of Marysville, and Nancy (Fred)
Medland of Plain City.
Calling hours will be Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Ferguson
Funeral Home, Plain City. Funeral services will be held Monday at 10:30
a.m. at New California Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Linda
McClanahan officiating. Burial will be at New California Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the New California Presbyterian
Church Building Fund, 10089 Industrial Parkway, Marysville, OH 43040.
Condolences may be expressed at fergusonfuneralhomeinc.com.


J. FREDERICK KLEIBER

J. Frederick Kleiber, 85, of Marysville, died Tuesday, April 24, 2007,
at The Ohio State University Medical Center with his family at his side
after a two-week illness.
A lifelong farmer, he worked seven days a week for 34 years delivering
the Columbus Dispatch and still attended church each Sunday morning
after working all Saturday night.
He was a faithful, lifetime member of St. John's Lutheran Church where
he was baptized on Nov. 16, 1921, confirmed on April 14, 1935, and
married on April 1, 1945.
For eight years after his marriage, Mr. Kleiber drove a Borden Ross milk
route. He was a talented and capable man and had a knack for fixing anything broken.
He enjoyed gardening and apple trees, and in the fall of the year he
enjoyed competitive corn husking, for which he won second place in the
state of Ohio in 1992. He enjoyed eating ice cream and treasured time
spent with family and friends.
He was born Nov. 3, 1921, on the family home place on Kleiber Road near
Marysville, to the late John and Frieda Nicol Kleiber. He also was
preceded in death by a grandson, Doug Kleiber, and a brother, Herbert C.A. Kleiber.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 62 years, Anna Barbara Nicol
Kleiber; two sons, Dwight (Eva) Kleiber of Queens Creek, Ariz., and
Wayne (Jill) Kleiber of Marysville; three grandchildren, Greg Kleiber,
Jason Kleiber and Brooklyn Kleiber; a brother, Donald (Loretta) Kleiber
of Milford Center; three sisters, Lucille (Dwight) Rogers and Doris
(Dana) Scheiderer of Marysville, and Leila (Charles) Davisson of Milford
Center; a sister-in-law, Alfreda Kleiber of Marysville; many nieces and
nephews; and his church family.
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. John Fair officiating. Burial will
take place at the church cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Dennis Nicol, Gary Nicol, Bob Kleiber, Mike Kleiber,
Kenneth Kleiber, John Davisson and Dale Davisson.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Organ Fund or the
American Heart Association.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

TODD KYLE REES

Todd Kyle Rees, 35, of Zanesfield, died unexpectedly Monday morning,
April 23, 2007, at his home.
A 1989 graduate of Benjamin Logan High School, he had previously worked
as a foreman at Siemans in Bellefontaine, and was currently working as
manager of Trader Joe's in Dublin.
He enjoyed bodybuilding, weight training and being in the outdoors, but
the true joy of his life was his family, to whom he was devoted.
He was born July 5, 1971, in Bellefontaine, to Clarence and Melanie
Poland Rees, and they survive in Zanesfield.
He also is survived by his wife, the former Amy Nicole Cox, whom he
married Nov. 25, 2000, in Gatlinburg, Tenn. Also surviving is their son,
Micah; two brothers, Brian (Tonya) Rees of Milford Center, and their
daughter, Dorothy, and Darrin (Kim) Rees of Zanesfield and their boys,
Cody and Trent; his father-in-law, Scott Cox of Richwood; and his
sister-in-law, Jennifer (Dan) Michael of Richwood.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Stofcheck Funeral
Home in Richwood. Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at
Richwood Church of Christ, with Pastor Scot Gorsuch officiating. Burial
will be at the Zanesfield Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Rees family for a trust fund
for Micah in care of Stofcheck Funeral Home, P.O. Box 122, Richwood, OH 43344.


GARY LEE BELL

Gary Lee Bell, 66, of North Myrtle Beach, S.C., died Sunday, April 15,
2007, at his residence.
He was a graduate of Marysville High School.
Mr. Bell was born Oct. 7, 1940, in Ostrander, the son of the late Terry
and Marietta Bell. He also was predeceased by a brother, Lowell Bell.
He is survived by his wife, Beverly Ellis Bell of North Myrtle Beach; a
daughter, Amy Brown of New Haven, Conn.; three sons, David Bell of New
Haven, Conn., and Toby C. Clardy and Travis (Brandi) Clardy of Little
River, S.C.; six grandchildren, Savannah Clardy, Tate Clardy, Aries
Bell, April Bell, Kate Brown and Colton Brown; a brother, Ronald (Donna)
Bell of Ostrander; a sister, Theresa "Sally" Bell Stevens of
Circleville; a sister-in-law, Margie Bell of Ostrander; nieces, Brenda
Bell of Marysville, Donna (Rick) Clayton of Powell, Michelle (John)
Callahan of Stoutsville, Sue (Tracy) McCloud of Marysville, Cheryl
(Steve) Hyatt of Delaware, and Jackie (Ken) Rausch of Milford Center;
nephews, Micah (Sue) Stevens of Burlington, N.C., Brian Stevens of
Circleville, and Terry (Maggie) Stevens of Lancaster; and numerous
grandnieces and grandnephews, cousins and friends.
Graveside services were held Wednesday, April 18, 2007, at the Little
River United Methodist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Sandy Smith officiating.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Heart Association,
P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, Va. 23058-5216.

DONNA C. NANCE CLEVENGER
Donna C. Nance Clevenger, 70, of Woodstock, died Monday April 23, 2007,
at Heartland of Marysville following a lengthy illness.
She worked as a waitress in many restaurants throughout the years, as
well as working at Lewis Machine Shop.
She was an avid bowler and enjoyed listening to music and working with her flowers.
She was a member of Woodstock Community Church. She was a kind and
giving person who will be sadly missed by all.
She was born Aug. 22, 1936, in Marion, the daughter of the late
Frederick E. and Florence Marie Donnal Nance. She also was preceded in
death by four brothers, Robert, Arthur, Warren and Earl Nance, and two
sisters, Nellie Holt and Marjorie Moore.
She is survived by her husband, Harold, whom she married Aug. 26, 1972;
her son, Michael (Vi) Clevenger of Marion; her daughter, Kimberly
(Larry) Worelein of Galion; her grandchildren, Shawn (Nichole) Worelein
of Galion, Jason Worelein of Michigan, and Matt Allen (Danielle) Flater
of Marion; great-grandchildren, Matt Allen Flater II, Chasitie, Alicia
and Courtney; her sisters, Joan (Marshall) Dixon of Woodstock, Jeanette
(Dick) Westfall and Rose (John) Arth of Marysville, and Margaret (Mick)
Graham of Urbana; her brother, William (Imogene) Nance of Woodstock;
numerous nieces and nephews of several generations; and many friends.
A gathering of family and friends will be held Wednesday from 2 to 4 and
6 to 8 p.m. at the Freshwater, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home, North
Lewisburg. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at the
funeral home with the Rev. Frank Summerfield officiating. Burial will
follow at Woodstock Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Woodstock Community Church,
Woodstock, OH 43084 or to the ALS Foundation, 1810 Mackenzie Drive,
Columbus, OH 43220.

BEVERLY ANN GRAHAM
Beverly Ann Graham, 65, of Ostrander, died Sunday, April 22, 2007, at
Heartland of Marysville with her family at her side after a courageous
fight against cancer.
A 1959 graduate of West Mansfield High School, she was a loving wife and
mother and a proud grandmother. She was self-employed as a house cleaner
in the Delaware/Ostrander area for many years.
  She enjoyed flowers and will be remembered for her meticulous ways
regarding yard work. Her greatest joy came from being surrounded by her family.
She was born Aug. 27, 1941, in West Mansfield, to the late Harold and
Marjorie Furrow Reames. She also was preceded in death by a brother, Gerald Reames.
Survivors include her husband of 21 years, Ronald Graham, to whom she
was married March 27, 1986; three sons, Duane (Bridget) Godwin of
Rockledge, Fla., Shane (Angie) Godwin of West Liberty, and Steve Godwin
of Dublin; five grandchildren,  Kassie Godwin, Claire Godwin, and
Lauren, Laine, and Logan Godwin; her sister, Marilyn (Bob) Ridge of West
Mansfield; two brothers, Rick (Connie) Reames of West Liberty, and Gary
(Diane) Reames of West Mansfield; her former husband, James E. Godwin of
West Liberty; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Mannasmith Funeral
Home. A graveside memorial service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at
Millcreek Cemetery, Ostrander.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

ABNER  D.  MILLER

Abner D. Miller, 87, of Plain City, died peacefully, Friday, April 20,
2007, at his home surrounded by his family.
He was a member of United Bethel Mennonite Church in Plain City.
He served approximately 25 years on the Plain City Volunteer Fire Department.
He enjoyed woodworking, playing many different musical instruments and
visiting with people. Many often recognized him in his van parked at the
hardware store and would stop to visit.
 He was born Dec. 10, 1919, in Yoder, Kan., the son of the late Dan A.
and Mattie Schrock Miller. He married Mary Ann Miller on March 25, 1943,
in Plain City, and she died in 1990. He also was predeceased by two
brothers and one sister.
He is survived by his children, John E. (Teresa) Miller and Vera Miller
of Plain City; granddaughters, Jolene (Clint) Ellis of Plain City,
Christine (Glenn) Chavis of Gahanna, Maria (Dale) Chupp of Inola, Okla.,
Carrie Mitchell of Hilliard, and their mother, Katie Miller of Hilliard;
step-grandson, Eric Sidenstricker; six great-grandchildren; and a
special family friend, Connie Prater of Plain City.
Calling hours will be today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at United Bethel
Mennonite Church, 11342 Lafayette-Plain City Road, where funeral
services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m., with Pastors Clyde Byler,
Daniel Gingerich, Lonnie Miller and Allen Yutzy officiating. Burial will
be at United Bethel Mennonite Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice, P.O. Box 445,
London, OH 43140.
Arrangements are being handled by Ferguson Funeral Home.
Condolences may be expressed at fergusonfuneralhomeinc.com.

JOE L. MOSELEY
Joe L. Moseley, 78, of Marysville, died Friday, April 20, 2007, at the
Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Cincinnati following a short illness.
He was retired from B.M.Y. and previously was employed for 14 years with
Rockwell International.
He was a member of Marysville Church of the Nazarene and was a 1946
graduate of New Dover High School.
He served his country during the Korean War in the U.S. Army and was a
member of American Legion Post No. 79.
He designed, built, and flew model airplanes and enjoyed working on lawnmowers.
He was born Sept. 1, 1928, in New Dover, to the late Frank W. and Minnie
A. Phillips Moseley. He also was preceded in death by a daughter, Judy
Ann Colwell; two brothers, Marion Moseley and Carey Moseley; and a
sister, Goldie Powell.
Survivors include his wife of more than 40 years, Betty McHenry Moseley,
to whom he was married Sept. 15, 1966, at Lilly Chapel; four sons, Carl
Colwell of Lakeview, Duffy Moseley of East Liberty, Jeff (Lori) Colwell
of Bellefontaine, and Frank (Vicki) Moseley of Woodstock; two daughters,
Jody Wilson of Marysville, and Debbie (Mark) Lowery of East Liberty; 13
grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; special friends, Sharon and Terry
Moore of Marysville; and special canine companion, "Darby."
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Mannasmith Funeral
Home, with the Rev. Dr. Paul Whiteford officiating. Burial with military
honors conducted by the Union County Honor Guard will take place at
Mount Herman Cemetery. Calling hours will be Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at
the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Cancer Society in
care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

VIRGINIA TAITE CHAPMAN

Virginia Taite Chapman, 93, of Ostrander, formerly of Marysville, died
early Sunday morning, April 15, 2007, at Wesleyan Way of Delaware Court Care Center.
She lived most of her life in central Ohio. She was a 1931 graduate of
Hyatts High School and a 1935 graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University,
where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi Sorority and the Home Economics Club.
While a student at Hyatts and OWU she excelled at playing basketball.
After graduating in 1935, she married Russell W. Chapman on June 12,
1935, his mother's birthday.
She was very active at Hyatts Methodist Church, teaching Sunday school
and playing piano. She participated in the Crusaders Group and was
leader of the youth groups and went with them on numerous trips.
She attended all the activities of her children, helping in any way that
she could. She enjoyed playing piano for family get-togethers.
She moved to the Marysville area in the early 1950s, and joined First
Methodist Church, where she was active in women's groups, helping
whenever and however she could. She especially enjoyed the King's
Daughters evening women's circle at the church.
She worked in the Quality Assurance Lab at Nestle's of Marysville for
more than 20 years.
She was a volunteer at the Heartland Convalescent Center of Marysville.
She collected lighthouses of all kinds and all sizes, and enjoyed
collecting all kinds of rocks, gems, and sea shells. She enjoyed working
with stained glass which she lovingly gave to her family and which is
cherished by all who received one of her works.
She was born Dec. 13, 1913, in Cleveland, the only child of the late
Harry Lynde and Clarissa Ann Denison Taite. She also was preceded in
death by her husband, Russell; three grandchildren, Kenneth Mark
Schuette, Russell Paul Schuette and Cinda Lou Kelley in infancy.
She is survived by two daughters, Betty Ann (Earl J.) Bringardner of
Delaware, and Janet C. Kelley and her companion Jerry Mossman of
Ostrander; 10 grandchildren, Michael W. (Debbie) Schuette, Roger L.
(Debbie) Schuette, Kathy L. Glasburn, J. Marvin Schuette, James D.
Bringardner, Linda S. (Chuck) Lowry, Terri (Mike) Schindewolf, K. Scott
(Karen) Kelley, Brad Kelley and Mike (Debbie) Kelley; two
granddaughters-in-law, Debbie Schuette and Beth McCarver; a
sister-in-law Betty Chapman; 27 great-grandchildren; and 13
great-great-grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Rodman
Neeper Funeral Home, Bennett Brown Delaware Chapel, 1510 W. William St.,
where the family will receive callers one hour prior to the start of the
service. The Rev. Richard Teller of First United Methodist Church of
Marysville will officiate. The family will host a reception in the
Rodman Neeper Community Room.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the James Cancer Research
Institute, 300 W. 10th Ave., Columbus, OH 43210.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.RodmanNeeper.com.

IRENE M. SINIFF
Irene M. Siniff, 98, died Wednesday, April 18, 2007, at New Richmond
Meadows Nursing Home, New Richmond, Wis.
A loving wife and mother, she had been employed as a secretary at the
Lorain County Courthouse, Elyria, and earlier in her life worked as a
telephone operator.
She was a 1926 graduate of Circleville High School and was a member of
the North Eaton Church of Christ, North Eaton, throughout much of her life.
Her greatest moments came when surrounded by her family.
She was born June 21, 1908, in Marysville, to the late Charles Howe and
Blanche Bonnette Knotts. She married Millard F. Siniff on June 24, 1928,
in Ashville, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 12, 1995. She also was
preceded in death by a son, Charles B. Siniff; sisters, Evah Messenger
and Geraldine Beatty; and a brother, Ralph Knotts.
Survivors include a son, Donald B. (Alaine) Siniff of Downing, Wis.; a
daughter-in-law, Priscilla Siniff of San Antonio, Texas; 12
grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren;
and a sister, Elberta Stout of Lima.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at noon at Mannasmith Funeral
Home. The Rev. Dr. Paul H. Durbin will officiate, and burial will take
place at Oakdale Cemetery. Visitors may call one hour prior to the service.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

MARIE WORTHINGTON

Marie Worthington, 85, of Marysville, died Sunday, April 15, 2007, at
The Gables at Green Pastures following an extended illness.
A loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt, she was
employed as a bank teller for more than 32 years at First National Bank,
now National City.
She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and enjoyed working jigsaw
puzzles and being surrounded by her family.
She was born Feb. 5, 1922, in Ora, Miss., to the late W.F. and Minnie
Smith Morgan. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Beryl
Worthington; her son, Michael Beryl Worthington; four brothers, Woodard,
Walton, Frank and Ray; and her sister, Mildred Harsh.
Survivors include her daughter-in-law, Carolyn Worthington of Wilmore,
Ky.; a granddaughter, Robin Pyle of Huber Heights; two
great-grandchildren, Michelle and Anthony Pyle; two sisters-in-law,
Vivian Morgan of Brookhaven, Miss., and Anna Griffin of Marysville;
numerous nieces and nephews; and her church family.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at Mannasmith Funeral
Home. Tim Nowlin will officiate and burial will take place at Oakdale
Cemetery. Visitors may call from 11 a.m. until the time of the service
at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Ohio Parkinson Society
or the American Diabetes Association. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

NETTIE L. BAILEY

Nettie L. Bailey, 81, of Plain City, died Monday, April 16, 2007, at
Doctor's West Hospital, Columbus, surrounded by her loving family.
 She was a very active member at the Unionville Center United Methodist
Church, where she served as past president of the United Methodist
Women. She also was a member of the Plain City VFW
Post No. 3268 Women's Auxiliary.
For six years, she owned and operated the Corner Restaurant, where she
shared her enjoyment of cooking and enjoyed visiting and connecting with people.
She was born March 8, 1926, in Plain City, to the late Howard E. and Mae
Frances Thomas Spires. She also was predeceased by her first husband,
Everett Shooks, in 1972; her second husband, Robert C. Bailey, in 1989;
brothers, Edward, Ernest and Frankie; and sisters, Irma Parthemer and
Mary Ellen Kaufman.
She is survived by her devoted sons, Timothy (Betty) Shooks of North
Lewisburg, and James Shooks of Unionville Center; a brother, James
(Maxine) Spires of Plain City; a sister, Anna Mae Eddy of Loveland,
Colo.; a brother-in-law, Alvin Kaufman; sisters-in-law, Ella Mae Spires
of Plain City, June Spires of Jacksonville, Fla., and Mary Lou (Alfred)
Carder of Westerville; numerous nieces and nephews; and many cousins.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Ferguson
Funeral Home, Plain City, where funeral services will be held Friday at
11 a.m. Burial will be at Forest Grove Cemetery.
Condolences may be expressed at fergusonfuneralhomeinc.com.

MARGARET E. "PEGGY" BALDERSON
Margaret E. "Peggy" Balderson, 59, of Marysville, died Monday evening,
April 16, 2007, at the Ohio State University Hospital in Columbus
following a brief illness.
She was born Jan. 24, 1948, in Bellefontaine, to the late Wilbur and
Inez McCoy Taylor. She also was preceded in death by a son, James Kerns
II; four sisters; and a brother.
She is survived by her husband, Andy Balderson; a son, Joe (Joy) Kerns
of Lima; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Susan
Taylor of Florida; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Private family services will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association in
care of Ingram Funeral Home, which is completing arrangements.

HOWARD WILTON "WILLY" BLUE
Howard Wilton "Willy" Blue, 85, of Marysville, died Friday evening,
April 13, 2007, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus after a brief illness.
He was a farmer and had retired from OM Scotts and Sons.
He was an avid Ohio State University and Cincinnati Reds fan, as well as
a longtime supporter of the Lady Monarchs softball teams.
He was born Jan. 23, 1922, in Broadway, to the late Howard E. and Olive
Schertzer Blue. He married the former Anna L. Eirich on July 17, 1943,
and she predeceased him on Oct. 27, 1979. He also was preceded in death
by an infant son, David, and a daughter, Patricia Ann Blue.
He is survived by his friend and caregiver, Tamara Nauman of Ostrander;
longtime friend and companion, Jean Graham of Marysville; a sister,
Esther Bunker of Delaware; the Nauman family; several nieces and
nephews; and various family members.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Ingram Funeral Home
where family and friends will be received one hour prior to the service.
The Rev. William Goff will officiate. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Riverside or a charity
of the donor's choice in care of the funeral home.


ROBERT M. BARRY
Robert M. Barry, 80, of Middleburg, died Monday evening, April 16, 2007,
at his residence.
He was a retired shovel operator at the L.G. Rockhold & Sons Stone
Quarry in York Center.
Proud of his country, he was a Navy veteran of World War II.
He was born Sept. 24, 1926, in Arnold, to the late Denver and Fannie Fay
Turner Barry. He married the former Dorothy M. Epps on Oct. 7, 1948, in
Maysville, Ky., and she preceded him in death on Jan. 20, 1990.
He is survived by his children, James R. (No Mi) Barry and Michael F.
(Sue) Barry, both of Tennessee, Kathleen S. Barry Jamison of Middleburg,
and Roberta K. Barry Hester of Bellefontaine; eight grandchildren; three
great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary (Howard) Rockhold of York Center,
Janice M. Porter of Le High Acres, Fla., Kathryn Simpson and Beth L.
Blumenschein, both of Marysville, Anita Sturgeon of Mt. Vernon, and
Agnes L. Collins and Elizabeth R. Putch, both of Tucson, Ariz.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home
where funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. John
Groat officiating. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery where military
honors will be provided by the Union County Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice in
care of the funeral home.

VIRGINIA TAITE CHAPMAN
Virginia Taite Chapman, 93 of Ostrander, formerly of Marysville, died
early Sunday morning, April 15, 2007, at Wesleyan Way of
Delaware Court Care Center.
She lived most of her life in Central Ohio, was a 1931 graduate of
Hyatts High School, and was a 1935 Ohio Wesleyan graduate, where she was
a member of Pi Beta Phi Sorority and the Home Economics Club. While a
student at Hyatts and OWU she excelled at playing basketball.
After graduating in 1935, she married Russell W. Chapman on June 12,
1935, his mother's birthday.
She was very active at Hyatts Methodist Church, teaching Sunday school,
playing piano and participating in the Crusaders Group. She was leader
of youth groups and went with them on numerous trips.
She attended all the activities of her children, helping in any way that
she could. She enjoyed playing piano for family get-togethers.
She moved to the Marysville area in the early 1950s and joined First
Methodist Church of Marysville, where she was active in women's groups,
again helping whenever and however she could. She especially enjoyed the
King's Daughters evening women's circle at the church.
She worked in the Quality Assurance Lab at Nestle's of Marysville for
more than 20 years. She was a volunteer at Heartland Convalescent
Center of Marysville.
She collected lighthouses of all kinds and all sizes, enjoyed collecting
all kinds of rocks, gems, and sea shells, and she enjoyed working with
stained glass which she lovingly gave to her family and which is
cherished by all who received one of these works.
She was born Dec. 13, 1913, in Cleveland, the only child of the late
Harry Lynde and Clarissa Ann Denison Taite. She also was preceded in
death by her husband Russell, and three grandchildren, Kenneth Mark
Schuette, Russell Paul Schuette, and Cinda Lou Kelley in infancy.
She is survived by two daughters, Betty Ann (Earl J.) Bringardner of
Delaware, and Janet C. Kelley and her companion Jerry Mossman of
Ostrander; 10 grandchildren, Michael W. (Debbie) Schuette, Roger L.
(Debbie) Schuette, Kathy L. Glasburn, J. Marvin Schuette, James D.
Bringardner, Linda S. (Chuck) Lowry, Terri (Mike) Schindewolf, K. Scott
(Karen) Kelley, Brad Kelley, and Mike (Debbie) Kelley; two
granddaughters-in-law, Debbie Schuette and Beth McCarver; 27
great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren.
 A Celebration of Life service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Rodman
Neeper Funeral Home, Bennett Brown Delaware Chapel, 1510 W. William St.,
where the family will receive callers one hour prior to the start of the
service. The Rev. Richard Teller of First United Methodist Church of
Marysville will officiate. The family will host a reception in the
Rodman Neeper Community Room.
Memorial contributions may be made to the James Cancer Research
Institute, 300 W. 10th Ave., Columbus, OH 43210.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.RodmanNeeper.com.

MICHAEL LON CUMMINS
Michael Lon Cummins, 64, of Ashville, died Sunday, April 15, 2007 at Mt.
Carmel East Hospital in Columbus.
He was a 1960 graduate of Ashville-Harrison High School and Carnegie
College in Cleveland.
He was employed by Grant Hospital for 22 years and retired from the
Chillicothe VA Medical Center after 22 years as supervisor of the
biomedical engineering department.
He served his country in the U.S. Army and Army Reserves.  He was an
active member of American Legion Post 730 and a life member of AMVETS.
He enjoyed life and was involved in many activities and organizations.
He was active with the Ashville Area Heritage Society and the Knights of
Pythias. He was a 4-H advisor for 19 years, and was involved with
amateur radio (N8BUT).  He also was a member of the Pickaway County
Historical Society and First English Lutheran Church of Ashville.
He was an avid aviation enthusiast, traveler (He visited 48 of the 50
U.S. states and various foreign countries.) and enjoyed boating,
birding, trains and Corvairs.
He was born Sept. 29, 1942, in Columbus, to the late George
and Helen Boyer Cummins.
 He is survived by his wife, Linda M. McNeely whom he married May 31,
1968; daughters, Beth Cummins-Allen (Jeff) of Ashville, Cheri Rhodes
(Brian) of Amanda, and Michelle "Missy" Stiver (Jeff) of Ashville;
grandchildren, Leslie and Travis Rhodes, Sydney and Samual Allen and
John Stiver: a sister-in-law, Virginia Miller (Russ) of Marysville; and
many dear friends and extended family.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the
Oliver-Cheek Funeral Home, Ashville, where funeral services will be held
Friday at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Martin Francis officiating. Interment
will follow  at Harrison Township Cemetery, South Bloomfield.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ashville Area Heritage
Society,  34 Long St., Ashville, OH 43103 or a charity of the donor's choice.

MARIE WORTHINGTON
Marie Worthington, 85, of Marysville, died Sunday, April 15, 2007, at
The Gables at Green Pastures following an extended illness.
A loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt, she was
employed as a bank teller for more than 32 years at First National Bank,
now National City.
She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and enjoyed working jigsaw
puzzles and being surrounded by her family.
She was born Feb. 5, 1922, in Ora, Miss., to the late W.F. and Minnie
Smith Morgan. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Beryl
Worthington; her son, Michael Beryl Worthington; four brothers, Woodard,
Walton, Frank and Ray; and her sister, Mildred Harsh.
Survivors include her daughter-in-law, Carolyn Worthington of Wilmore,
Ky.; a granddaughter, Robin Pyle of Huber Heights; two
great-grandchildren, Michelle and Anthony Pyle; two sisters-in-law,
Vivian Morgan of Brookhaven, Miss., and Anna Griffin of Marysville;
numerous nieces and nephews; and her church family.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at Mannasmith Funeral
Home. Tim Nowlin will officiate and burial will take place at Oakdale
Cemetery. Visitors may call from 11 a.m. until the time of the service
at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Ohio Parkinson Society.


JOHN CHARLES ADAMS

John Charles Adams, 75, Woodstock, died Friday, April 13, 2007, in the
arms of his family at The Ohio State University Medical Center, Rhodes
Hall. He fought a two year battle with multiple myeloma, a cancer of the
bone marrow, caused by chemical and asbestos inhalation and absorption.
He retired from the Scotts Company in 1996 after 31 years in trionized process.
 He was a retired farmer, and he and his wife of 56 years, Elinor May
Coe Adams, owned Adams Hereford Farms. His love affair with the white
faced Hereford began in 1945, and lasted his lifetime. With children and
grandchildren at the lead straps, they exhibited in show rings across
the nation. In 2005, he was the recipient of the American Hereford
Association Golden Award, honoring over 60 years in the Hereford
Industry, and in 2006, the farm was honored by the Buckeye Hereford
Association as an inductee in their Hall of Merit.
 He was born September 20, 1931, in Overda, Kentucky, the youngest child
of Charlie and Lorna Carter Adams. He graduated in 1949 from Union Rural
High School in Milford Center. He was a member of the Mechanicsburg
United Methodist Church. His parents, brother, Roy Carter Adams, and
sisters, Lucille (Lowell) Hammond, Virginia (Dick) Phelps, and RoseMary
(William) Brill preceded him in death. Surviving are a sister-in-law,
Alice Adams, Milford Center, brother-in-law, George M. Coe, Ottawa,
sister-in-law,Virginia (Raymond) Leopard, Milford Center, as well as
many cherished nieces and nephews, and special lifetime friends, Frank
and Lurliene Smith, Marysville, and Duane and JoAnn Stillings, Richwood.
With pride, he celebrated the lives of his children, grandchildren, and
great-grandchildren. They are his daughter, Sandra Marie and John
Ostgaard, Dayton, and their children, Tom Ostgaard and his fiancé,
Angela Petty, Alexandria; Andrea Marie Ostgaard, Washington Court House;
and Erika Nanette Ostgaard, Warner Robbins, Georgia; his daughter, Diane
Loree and David Keep, Dorset, and their children, John David and
Jennifer Keep, Grove City, and their children, Allison Loree and Andrew
John; Ann Elizabeth Keep, Marysville; and Robert Michael Keep,
Otterbein; his son, John Miles and Jane Linscott Adams, Springfield, and
their children, John Bryan Adams, Springfield; Jared Charles Adams,
Findlay; and Jillian Margaret Adams, Springfield; his daughter, Linda
Leigh and Mark Geer, Milford Center, and their children, Marcus Johannes
Geer, Denison, and Margo Marie Geer, of the home; his daughter, Ginger
Adele and Jon Cook, Milford Center, and their son and Mr. Adams'
youngest and most loved grandson, Jason Patrick Cook; adopted
grandchildren, Roselynn and Will Brill, and an adopted son, Keith
Charles Adams, and his children.
  Services will be held Wednesday, April 18, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. at
Mannasmith Funeral Home, 621 W. Fifth St., Marysville. Reverend Ron
Payne will officiate and interment will take place at Union Township
Cemetery, Milford Center. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday at
the funeral home. Mr. Adam's grandchildren will serve as his
pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to
the Mechanicsburg United Methodist Church or the Milford Center United
Methodist Church in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be
expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com
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HARRIET M. BALDERSON
Harriet M. Balderson, 90, of Marysville, died Saturday afternoon, April
14, 2007, at Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.
She was retired following many years of providing day care services to
many local families.
She was a 1936 graduate of Marysville High School, a longtime member of
First United Methodist Church, and a member of the Blue Star Mothers.
She was born May 23, 1916, in Allen Township, to the late Allen M. and
Carrie B. Owens Glendening. She was married to Francis E. "Mick"
Balderson who also preceded her in death on Feb. 10, 1996.
She is survived by their children, Sue (Wendall) Collins of Columbus,
David (Mary) Balderson and Andy (Peggy) Balderson of Marysville, and
Sally Wilson of Holder, Fla.; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
At her request, there will be no visitation or funeral services. A
private family memorial service will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association in
care of Ingram Funeral Home which is completing the arrangements.

PEARL CLAYTON JOHNSTON

Pearl Clayton Johnston, 87, of Richwood, died Friday, April 13, 2007, at
Heartland of Marysville.
He was a member of Central United Methodist Church, Richwood, Mt. Carmel
No. 303 Free and Accepted Masons in Richwood, and the former Chapter 42
Order of the Eastern Star.
After graduating from Richwood High School, he served 4 1/2 years in the
U.S. Army during World War II, earning a Purple Heart and the Silver Star.
He enjoyed fishing, carpentry work and his church.
He was born May 21, 1919, in Bleare, Mich., to the late Clayton Pearl
and Mary Lavina Ellinwood Johnston. He also was preceded in death by two sons.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Lelan Maxine Poulson Johnston; a
sister, Genevieve (Charles W.) Chapman of Mt. Gilead; and many nephews and nieces.
Visitation will be today from 4 to 6 p.m. with a Masonic service at 6
p.m. at Ballinger Funeral Home, Richwood, where funeral services will be
held Tuesday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Bryan Lauzau officiating. Burial
will follow at Claibourne Cemetery where military honors will be
provided by the Richwood Veterans.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central United Methodist Church.
Condolences to the family may be expressed at
www.ballingerfuneralhome.com.

ZANE E. ROBINSON

Zane E. Robinson, 51, of Bellefontaine, died Saturday, April 7, 2007, at
Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus.
A self-employed carpenter, he enjoyed woodworking and playing and
watching sports of all kinds.
He was born July 3, 1955, in Springfield, to the late William Lawrence
and Betty Jean Egolf Robinson.
He is survived by two daughters, Shannah Robinson of Michigan, and Tavia
Phillips of Bellefontaine; two grandchildren; a sister, Lucy Robinson of
Springfield; two brothers, Lari (Kathleen) Robinson of Lakeview, and
Dane (Jane) Robinson of Marysville; his special friend, Petey Daniels of
Bellefontaine; and many nieces and nephews.
At the deceased's request, his body was cremated and no services are planned.
Sanford-Eichholtz Funeral Home, Lakeview, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.sefh@charterinternet.com.

BONNIE E. BURTON

Bonnie E. Burton, 66, of Urbana, died Tuesday, April 10, 2007, at the
Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus.
 She was a truck driver, owner and operator since 1977, along with her husband.
She enjoyed fishing, gardening and spending time outdoors.
She was born March 10, 1941, in North Lewisburg, the daughter of Walter
L. and Alma Martin Wheeler.
She is survived by her husband, Charles Burton, whom she married Aug.
30, 1958; a daughter, Kimberly A. (Kenny) Hilliard of Urbana, and a
brother, Edward L. (Carol) Wheeler of Decatur, Ind.; several nieces and
nephews; and a host of friends.
Calling hours will be Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Vernon
Funeral Home, 235 Miami St., Urbana, where a funeral service will be
held Saturday at 10 a.m., with the Rev. James Chess officiating. Burial
will follow at Grandview Cemetery, Urbana.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association,
P.O. Box 163549, Columbus, OH.

PAUL  L.  HEDRICK
Paul L. Hedrick, 88, of Plain City, died Wednesday morning, April 11,
2007, at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
He was a World War II Army veteran (1941-1945), Tech 3rd grade of the
868th Ordnance Heavy Automotive Maintenance Co., inspecting and testing
all military motor vehicles, including passenger cars, tractors and motorcycles.
He was a member of Plain City VFW Darby Post 3268.
He was a self-employed roofer for 35 years and enjoyed gardening,
fishing and collecting antique clocks.
He was born April 9, 1919, in Madison County, to the late Leroy and Ora
Crager Hedrick. He also was predeceased by his wife of 52 years, Ferne
A. Boggs Hedrick, in 1995; and a sister and brother-in-law, Pauline and Harold Welsh.
He is survived by his loving children, Paul (Shirley) Hedrick Jr. of
Marysville, and Patricia (Frank) Vermes of Sanibel Island, Fla.; five
grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Ferguson Funeral
Home, Plain City, where the family will receive callers one hour prior
to the service. Burial will be in Forest Grove Cemetery, where military
honors will be conducted by the Union County Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Condolences may be left at fergusonfuneralhomeinc.com.

RICHARD W. RIDGE
Richard W. Ridge, 79, of Richwood, died Tuesday, April 10, 2007, at
Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, following a three-month battle with cancer.
He was retired from the O. M. Scotts Company, as well as a retired
farmer. More recently he had worked with Laidlaw as a bus monitor for preschoolers.
He was a member of Claibourne United Methodist Church, where he taught
Sunday school for many years and had previously served as president of
its board of trustees.
He was a former president of the Richwood Community Apartments/Civic
Center Board and member of Mt. Carmel No. 303 F&AM and Valley of
Columbus Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite.
He was an avid Buckeyes fan who was proud of the fact that several of
his children and grandchildren graduated from or were attending The Ohio
State University.
He also was a past well-known arts and crafts woodworker.
He was born May 6, 1927, in Marion, to the late Hugh J. and Tenah Emans
Ridge. He also was preceded in death by brothers Park, Dwight and Hugh Jr.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Beverly Livingston Ridge; son
Richard J. (Sandy) Ridge of Richwood, and their children, Shelley of
Marysville, Erin (Chris) Patton, Lance, and Logan, all of Richwood, and
Ashley of Columbus; son Roger James Ridge of Kirkwood, Mo., and his
children, Carmen (Rodney) Lewis of Olive Branch, Miss., and Eric Richard
Ridge of Kirkwood, Mo.; son Randy J. (Sherry) Ridge of Delaware, and
their children, Angela (Mike) Landon of Marion, Matthew and Bryan, both
of Delaware, Sara of Columbus, and Chase and Cody at home; daughter,
Tenah (Scott) McMahan of Somersville and their children, Michael, Morgan
and Maggie, all at home; great-grandchildren, Adam and Emily Landon and
Nehemiah Lewis; sisters, Willela Sanchez of Tucson, Ariz., and Carol Mae
Oberdier of rural Richwood; brothers, Paul Ridge of London, and twin
brother Ralph W. Ridge of rural Richwood; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Friday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Ballinger
Funeral Home, Richwood. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11
a.m. at Claibourne United Methodist Church, with Pastors James Ryhal and
Dan Grose officiating. Burial will follow in Claibourne Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Richwood Civic Center, 235
Grove St., Richwood, OH 43344.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.ballingerfuneralhome.com.

JAMES BRUCE HARRISON

James Bruce "Jim" Harrison, 74, died Monday, April 9, 2007. He was a
resident of the Irvington Assisted Living Center in Portland, Ore.
He was educated in Ohio and worked there before moving to Portland,
Ore., in 1966 as a counselor for Tongue Pointe Job Corps Center in
Tillamook, Ore. In 1968, he was a work experience coordinator for
Jefferson High School in Portland, and Jackson High School in the state
of Oregon. He later owned and operated an "Old Town General Store" in
downtown Portland for several years, as well as numerous business enterprises.
He is loved and remembered by all his family and friends.
He was born Dec. 17, 1933, in Richwood, to the late Lucielle and
Theodore Harrison. He also was preceded in death by three brothers,
Robert, Paul and Theodore Harrison.
He is survived by a sister, Virginia Dulaney of Columbus; three
children, Richard "Ricky" Harrison of China, Angela Harrison of
Columbus, and Michael Harrison of Portland, Ore.; seven grandchildren;
and many nieces and nephews.
A graveside memorial service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at
Claibourne Cemetery, Richwood. The Rev. Gerald Bentley will officiate.
Stofcheck Funeral Home in Richwood is assisting the family.

HELEN L. PALMER
Helen L. Palmer, 89, of Marysville, died Monday morning, April 9, 2007,
at Carriage Court.
She was a former longtime employee of Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton,
and later worked at the Ohio Grain Company.
She was a member of Milford Center United Methodist Church. She enjoyed
reading and enjoyed sending cards and keeping in touch with friends.
She was born Feb. 6, 1918, in Milford Center, to the late Carl and
Catherine Clemans Johnson. She was married July 27, 1940, to Vernon E.
Palmer who also preceded her in death on May 26, 1987. She also was
predeceased by a brother, Fred, and sister and brother-in-law, Mary C.
and Paul E. Kingham.
She is survived by a brother, Howard Johnson, of Mt. Gilead; a niece,
Pam S. (Don) Snyder of Milford Center; a nephew, Jerry L. (Deborah)
Kingham of Dublin; and numerous great-nieces and -nephews.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home with
the Rev. Ronald Payne officiating. Calling hours will be held from noon
until the time of the service at 2 p.m. Thursday. Burial will follow at
the Milford Center Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Milford Center United
Methodist Church in care of the funeral home.


GILBERT T. "GIL" HAZELWOOD

Gilbert T. "Gil" Hazelwood, 53, of Marysville, died Sunday, April 8,
2007, at his home.
He was a former correctional officer at The Ohio Reformatory for Women.
While living in the southwestern United States, he worked in
transportation and was associated with management of the Texas State
Fair while living in San Antonio.
A graduate of Marysville High School, he enjoyed helping his uncle,
Curt, in his upholstering business during his teenage years.
A sharp shooter, he was a veteran of the U. S. Air Force, where he was
based in Greece and served in Vietnam. He was a member of VFW Post 3320.
He was a passionate Dallas Cowboy fan and collected the team's memorabilia.
He was born July 10, 1954, in Lebanon, Ky., and was predeceased by his
father, Arthur J. Hazelwood.
He is survived by his mother, Donna M. Hazelwood, of Marysville; and
many nieces, nephews, other relatives and his pet cat, Tigee.
Graveside services will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Oakdale
Cemetery with military honors. Pastor Peter Hamilton will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to VFW Post 3320.
Underwood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

VAL JEAN KING
Val Jean King, 65, of East Liberty, formerly of Urbana and Ft. Wayne,
Ind., died Saturday, April 7, 2007, at Riverside Methodist Hospital
following a short illness.
She retired in 2004 from Navistar-International Harvester where she
worked for more than 30 years.
She was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church where she
participated in various activities, including the church prison
ministry. She volunteered more than 200 hours at the hospital gift shop
at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
A skilled seamstress, she liked designing clothes, made her own patterns
and enjoyed interior decorating.
A woman with "spunk," she will be most remembered for her compassion and hospitality.
She was born Feb. 1, 1942, in Washington, D.C., to the late John Sr. and
Valerie Moore Bugg. She also was predeceased by an infant sister, Patricia.
She is survived by two daughters, Raquel (Prentis) Turange Jr. of
Nashville, Tenn., and Illya King-McCrary of Worthington; four
grandchildren, Taia and Kayla Turange and Myles and Matthew McCrary; a
great-granddaughter, Macariya Jones; and a brother, John Bugg Jr. of Ft. Wayne.
The family will receive callers Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Underwood
Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m.
Burial will be held at Middleburg Cemetery.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

ANDREW "ANDY" SEREMI
Andrew "Andy" Seremi, 78, of Magnetic Springs, died Thursday, April 5,
2007, at Dayton VA Medical Center after an extended illness with cancer.
He was a retired associate of E.R. Squibb and Son Pharmaceutical Co.
where he worked as a mechanical engineer for more than 30 years.
A member of First Presbyterian Church of Marysville, he was a veteran of
the U. S. Coast Guard-Merchant Marines and the U.S. Army. He was a
member and past commander of American Legion Union Post 79 and a member
of VFW Post 3320.
He enjoyed golfing and bowling.
He was born on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 1928, in New Brunswick, N.J., to
the late Stephen and Susan Segedi Seremi. He also was predeceased by two
brothers, Art and Ernie, and two sisters, Louise and Marge.
He is survived by his wife, Carol Rader Seremi, whom he married in 1997;
his children, Andrew, Robert, Patricia, Melinda, Bill, Jeanie Ann and
Tisha Marie; 11 grandchildren; a sister, Elsie; a brother, Steve; and
many nieces and nephews.
Graveside services with military honors will be held Friday at noon at
Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman. The Rev. Scott L.
Strohm will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Cancer Society,
P.O. Box 557, Marysville, OH 43040.
Underwood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

MARGARET ANN "PEGGY" BURKHART

Margaret Ann "Peggy" Burkhart, 65, of Marysville, died Saturday, April
7, 2007, at her home with her husband and family at her side after a
brief fight against cancer.
A devoted homemaker, she was a loving wife and mother and an adoring
grandmother. She was a faithful member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic
Church and was a 1961 graduate of Shelby High School.
She was very supportive of her husband's volunteer work, and together
they aided many causes at Our Lady of Lourdes and the Marysville Food Pantry.
An avid angel collector, she enjoyed working puzzle books, traveling,
and shopping, and her greatest moments came when surrounded by her
family and granddaughters.
She was born May 8, 1941, in Attica, to the late Marlin and Anna Schaaf Shock.
Survivors include her husband of nearly 42 years, Thomas "Tom" Burkhart,
to whom she was married July 11, 1965, at Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic
Church in Shelby; a daughter, Lisa (Robert) Kolakowski of Marysville;
two sons, Allan (Tammy) Burkhart of Blacklick, and Scott Burkhart of
Marysville; three granddaughters, Kimberly and Samantha Kolakowski, and
Allison Burkhart; her sister, Dorothy (James) Trease of Marysville; an
aunt, Blanche Shock of Attica; several brothers-in-law and
sisters-in-law; many nieces and nephews; and her church family.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 1 to 3 and 5 to 8 p.m. at Mannasmith
Funeral Home where a Rosary service will be held at the conclusion of
calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday at noon
at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, with the Rev. David Poliafico
officiating. Burial will take place at the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to 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.

WILMA RUTH CLEVENGER
Wilma Ruth Clevenger, 69, formerly of the Pharisburg area, died Sunday
morning, April 8, 2007, at the Heartland of Marysville.
A 1955 graduate of Magnetic Springs High School, she did housework and
baby-sat for many people in the area. She looked after Mrs. Van Atta for
more than 17 years.
She was a member of Pharisburg United Methodist Church, the United
Methodist Women, the Solitaires and the County Belles.
She enjoyed spending time with her loving family.
She was born Oct. 2, 1937, in Union County, to the late James C. and Eva
A. Bulen Clevenger. She also was predeceased by a brother, Donald M. Clevenger.
Surviving is a brother, Harold L. (Donna) Clevenger of Woodstock; a
nephew, Michael (Vi) Clevenger; a niece, Kim (Larry) Woerlein;
great-nephews, Shawn (Nicole) Woerlein and Jason Woerlein; aunt, Kathryn
Clevenger; and cousins.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Stofcheck Funeral Home
in Richwood. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at
Pharisburg United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Mo Dunn officiating.
Burial will be at Hopewell Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pharisburg United Methodist
Church, 13317 Route 347, Marysville, OH 43040.

PAUL DENVER GRIFFITH
Paul Denver Griffith, 41, of Marysville, formerly of Coraoplis, PA.,
died Friday, April 6, 2007.
He was a correctional lieutenant at the Ohio Reformatory for Women in
Marysville, where he contributed numerous community service hours and
was part of the fellowship group.
A veteran of the U. S. Army, he was a staff sergeant with the Army
National Guard C Battery, 1-174th ADA and recently completed an 18-month
tour of duty in support of Operation Noble Eagle. He was a squad leader
assigned to an air defense artillery unit in Bellefontaine. He was a
recipient of the Army Commendation Medal, multiple Army achievement
medals and earned the Silver German Marksmanship Badge during his recent
deployment. SSG Griffith accumulated 17 years of military service. He
served with distinction in the armor, military police and the air
defense branches of the military.
He enjoyed spending time with the love of his life, his son Travis, at
car shows and with auto mechanics.
He was born Dec. 30, 1965, in McKees Rocks, Pa.
He is survived by his son, Travis; his mother, Ruth Anna Griffith of
Coraopolis, Pa.; a sister, Sheri (Glenn) Jones of Clinton, Pa.; a
brother, Russ Griffith of Croydon, Pa.; a nephew, Isaac Deaner; and many
other relatives and friends.
The family will receive callers Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at
Underwood Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2:30
p.m. at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Jack Heino
officiating. Burial with military honors will be at Oakdale Cemetery.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

ANN J. ENTIS

Ann J Entis, 79, of Port Charlotte, Fla., formerly of Marysville, died
Wednesday, April 4, 2007, at the Tidewell Hospice House, Port Charlotte.
She was a professional sculptor, receiving her formal art education at
New York's prestigious Art Students League, The Sculpture Center of
Greenwich Village and in Mexico. In Marysville she established her own
sculpture studio and quickly gained a national reputation. Her specialty
was children, and many of her commissions were for schools, churches,
libraries and other institutions. Her work is in collections in every
state and many foreign countries. One of her works is in the White
House, another in the Ohio Governor's Mansion.
She has lectured and written many magazine and newspaper articles on
sculpting. For several years she introduced children to sculpting as
part of Ohio's Artist-in-Schools program.
She was a member of Ohio Designer Craftsmen, American Artisans Guild,
American Craft Council, Columbus Art League, Springfield Art League,
Licking County Art League, Mansfield Art League, Marysville Art
Association and The National Sculpture Society.
She retired from full-time sculpting in 1996 and moved to Riverwood in
Port Charlotte with her husband. There she was able to pursue her
passion for bicycling and kayaking, both replacements for her daily
horseback riding workouts in Ohio with her favorite mare and the two
foals she helped deliver and train. She was a member of the Coastal
Cruisers Bike Club and a co-founder, with her husband, of the Riverwood
Eating & Biking Society (REBS).
She was a member of Marysville United Methodist Church.
She was born on Long Island, N.Y. on Sept. 21, 1927, spent her early
years there, then moved to Marysville in 1956, where she lived most of
her adult life before retiring to Florida with her husband 10 years ago.
She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Wyn; her daughter Chris
(Marty) Lagod of Atherton, Calif.; her son Glenn (Maria) Entis of
Vancouver, British Columbia; five grandchildren, Stephanie, Cassandra
and Zachary Lagod and Laura and Katherine Entis; several nieces and
nephews and many close friends.
There will be no scheduled memorial service, in accordance with her
wishes. A private family service will be held in the near future.
Memorial contributions may be made to either the Duke University Brain
Tumor Center, DUMC Box 3624, Durham, NC 27710 or to the Tidewell Hospice
House, 1144 Veronica St., Port Charlotte, FL 33952
Arrangements are being handled by Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation
Services, Port Charlotte, FL.


MARY M. DETWILER

Mary M. Detwiler, 80, of Richwood, died Tuesday morning, April 3, 2007,
at Heartland of Marysville following a brief illness.
She was retired form Southeast Corrections in Lancaster; and, in
retirement, had worked briefly at the Richwood Civic Center and worked
in the deli department at the Kroger Company in Marysville.
She was confirmed and baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church in Marysville
and enjoyed gardening in her leisure time.
She was born March 14, 1927, at the family home on Raymond Road near
Marysville, to the late Martin L. and Margaret A. Carpenter Eirich. She
was married Dec. 7, 1945, in Marysville, to William D. Detwiler, and he
preceded her in death Feb. 9, 1986. She also was preceded in death by a
sister, Anna Louise Blue, and two brothers, Leo and Martin Eirich.
She is survived by her children, Steven E. (Tanya) Detwiler of Richwood,
and Barbara J. (Dick) Pettit of Somerset; three grandchildren; four
great-grandchildren; four brothers, George (Mary) Eirich of Raymond,
Eugene Eirich and Don (Joe Anna) Eirich of Marysville, and Philip (Jean)
Eirich of Brownsville, Texas; and many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home,
where funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 10:30 a.m., with
the Rev. Barry Scott officiating.  Burial will follow at Oakdale
Cemetery next to her husband.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Cancer Society in
care of the funeral home.

CAILYNN SUZZETTE KASLER
Cailynn Suzzette Kasler, infant daughter of Mark and Melinda "Daisy"
Cline Kasler, died suddenly Sunday, April 1, 2007, at University
Hospital in Cleveland.
Cailynn was "mommy's little sweet pea" and was loved by everyone who
knew her. She will always be remembered as a fighter. She will be deeply missed.
She was born in Canton on March 4, 2007. She was preceded in death by
her grandfathers, Kenneth Cline and Steven L. Kasler;
great-grandfathers, George Henault, Howard Longmore and Raymond Kasler;
and great-grandmother, Elsie Kasler.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her sister, Aunna Kasler;
maternal grandparents Penny and Ricky Thomas; paternal grandmother,
Diane Kasler; paternal great-grandmother, Louise Longmore; and numerous
aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Reed Funeral Canton
Chapel with Pastor Dave Maly officiating. Calling hours will be one hour
prior to the service from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home. A graveside
service will follow at 2 p.m. at Maple Grove Cemetery in North
Lewisburg.
Memorial contributions may be donated to the family to help with expenses.
Condolences may be sent to the Reed online guest book at
www.reedfuneralhome.com.

SHIRLEY A. PERRY
Shirley A. Perry, 80, of Marysville, died Tuesday afternoon, April 3,
2007, at Memorial Hospital of Union County after a brief illness.
She was raised in the Lutheran faith but was a longtime member of New
Dover United Methodist Church. She was formerly employed at the Union
County Building Inspection Department. She was a member of Gideon's
International Auxiliary for many years and, in her spare time, enjoyed gardening.
She was born May 27, 1926, in Hancock, Minn., to the late Fred R. and
Clara Mork Swanson. She was married April 2, 1970, to George A. Perry, who survives.
She also is survived by a sister, Phyllis Pulk, and a nephew, Lee Pulk, both of Hamet, Calif.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 2 to 5 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home
where funeral services will held Friday at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev.
Carol Tong officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Herman Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Gideon's International or New
Dover United Methodist Church in care of the funeral home.


ALORA "LORI" LYNN CASH ALCOTT

Alora "Lori" Lynn Cash Alcott, 41, of Marysville, formerly of Ashville,
died Sunday, April 1, 2007 at The Gables at Green Pastures after
suffering from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) "Lou Gehrig's Disease."
She was an extraordinary mom, daughter, sister and friend who led a
loving, compassionate and joyful life. Her life was constantly focused
around her family.
Alongside her dear son, Nicholas, she enjoyed camping, horseback riding
and concerts. They shared the amazing adventure of skydiving for the
first time together. She taught him how to dance and instilled in him
the exhilaration of singing out loud - truly wonderful things about his
mom he'll never forget.
She was a 1984 graduate of Tolles Technical Center and was employed
through the years by many area businesses as an administrative assistant.
She enjoyed traveling, being with her family and simply enjoying life.
She will be sincerely missed by those who knew and loved her.
She was born Feb. 10, 1966, in Columbus, and was predeceased by her
mother, Francine "Kay" Collins Cash.
She is survived by her precious son, Nicholas Glispie of Jeffersonville;
her father, Richard (Sharon Jean) Cash of Galloway; two sisters, Kathy
(Chris) Leonardo and Kelly (Dale) Mellen of Marysville; two brothers,
Joe (Amy) Cash and Terry (Heather) Scott of Galloway; her loving
companion, Ralph Ard of Ashville; and a niece, five nephews, one
great-nephew and countless friends.
A memorial service celebrating the deceased's life will be held Saturday
at 4 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Church, 2745 W. Broad St., Columbus, with
Pastor Thomas Phillips officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the ALS Association of Central
Ohio, 1170 Old Henderson Road, Suite 221, Columbus, OH 43220 or to
CaringBridge, 1995 Rahn Cliff Court, Suite 200, Eagan, MN 55122
(
www.caringbridge.org).
Underwood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

TWILA JANE "JANIE" OVERFIELD
Twila Jane "Janie" Overfield, 41, of Belle Center, formerly of
Marysville, died Sunday, April 1, 2007, at her residence with her family
at her side after a nearly nine-month battle with cancer.
A source of great love and happiness to her family, she was a
kind-hearted soul who enjoyed sharing hugs and smiles with all those she knew.
She was a 1983 graduate of Marysville High School who enjoyed attending
the Union County Fair and especially enjoyed watching the demolition
derby and spending time with her Dad.
She was a member of the Union County Draft Horse Association and was an
avid fan of NASCAR, rodeos, country music and working crossword and jigsaw puzzles.
She will be forever remembered as a wonderful and loving daughter, sister, and aunt.
She was born Dec. 20, 1965, in Marysville, to Pearl and Judy Forsythe
Overfield. She was preceded in death by her father on Sept. 29, 2003.
Survivors include her mother of Belle Center; her siblings, Dave
(Yvonne) Overfield, Vicki (Dwayne) Smith and Robin Boerner, all of
Raymond, and Louise Maynard of Richwood; nine nieces and nephews,
Stephanie (Scott) Dutton, Kenny Overfield and his fiancée, Hillary
Mathys, Adam Fraker, Chad Cremeans and his fiancée, Julie Johnson, Staci
Smith and her fiancé, Jonathan Kelley, Danielle Smith and her fiancé,
Mike Sullivan, and Sondra, Traci, and Shari Downing; a great-niece,
Lyllian Kelley; and a close friend, Sandy Walton.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Mannasmith Funeral
Home, where funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m., with the
Rev. Charles Runion officiating. Burial will take place at Union
Township Cemetery, Milford Center.
Memorial contributions may be made to Wilson HomeHealth/Hospice, 915 W.
Michigan Ave., Sidney, OH 45365 or in care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

JAMES CLARK RICKARD
James Clark Rickard, 74, of Galloway, died Monday, April 2, 2007, at his residence.
A longtime resident of Plain City, his enjoyment of farming was obvious
as he farmed along the Big Darby for more than 50 years.
He enjoyed 10 years as an active Jerome Township trustee. He also was a
member of Plain City Presbyterian Church, Urania Lodge No. 311, F&AM,
Elizabeth Chapter No. 56 Order of Eastern Star and a past president and
treasurer of the Plain City Lions Club and past member of various farm
organizations. He was past president of Federal Land Bank Association of Bellefontaine,
A graduate of Plain City High School, he attended Wittenberg and Purdue
universities before enlisting in the Air Force where he served in Japan.
Following retirement from farming, he enjoyed woodworking, craft shows
and travel. In 1996, he and his wife moved to Haines City, Fla., where
he was active in the community and church before returning to Ohio in 2003.
He was born Sept. 8, 1932, to the late Walter and Mary Price Rickard. He
also was preceded in death by a sister and brothers-in-law, Betty
Rickard Bradley Hughes and Stretch Bradley and Jim Hughes.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 22 years, Susie Clark Rickard, to
whom he was married Aug. 22, 1985; a daughter, Cindy Rickard Sankey; a
son, Wayne Rickard; loving stepdaughters, Carol (Richard) Tillman and
Liza (Chris) Smith; stepsons, Chris (Jason Bush) Gaver, Mark (Michelle)
Gaver and Charlie (Terri Raines) Gaver; grandchildren, Trey Tillman,
Joshua (Stephanie Eckart) Tillman, Grant Gaver and Hannah Gaver;
great-granddaughters, Lexy and Leiney Tillman; a brother-in-law, Bill
(Joyce) Clark; and caring nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
There will be no visitation or funeral service at this time. A memorial
and burial at Forest Grove Cemetery will be held at a later date.
The Ohio Cremation and Memorial Society/Rodman Funeral Service assisted
with arrangements.
Mr. Rickard hoped his friends would share a memory of him as a good man
and a good farmer who liked John Deere green. Memories or condolences
may be expressed at the residence at 601 Bantry Bay Court, Galloway, OH
43119 or to
jimsusierickard@yahoo.com.

THOMAS H. ZACHARIAH
Thomas H. Zachariah, 46, of Kenton, died Saturday, March 31, 2007, at his home.
A 1978 graduate of Kenton Senior High School, he was a former longtime
cook at the Varsity Club Restaurant in Kenton.
He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Kenton, and
was confirmed and baptized in 2005 by the Rev. James Csaszar.
He was born June 9, 1960, in Kenton, to the late Ralph and Pauline Brooks Zachariah.
He is survived by two sisters, Holly Zachariah of Marysville, and Kim
Bond of Findlay; two nieces, Renee and Kristal Smith, both of Findlay; a
nephew, Justin Shepherd of Marysville; and his grandmother, Vera Brooks,
an aunt, Evelyn Reese, and an uncle, Kenny Brooks, all of Kenton.
A prayer service will be held Wednesday at 8 p.m. at Underwood Funeral
Home, where the family will receive callers beginning at 6 p.m.
Following cremation, graveside services will be held at noon Tuesday,
April 10, at Grove Cemetery in Kenton.
Because the deceased was a voracious reader and enjoyed books of all
kinds, memorial contributions may be made to the Mary Lou Johnson-Hardin
County District Library, 325 E. Columbus St., Kenton, OH 43326 or to a
mental health organization of the donor's choice.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

ROBERT EUGENE APT

Robert Eugene Apt, 73, of Richwood, died Sunday, April 1, 2007, at
Heartland of Marysville.
He was an avid Ohio State University fan and enjoyed spending time at
his house at Indian Lake and on the boat.
He was retired from Whirlpool after 40 years of employment.
The 1952 Prospect High School graduate was a star athlete in his youth.
He had been a bus driver for North Union School District, a Boy Scout
troop leader and a coach and commissioner for North Union Baseball for Boys.
He was the former owner of Richwood Lanes, Apt's Dairy Bar of Richwood
and Delaware and Apt's Pizza of Richwood and Mt. Victory.
He was born Jan. 28, 1934, in Ashley, to the late Eugene and Chris Stults Apt.
He is survived by his wife, Eileen Eaton Apt, to whom he had been
married 56 years; his five children, Michael (Kristy) Apt and Wayne Apt
of Prospect; Robin (Stuart) Lenox of Richwood; Patrice (Dr. Dean) Gray
of Byhalia, and Wendy Schindler of Zanesfield; 19 grandchildren; nine
great-grandchildren; a sister, Phyllis (Milbourne) Donaugh of Ft. Myers,
Fla.; and a brother, John (Loretta) Apt of Columbus.
Friends may call Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Ballinger Funeral Home,
Richwood, where funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m., with
the Rev. Clyde McCall officiating. Burial will follow in Claibourne Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to either the Richwood Park or the
Northern Union County Fire and EMS.
Condolences to the family may be expressed at
www.ballingerfuneralhome.com.

 

 

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