Archived Obituaries December 2007
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ADALLYN MICHELLE BROYLES EICKEMEYER
Adallyn Michelle Broyles Eickemeyer, 3 days old, died Tuesday, Dec. 25,
2007, at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus.
Adallyn was a precious gift from God, a little Christmas angel.
The daughter of Allison Broyles and Aaron Eickemeyer, both of
Marysville, she was born Dec. 22, 2007.
She is also survived by maternal grandparents, Ron and Carol Broyles;
paternal grandparents, Marcia and Bill Haudenschield and Ron Eickemeyer;
great-grandparents, Ruby Adcock and Wesley and Marjorie Combs; aunts and
uncles, Aaron Broyles, Alexa Broyles, Aarika Broyles, Ariel Broyles,
Matt Haudenschield, Clint Haudenschield, Shane Haudenschield, Emily
Haudenschield, Ambre Haudenschield, Justin Dickey, Jennifer Dickey and
Amy Osborne; and many great-aunts and -uncles and cousins.
A memorial service will be held Saturday at noon at Shiloh Chapel
Evangelical Friends Church, with the Rev. Ed Vinson officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Neonatal Research Department
at Nationwide Children's Hospital, P.O. Box 116810, Columbus, OH 43272.
Underwood Funeral Home is assisting the family.


RICHARD P. BOLIN

Richard P. Bolin, 79, of Marysville, died Saturday morning, Dec. 29,
2007, at Heartland of Marysville.
 Both an Army and Navy veteran (EN2) of the Korean War, he served more
than 16 years on the USS Beale.
He was a foreman for Truck Pro of Columbus for 28 years.
He was born July 27, 1928, in Pomeroy, the son of the late Pearl and
Mary Becker Bolin. He also was predeceased by his wife, Betty Beitzel
Bolin, in 1990; a son, Kenny Bolin; and brothers, Jim Bolin and Robert Bolin.
He is survived by children, Chris (Trudi) Bolin and Cindy (Brent) Ellis
of Plain City, Martha (Vern) Payne of Columbus, Virginia (Chip) Skeens
of Mason, W.Va., and Roger Bolin of Nelsonville; grandchildren, Betty
and Noel Bolin, David Mayes, Chree Bolin, Paul (Chrissy) Payne, Rusty
(Sarah) Payne, Scott Skeens, Carla (Anthony) Rhodes, Kyle and Kaitlin
Carey and Rhonda and Tiffany Townsend; great-grandchildren, Christopher
and Aden Mayes, Trace and Marisa Wheatly and William Payne; brothers,
William Bolin and Jack (Bonnie) Bolin; and sisters, June Croton, Harty
Meyer and Mary Lucas.
The family will receive friends today from 5 to 8 p.m. at Ferguson
Funeral Home, Plain City, where the funeral will be held Wednesday at 10
a.m. with Pastor Don Hilkerbaumer officiating. Burial will be in Jerome
Township Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of the funeral home.
Visit
www.fergusonfuneralhomeinc.com to sign the guest book or share a
special memory.

DAVID WENDELL GARNES
David Wendell Garnes, 45, of Marysville, and formerly of Marion, died
late Friday, Dec. 28, 2007, at St. Ann's Hospital in Westerville.
He was a 1980 graduate of Marion Harding High School and attended
Bowling Green State University for two years before enrolling in the Air Force.
He had lived in Marysville for 14 years, working for Honda Motors as an assembler.
He will be remembered as a private, quiet man; one who lived a simple life.
He was a sports fan and drum corps enthusiast. He also was a Trekkie,
enjoying reruns of his favorite show, "Star Trek."
He was born Nov. 19, 1962, in Hyattsville, Md., the son of John W.
Garnes and the late Elaine L. DuBose Garnes. His father survives in Marion.
He also is survived by a brother, John W. Garnes Jr. of Columbus; and
his foster brother, Nathan Stead, of Columbus.
A memorial service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Mount Vernon
Avenue Church of Christ, 947 Mount Vernon Ave., Marion, with the Rev.
Phil Williams officiating. Private family burial will take place at a later date.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.

CAROL A. KITCHEN MAUTERER

Carol A. Kitchen Mauterer, 65, of Tipp City, died at her daughter's home
in Marysville, after a lengthy struggle with cancer. She was surrounded
by the people she loved.
An athlete most of her life, she enjoyed golf.
She was a member of VFW Tipp City.
She will be missed.
She was born June 4, 1942, in Dayton, to the late Robert E. and
Catherine Clemens Mann. She also was predeceased by a daughter, Michelle
Kitchen Ferguson; three sisters, Sandy Sebastian, Marie Todd and Janet
Clark; and a brother, George Mann.
She is survived by her daughter, Nichole Kitchen (Christopher) Piper of
Marysville; a son, Mitchell Kitchen of Tipp City; six granddaughters,
Danielle and Vanessa Ferguson of Dayton, Alexis Piper of Marysville,
Lauren Younce of Piqua, Kala Barnes of Kettering, and Sarah Kitchen of
New Carlisle; a grandson, Jakob Piper of Marysville; and two
great-grandchildren, McKenzy and Joseph.
Funeral services were held Friday at Frings & Bayliff Funeral Home, Tipp
City. Burial was at Forest Hills Memorial Gardens in Vandalia.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Delaware County Hospice Outreach.


JUNE CRAMER

June Cramer, 82, of Richwood, died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2007, at Memorial
Hospital of Union County.
She was a 1943 graduate of Magnetic Springs High School.
She had worked at the former bathhouses in Magnetic Springs, B.F.
Goodrich in Green Camp, for Dr. Rank. a local veterinarian, at the lunch
counter at the former Woolworth Store in Marion, and for many years she
worked for Rex Shaffer at the IGA Store in Prospect.
She attended Pharisburg United Methodist Church.
She enjoyed working with flowers and playing bingo at the Richwood Civic
Center. But the love and joy of her life was her family, especially her
grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was born Nov. 10, 1925, in Delaware County, to the late Charles and
Blanche Kent Andrews. On May 25, 1944, in Richwood, she married William
E. Cramer and he died July 31, 2001. She also was predeceased by one
brother and three sisters.
Surviving is a daughter, Sue (Darwin) Clem of Richwood; grandchildren,
Jennifer (Steve) Sutherland, Janel (Levi) Rash and Jodi (Shawn) Hanes;
step-grandchildren, Susan (Kurt) Nyberg and Michael (Melissa) Clem; and
great-grandchildren, Zachary Sparks, Hunter Phillips, Grace Nyberg,
Sulley Clem, Morgan Zucker, Riley Rash, Reagan Rash and Soren Nyberg.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Stofcheck-Ballinger
Funeral Home in Richwood, where friends may call Thursday from 5 to 8
p.m. Officiating will be Pastor Mo Dunn. Burial will be at Claibourne Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Pharisburg United Methodist
Church, 13317 Route 347.
Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at
www.stofcheck-ballinger.com.

GALEN WAYNE NIXON
Galen Wayne Nixon, 73, of Marysville, died Friday, Dec. 21, 2007, at his home.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a graduate of The Ohio State
University. He was a district sales manager for Borden in Zanesville,
and retired from there after many years of employment.
He was a loving husband, dedicated father and a wonderful grandfather.
He will be missed by all who knew him.
He was born July 19, 1934, in Carthage, Mo., to the late LeRoy and
Elizabeth Reynolds Nixon. He also was preceded in death by his brothers,
Gerald Smith and Charles Nixon.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Connie Hull Nixon; a son, Mike
Nixon; a daughter, Joni (Don) Fortunate; one granddaughter, Brianna Rose
Fortunate; a sister, Jeanene (Virgil) Crow; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at
Schoedinger Northwest Chapel, 1740 Zollinger Road, Upper Arlington,
where the funeral service will be held Thursday at 11:30 a.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 870
Michigan Ave., Columbus, OH 43215.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.schoedinger.com.

BRYLEE MICHELE PHILLIPS
Brylee Michele Phillips, daughter of Ronnie James and Amanda Simpkins
Phillips of Marysville, was stillborn Dec. 18, 2007, at Riverside
Methodist Hospital, Columbus.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her twin sister, Brynna
Michele; siblings Bryant, Cheyenne and Corbin; maternal grandparents,
Dannie and Lisa Simpkins of Delaware; paternal grandparents, Ron and Ann
Phillips of Marysville; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Prospect
Cemetery, with the Rev. Jeremy Stout officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Twin to Twin Transfusion
Syndrome Foundation (
www.tttsfoundation.org).
Condolences may be expressed at
www.stofcheck-ballinger.com.

MARY E. “SIS” ROBY BOGGS
Mary E. “Sis” Roby Boggs, 87, died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2007, at her 
daughter’s home surrounded by her loving family.
She was valedictorian of her 1937 graduating class at Canaan Township 
High School.
She was a past member of Big Darby Baptist Church Ladies Aid. She 
volunteered more than 20 years at the Muirfield Tournament earning 
money for Children’s Hospital.
She served on the Union County Board of Elections as a poll worker 
for numerous years, where she later served as a presiding judge.
She was affiliated with the Logan County Fish & Game Club and enjoyed 
harness racing and gardening. An avid bird watcher, she had many 
pets, including a rooster and a pheasant.
She was born Jan. 1, 1920, in Canaan Township. She was preceded in 
death by her parents, Elton and Irene Frye Roby; her husband, Claude 
E. Boggs, in 2003; brothers Jack and Tom; and an infant son, Richard.
She is survived by her children, Carolyn (David) Boisvert of 
Bluffton, Beth (John) Wolfe of Plain City, William C. (Marion) Boggs 
of Richwood, Jill (Larry) Brust of Russells Point, and Bob (Alison) 
Boggs of Marysville; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a 
brother, Frank (Eleanor) Roby of Plain City; sisters-in-law, Betty 
Roby, Euletta Roby, Betty Geese and Clo Smith; and several nieces and 
nephews.
Friends may call today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Ferguson 
Funeral Home, Plain City. Funeral services will be Saturday at 10:30 
a.m. at Plain City Presbyterian Church, Plain City. Pastor Bryan Roby 
will officiate. Burial will be in Forest Grove Cemetery.

HELEN M. OAKLEY
Helen M. Oakley, 91, of Marysville, formerly of Waterford, Mich., 
died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2007, at The Gables at Green Pastures.
A homemaker and a loving grandmother, she was an avid golfer, bowler 
and enjoyed gardening.
The oldest sibling of her surviving three brothers, she grew up in 
New Boston, Mich., with 13 siblings.
She was born July 4, 1916, in Detroit, to the late Steven and Mary A. 
Henning Smith. She also was predeceased by her husband, John B. 
Oakley Jr, in 1979.
She is survived by a daughter, Mary Louise (Engel) Groenberg of 
Hudson; a son, John B. (Jan) Oakley III of Marysville; five 
grandchildren, John B. (Tina) Oakley IV of Wapakoneta, Rick (Julie) 
Oakley of Midland, Mich., Patrick S. (Wendy) Oakley of Johnson City, 
Tenn., Heather (Jim) Grant of Louisville, Ky., and Holly Groenberg of 
Columbus; eight great-grandchildren, Ashley (Eric) Sammetinger, Sara 
Oakley, Michael Oakley, Hayley Grant, Joey Oakley, Meghan Oakley, 
John B. Oakley V and Jacob Oakley; a great-great granddaughter, 
Amelia Sammetinger; and three brothers, Robert Smith of Clermont, 
Fla., Ronald Smith of New Boston, Mich., and Raymond Smith of 
Gladwin, Mich.
The family will receive callers Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. at Underwood 
Funeral Home. A memorial gathering will be held following the calling 
hours. Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at 
Highland Township Cemetery in Highland, Mich.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Humane 
Society, 16540 County Home Road, Marysville, Ohio 43040 or World 
Vision, P.O. Box 7399, Tacoma, WA, 98481-0399.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at 
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

WILLIAM R. RAFFERTY
William R. Rafferty, 60, died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2007, at Memorial 
Hospital of Union County.
He was a retired truck driver.
He was a member of the V.F.W. in Milford Center.
He was born Nov. 22, 1947, in Urbana, to William R. and Helen L. 
McCarty Rafferty. Both are deceased; William on Feb. 5, 1982, and 
Helen on Dec. 18, 1998.
He is survived by a daughter, Brandy Rafferty-Davis; a brother, James 
E. Rafferty of Marysville; a nephew, James A. Rafferty and family of 
Marysville; a niece, Lorie E. Lake and family of Marysville; an uncle 
and aunt, Ray and Eunice of Leesburg, Fla.; an aunt Easter of London; 
and a host of family and friends.
A gathering of family and friends will be held Saturday from 1-3 p.m. 
at the Skillman, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home, where services will 
follow the visitation at 3 p.m., with the Rev. Willard Mayer officiating.
Serving as pall bearers will be Jimmy Rafferty, Sonny Lake, Larry 
LeMaster, John Knox and Donnie Watts.

LEANA LYNN HENAULT
Leana Lynn Henault, 38, of Rushsylvania, died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2007, at
Memorial Hospital of Union County after a lengthy battle with cancer.
She grew up in North Lewisburg and was a 1988 graduate of Triad High
School. In her teenage years she worked as a candy striper and knew that
taking care of others was her calling in life.
She graduated from Clark State College in Springfield, where she earned
an associate degree in nursing. She started working in 1992 at Mary
Rutan Hospital. She was very versatile and worked in many different
areas of the hospital.
She married Fredrick Henault on Sept. 24, 1994, and together, they had
three beautiful girls.
Not only did she suffer from a debilitating disease, but she had to
endure a house fire earlier this year. The family lost everything. She
stayed strong and helped rebuild, redecorate and reorganize a new home for her family.
She enjoyed raising her children, photography, shopping and reading. She
will be remembered for her love of life, helping others and her career in nursing.
She was a wonderful wife, mother, beloved daughter, sister and friend
who will be sadly missed by all.
She was born Oct. 14, 1969, in Springfield, the daughter of Elden and
Barbara Ann Prather Bails.
Left behind is a loving husband of 13 years and their children, Shelbi,
Kelsie and Allie; her parents of North Lewisburg; her sister, Angela
(Richard) Tully of Urbana; her mother- and father-in-law, Bernice and
Fred Henault, and brother- and sister-in-laws, Jeff (Jeannene) Henault
and Tonya (Bill) Jordan, all of Marysville; her nieces and nephews,
Lauryn, Heidi, Weston, Elizabeth, Ashley and Keith; and many other
family members and dear friends.
A gathering of family and friends will be held today from 2 to 4 and 6
to 8 p.m. at the Freshwater, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home, North
Lewisburg, where funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m.
Burial will follow in Rushsylvania Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Melanoma Research Foundation,
170 Township Line Road, Building B, Hillsborough, N.J. 08844.

ONILE J. PANZINO
Onile J. "Bob" Panzino, 69, formerly of Lewiston, Maine, died Friday,
Dec. 14, 2007, at his home in Ohio after a long illness, with his family at his side.
He spent most of his boyhood traveling between Cambridge, Mass., and
Lewiston. Being an independent free spirit defined him throughout his life.
He spent most of his adulthood living and working in Maine. Initially,
he was a machinist and worked long hours to support his family of six.
Later he and his ex-wife, Shirley Horton, became the founders and owners
of Dry Dock Marine, a boat business, in Auburn, Maine, in the 1980s. An
avid fisherman, he was one of the founders of the Riverbend Bass Masters.
He spent his last years battling a long illness, and maintained a
fighting spirit right until the end. All who knew him described him as a
likable and social guy, and he was a member of several local social clubs.
He was born in Lewiston, on Aug. 20, 1938, the son of the late Salvatore
and Albienne Panzino.
He is survived by his five children, Sandy Griffin of Florida, William
James (Denise) Panzino of Auburn, Maine, Laura Panzino of Phoenix,
Darlene Panzino of South Portland, Maine, and Robert (Kristen) Panzino
of Marysville. He also had nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Fortin Funeral Group
Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 217 Turner St., Auburn, Maine,
where funeral services will be held Friday at noon. Committal will be at
St. Peter's Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice
Foundation, 15 Strawberry Ave., P.O. Box 819, Lewiston, ME 04240-0819 or
Home Reach Hospice, 3595 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH. 43214.
(
www.thefortingroup.com)

GEORGIANNA  SHEPARD
Georgianna Shepard, 82, of Plain City, died Monday, Dec. 17, 2007, at
Memorial Hospital of Union County surrounded by her loving family.
She was a member of Cornerstone Church of Christ in Christian Union.
She was born July 25, 1925, in Rutlend. She was preceded in death by her
husband, Jimmie R. Shepard, in 1978; sisters, Nancy Ross and Dorothy
Hunter; and brothers, Ray Neighborgal, Wes Neighborgal and Guy Neighborgal.
She is survived by her children, Ted (Wendy) Krumm of Tennessee, Carolyn
Sue (Roger) Wessell of Marysville, and Dale L. Shepard and Vale (Martha)
Shepard of Plain City; eight grandchildren, Jeffery Krumm, Destiny Vann,
Jimmie Wessell, Stacy Bates, Colleen Shepard, Amber Shepard, Brandon
Shepard and Caleb Shepard; great-grandchildren, Katlyn Vann, Thomas
Bates and Patience Wessell; sisters, Juanita Bice and Mary (Bud) Blythe;
and a brother, Billy (Betty) Neighborgal.
Calling hours will be today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Ferguson
Funeral Home, Plain City. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10
a.m. at Cornerstone Church of Christ in Christian Union, Plain City,
with Pastor Phil Conrad officiating. Burial will be at Forest Grove Cemetery.
Visit fergusonfuneralhomeinc.com to sign the guest book or share a special memory.


MARILYN J. WILKINS BALLARD

Marilyn J. Wilkins Ballard, 65, of Marysville, died unexpectedly Sunday,
Dec. 16, 2007.
She was a retired nursing aide and was associated with several area
nursing homes throughout her employment.
A devoted wife and mother, she found ultimate joy in her grandchildren
and great-grandchildren.
She was born June 7, 1942, in Columbus, to the late Gilbert and Betty
Smith Wilkins. She also was predeceased by her son, David D. Ballard, on
Sept. 30, 2007.
She is survived by her husband of 49 years, David L. Ballard, whom she
married Sept. 19, 1958, in Richmond, Ind.; two daughters, Sheila
(Herman) Ballard-Richardson of Mt. Victory, and Korina Cormany of
Marysville; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister,
Kathleen (Herman) Landis of Columbus; and a brother, Willie Wilkins of Crooksville.
The family will conduct private funeral services. Underwood Funeral Home
is assisting the family.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

DONALD RAYMOND CHANEY
Donald Raymond Chaney, 62, of Marysville, formerly of Grandview, died
unexpectedly Sunday morning, Dec. 16, 2007, at his home.
 A 1964 graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas High School, Columbus, he was
retired from GE following a 29-year career as a tooling processor.
He was an adoring and devoted family man. He and his wife were best
friends and enjoyed gardening and frequent drives searching for the best
lunch spots throughout central Ohio. He was a practical joker and
enriched the lives of his children and grandchildren beyond measure.
Affectionately known as "Pappaw," he considered his grandsons the light
of his life and enjoyed taking them to the park or going on nature walk
adventures in search of dinosaur eggs or Indian artifacts.
He will be missed tremendously.
He was born June 25, 1945, in Columbus, to the late Raymond and Dorothy
Smith Chaney.
Survivors include his wife of nearly 40 years, Martha Deskins Chaney, to
whom he was married March 12, 1968, in Columbus; his daughters, Amber
(Joe) Richmond and Dawn (Alex) Greig of Marysville; his grandsons,
Nathan Richmond and Sam, Sean and Owen Greig; and two sisters, Myrna
(Fritz) Baumann of Reynoldsburg, and Sandra (Mick) Burlingame of Columbus.
A Celebration of Life service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at St.
John's Lutheran Church, with the Rev. John Fair officiating. The family
will receive friends at the church beginning at 10:30 a.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church Air
Conditioning Fund in care of Mannasmith Funeral Home which is serving the family.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

BETTIE VIOLA SMITH
 Bettie Viola Smith, 75, longtime resident of Marysville, died quickly
and unexpectedly Sunday, Dec. 16, 2007, at her home in Plain City.
She was a loving homemaker and retired as a medical lab courier.
Despite living most of her life in Ohio, her heart remained forever in
Frederick, Md., where she was a proud hat maker during the Depression
and still had several close childhood friends.
She was very fond of the East Coast and she and her second husband,
Robert, spent many vacations in Ocean City, Md., eating loads of
Maryland crab legs or visiting Nags Head, N.C., or Grand Marais, Mich.,
on the northern coast of the Upper Peninsula. Each Labor Day weekend,
they enjoyed a roaring fire on the beach, drank champagne and watched
the embers "dance across the sand" into the pitch black water in awe of
the endless display of colors in the Northern Lights.
She adored her Baby (a long-haired white Maine Coon cat), the Maryland
Terps, traveling from coast to coast, Maryland crab legs and sour
pickles, Frank's Pizza from Wyandotte, Mich.; Lobardi's Pizza and Birch
Beer in Ocean City, Md.; a good inch-and-a-half thick ribeye (more on
the rare side), lighthouses, the Oregon Coast and sitting in the hot
springs of Ouray, Colo. A transplanted "Terp," she also enjoyed the Buckeyes.
More than anything, she loved her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and her
dear family.
She suffered a lot of loss and heartache during her life, losing her
mother at age 16, and being a breast cancer survivor, yet her heart was
full of love, and she will be remembered as a giving person.
She was a member of Christian Assembly in Marysville, and believed in
giving willingly to anyone in need.
She was born in Frederick, Md., on Jan. 2, 1932, the daughter of the
late Austin Lamar and Courtney Americus Sier Bond. She also was
predeceased by an infant sister, Nancy; a sister and brother-in-law,
Mary Lou and Don Dolan; her first husband, Douglas Falk; her second
husband, Robert A. Smith; her eldest son, Martin Douglas Falk; two
infant grandsons, Jonathan and Gabriel; her eldest daughter, Tereasa
Lynn Angle; a grandson, Jeremy Primm; a son-in-law, David Angle; and a
cousin, Jack Gaver.
Survivors include a son, Randy (Jane) Smith of Milford Center; a
daughter, Jeni Smith of Plain City; eight grandchildren, Jason (Roxane)
Welsh, Jamie (Julie) Welsh, Brad (Hanan) Primm, Clayton (Jen) Smith,
Randy Smith, Sarah (Joe) Leasure, Season Falk and Bettie (Joe) Engle; 14
great-grandchildren; her brother, Robert (Nancy) Gross of Frederick,
Md.; a very special niece whom she loved like a daughter, Susan Dolan;
and her very special friend, Bryan Griffith of Maryland; cousins, Mary
Burkhart and Stanley Gaver; former daughters-in-law whom she still loved
as daughters, Mikki Furman of Manistique, Mich., and Sandi Wright of
Bryan; and friends, Connie (Gene) Russell, Vi (Virgil) Ellis and John
(Tonya) Manning, all of Marysville, Jim and Betsy Sharley and family of
West Virginia, Barry and Connie Reece of Plain City, Jenny Watterson of
Richwood, and Wyndham Gabhart of Indiana.
Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Mannasmith Funeral Home.
The Rev. Donald Moceri will officiate and burial will take place at
Union Township Cemetery, Milford Center. Friends may call from noon
until the time of the service Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Susan G. Comen for the Cure in
care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

STEVEN W. STRAUSBAUGH
 Steven W. Strausbaugh, 57, died Sunday morning, Dec. 16, 2007, at
Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, after suffering a stroke a week
earlier. His loving family and friends were at his side.
There are many things that come and go with a winter's snow: The soil
begins to harden; the salt trucks take to the streets; and the
snowmobilers come out to play. The earth turns and the air freezes, a
new white world covers the colors of autumn.
And while this world will see its trees green and its streets clear
again, it will not know the blue eyes of a farmer from Irwin, when
planting season arrives.
He was a man who enjoyed working with his hands, traveling on the open
road and riding the drifting snow on his snowmobile. A few of his
favorite day-to-day activities were completing crossword puzzles,
finding new routes to locations near and far on his road atlas (which
was never far away) and discussing college football. His profession made
him a man of the land; his affability made him a man of the people.
His friends knew him as the guy who could always make them smile with a
quick joke or a witty remark, even during tough times. They knew him as
their leader in the snowy forest, and the navigator when everyone else was lost.
His family and friends are his legacy. Ask them and be prepared to hear
a thousand stories of the laughter and love which followed him in life.
Look into their eyes and see that love even after his death.
He was born Aug. 2, 1950, in Columbus, to Robert N. and Monna Webb
Strausbaugh. He was preceded in death by his mother and a brother,
Robert D. "Rod" Strausbaugh.
He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Mary; his daughter Sarah of
Columbus; his son Douglas of Bowling Green; his father Robert of
Columbus; his brother Dave of Plain City; brothers- and sisters-in-law,
David and Kathy Picklesimer of Milford Center, and Sue and John Gamble
and John "J.P." and Jennifer Picklesimer of Marysville; and many close friends.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 1 to 3 and 4 to 8 p.m. at Ingram
Funeral Home. Memorial services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at
Marysville Christian Church, with the Rev. Richard Ellsworth and Nathan Pugh officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Marysville Christian Church or a
charity of choice in care of the funeral home.


JEAN ANNETTE HILL

Jean Annette Hill, 59, of Plain City, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Dec.
12, 2007, at Memorial Hospital of Union County surrounded by her loving family.
She was a member of Jerome United Methodist Church. She was past
president of the United Methodist Women, Springfield District, and was
serving on the nominations committee of the Capitol Area North District.
She was a dedicated 4-H advisor for more than 20 years with the Country
Clovers. This was a significant part of her life because of her love of
children, which also led her to become both a Girl Scout and Cub Scout leader.
She was born June 13, 1948, in Mansfield, to the late Jacque and
Marjorie Schmidt Hallman. She also was predeceased by a sister, Jacquelyn Kelly.
She is survived by her husband of 36 years, Charles "Terry" Hill whom
she married Sept. 3, 1971; four children, Jennifer (Jason) Yacoub of
Deltona, Fla., Charles "Kevin" Hill, Kristi (Kevin) Smith and Chad Hill,
all of Marysville; a granddaughter, Kaylie Smith; a sister, Jorja (Bill)
Bennett of Plain City; a brother, Judson (Sharon) Hallman of N.Y.; and a
brother-in-law, Dennis Kelly.
Calling hours will be today from 5 to 8 p.m. at Ferguson Funeral Home,
Plain City. Funeral services will be held Saturday at noon at Jerome
United Methodist Church, 10531 Jerome Road, with Pastor Gloria Brooks
officiating. The family will also receive friends one hour prior to the
service from 11 a.m. to noon. Burial will be in Jerome Township Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jerome United Methodist Church
Building Fund or a charity of the donor's choice.
To sign the guestbook or share a special memory visit
fergusonfuneralhomeinc.com.


WENDELL "CARL" MCCURDY

Wendell "Carl" McCurdy, 89, of Ashley, died peacefully Tuesday, Dec. 11,
2007, in the house where he grew up surrounded by his loving family.
He was a farmer and a faithful employee of the Whirlpool Corporation in
Marion for 24 years.
He was a World War II Army veteran, serving in the 75th Engineers Corps,
where he was instrumental in building the Ledo Supply Road over the
Himalayas. He also worked on the longest bridge in the world (at that
time) in Burma. He also earned an Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal with
two Bronze Stars.
A lifelong Ashley community resident, he was a member of Ashley United
Methodist Church, serving in many capacities.
His many activities included being head of the Delaware County Grange,
Farm Bureau, an advisor to the Delaware County Farm Bureau Youth Council
for 20 years and a 4-H club advisor for 19 years. He served on the
Delaware Diabetic Board, volunteered for 13 years at the Christmas
Clearinghouse, was a noted square dance caller and a member of the Flat
Land Mountain Band.
He was proud that he never missed a Delaware County Fair except for the
time he served in the Army.
He was a great family man and was loved by all who knew him. He inspired
many young people through his work with the Farm Bureau Youth. He was
inducted into the State of Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame and the
Delaware County Agricultural Hall of Fame.
He was a great conversationalist and was knowledgeable on a great number
of different subjects on so many different levels.
He was  born March 1, 1918, to the late Wayne C. and Gladys Marie Cole McCurdy.
He is survived by his sons, Paul, Gene (Molly) and Ray (Debbie), all of
Ashley, and Brad (Judy) of Marion; four grandchildren, Mary Burns,
Margaret McCurdy, Christopher McCurdy and Rembert McCurdy; a
step-granddaughter, Lindsay Smith; one great-grandchild, Gage Burns; two
sisters, Coletta Dart and Ruth Miley, both of Delaware; and a host of
nieces and nephews and great-nieces and -nephews.
Calling hours will be Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Rodman Neeper
Funeral Home, Bennett Brown Delaware Chapel. Funeral services will be
held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Ashley United Methodist Church. Interment
will follow at Ashley Union Cemetery.
The family encourages memorial contributions to the Ashley United
Methodist Church, P.O. Box 307, Ashley, OH 43003 or to Grady's Homereach
Hospice, 561 W. Central Ave., Delaware, OH 43015.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.RodmanNeeper.com.

ROY DEWAYNE CARTER

Roy Dewayne Carter, 53, of Marysville, died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2007, at his
home with his family present.
He had worked more than 27 years for Cassens Transport Company,
beginning in Fenton, Mo., then in Aurora, Ill., and finally in Marysville.
He, with his wife Susan, was a member of Dublin Baptist Church.
He was an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan and basketball enthusiast. He
enjoyed sports.
He had a great work ethic, always tried to do his very best, and helped
any he could along the way. He enjoyed providing for his family and
worked very hard for them to be proud of him.
His family moved to rural Ellsinore, Mo., when he was 3 years old. He
grew up on a farm doing all the duties that farm work requires,
realizing later in life that he enjoyed it and always dreamed of going
home and raising calves and watching them grow. He treasured the land
his parents had worked so hard for and appreciated more every day the
sacrifice they had made.
Life dealt him a harsh blow on Sept. 18, 2002, when a hydraulic line
blew him off his truck and onto the pavement injuring his neck, shoulder
and head. That proved to be his last day of work. As time went on, he
was unable to return to work because on Feb. 28, 2003, he was given a
diagnosis of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's Disease).
Devastated and very much stripped of his strength, his family completely
stopped everything to care for him at home. During an emergency
situation on April 28, 2004, he was put on a ventilator. For more than 3
1/2 years his two sons took constant care of their dad with him being
unable to move or speak.
He was blessed with many faithful friends, family, and loved ones who
have prayed so much for him these last five years.
Mr. Carter was born July 9, 1954, in St. Louis, to the late Joe Franklin
Carter Sr., who died Dec. 28, 1996, and Aileen Mae Brown Carter, who
died March 2, 2003.
Surviving is his wife of 34 years, the former Susan Loraine Capps. They
were married Nov. 16, 1973, in Malden, Mo. Also surviving are his
daughter, Susan Danielle (Lance) Moore of Worthington; his sons,
Jonathan Dewayne Carter and Joshua Alan Carter, both of Marysville; two
precious grandsons, Hayden Carlton Carter Moore and Connor Guy Carter
Moore; his brothers, Don (Shirley) Carter of Ellsinore, Mo., and Frank
(Kari) Carter Jr. of Kennewick, Wash.; a sister, Deborah (Robert) Rootz
of Maryland Heights, Mo.; seven nieces; two nephews; and a brand new
great-nephew, Nathan Rootz.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home,
where funeral services will follow at 8 p.m. with his first cousin,
Pastor Keith Carnahan of Maranatha Baptist Church, St. Robert, Mo., and
Pastor Darrel Gabbard of Dublin Baptist Church officiating.
Mr. Carter's desire was to have a final service in Ellsinore, Mo.
Calling hours will be held Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the
McSpadden Funeral Home, Ellsinore Chapel. Funeral services will follow
at 2:30 p.m. at Ellsinore First Baptist Church, with Pastor Carnahan and
Pastor Tommy Knodell of Harviell First Baptist Church, Harviell, Mo.,
officiating. Internment will follow at Whites Mill Cemetery, Ellsinore.
Memorial contributions may be made to Ingram Funeral Home, 975 N. Maple
St., Marysville, OH 43040 to equally benefit Maranatha Baptist Church
and Dublin Baptist Church. The deceased loved missionaries and mission work.


EARL JAMES "JIM" ALEXANDER

Earl James "Jim" Alexander, 77, of Marysville, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2007.
He was a retired Army veteran of 22 years and a retired Teamster.
He was born March 18, 1930, in Middleburg, to the late Foster and Maud
Alexander. He also was preceded in death by a son, Frederick Alexander,
and a daughter, Jeanette de la Cueva.
He is survived by his wife, Diep Alexander; four children, Diane Abbot,
Kim (Pat) Sobas, Charles (Niki) Alexander and Linda Alexander; 10
grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; five brothers and sisters,
Jeannine Elleman, Tom (Caroline) Alexander, Mary (Donald) Hall, William
(Judy) Alexander and Sue (Bob) Green; and many other friends and family
who loved and cared for him.
There will be no formal services.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Ohio Diabetes
Association, 1100 Dennison Ave., Columbus, OH  43201 or the American
Heart Association, 5455 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43214.
Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at
www.stofcheck-ballinger.com.

BERNARD "ELMER" KEENE
Bernard "Elmer" Keene, 66, of Mineral, Va., died Monday, Dec. 10, 2007,
at Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville, Va.
He enjoyed construction and was a carpenter all his life. He was an avid
gardener and enjoyed riding his tractor.
He was born Feb. 26, 1941, in Richlands, Va., to the late Bascomb and
Ella Clifton Keene. He also was predeceased by a brother, Kyle Keene
Jr., and an uncle, Dallas Short.
He is survived by his wife, Davene "Twigie" Keene; his sons, Steven
(Kaye) Keene of Ohio, Paul Keene of Indiana, and E.J. Keene of Mineral,
Va.; his daughters, Janet Keene of Florida, Carol (Chris) Grau and Sandy
West of Ohio; two brothers, Robert Keene and Clayton (Pat) Keene of
Florida; five sisters, Lillian (Tom) Gilson, Wanda (Rick) Perry and
Edith Brown, all of Florida, Judy (Jerry) Womach of Tennessee, and
Shirley (Fred) Bishoff of Ohio; 15 grandchildren; two
great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Woodward Funeral
Home, 200 Fredericksburg Ave., Louisa, Va., where funeral services will
be held Thursday at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Jerry Womach officiating.
Burial will follow at Spring Grove Cemetery in Mineral.
Pallbearers will be John Ropp, Henry Hense, Robert C. Smith, Thomas
Barney, Michael Ropp, David Ropp and Larry Ropp.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.woodwardfuneral.com.

JESSE EDWARD DANIEL

Jesse Edward Daniel, 63, of Chesapeake, Va., died Thursday, Aug. 30,
2007, at his home.
He was retired from the U.S. Navy but continued to work for the Navy
under contract.
He was born Aug. 24, 1944, in Champaign County, to the late Hershel and
Mary Cupp Daniel. He also was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara.
Survivors include a daughter, Phyllis, of Chesapeake, Va.; two
grandchildren; a sister, Anna Lou Shoemaker of Irwin; two brothers,
Melvin (Anne) Daniel of Marysville, and Ronnie (Sharon) Daniel of Irwin;
and many nieces, nephews, friends and extended family.
A memorial service was held in Chesapeake. Oman Funeral & Crematory of
Chesapeake, served the family.

CARL E. SLACK
Carl E. Slack, 79, of Marysville, died Friday morning, Dec. 7, 2007, at
his home with his family at his side.
He was retired from Grauman Flxible in Delaware.
He was a longtime member of St. John's Lutheran Church and a past
president of the United Steel Workers.
A patriotic man, he was a World War II buff and an auxiliary member of
the 8th Air Force Bomber Group.
He was an avid NASCAR fan and enjoyed collecting NASCAR memorabilia.
He was born Feb. 4, 1928, in Radnor, to the late Ashford and Albina
MacComber Slack. He also was preceded in death by two sisters, Florence
Andrews and Albina M. Cook; and two brothers, Charles Slack and Junior Slack.
He was married Aug. 1, 1950, in Ohio City, to the former Lydia R. Burns.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years; their son, Caryl G.
(Rulynn) Slack of Marysville; grandchildren, Christopher T. (Julie)
Slack, Megan (Jeff) Lemay and Matthew Shiverdecker; a great-grandson,
Eli Lemay; two sisters-in-law, Burnette Slack of Marysville, and Alice
Slack of Delaware; brother- and sister-in law, Leo and Millie Burns of
Milford Center; and many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be today from 5 to 8 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at St. John's
Lutheran Church with the Revs. John Fair, John Heino and Derrick Hurst.
Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice in care of the
funeral home.

RICHARD E. THOMPSON
Richard E. Thompson, 88, of Delphos, died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2007, at
VanCrest Assisted Living of Delphos.
A lifetime farmer, he established Thompson Brothers Seed Company with
his brother, Roscoe Thompson, in 1941.
He served as Allen County Commissioner from 1962 to 1974, was president
of the County Commissioners Association of Ohio in 1972, chairman of
Allen County Republican Central Committee and a member of the First
Families of Allen County. He served on the Delphos School Board for many
years and the Allen County Board of Elections.
He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and formerly of
Morris Chapel United Methodist Church. He also was a member of Hope
Lodge No. 214 F&AM for more than 60 years, where he was past master;
Spencerville Chapter No. 169 RAM; Delphos Council No. 72 R&SM; 33rd
Degree Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Toledo; Northwestern
Council 138 Allied Masonic Degree; Ohio Priory No. 18, Knights of the
York Cross of Honor; Charlemagne Conclave, Red Cross of Constantine of
Lima; and a charter member of the Arnold C. Dienstberger Foundation.
He was born July 13, 1919, at Delphos, to the late Edward J. and Emma
Ridenour Thompson. He also was predeceased by his wife, Claudine R. Burt
Thompson, on Feb. 11, 2006, and his brother, Roscoe Thompson.
He is survived by two sons, Richard (Sue) R. Thompson of Delphos, and
William (Kay) Thompson of Hilliard; one daughter, Janis Thompson of
Marysville; a sister-in-law, Anita Burt of Melrose; a brother-in-law,
Donald (Carol) Burt of New Haven, Ind.; six grandchildren, Rusty (Patti)
Thompson, Reid (Stacia) Thompson and Ryan Thompson, and Marshall, Kendra
and Parker Thompson; great-grandchildren, Ross and Claire Thompson;
nieces, Margaret Tuttle, Neldene Babcock, Kathy Ulrich and Jill Sciole;
nephews, Terry Burt and Ronald Burt; several great-nieces and -nephews; and cousins.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Harter and
Schier Funeral Home and one hour prior to the 11 a.m. service at Trinity
United Methodist Church in Delphos. Burial will be at Walnut Grove
Cemetery. A Masonic funeral service will be held Tuesday at 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church or Hope Lodge No. 214
at the funeral home or to a charity of the donor's choice.


JOSEPH EARL DAUGHERTY

 Joseph Earl Daugherty, 76, of Marysville, died Thursday morning, Dec.
6, 2007, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.
He was raised in the Protestant faith and served in the U.S. Air Force.
He was a life member of the VFW Post No. 3320.
He enjoyed all kinds of music and classical movies.
He was very supportive with gifts to the Faith Mission and Toys for Tots.
He was born Aug. 7, 1931, in Greenville, N.C., to the late Furney and
Rosa Worthington Daugherty. He also was preceded in death by a daughter,
Hope; a sister, Susy Twe; and two brothers, Nathaniel and Charlie Blackburn.
He married the former Annie Godley on Dec. 24, 1955, in Greenville, N.C.
She survives, as do their children, Teresa Anne (Luther)
Daugherty-Liggett of Dublin, Joseph Nathaniel (Leigh) Daugherty of
Harrison, Ind., and Carletta Lynn (Michael) Moore of Marysville;
grandchildren, Jonathan (Deanne) Daugherty, Annie and Ian Daugherty,
Joshua and Justin Moore and Jason (Brittney) Moore; a
great-granddaughter, Jaymen Moore; a sister, Ailene Fowler of
Marysville; a brother, Harold (Virginia) Daugherty of Delaware; and dear
friends, Judy Tussing, Bill and Marcia Haudenschield and family and Don
and Arvada Harrington.
Calling hours will be Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home
where funeral services will be held Monday at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Ed
Vinson officiating. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery, with the
Union County Honor Guard providing military honors.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Shiloh Chapel Evangelical
Friends Church in care of the funeral home.

CARL E. SLACK
Carl E. Slack, 79, of Marysville, died Friday morning, Dec. 7, 2007, at
his home with his family at his side.
He was retired from Grauman Flexible in Delaware.
He was a longtime member of St. John's Lutheran Church and a past
president of the United Steel Workers.
A patriotic man, he was a World War II buff and an auxiliary member of
the 8th Air Force Bomber Group.
He was an avid NASCAR fan and enjoyed collecting NASCAR memorabilia.
He was born Feb. 4, 1928, in Radnor, to the late Ashford and Albina
MacComber Slack. He also was preceded in death by two sisters, Florence
Andrews and Albina M. Cook, and two brothers, Charles Slack and Junior Slack.
He was married Aug. 1, 1950, in Ohio City, to the former Lydia R. Burns.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years; their son, Caryl G.
(Rulynn) Slack of Marysville; grandchildren, Christopher T. (Julie)
Slack, Megan (Jeff) Lemay and Matthew Shiverdecker; a great-grandson,
Eli Lemay; two sisters-in-law, Burnette Slack of Marysville, and Alice
Slack of Delaware; and many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at St. John's
Lutheran Church, with the Revs. John Fair, John Heino and Derric Hurst
officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice in care of the
funeral home.

CARL STONE
Carl Stone, 80, of Mesa, Ariz., died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2007.
He was the son of the late Sam and Gertrude Gregg Stone of Irwin. He
also was predeceased by his brothers Harold and Richard, and a sister,
Gertrude "Dolly" Wagner.
He is survived by his son, Carl "Pete" Stone of Tempe, Ariz.; two
grandsons; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Roy "Todd," of
Springfield; two sisters, Laura "Babe" Langeneger of Sarasota, Fla., and
Anna M. Hope of Huber Heights; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services were held at Family Burial and Cremation Center in Mesa.

JOHN E. TULL
John E. Tull, 54, of Marysville, died Thursday afternoon, Dec. 6, 2007,
at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.
He had been a truss builder for Contract Builders in Marysville.
He was a lifetime member of the Hardin County Coon Hunters Club. He also
enjoyed fishing and watching TV.
He was born June 14, 1953, in Lima, to the late Virgil and Bessie
Gilbert Tull. He also was predeceased by an infant son and three sisters.
On Feb. 9, 1980, in Kenton, he married Joy Elaine Smith, and she
survives. Also surviving are children John (Misti) Tull II and Rhonda
(Ryan) Foley of Marysville, and Tracey Tull and Crystal Tull, both of
Alabama; grandchildren, Lexie Foley and Shaunta Tull and two in Alabama;
sisters and brother, Sharon (Bucky) Burris of Kenton, Martha Boysel of
Fayette, Phyllis Shear, Carol (Jim) Eisenhower and Kenneth (Grace) Tull
of Lima, and Diane Bear of Mansfield; and best friends, Rick Floyd,
Eddie Rasey and Roger Morrey.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at the
Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood, where friends may call
from 11 a.m. until the time of the service. Pastor Paul Whiteford will
officiate; burial will be at Byhalia Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the funeral home at P.O. Box 122,
Richwood, OH 43344 to help the family with expenses.

MARY KATHERINE JUSTICE
Mary Katherine Justice, 88, of West Mansfield, died Wednesday, Dec. 5,
2007, at St. Rita's Hospital, Lima, with her family at her side
following a short illness.
A loving homemaker, she was a devoted wife and a caring mother. She was
a faithful member of West Mansfield Baptist Church, where she served as
a Sunday school teacher and was a member of King's Daughters and Order
of the Eastern Star, Mary Chapter No. 9, serving often as chaplain.
She was a 1938 graduate of Bokescreek Local High School. She was a baby
sitter in the community for several decades and also served as a
caregiver to many adults throughout the years.
A wonderful cook, she enjoyed refinishing furniture and gardening with
her husband, and in recent years enjoyed the challenge of seek and find books.
She was born March 30, 1919, in Starr, in Hocking County, to the late
Benjamin Franklin and Dicie M. Kalklosch Morse. She married Raymond
Justice in 1938, and he preceded her in death in January 1993. She was
also preceded in death by two brothers, the Rev. Merle Morse and Lawrence Morse.
Survivors include her two sons, Larry M. (Mary) Justice of Kenton, and
James Justice of West Mansfield; three grandchildren, Korrie M-S Justice
and Jeremiah D-I Justice, each of Columbus, and Zachary R-M Justice of
Kenton; two sisters-in-law, Ann Justice of Plain City, and Mary Jane
Morse of Madisonville, Ky.; four nephews, Ricky Morse of Marysville,
Donald (Bobbie) Justice of Worthington, and John Morse and Paul Morse of
Marengo; two nieces, Mary (Bob) Blair of Madisonville, Ky., and Phyllis
Ann (Bob) Mason of Bexley.
Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at West Mansfield Baptist
Church. The Rev. William Zearfaus and the Rev. Dr. Gary Staats will
officiate, and burial will take place at Greenlawn Cemetery, West
Mansfield. Friends may call from noon until the time of the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church in care of
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home which is serving the family.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

MICHAEL ALAN KLINE SR.
Michael Alan Kline Sr., 63, of North Lewisburg, died Wednesday, Dec. 5,
2007, at Memorial Hospital of Union County following a short illness with cancer.
He was a longtime associate of Premier Manufacturing, where he worked as
a supervisor. He formerly worked in accounting as a tax preparer.
He was a 1962 graduate of Logan Hills High School. He was a veteran of
the Ohio National Guard and served as a sergeant.
A devoted husband, father, and grandfather, the joy of his life was his children.
He was born May 24, 1944, in Bellefontaine, to the late Robert and Elda
Cook Kline.
He is survived by six children, Kimberly (Brian) Conley of Centerville,
Michael Kline Jr. of Bellefontaine, Logan and Jillian Kline and Simon
and Ethan Newberry of Marysville; three grandchildren, Cierra Kline of
Lebanon, and Benjamin and Nicholas Conley of Centerville; his spouse and
the mother of his four youngest children, Rachel Kline; his former wife,
Patricia Ohns Kline of West Liberty; and many supportive friends and
work associates.
A celebration of his life will be held Monday at 7 p.m. at Underwood
Funeral Home. Pastor David Marquis will officiate. At Mr. Kline's
request, cremation will take place and his ashes will be scattered at a
later date.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

JESABEL M. "JEZ" LINSCOTT
Jesabel M. "Jez" Linscott, 80, of Marysville, died suddenly and
unexpectedly Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 5, 2007, in Toledo, as the result
of a cerebral hemorrhage while attending a conference with her husband.
She attended high school in Glenville, W.Va., and was a graduate of
Dunbar High School in Dayton. She furthered her education at Ohio
University where she acquired a bachelor of science degree in microbiology.
She was formerly employed at the Boulder Colorado Hospital, at St.
Elizabeth's Hospital in Dayton, and Grant Medical Center in Columbus.
She was a longtime and active member of Marysville First United
Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women.  She was also a member
of the Women's Parliament and the 63rd Infantry Division Women's
Auxiliary and a Master Gardener.
A person of many interests, she enjoyed Dixieland jazz music, was an
accomplished pianist since childhood and was an organist and oil painter.
In her spare time, she traveled with her husband in their Cessna 172, of
which she was an expert navigator. She was an avid Ohio State University
Buckeyes fan and was also devoted to her grandchildren, attending most
of their sports activities.
She was born June 21, 1927, in Glenville, W.Va., to the late T.B. and
Opal Morrison McQuain. She also was preceded in death by a brother,
Thomas McQuain.
 A devoted wife for 56 years, she was married to John R. Linscott MD, on
May 26, 1951, and he survives. Also surviving are their children, Jane
(John) Adams of Springfield, John (Joan) Linscott MD of Milwaukee, Wis.,
Joseph (Michelle) Linscott DO of Marysville; grandchildren, John, Jared
and Jillian Adams, Joseph and Thomas Linscott and Miranda and Macy
Linscott; a sister, Miriam Looker of Ft. Myers, Fla.; a brother, David
McQuain of Williamsburg, Va.; brother- and sister-in-law, Charles and
Alberta Linscott of The Plains; and many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Sunday from 2 to 7 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at First United
Methodist Church with the Revs. Ken Daft and Richard Teller officiating.
Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery, with her grandchildren serving
as casket bearers.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association in
care of the funeral home.

JOHN FLOYD LOWE
John Floyd Lowe, 94, a lifetime resident of the Marysville area, died
Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007, of complications from a stroke.
He was much loved as a father, grandfather, great-grandfather, family
member and friend to everybody who knew him.
He was born June 19, 1913, on the family farm near Pharisburg. He
graduated from Magnetic Springs High School as salutatorian of his class
and farmed for several years.
In 1943 he began working for the Nestlé Company in Marysville. He
retired from Nestlé in 1978 after 35 years, having held a variety of
local union offices, including president, and having served his
community as a member of the Dover Local School Board and the Dover
Township Trustees.
Thereafter, he and his wife, the former Florence Evelyn Andrews whom he
married in 1937, worked as real estate agents for 11 years, finally
retiring in 1989.
After his wife's untimely death in 1985, Mr. Lowe married Martha Mae
Stiner, the widow of Lester Leroy Stiner, and moved to Marysville, where
the couple lived happily for more than 12 years. When Martha died in
1999, he moved to Windsor Manor, where he brought joy to others as a
member of the Windsor Singers. After suffering a stroke in 2005, he
spent the remainder of his long life at the Gables at Green Pastures in Marysville.
Mr. Lowe and his wives were proud members of Springdale Baptist Church,
where his great-grandfather, William John Lowe, had been a founding
member. He served as a deacon there for 35 years. During the last years
of his life, he worshiped at the Christian Assembly Church in Marysville as well.
He is survived by three children by his first wife, John Stanley Lowe of
Dallas, Gary Lee Lowe of North Falmouth, Mass., and Rachel Lowe Hess of
Columbus. He had seven grandchildren, including Sonya Rigney and Christi
Hess Piccolantonio of Dublin, who were often with him in his last days,
and 10 great-grandchildren. He also deeply loved his three step-children
by his second wife, Lester Lee Stiner, Martha Kay Peterson and Roger
Allen Stiner, and their children. He leaves many friends and loved ones
in the community and his churches, including his fiancée, Mary Mathys,
who resides at the Gables.
He lived a long, productive, and good life. He enjoyed his days on earth
and tried to make the most of them. His family and his friends will miss
his smile, his pleasure at small things, and his always ready words of
support, but will remember and celebrate the time he spent with them.
A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008, at 11
a.m. at Underwood Funeral Home, where the family will receive callers
that same morning from 9:30 to 11 a.m. The Revs. Stephen Waltman and Don
Moceri will officiate, and burial will follow at the Claiborne Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to either Springdale Baptist Church
or Christian Assembly Church of Marysville.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com


DANA O. REED JR.

Dana O. Reed Jr., 91, of the Marysville and Milford Center areas, died
Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2007, at his son's home near St. Paris.
He was a retired dairy farmer.
He was a 50-year member of Palestine Lodge No. 158 F&AM and a longtime
member of the Scottish Rite.
He was born March 21, 1916, in Benton, Kan., to the late Dana O. Sr. and
Esther C. Bialostoski Reed. He also was preceded in death by a grandson
Thomas J. "TJ" Hartley, in 1994; four brothers, Louis C. "Dudley" Reed,
James O. Reed, Richard R. Reed and John T. Reed.
He married the former Harriett J. Harvey on Jan. 1, 1948, in
Bellefontaine, and she survives. Also surviving are their children,
Linda J. (Bob) Prosser of Raymond, Thomas B. (Laura) Reed of St. Paris,
and Rebecca A. (Mark) Clemans of Centerburg; five grandchildren,
Jean-Louise (Nathan) Toops of Columbus, Jessica A. (Ryan) Hughes of
Beaumont, Calif., Christopher T. Reed of St. Paris, and Luke and Valerie
Clemans of Centerburg; a great-grandson, Gabriel Toops; a sister, Helen
"Sue" (Bob) Hartman of Dublin; and a brother, Lyle K. Reed of Columbus.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m. at Ingram Funeral
Home, with the Rev. Ronald Payne officiating. Burial will follow at
Milford Center Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior
to the service.


JERRY DEAN HARP

Jerry Dean Harp, 43, of Kenton, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2007, at his residence.
He worked in the maintenance department at Diamond Plastics in Dunkirk.
He was born Nov. 14, 1964, in Kenton, to the late Jerry Lee and Shirley J. Tull Harp.
He is survived by his wife, the former Robin Davis, to whom he was
married Sept. 28, 1991; a son, Cory Dean Harp of Kenton; three
step-daughters, Tonya Barton of Bellbrook, and Tammera Drumm Harp and
Tiffany Drumm, both of Kenton; three sisters, Cindy Byers and Lenora
(Jeff) Ledley of Kenton, and Vickie Evans of Lima; and eight grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Grove Cemetery,
Kenton. There will be no visitation. Price Funeral Home, Kenton, is in
charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of the funeral home.

MILDRED CARRIE REINHARDT
Mildred Carrie Reinhardt, 80, of Marysville, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2007,
at her home with her family at her side.
A loving homemaker, she was a retired nurse, having been employed with
Ohio State University Medical Center, Riverside Methodist Hospital, Jane
Case Hospital (now Grady Memorial), Memorial Hospital of Union County,
Milcrest Nursing Center and Union Manor. She was a graduate of the Ohio
State University College of Nursing and formerly taught obstetric nursing at St. Ann's.
She was a member of Heartland Baptist Church and Twig Auxiliary No. 6.
She was a voracious reader and enjoyed traveling and crocheting.
She was born Nov. 10, 1927, in Delaware, to the late Hugh B. and Martha
Frances Porter Cole. She married Richard H. Reinhardt on Jan. 2, 1950,
and he preceded her in death on Aug. 29, 2000. She also was preceded in
death by her sister, Miriam J. Bonner.
Survivors include her children, John (Ruth) Reinhardt of College Park,
Md., Martha (Donald) Leiser of Nixa, Mo.; Charles D. Reinhardt of
Columbus, and Nancy A. (Cory) Aingworth of Marysville; 11 grandchildren;
eight great-grandchildren; and her brother, Gerald N. "Jerry" (Mary)
Cole of Westerville.
Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Heartland Baptist Church,
13680 Hinton Mill Road. Gloyd Dearth will officiate and burial will take
place at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Sunset Cemetery, Galloway. Visitors may
call one hour prior to the service at the church.
Mannasmith Funeral Home is serving the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to AMG (Advancing the Ministries of
the Gospel), 6815 Shallowford Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

CORRINE FRANCIS STULTZ
 Corrine Francis Stultz, 84, of Columbus, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2007, at
her residence.
She was retired from Lazarus and worked as a volunteer at Grady Memorial Hospital.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Elwood Stultz; her parents,
Ancil and Helen Rader; a brother, Jack.
She is survived by daughters, Karen Ashcraft of Columbus, and Patty
(Terry) Stewart of Marietta; sons Michael (Robin) Stultz and Steven
(Ina) Stultz of Columbus; grandchildren, Andy, Brian and Dennis Stultz
and Jeff and Billy Schwaigert; and seven great-grandchildren.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Evans Funeral Home
4171 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus. Graveside services will be Thursday
at 11 a.m. at Kirkersville Cemetery with Chaplain Carmen Seibold officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Carmel Hospice, in care of Mt.
Carmel Foundation, 793 W. State St. Columbus, OH 43222.
Condolences may be sent to
www.evansfuneralhome.net.

 

 

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