Archived Obituaries January 2007
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HELEN TROUT
Helen Trout, 98, of Marysville, died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2007, at the
Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus.
She was best known for growing and selling produce for many years and
for her enjoyment of flowers. She enjoyed the many types of flowers she
grew in her gardens.
She was born April 22, 1908, in Gallipolis, the eldest daughter of the
late Perry and Emma Caldwell Gatewood. Her mother was known as Grandma
Emma Gatewood, Ohio's Hiking Grandmother. She also was preceded in death
by her first husband, Harold Moore; two brothers and a sister, Monroe
Gatewood, William Gatewood and Ruth Williams.
She is survived by her husband, Robert Trout; stepsons, Larry (Rebecca)
Trout of West Liberty, and Donald (Kay) Trout of Urbana; several
grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren;
brothers and sisters, Rowena Zink of Sun City, Ariz., Esther Allen of
Pittsburgh, Robert Gatewood of Washington Court House, Elizabeth Novak
of Wauwatosa, Wis., Nelson Gatewood of Hardy, Ark., Louise La Mott of
Powell, and Lucy Seeds of Jacksonville, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Freshwater,
McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home, North Lewisburg, where a funeral service
will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. with visitation one hour prior.
Pastor Kathy Reiff will officiate and burial will follow in Maple Grove
Cemetery, North Lewisburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.


DON D. BAKER

Don D. Baker, 87, of Greenville, died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2007, at
Heartland of Greenville.
He retired as manager from Chenille Products of Marysville, a subsidiary
of Neff Lettering Company.
He was born April 7, 1919, in Greenville, to the late Don D. Baker Sr.
and Pearl Hawthorne Baker. He also was preceded in death by a son, Joe Alan Baker.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Maxine Ditmer Baker; daughters,
Carol Joan (Gene) McGuire of Englewood, Christy Quinn of Hay Market,
Va., and Mary Jean Kauffman and Sandra Pilcher and son, Ted E. Baker,
all of Greenville; 10 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family at a
later date. Burial will take place at Abbottsville Cemetery, Arcanum.
Zechar-Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, is handling arrangements.
Condolences for the family may be sent to
ohzeb@keymemories.com.

PAMELLA BLUMENSCHEIN
Pamella Blumenschein, 61, of Marysville, died Monday, Jan. 29, 2007, at
the home of her mother, Evelyn Journell Blumenschein, and with her
family at her side.
Diagnosed with cancer 10 months ago, she worked through each day with
grace, dignity and courage.
A 1963 graduate of Marysville High School, she retired in 2003 from the
Scott Company where she worked for 38 years. She was a former associate
of Union Rural Electric and Nationwide Insurance.
She was a longtime member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church,
where she was baptized and confirmed. She enjoyed sewing and machine
embroidery, crocheting and decorating cakes. She also enjoyed traveling
to the beach with her family.
She found great joy in socializing with her high school classmates and
other close friends and family, especially her grandson, Keagan.
She was born Aug. 20, 1945, at White Cross Hospital in Columbus, and was
predeceased by her father, Herbert C. Blumenschein in 2001. Her mother
survives in Marysville.
She also is survived by her daughter, Cheri (Chris) Nicol of Milford
Center; a grandson, Keagan Nicol; a sister, Jenny (Larry) Phelps of
Milford Center; a brother, Richard (Lynda) Blumenschein of Marysville; a
niece, Lori Phelps; two nephews, Doug (Tricia) Phelps and Brian (Summer)
Phelps; great-nieces and -nephews, Jaden, Jaxen, Jenna and Brice Phelps;
four aunts, Lorna Barone, Catherine Doty, Elma "June" McMillen and Alice
Mull; and many cousins.
Calling hours will be Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Underwood Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at St. John's
Evangelical Lutheran Church with the Rev. Jack Heino officiating. Burial
will be at the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Cancer Society,
P.O. Box 557, Marysville, OH 43040.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

ANN L. MICHAEL
Ann L. Michael, 78, formerly of Marysville and Delaware, died Tuesday,
Jan. 30, 2007, at The Heartland of Centerburg.
She lived most of her life in Marysville before residing in Delaware for
10 years. She was employed by Little's Department Store and Bulldog
Electric in Marysville.
She was a member of East Side Church of Christ.
She was born Aug. 16, 1928, in Pliny, W.Va., to the late Hollis and
Grace Woyan Kerns. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert A.
Michael; a sister, Betty Wray; her brothers, Fred Kerns, Buford Kerns
and Paul Kerns; and a great-grandson, Gregory Fowler.
She is survived by five daughters, Carol (James) Lockwood of Marysville,
Sonya (Daniel) Coover of Findlay, Audrey (Brian) Rees of California,
Yvonne Michael and Kimberly Michael of Arizonia; three sons, Bruce
(Linda) Fowler of West Salem, LeRoy Michael of Jackson and Sonny (Tina)
Michael of Marysville; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; her
sister, Carletta Wears of Pliny, W.Va.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Robinson Funeral Home,
Delaware, where funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. with
Preacher Paul Reynolds officiating. Burial will be in Raymond Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 5555
Frantz Road, Dublin, OH 43017-4184.
Condolences may be expressed online by going to
www.robinsonfuneralhomeinc.com.

HERBERT JACKSON "JACK" REIDENBAUGH
Herbert Jackson "Jack" Reidenbaugh, 85, of Richwood, died Tuesday, Jan.
30, 2007, at Marion General Hospital.
After graduating from Harding High School, he became head caddy at
Mar-O-Del Golf Course where his passion for the game of golf began.
He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy, serving during World War II. After
the war, he worked at Marion Power Shovel and Chivington Auto Sales
before beginning a 32-year partnership in the Gruber Reidenbaugh Pontiac
Dealership in Richwood.
He was very well liked in Richwood, where he had made his home since
1952. He was a member of Elks Lodge No. 32 in Marion, and
the Richwood Golf League.
Besides golf, his favorite pastime was watching auto racing of all kinds.
He was born July 6, 1921, in Marion, to the late Earl and Marie Leedom
Reidenbaugh. He also was preceded in death by a sister. On Nov. 12,
1941, he married Betty Ballinger in Danville, who survives in Richwood.
He also is survived by three daughters, Judy (Gary) Wynn of Westland,
Mich., Jill (Don) Jenkins, Waynesville, and Penny San Nicholas of San
Diego, Calif.; a son, Dan (Peggy) Reidenbaugh of Marion; six
grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a
sister, Dorothy Jean (Russell) Price of Louisiana.
Calling hours will be Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Ballinger Funeral Home,
Richwood, where funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. with
the Rev. William Kidwell officiating. Burial will follow in Marion Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association,
5455 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43214 (
www.americanheart.org).
Condolences to the family may be expressed at
www.ballingerfuneralhome.com.

JOHANNA H. PESTEL MEEKS
Johanna H. Pestel Meeks, 84, of Okeechobee, Fla., died Friday, Jan. 26,
2007, at her residence.
She was a member of First English Lutheran Church in Marysville and
attended Peace Lutheran Church in Okeechobee. She was also a member of
the Central Ohio Schnauzer Club, the Ohio Spotted Horse Association and
Wing No. 65. She also enjoyed traveling the world, needlework,
gardening, bowling and horses.
She was born Sept. 1, 1922, in Germany, and had been a resident of
Florida for the past 10 years. She was predeceased by her husbands,
Herman Pestel and Don Meeks, a son, Albert "Butch" Pestel and two sisters.
She is survived by daughters, Bonnie Jean (John) McQueen of West
Liberty, and Judy (Phil) Noel of Okeechobee; stepdaughters, Gloria,
Vicky, Anna and Donna; grandsons, Scott (Robin) Shumann of Columbus,
Todd (Deb) McQueen of West Liberty, and Brett Noel of Texas;
granddaughters, Marsha (Beau) Hair of Okeechobee, and Abby McQueen of
Nebraska; 10 great-grandchildren; nephews, Franz C., Herman and Ernie;
and a niece, JoAnne.
Calling hours will be today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Underwood Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at First English
Lutheran Church with the Rev. Paul Schultz officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First English Lutheran Church
Building Fund or Loving Care Hospice of Union County.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com

THOMAS L. "TOM" GANSHEIMER

 Thomas L. "Tom" Gansheimer, 80, of Marysville, died Monday, Jan. 29,
2007, at his home with his son and daughter-in-law at his side after an
extended illness.
He was employed for 30 years as a fuel distributor with Gansheimer
Marathon Oil Company. He served in the United States Army and was a
veteran of World War II.
A member of Trinity Lutheran Church, he enjoyed camping and operated his
own mobile home and RV parts and repair store. His greatest joy came
from time spent with his family.
He was born Dec. 24, 1926, in Marysville, to the late Edward and Madge
Bill Gansheimer. He married Ruth Denton on Feb. 7, 1945, in Covington,
Ky., and she preceded him in death on March 10, 1993.
Survivors include his daughter, Ruth Ann (Charles) Hall of Marysville;
two sons, Edgar (Nancy) Gansheimer of Tucson, Ariz., and Barry (Kasey)
Gansheimer of Marysville; four grandchildren, Kellie (Todd) Ferguson,
Kira (Bobby) Simpson, Tom (Mary) Gansheimer, and Angie Gansheimer; six
great-grandchildren, Faith, Hope, Paige, Tommy Jr., Anna Marie and
Rebecca; a brother, Paul (Ruth) Gansheimer of Marysville; two sisters,
Gloria (Jim) Rutherford of Pataskala, and Carolyn Amrine of Marysville;
and several nieces and nephews.
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. Barry Scott officiating. Burial with full military honors conducted
by the Union County Honor Guard will take place at Oakdale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Homereach Hospice, 3595 Olentangy
River Road, Columbus, OH 43214.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

JOHANNA H. PESTEL MEEKS
Johanna H. Pestel Meeks, 84, of Okeechobee, Fla., died Friday, Jan. 26,
2007, at her residence.
She was a member of First English Lutheran Church in Marysville and
attended Peace Lutheran Church in Okeechobee. She was also a member of
the Central Ohio Schnauzer Club, the Ohio Spotted Horse Association and
Wing No. 65. She also enjoyed traveling the world, needlework,
gardening, bowling and horses.
She was born Sept. 1, 1922, in Germany, and had been a resident of
Florida for the past 10 years. She was predeceased by her husbands,
Herman Pestel and Don Meeks, a son, Albert "Butch" Pestel and two sisters.
She is survived by daughters, Bonnie Jean (John) McQueen of West
Liberty, and Judy (Phil) Noel of Okeechobee; stepdaughters, Gloria,
Vicky, Anna and Donna; grandsons, Scott (Robin) Shumann of Columbus,
Todd (Deb) McQueen of West Liberty, and Brett Noel of Texas;
granddaughters, Marsha (Beau) Hair of Okeechobee, and Abby McQueen of
Nebraska; 10 great-grandchildren; nephews, Franz C., Herman and Ernie;
and a niece, JoAnne.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Underwood Funeral
Home. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at First English
Lutheran Church with the Rev. Paul Schultz officiating.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com

KATHRYN L. SHOOTS
Kathryn L. Shoots, 91, of Bellefontaine, died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007,
at her residence.
A 1933 Bellefontaine High School graduate, she graduated from the Ohio
State University and was a devoted OSU Buckeyes sports fan.
She taught home economics in the Columbus School System and worked at
her father's coal business, A.W. King and Son in Bellefontaine. She was
a devoted homemaker who enjoyed entertaining her family and friends.
She was a member of Harper United Methodist Church and its United
Methodist Women, the Economics Club in Bellefontaine and the Elks
Auxiliary in Pines Island, Fla. An avid golfer, she was a member of
Alden Pines Women Golf League in Bokeelia, Fla., and a member of the
Women's Golf League at Cherokee Hills.
She was born July 27, 1915, in Bellefontaine to the late Abram W. and
Mary E. Hall King. She also was predeceased by her husband, Charles E.
Shoots, to whom she was married March 6, 1941 in Bellefontaine, and who
died Aug. 11, 1984; and two brothers, Robert H. and Lawrence H. King.
Survivors include her sons, Bill (Phenon) Shoots of Bellefontaine, and
Abe (Sheri) Shoots of Marysville; daughters, Karen (Mike) O'Neill of
Chico, Calif., and Janet (Randy) Snider of Pomeroy; 11 grandchildren; 11
great-grandchildren; a special niece, Annie King; a special nephew,
David Laughlin; and many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Eichholtz
Funeral Home, Bellefontaine, where funeral services will be held Friday
at 11 a.m., with Pastor Joshua Johnson officiating. Burial will be in
Harper Cemetery in Harper.
Memorial contributions may be made to Harper United Methodist Church,
3679 Road 25 North, Bellefontaine, OH 43311.
Condolences may be expressed to
www.eichholtzfuneralhome.com.

KENNETH JAMES GRAHAM

Kenneth James Graham, 18, of rural Prospect, died unexpectedly early
Saturday morning, Jan. 27, 2007, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.
He was a senior at North Union High School, where he had been active in
wrestling, baseball and track. He had also attended Ridgemont High
School, where he was active in baseball, football, track, FFA, power
lifting and F.C.C.L.A.
He was an outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and fishing.
He was born March 20, 1988, in Marion, to Robert James Graham and Lori
(Charlie Hubbell) Graham. His father survives in Prospect, and his
mother survives in Hilliard.
Also surviving are grandparents, George and Janet Graham of Prospect,
and Jim Dillion and June Beckley of Richwood; a brother, Tyler Graham of
Prospect; sisters: Ashley Nicole Graham of Richwood, and Elizabeth Ann
Graham of Hilliard; his fiancée, Becky Gillfillan of Ridgeway; a
great-grandmother, Hester Dillion of London; aunts, Tammie (Eric)
Creviston of Ridgeway, and Linda (Richard) Harper of Richwood; cousins,
Sarah Harper and Lindsey and Kayle Creviston; great-aunts and -uncles
and many friends.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m., at Stofcheck Funeral
Home, Richwood, where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m.
Jeff Webb will officiate. Burial will be at Price Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Kobacker House at Riverside
Methodist Hospital.

SHERRY L. SPAIN
Sherry L. Spain, 43, of Raymond, died Friday, Jan. 26, 2007, at the Ohio
State University Medical Center, Columbus.
She was a 1981 graduate of Triad High School and was employed with Clark
Trucking in East Liberty.
She enjoyed working in her garden and with flowers, as well as doing
crafts and sewing. She took pleasure in being outdoors camping or fishing.
She was a kind and giving person who was always ready to lend a helping
hand. She was always an upbeat person who enjoyed life.
She was born Aug. 25, 1963, in Urbana, the daughter of Warren Kreglow
and Carol Hamilton Kreglow Bryan. She was preceded in death by her
mother and her mother's husband, Terry Bryan, to whom Mrs. Spain was very close.
She is survived by her father, Warren (Linda) Kreglow of North
Lewisburg; her husband Terry Lee Spain of Raymond; her sons, Tyler Spain
of West Liberty, and Jacob Spain of Raymond; her daughter, Somer (Aaron)
Augustus of Bellefontaine; her granddaughter, Amira Augustus; her
brothers, Kris (Debbie) Kreglow of Lebanon, Tenn., Danny Kreglow of
North Lewisburg, and David Kreglow of Cable and his wife, Sheila Kreglow
of Marysville; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins
of several generations.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Freshwater,
McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home, North Lewisburg, where funeral services
will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Kathy Reiff officiating.
Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery, North Lewisburg.


FAITHLYNN NIQUOLE HAY

Faithlynn Niquole Hay, 3 months, died unexpectedly Thursday, Jan. 25,
2007, at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
She was an alert, gorgeous baby, who was aware of what was always going
on around her. She knew her big brother's voice and face well and would
smile at him whenever he was around. In fact, she would smile for her
"kooky faced" dad, too, but fussed at mom for comfort and food.
She was deeply loved by her brother and both her parents who named her
Faithlynn, meaning "faithful waterfall."
Born Nov. 2, 2006 at Memorial Hospital of Union County to Bobbie Jo
Ritter and Steven E. Hay, both of Marysville, she was predeceased by a
2-month-old sister, AnnMarie Lynn Ritter in 2003.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by a brother, R.J. Ritter;
grandparents, Bobby and Cathy Green of Marysville, Mark and Dana Jessing
of Marysville; great grandparents, Wilma Green, Harvey and Hazel Dunlap,
Steve and Linda Hunter, all of Marysville; many aunts and uncles and
cousins. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Sunday at
Underwood Funeral Home where funeral services will be held at 7 p.m.
with the Rev. Jim Taylor officiating.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Oakdale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Faithlynn Niquole Hay memorial
fund in care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

JAMES R. "JIM" HOCK
James R. "Jim" Hock, 85, of Delaware, died Thursday evening, Jan. 25,
2007, at Delaware Court Health Care Center.
A lifelong central Ohio resident, he was a retired farmer and had a New
Holland Machinery Dealership and was a World War II Army veteran. A
member of St. James Lutheran Church since 1942, he was a member of the
church's St. James Fellowship Society.
True to his natural farming ability, he enjoyed gardening and could fix
most anything. He also enjoyed fishing and the story telling that went with it.
He was born June 11, 1921 in Union County to Joseph William and Melissa
Pearl (Conklin) Hock and they preceded him in death. Also predeceased is
a brother William "Bill" Hock.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Wilma; daughters Sharon Emley
(Fred), Karen Barrett (Jerry), Diana Hock (Laura), Debra Russell (Rick),
and Leighann Forsyth (Paul); grandchildren Sara Emley (John), Susan
Rinaldi (Eric), Erin Spalsbury (Todd), Lauren Morr (Dwight), Andrew
Barrett, Chris Giesy, Courtney Giesy, J Brandon Russell (Stacie),
Bethany Broadie (Steve), Brooke Russell, Olivia Forsyth, and Evan
Forsyth; great-grandchildren Sam Heine, Jillian Russell, Ricky Russell,
Freddy Stanley, Joey Stanley, Rachel Rinaldi, A J Rinaldi, Brie Broadie,
Paige Spalsbury, Collin Morr, and Ashlyn Morr; and Brother and
sister-in-law, Dick and Joan Hock.
The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2? 6 p.m. at the Rodman
Neeper Funeral Home, 1510 W. William St., Delaware.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at St. James Lutheran
Church, 5660 Trabue Road, Columbus. Burial will be in Sunset Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. James Lutheran Church, 5660
Trabue Road, Columbus Oh., 43228, and Heartland Hospice, 6500 Busch
Boulevard, Columbus, Oh., 43229.
Condolences may be expressed at our website
www.RodmanNeeper.com

CHARLES T. "CHUCK" DICKSON
Charles T. "Chuck" Dickson, 78, of Marysville, died Thursday afternoon,
Jan. 25, 2007, at his residence.
He was a World War II Naval veteran, serving from 1945 to 1949. He was a
retired maintenance man for various businesses.
He enjoyed working with his hands doing woodworking, growing cactus and
yard work. He was said to be even tempered, laid back and easy to get
along with. He was loved by everybody and enjoyed teasing the girls.
He was born Feb. 21, 1928, in Lancaster, to the late Williard and Mamie
Bensley Dickson. He also was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary
Teresa; two brothers, Henry and Emmett; and a sister, Gladys.
He is survived by his wife, Annetta Hayman Dickson; children, Linda
(Bob) Reitz of Whitehall, Tom (Karen) of Wapakoneta, Bill (Cathy) and
Gina (Mike) Stuck of Thornville, Debby (Jack) Parker of New Lexington,
Bob (Susan) of Lompac, Calif., Mark of Sunbury and Cathy (Ron) Tobias of
Columbus; step-children, Sonia Thompson and Tommy (Sylvia) Thompson of
Columbus, Linda (Mike) Meeks of Westerville, and Dave Thompson of
Marysville; 15 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; seven
step-grandchildren; 14 step-great grandchildren; brothers, John (Wanda)
and George of Lancaster, and Jack (Polly) of Bristol, Va.; sisters, Lill
Rockefeller of Lancaster, and Moselle Bensley and Ruth Johnson of Baltimore.
Calling hours will be Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral
Home, 75 W. William St., Delaware, where funeral services will be held
Monday at 1 p.m. with Pastor Ron Adams officiating. Interment with
military honors will follow at Fairview Memorial Park.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

KENNETH LEE WELCH
Kenneth Lee Welch, 74, of Marysville, died Friday, Jan. 26, 2007, at The
Ohio State University Medical Center Ross Heart Hospital.
A farmer, mechanic and craftsman, was a veteran of the U.S. Army, where
he served in Korea and received diesel mechanic training in Japan. After
his discharge from the military, he returned home and was married.
He and his wife operated a dairy farm and raised their family on White
Stone Road. Following the dairy business, he and his wife, traveled all
over the country for ten years as owners and operators of their trucking business.
For almost 12 years, he was the head school bus mechanic for the
Marysville School system, where he retired in 2002. He was a member of
First Presbyterian Church of Marysville and enjoyed gardening flowers,
vegetables and fruit.
He had a special fondness for animals, bird and wildlife watching and
liked to fish. Known as a "perfectionist" craftsman all his life, he
loved to make and refurbish furniture and porch swings, fabricate wall
hanging woodcrafts using his own designs and construct Intarsia sculptures.
A 1950 graduate of Magnetic Springs High School, he was born Jan. 8,
1933, at the Welch family homestead on Springdale Road near Magnetic
Springs to the late Russell and Lois Mary Walke Welch and was also
predeceased by an infant brother, Donald Eugene Welch and an infant
grandson, Jason Welch.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Marcia Ann Green Welch, whom he
married May 29, 1955, at the Presbyterian Church manse in Mt. Vernon by
Rev. Roger B. Sillars; two sons, Don (Debbie) Welch of Marysville and
Bob (Maureen) Welch of Marysville; four grandchildren, Amanda (Brian)
Hickman of Westerville, Andrew (Jessi) Welch of Pickerington, Zach Welch
of Marysville and Brittany Welch of Marysville; a sister, Bernice (Don)
Jolliff of Magnetic Springs; a mother-in-law, Marge Green of Marysville;
a sister-in-law, Melissa (Tom) Lamb of Marysville; a brother-in-law,
Dave (Judi) Green of Marysville; special friend, Benny (Vesta) Shipp of
Pennsylvania; and nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian
Church of Marysville where the family will receive friends following the
service during a luncheon at Kennedy Hall of the church. The Rev. Scott
L. Strohm will officiate and private interment will be held at Mt.
Herman Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to First
Presbyterian Church of Marysville. Condolences may be expressed to the
family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com

GOLDA MAE ESTEP

Golda Mae Estep, 93, of Springfield, died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2007,
surrounded by her loving and heartbroken family.
She was a member of Hickory Grove United Baptist Church. She was a
devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and
great-great-grandmother who never let anyone leave without saying she
loved them "bushels and bushels."
Her life completely revolved around her church and family. She enjoyed
cooking and quilting.
She was born in Johnson County, Ky., on Sept. 7, 1913, the daughter of
the late William Jackson and Lola Salyers Lemaster. She also was
preceded in death by her dear husband, Charlie J. Estep, whom she
married May 25, 1935, and six brothers and sisters.
She is survived by 10 children, Carrinell Gilliland and Judy (Jesse)
Helton of Marysville, Dave (Lou) Estep of Parrotsville, Tenn., Joe
(Juanita) Estep of Thelma, Ky., and Bill (Janet) Estep, Jane (Nelson)
Horn, Charlene (Tim) Malloy, Ginny (Scott) Harkins, Jim (Barb) Estep,
Phil Estep and Lori Estep, all of Springfield; 22 grandchildren, Patrick
Gilliland of Richwood, Candi Scheiderer, Kim Scheiderer, Amy Nicol and
Michael Helton of Marysville, Diana Moran, Greg Estep, Lisa Bergner, and
Tony Estep of Dayton, Jason Estep of Salem Ore., Sheila King of
Richmond, Ky., Derek Estep of Thelma, Ky., Vickie Strickland of
Mechanicsburg, Julie Albaugh, Ashley Horn, Courtney Stevens, Corey
Harkins, Meghan Harkins, Connie Estep, P.J. Estep and Erika Estep, all
of Springfield, and Chad Harkins, Ashland, Ky.; 32 great-grandchildren;
three great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
 Calling hours will be today from 4 to 8 p.m. at Jackson Lytle Williams
Funeral Home, 2425 N. Limestone St., Springfield. Funeral services will
be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Hickory Grove United Baptist Church, with
Elder Clayton Oliver officiating. Interment will be at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association,
West Chester Office, 8899 Brookside Ave., Suite 102, West Chester, OH 45069.

ALBERTA WHITMER MILLER
Alberta Whitmer Miller, 89, of Plain City, died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2007,
at her residence.
She became a child of God many years ago and has been a faithful member
at Haven Fellowship Church. Her cheerful attitude and servant heart
blessed everyone around her.
She was born April 11, 1917, in Plain City, to the late John P. and
Martha Hostetler Whitmer. She also was predeceased by her husband,
Melvin J. Miller, in 1984; three sisters Sarah Whitmer, Katie Kramer and
Gladys Miller; and two brothers, Pete Edward Whitmer and Dan Harley Whitmer.
She is survived by her children, Leon Miller, Joe (Susie) Miller, Louise
(Leon) Troyer and Johnny (Ruth) Miller, all of Plain City; 14
grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Minerva Yutzy of Plain City.
Calling hours will be today from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday from 2 to 4 and 6
to 8 p.m. at Haven Fellowship, 7730 Converse Huff Road, Plain City.
Funeral services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at United Bethel Mennonite
Church, 11342 Lafayette Plain City Road, Plain City. Pastor Lonnie
Beachy will officiate. Burial will be in Haven Fellowship Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice, P.O. Box 445,
London, OH 43140.
Arrangements are in charge of Ferguson Funeral Home, Plain City.
Online condolences may be expressed at fergusonfuneralhomeinc.com.


BETTY MAE GUISINGER BRADFORD

Betty Mae Guisinger Bradford, 76, a longtime resident of Marysville,
died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2007, at the home of her daughter in Kenton,
surrounded by family.
She was an associate of Ranco in Plain City for 25 years and retired in
1993 as an assembler. A devoted mother, grandmother and
great-grandmother, she enjoyed camping and baby-sitting.
She was a former member of Marysville Friends Church and Marysville
Eagles Lodge, Aerie No. 3506.
She was born April 15, 1930, in Union County, to the late Leo and Opal
Henson Guisinger. She also was predeceased by two brothers, Keith and
Sam Guisinger, and a sister, Pauline Ianni.
She is survived by her children, Diann Walters of Newark, Jo Douglas of
Kenton, Keith (Jennie) Bradford of Cable, Malcolm Bradford and friend,
Robin Bryant, and David (Vicki) Guisinger of Marysville, Howard (Sheila)
Bradford and Karen Jones and her fiancé, Ralph Yeager, of Richwood;
numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters, Ruth (Aaron)
Holycross of Bellefontaine, Mary Ann Guisinger of Marysville, Imogene
Vigar of Wapakoneta and Bernice (Jerry) Banks of Columbus; a brother,
Herman "Butch" (Shirley) Guisinger of Belle Center; a sister-in-law,
Rachael Guisinger of Marysville; a brother-in-law, Albert Ianni of
Marysville; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Calling hours will be today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Underwood
Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m.
Burial will be at Union Township Cemetery in Milford Center.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hardin County Hospice, 15 N.
Detroit St., Suite 4000, Kenton, OH 43326.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

LEILA L CUNNINGHAM
Leila L. Cunningham, 87, of Richwood, died early Tuesday morning, Jan.
23, 2007, at The Gables at Green Pastures.
A 1938 graduate of Magnetic Springs High School, she was a homemaker,
longtime member of Pharisburg United Methodist Church and its Women's Society.
She also was a member of the Red Hat Society, the Solitaires, Carpe
Diem, the Country Belles and the Richwood Civic Center and its Kitchen Band.
She was born Dec. 1, 1919, in Delaware, to the late Eden and Alice
Gabriel Ballard. On April 6, 1940, she married William Bernard "Bud"
Cunningham, and he died June 23, 1978. She also was predeceased by a
son, Ronald E. Cunningham; three grandchildren, Brent, Carman and Chris
Cunningham; a great-granddaughter, Mckenna Cunningham; two sisters, Joan
Carr and Marcile Hecker; and a brother, Bernard Ballard.
Surviving are a son, Gary (Gloria) Cunningham of Marysville; a daughter,
Karen Sue (Michael) Hoffman of Richwood; a daughter-in-law, Toby
Cunningham-Collier of Marysville; grandchildren, Chad (Melissa)
Cunningham and their children, Keaton and Kenzie, Curt (Lisa) Cunningham
and their daughters, Chloe and Callie, Carrie Beth Cunningham, Brad
(Penny) Cunningham and their daughters, Halie, Josie and Katie, Brock
(Maryann) Cunningham and their children, Grant and Makayla, Matthew Todd
Hoffman and his sons, Tate and Thane, Stacey (Shon) Pertuset and their
children, Chelsea, Paige and Wyatt and Cory Hoffman and his fiancée,
Renee; and a brother, Donald (Joyce) Ballard of New Albany.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Stofcheck
Funeral Home in Richwood, where funeral services will be held Friday at
11 a.m., with Pastor Mo Dunn officiating. Burial will be at Claibourne Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Mrs. Cunningham's grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pharisburg United Methodist Church
Building Fund, 13317 Route 347, Marysville, OH 43040.

CLAIR EUGENE "GENE" FIELDS
Clair Eugene "Gene" Fields, 80, of Alexandria, died Monday, Jan. 22,
2007, at Community Healthcare Center in Marion.
He was a member of the Pataskala Tabernacle of Praise and the Friendly
Buckeyes Senior Club. He was a veteran of the United States Army,
serving in the Korean War.
He was born Oct.. 4, 1926, in Richwood, to the late Jesse and Della
Columber Fields. He also was preceded in death by his wife, Elsie; four
brothers; and three sisters.
He is survived by three daughters, Cathie (Larry) Linstedt  and Diana
Sexton of Marion, and Terrie (John) Ringle of Morral; four
grandchildren, Scott Ringle, Hollie Ringle, Stephanie Sexton and Jeffrey
Lindstedt; a sister, Maxine (Roy) Burk of Marion; and a special friend,
Beatrice Varney of Johnstown.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 at Ballinger
Funeral Home, Richwood, where funeral services will be held Friday at 11
a.m., with the Rev. Lowell Lewis officiating. Burial will follow at
Price Cemetery where military honors will be conducted by the Richwood
VFW and American Legion.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross
(
www.redcross.org).
Condolences to the family may be expressed at
www.ballingerfuneralhome.com.

MELINDA ANNE "MINDY" BUTZ PRICE
Melinda A. "Mindy" Butz Price, 39, of Columbus, died Tuesday morning,
Jan. 23, 2007, at the James Cancer Hospital in Columbus following a brief illness.
She was an employee of Tigerpoly in Grove City.
She graduated in 1986 from Fairbanks High School and Tolles Technical
Center and was a member of Jordan Baptist Church in Marysville.
She was a longtime supporter of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
and was very devoted to her family, pets and especially to the Lord.
She was born Sept. 25, 1967, in Englewood, Calif., and was the daughter
of the late Edgar L. "Spanky" Butz and Phyllis "Sae" Wampler Butz of
Marysville. She was married Dec. 30, 1985, in San Diego, to the Rev.
William A. Price, and he survives.
She also is survived by their children, Joshua David and Rebbecca Lynn
Price; a brother, Dale M. (Angela R.) Butz of Mt. Victory; her in-laws;
aunts; uncles; nieces; nephews; cousins and friends.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Ingram
Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. with
the Rev. Lucian Baker officiating. Burial will follow at Darby Township
Cemetery in Unionville Center.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude Children's Research
Hospital in care of the funeral home.

RITA M. BAUER SCHWENDENMAN
Rita M. Bauer Schwendenman, 76, of Columbus, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2007,
surrounded by those she loved after a brief but courageous battle with
leukemia.
She was a life member of the St. Aloysius Women's Guild and was an avid
gardener. She brought a simple joy to life and shared it with all she
knew. She will be missed for her loving and giving spirit and her apple pie.
She was born Jan. 10, 1931, to the late Ray and Ruth Bauer. She also was
predeceased by sisters Mary Jean, Janet and Ann, and brothers, James and Robert.
She is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Robert; daughters,
Nancy (Jim) McGregor, Elaine (Dean) Dibling and Diane Schwendenman;
sons, David (Dianne), Phil (Anne) and John (Linda) Schwendenman;
grandchildren, Abby (Francisco) Rivera, Matt (Sarah) and Zach (Amanda)
McGregor, Derek, Jennifer, Melissa, David and Dennis Dibling, Joe and
Jessica Johnson, and Robert, Paul, Julia and Jill Schwendenman;
great-grandchildren, Margaret McGregor and Sofia and Isabela Rivera;
sisters, Ruth Heston and Lois Kuhn; sister-in-law, Joan Bair; and
numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Jerry
Spears Funeral Home, 2693 W. Broad St., Columbus, where a prayer service
will be held at 6 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday at 10
a.m. at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 2165 W. Broad St., Columbus, with
the Rev. Dennis Stevenson as celebrant. Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery.


NORMA MAE DENNIS

Norma Mae Dennis, 76, formerly of Marion and Richwood, died Saturday,
Jan. 20, 2007, at the Columbus Alzheimer's Care Center.
She was a licensed practical nurse and was an active volunteer for
various nursing homes and hospitals.
She had formerly served on the board of the Richwood Community
Apartments and Civic Center while she and her husband were residents there.
She was born Aug. 16, 1930, in Richwood, to the late Lee Long Chapman
and Ruth Jane Prater Chapman Young. She also was preceded in death by a
brother, Meryl Chapman. On July 16, 1947, she married Irvin Sherwood
Dennis who survives in Marion.
She also is survived by two sons, Larry Dennis and Daniel (Susan) Dennis
of Marion; two daughters, Barbara (Charles) Coleman of North Zulch,
Texas, and Lisa (John) Newkirk of Delaware; a sister, Betty (Carl) Uline
of Marion, 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Ballinger Funeral
Home, Richwood, with Jerry Harrison officiating. Burial will follow in
Claibourne Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family, in care of the funeral home.
Condolences to the family may be expressed at
www.ballingerfuneralhome.com.

MAX C. MULLIS
Max C. Mullis, 62, of Marysville, died Sunday morning, Jan. 21, 2007, at
his residence following an extended battle with cancer.
He was retired from Hagglunds Drives and had formerly been employed by
Rockwell International and Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.
A service technician and consultant, he traveled the world servicing and
installing hydraulic systems in manufacturing plants.
His greatest enjoyment was spending time with his six grandchildren. He
also enjoyed camping with family, painting cars, riding motorcycles,
trap shooting, golfing and bowling. He formerly held memberships in
Moose Lodge No. 1651, BPOE No. 1130 and the Marysville Eagles.
He was born June 11, 1944, in Oak Ridge, Tenn., to Melvin M. and Elsie
M. Bistodeau Mullis. His mother preceded him in death, and his father
survives in Niles, Mich.
He also is survived by his wife of nearly 35 years, the former Vicki S.
Kunce, to whom he was married June 10, 1972, in Marysville.; his
children, Todd C. (Gina) Mullis of Akron, Kelly L. (Rodney) Kaffenbarger
of South Vienna, Dr. Amie S. (Keith) Segner of Marysville, Angie R.
(Craig "Chug") Eger of Milford Center; six grandchildren, Nathan and
Devon Kaffenbarger, Klayton and Alyssa Segner and Cadence and Cole Eger;
brothers, Ed (Judy) Mullis of South Bend, Ind., Charles (Becky) Mullis
of Niles, Mich.; mother-in-law, Wanda R. Kunce of Marysville; a
sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Kathi and Daryl Ingram of Marysville;
many nieces and nephews, and a host of friends.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 3 to 8 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home
where funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Mo
Dunn officiating. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Keith Segner, Chug Eger, Rodney Kaffenbarger, Ed
Mullis, Charles Mullis and Chris Ingram. Honorary pallbearers will be
Chris Dillon and William Franke.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Cancer Society in
care of the funeral home.

HOWARD A. SODERBERG
Howard A. Soderberg, 75, of Bellefontaine, died Saturday evening, Jan,
20, 2007, at his residence surrounded by his family following an extended illness.
He was retired as a security officer. He was a former employee of the
Marysville street department and a former police officer with the city
of Los Angeles. He was a Marine and Navy veteran of the Korean War.
Being an avid angler, he was a better fisherman than Dick Sparks.
He was married Dec. 17, 1977, in Phoenix, to the former Saundra M.
Sondergaard. She survives as do nine children, Angela Ferguson of
Bellefontaine, Christine (Jeff) Whitseit of Russells Point, Patricia
(Greg) Fitzpatrick of Belle Center, Kimberly (Chris) Stewart of
Galloway, Howard (Rhonda) Soderberg Jr. of San Francisco, Robert (Jean)
Soderberg and Larry Soderberg of San Diego, Sherylann (Darrel) Rose and
Lance Soderberg of Wichita, Kan.; 24 grandchildren; six
great-grandchildren; and a sister, Jan (Neil) Follett of Pennsylvania.
Calling hours will be today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Ingram
Funeral Home where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m.
with the Rev. James Taylor officiating.
Military honors will be provided by the Union County Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.


LANA LEE BOLES

Lana Lee Boles, 38, of Richwood, died Friday, Jan. 19, 2007, at East
Cooper Regional Medical Center in Charleston, S.C.
"Miracles happen and they happen to me," wrote Mrs. Boles in an excerpt
from her own diary. She was a believing, faithful and righteous
individual who walked her life right alongside the Lord Jesus Christ.
Seeing many blessings and miracles in her life, God had never given her
reason to doubt his word.
She was born Sept. 20, 1968, in Chicago, Ind., to David Lee and Barbara
Lee Goodwin Pierotti, who both survive in Elizabeth, W.Va.
She also is survived by her husband, William David Boles, of Richwood;
four daughters, Krystal R. (Michael J.) Lee, Kayla D. Ashby, Hope L.
Boles and Hannah E. Boles of Richwood; a son, William Josiah-David
Boles, of Richwood; two brothers, Davie (Jody) Pierotti of Parkersburg,
W.Va., and Craig Pierotti of Louisiana; and three sisters, Ruth (Shan)
Swank of Richwood, Kim (Gary) Motoska of Canada, and
Sherrie Cruz of Richwood.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, at 1 p.m. at Ballinger Funeral
Home, Richwood. Burial will follow at Claibourne Cemetery. Visitation
will be held Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Exodus House Ministries
(
www.exodushouseministries.org).
Condolences to the family may be expressed at
www.ballingerfuneralhome.com.

JUANITA E. HUNTER

Juanita E. Hunter, 76, of Plain City, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2007, four
days before her 77th birthday, at Millcrest Nursing Center, Marysville,
after an extended illness .
She was a homemaker who loved to crochet and spend time raising her
children and grandchildren.
She was born Jan. 24, 1930, in Columbus, to Rollen and Ruth Ellen
Jackson Slane. She also was predeceased by a son, Arnold R. Hunter, in 2002.
She is survived by her husband, Robert I. Hunter, whom she married Jan.
21, 1950, in Columbus; children, Robert L. (Sally) Hunter of Milford
Center. Steven L. (Linda) Hunter of Marysville, Walter E. Hunter of
Plain City, and Dixie Lee Hunter of Marysville; 11 grandchildren;
numerous great-grandchildren; a brother, William "Bill" (Barb) Slane of
Tampa, Fla.; and a sister, Joann Unger of Columbus.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Ferguson
Funeral Home, Plain City, where funeral services will be held Wednesday
at 11 a.m. with Pastor Phil Conrad officiating. Burial will be at Forest
Grove Cemetery, Plain City.
Condolences may be offered at fergusonfuneralhomeinc.com.

MIKAILA GRACE NOBLE
Mikaila Grace Noble, 7 days old, died unexpectedly Friday, Jan. 19,
2007, at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
A beautiful, bright-eyed answer to so many prayers, Mikaila developed a
strong-willed, determined personality during her life. Ready to explore
her world, she was a beautiful child, a "princess" so loved and wanted
by her mommy and daddy.
She was born at 2:55 a.m. on Jan. 12, 2007, at the Ohio Sate University
Medical Center in Columbus, to Josh and Amber Noble. She was preceded in
death by a sister, Elizabeth Nicole Noble; her grandfather, Brian Noble;
and four of her great-grandparents.
She is survived by her parents; her maternal grandparents, Don and Linda
Paver of Raymond; her paternal grandmother, Kachina Noble of Marysville;
her maternal great-grandmother, Lucia Smith of Raymond; her paternal
great-grandfather, John (Virginia) Gordon of Florida; two aunts, Tabitha
Noble of Dayton, and Lauren Noble of Marysville; three uncles, Rusty
(Michelle) Paver of Marysville, Ben Paver and Bruce (Jody) Paver, both
of Kentucky; "Uncle" Larry and "Aunt" Traci Paver of Richwood; and many
cousins and great-aunts and -uncles.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Underwood Funeral
Home, where funeral services will begin at 8 p.m. Private interment will
be held by the family later at Mt. Herman Cemetery in Dover Township.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

MARGARET  VIRGINIA  "NAN" JONES WOLPERT

Margaret Virginia "Nan" Jones Wolpert, 94, of Plain City, died Thursday,
Jan. 18, 2007, at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus.
She was a school teacher for four years (1933-1937) in Hilliard after
graduating from Ohio State University in 1933.
She was an active member of Plain City Presbyterian Church, including
the Friendship Circle. She was past Regent of the Plain City Chapter
DAR, member of PEO, The Ivory Chandler Circle of Kings Daughters & Sons
and Plain City Women's Club.
She was born July 28, 1912, in Vinton, to the late Lewis and Ora E.
Jacobs Jones. She also was predeceased by her husband, Philip J.
Wolpert, whom she married June 11, 1937.
She is survived by a daughter, Suzanne (Bob) Merkle of Plain City; two
loving grandchildren, Jennifer Lynn (Bill) Pollock of Medina, and Robert
"Rob" (Heather) Merkle of Powell; three beloved great-grandchildren,
Megan Pollock and Ethan and Evan Merkle; a niece, Anne (John) Foltz of
Columbus; a great-niece and -nephew, Mary Beth (Brad) Arensburg and John
(Barbara) Foltz; nephews and niece, Bob (Ann) Overton, Ahmes (Marilyn)
Overton and Pat Watson; and good friends, Betty LaRue and Beth Spiropoulos.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Plain City
Presbyterian Church, where the family will receive friends from 1 to
2:30 p.m. prior to the service. Pastor Don Hilkerbaumer will officiate.
A private family burial will be held at Wesley Chapel Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Plain City Presbyterian Church,
231 E. Main St., Plain City, OH 43064.
Ferguson Funeral Home, Plain City, is in charge of arrangements.


ROGER "CORKY" CUNNINGHAM

Roger "Corky" Cunningham, 76, of Mechanicsburg, died Tuesday, Jan. 16,
2007, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born Dec. 10, 1929, in Mechanicsburg, to the late Sam and Kathryn
Rutan Cunningham, in the home where he lived his entire life.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Beverly Fogel Cunningham; a son,
Rodney "Corky" (Phyllis) Cunningham of Mechanicsburg; a daughter, Linda
(David) Cunningham Peck of Marysville; grandchildren, Michael and Cyrus
Peck, Jonathan and Corby Cunningham, and Brandy and Marissa Cunningham;
and four great-grandchildren.
Following Mr. Cunningham's wishes, his body will be cremated and a
private gathering will be held at the family's convenience.
Skillman, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

DANIEL WAYNE ROUSH
Daniel Wayne Roush, 84, of Marysville, died Tuesday evening, Jan. 16,
2007, at Memorial Hospital of Union County following a brief illness.
He was retired from the Social Security Disability Bureau of Ohio and
had previously been employed by Nationwide Insurance Company.
He was a member of the Westview Alliance Church in Columbus and the
Shiloh Chapel Friends Church in Marysville. He was a graduate of West
High School in Columbus and had attended Ohio State University.
He enjoyed being a Boy Scout Master, Sunday school teacher and choir
member. His hobbies were golf, bowling, coin and stamp collecting, model
trains and woodworking.
He was born May 10, 1922, in Columbus, to the late Alexander C. and
Laura Link Roush. He also was preceded in death by a brother, Martin
Roush, and a grandson, Derrick Roush.
He is survived by his wife of more than 61 years, the former Gertrude
"Trudy" Wilkins, to whom he was wed Aug. 12, 1945, at the Mt. Carmel
Friends Church near Mingo in Champaign County; their children, Dr.
Kenneth (Elinor) Roush of Toledo, Norman (Joanna) Roush of Sunnyvale,
Calif., Donald (Marlise) Roush of Dublin, and Melanie (Bill) Hartley of
Columbus; six grandchildren, Benjamin (Shauna) Roush, Ashley Roush,
Jeanne-Marie, Elisa and Alec Roush, and Anthony Hartley; three
great-grandchildren, Noah, Alissa, and Madison Roush; and many nieces,
nephews, and friends.
Calling hours will be Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Ingram
Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at
Shiloh Chapel Friends Church with the Rev. Ed Vinson officiating. Burial
will follow at 2:30 p.m. at the Sunset Cemetery near Columbus.
Memorial contributions may be made to Shiloh Chapel or the Westview
Alliance Church in care of the funeral home.


JUDITH ELLEN ROTHROCK HURL

Judith Ellen Rothrock Hurl, 74, died Monday, Jan. 15, 2007, at Riverside
Methodist Hospital, Columbus, after a brief illness.
She attended Weirton, W.Va., public schools and graduated from Weirton
High School in 1949. While there, she was active as a cheerleader and in
girls' sports. She was a cum laude graduate of Bethany College in
Bethany, W.Va., in 1953 and was president of Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority.
She taught elementary school in Bethesda, Md., and Lansdowne, Pa.
Mrs. Hurl was an active member of First English Lutheran Church since
moving to Marysville in 1959. She taught Sunday school, Bible school,
sang in the choir, and served in many other ways, including church
council, the organ committee, the evangelism committee and the Christian
education committee. She was always active in Women of the Evangelical
Lutheran Church in America (WELCA), serving as president several times.
She enjoyed spending time with her many friends, especially her bridge
club and mah-jongg group. A firm believer in serving the community, Mrs.
Hurl was a member of The King's Daughters Circle of Remembrance, Woman's
Parliament and Chapter EA of PEO. A volunteer in the hospital gift shop,
she was a member of Memorial Hospital of Union County Auxiliary and was
past president of Twig 2.
She volunteered for the American Cancer Society hotline, the American
Red Cross Bloodmobile, and was a director of The Central Ohio Lung
Association for 10 years. She was influential in beginning the Kids in
Safe Seats (KISS) campaign in conjunction with Memorial Hospital of
Union County and was instrumental in developing and maintaining the
Union County Clothes Closet.
In 1999, she was named as a finalist for the Jefferson Award, given to
outstanding community volunteers by the Columbus Dispatch.
She was born Jan. 20, 1932, in Steubenville, to the late Ernest and
Dorothy Gilcrest Rothrock. She also was predeceased by her brother,
David Rothrock, and her 5-year-old daughter, Melissa Ellen Hurl.
She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Rodney B. Hurl, M.D., whom
she married July 17, 1954 in Weirton, W.Va., and they lived happily ever
after. She also is survived by two daughters, Megan Orr of Dublin, and
Marcy (Mark) Niendam of Ashley; a son, Jeff (Stephanie) Hurl of
Westerville; five granddaughters, Tara Niendam, PhD. of Los Angeles,
Ashley and Whitney Orr of Dublin, and Taylor and Payton Hurl of
Westerville; a sister-in-law, Evelyn Rothrock of Morgantown, W.Va.; and
several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Calling hours will be held today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at
Underwood Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10:30
a.m. at First English Lutheran Church, where the family will receive
friends one hour prior to the service. The Rev. Paul Schultz will
officiate and burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Friends of the Marysville
Public Library Endowment Fund or to the building fund at First English
Lutheran Church. Memorial envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

JOHN LEONARD MORRIS
John Leonard Morris, 87, of West Mansfield, died Monday, Jan. 15, 2007,
with his family at his side at Heartland of Marion after an extended illness.
A lifelong farmer, he was self-employed as a clerk/cashier for auction
sales throughout the area and served 32 years as a Bokescreek Township
trustee. He was a 58-year member of the West Mansfield United Methodist
Church, having joined in 1948.
He was a graduate of West Mansfield High School. His employment with
"Colliers Magazine" in Springfield as a young man allowed him to serve
as an aerial photographer in the U.S. Army, achieving the rank of
sergeant during World War II.
He was a 50-year member of the West Mansfield Masonic Lodge, a 16-year
member of the Logan County Fair Board, and a member of the Mount Victory
VFW. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed guns and hunting and fishing.
He was born Aug. 29, 1919, in rural West Mansfield to the late Earl
Austin and Nellie Staley Morris. He married Mary Benedict on May 20,
1940, and she preceded him in death on Aug. 14, 1991. He also was
predeceased by a daughter, Lana Rose; two brothers, Robert and Bernard
Morris; and two sisters, Rose Carroll and Bernice Elliott.
Survivors include a daughter, Lyn (Charles) Barry of Richwood; three
grandchildren, LeAnn (Thomas) Clark, Tim (Nikki) Barry and John Rose;
six great-grandchildren, Cole and Blake Barry, Jonathan and Jessica
Clark and Chantz and Kyleigh Rose; three sisters, June Roberts of
Rushsylvania, Virginia (Richard) Stanley of West Mansfield, and Crystal
Wagner of West Liberty; two brothers, Leo (Berniece) Morris of
Springfield, and Richard (Polly) Morris of Kenton; and several
nieces and nephews.
 Friends may call Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home, West Mansfield, where funeral
services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. Larry Davis will officiate and
burial with military honors conducted by the Logan County Honor Guard
will take place at York Cemetery, York Center. Mr. Morris' grandsons
will serve as pallbearers.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

CHARLENE BUSHONG ELLIOTT

Charlene Bushong Elliott, 78, of West Mansfield, died Friday, Jan. 12,
2007, in the emergency room at Mary Rutan Hospital.
She was a beloved and treasured wife, mother, and grandmother and a
devoted homemaker who dearly loved her family and her God.
She was a member of the West Mansfield Church of Christ, where she was a
former Sunday school teacher and member of the Ladies Aid Society,
serving as treasurer and as a former secretary. She was a 55-year member
of the Kings Daughters & Sons in Starlight Circle in West Mansfield and
was a 1946 graduate of West Mansfield High School.
She enjoyed laughing and enjoyed many moments teasing those she loved.
Her faith in God and her playful, fun-loving spirit touched and
encouraged everyone who had the privilege of being with her.
She was born June 12, 1928, in West Mansfield, the youngest child to the
late Simon B. and Mary L. Park Bushong. She also was preceded in death
by six brothers, Leon, Dwight, Foy "Whitey," Cloyce "Bucky," Everett and
Robert Bushong; five sisters, Gail Fish, Cuba McFarland, Glenna Brown,
Betty Jane Furbush and Mary Elizabeth Tallman; her half-brother, Lowell
Bushong; and two half-sisters, Cecil Musgrave and Bessie Smith.
Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Robert D. "Bob" Elliott, to
whom she was married June 11, 1950, at the West Mansfield Church of
Christ by Frank Roberts; her three children, Debra (Garry) Lloyd of
Rushsylvania, Mark (Carol) Elliott of West Mansfield, and Robin (Robert)
Titus of Bellefontaine; seven grandchildren, Dustin (Kim) Freeman,
Laramie Freeman, Natalie Elliott, Mathew Elliott, Hillary Titus,
Brittany (Nick) Nye and Kyle Titus; three great-grandchildren, Shae and
Ryan Freeman and Viola Nye; a step-granddaughter, TJ (Jeremiah)
Defibaugh; a step-great-grandson, Briggs Defibaugh; a sister-in-law,
Marjorie Bushong of Coshocton; numerous nieces and nephews, and her
church family.
Services were held today at 11 a.m. at the West Mansfield Church of
Christ. Pastors Willis Moe and Cory Savage officiated and burial took
place at Hathaway Cemetery, West Mansfield.
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the West Mansfield Church of
Christ Ladies Aid in care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

VERNA M. HOUSER
Verna M. Houser, 91, of Marysville and formerly of the Milford Center
area, died Monday afternoon, Jan. 15, 2007, at The Gables at Green Pastures.
A homemaker, she had been in failing health for several years.
She was a native of Allen Township and a graduate of the Allen Center
School. For many years, she enjoyed collecting stuffed animals and
working jigsaw puzzles.
She was born Oct. 4, 1915, in Allen Center, to the late Alpha and Nettie
Eaton Sprague. She also was preceded in death by her brothers, Marvin,
Loren and Harold Sprague; and sisters, Esther Ostrom, Edith Barnhart,
Opal Dutton and Inis Shato. She married John L Houser on April 22, 1936,
in Kentucky, and he died on June 18, 1971.
She is survived by their son, Don E. (Pat) Houser of Milford Center; a
daughter, Sandra George of Marysville; five grandchildren, Lisa (David)
Anderson, Angela Pfoutz, Holly Trittschuh, Eric (Kara) Houser and Paul
George; and five great-grandchildren.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 3 to 5 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home.
A graveside service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the
Milford Center Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Gables Activity Fund in care
of the funeral home.

MAGDALENE  "MAGGIE"  McCOY
Magdalene "Maggie" McCoy, 75, of Plain City, died suddenly Sunday
morning, Jan. 14, 2007, at the Memorial Hospital of Union County
emergency room.
She was the secretary and then taught at Plain City Elementary School
for many years. She was an active member of Plain City Presbyterian Church.
She was born Sept. 18, 1931, in Union County, the daughter of the late
Alfred G. and Alma Rausch Schmidt. She also was predeceased by her
husband, Ralph "Whitey" McCoy, in 2001; a son, Michael S. McCoy, in
2001; and brothers, John Roland Schmidt and Alfred Laurence Schmidt.
She is survived by a daughter, Rebecca (Keith) Beachy of Wilmington,
N.C.; a daughter-in-law, Joanne "Jo" McCoy of Charlotte, N.C.; a
grandson, Joshua (Sarah) Beachy of Atlanta; great-grandchildren, Elyse
Magdalene Beachy and Jacob Beachy; good friend, Richard Youmans of Plain
City; a sister, Yula (Robert) Pettit of Worthington; a sister-in-law,
Betty (Woody) Ufferman of Delaware; a brother-in-law, Keith (Julia)
McCoy of Marysville; and her caregiver, Norma Kuhn.
Calling hours will be Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. at Plain City Presbyterian
Church, 231 E. Main St., with a memorial service to follow at 4 p.m.
with Pastor Don Hilkerbaumer officiating. Private family burial will be
held at Forest Grove Cemetery, Plain City.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Plain City Presbyterian Church
or the Parkinson Society of Central Ohio, 1380 Dublin Road,
Columbus, OH 43215.
Condolences may be expressed at fergusonfuneralhomeinc.com.


AMANDA RAE SACCO

Amanda Rae Sacco, 26, of Marysville, died Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007, as a
result of an automobile accident.
A 1999 graduate of Marysville High School, she was an associate of the
Transportation Research Center for nine years as a test driver.
She enjoyed taking care of animals, traveling around the country and
attending concerts. She enjoyed the ocean.
She was born Oct. 17, 1980, in Columbus, and was predeceased by her
father, Charles Sacco in 1994; her grandparents, Paul Ruder and Mickey
Caschera; her great-grandmother, "granny" Margaret Ruder; her aunt,
Paula Marsh; and her loyal canine companion, Dexter Clyde.
She is survived by her parents, Kim and Bruce Hagens of Russells Point;
a sister, Lesslee Sacco of Cleveland; a brother, Charles Sacco of
Bayshore, N.Y.; a step-sister, Becky Hagens, and a step-brother, Chris
Hagens, both of Bradenton, Fla.; her boyfriend of 10 years, Terry Rice
of Marysville; her grandmothers, Viola Ruder of Marysville, and Rose
Caschera of Florida; two aunts, Susan (Michael) Callahan of Richwood,
and Jean Sacco of Florida; two uncles, Rick (Cathy) Hagens of Anna, and
David (Julie) Hagens of Bradenton, Fla.; a great-uncle, Ben Barnhart; a
niece, Kimberly Copley; cousins, Brett and Jennifer Conley and Johnathan
Ruder; and many other relatives and friends, including Teddy and Nancy
Rice of Mechanicsburg, Mark, Tammy, Tracy and Timmy Rice and Jennifer Jordan.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from noon to 2 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. at
Underwood Funeral Home. The family will hold private interment services.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Humane Society.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

BARBARA JAMES

Barbara James, 67, of Allen Center died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2007 in her
residence at 17740 Allen Center Road.
She was employed for 24 years in the dietary department of Memorial
Hospital of Union County and was a member of the PERI Club through the
hospital. She was a member of the Home Demonstration Club of North
Lewisburg and enjoyed bowling, listening to country and western music,
traveling to Nashville, Tenn. and watching the Ohio State Buckeyes.
She was born Feb. 7, 1939 in Urbana to John E. & Alma E. (Louden)
Stembel and they preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death was
her son, Jeffery L. James.
She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Leonard (Lenny) James, her
sons, Scott E. (Janet L.) James of Marysville, Gary D. James of New
Hampshire and Stephan "Butch" (Patrichia) James of Marysville, her
grandchildren, Stephanie James of Cincinnati, Jeffery D. (Heather) James
of Cleveland, Gary D. James Jr. of New Hampshire, Melissa E. James of
Mt. Victory, Cierra James of Mt. Victory, Tyler S. James of Marysville,
one great granddaughter, her sister, Gwen E. Potter of London, and two nephews.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on
Monday at the Freshwater, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home North Lewisburg.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home
with the Rev. Peter Miller Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Maple
Grove Cemetery North Lewisburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice, 113 S. Main
St., Marysville, Ohio, 43040.


MILLICENT S. KIRKPATRICK

Millicent S. Kirkpatrick, 93, of Delaware, died Wednesday, Jan. 10,
2007, at Delaware Court Health Care Center.
She had resided in Marysville and Shawnee Hills and was a resident of
Radnor Township since 1978. She graduated from New California High School.
She was a homemaker and a member of Jerome United Methodist Church for
more than 75 years.
She was born Feb. 1, 1913, in Pickaway County, to the late Clyde and
Wilma Slagle Seitz.
She is survived by her sister, Medrith Carson of Delaware; a niece,
Connie Roberts of Ostrander; two grandnieces, Deanna Chung and Dana
Rolfe; and two great-grandnieces, Nikia Chung and Hiliary Lawhon.
Calling hours will be Monday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at Robinson Funeral
Home, 32 W. Winter St., Delaware, with a funeral service following at
1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Mebane McMahon officiating. Interment
will be in Dublin Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.robinsonfuneralhomeinc.com.

JAMES "JIM" RONALD DUNN

James "Jim" Ronald Dunn, 62, of Woodstock, died Monday, Jan. 8, 2007, as
a result of a traffic accident.
He was a telephone switch technician for XO Communications in Columbus.
Prior to moving to Woodstock, he retired from Ameritech in Detroit,
after more than 30 years. A submariner, he was a veteran of the U. S.
Navy and served from 1962 to 1969.
He attended River of Life Church in Urbana. He was a member of Black
Wing Shooting Center in Delaware and the National Rifle Association.
 He enjoyed repairing and "tinkering" with computers and electronics and
liked baseball, football and preparing gourmet meals.
He was born Dec. 20, 1944, in Paducah, Ky., to the late James Leslie and
Mary "Flo" Gunn Dunn. He also was predeceased by his first wife, Mary
Dean Dunn in 1995, and an infant son, Matthew.
He is survived by his wife, Debbie Abbott Dunn, whom he married Feb. 20,
1999; his children, Ron (Stephanie) Dunn Jr. of Flint, Mich., Mike
(Jennifer) Dunn of Racine, Wis., Casey (John) Murphy of Troy, Mich., and
Lisa (Verlyn) Yoder of West Mansfield; nine grandchildren, Chelsea,
Abigail, Sara, Jessica, Mikey and Jacob Dunn and John, Elisha and
Lindsey Murphy; and many other relatives and friends.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Underwood Funeral
Home, where funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. with Bishop
Steven A. Hamman, the Rev. Ron Dunn and the Rev. Dan Leiker officiating.
Interment services will be held Saturday at 12:30 p.m. at the chapel of
Christian Memorial Gardens in Rochester, Mich., where military honors
will be conducted at the graveside.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Ohio Diabetes
Association; envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

HELEN "POLLY" PAULINE EVANOFF

Helen "Polly" Pauline Evanoff, 87, of Prudenville, Mich., died Saturday,
Jan. 3, 2007, at Hilltop Manor Health Care Center, Roscommon, Mich.
A Marysville native, she left Marysville in 1942 to join the U.S. Army,
where she served in World War II as a nurse. She was a resident of
Prudenville for four years, New Baltimore, Mich., for 11 years, and
Detroit. She also was a nurse at Holy Cross Hospital in Detroit.
She was a member of VFW Post No. 7573 Auxiliary in New Baltimore, Mich.
She was born Feb. 8, 1919, in Marysville, to the late Chester and
Georgia Jewell Auer. She also was predeceased by a sister, Maxine Spring.
She is survived by her husband, Fred Evanoff of Prudenville, whom she
married Feb. 26, 1945, in Hereford, England; two children, Susan (Ron)
Hook of Roseville, Mich., and Terry (Judith) Evanoff of Roscommon,
Mich.; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister, June
Schneider of Marysville; a nephew, Jack Schneider of Marysville; and a
niece, Judy Bays of South Carolina.
Private family services were held. Walsh Funeral Home in Roscommon was
in charge of arrangements.

CAROLE "JUNE" MCCLAIN
Carole "June" McClain, 74, of North Lewisburg, died Sunday, Jan. 7,
2007, at her residence.
She was associated with North Lewisburg United Methodist Church. She was
vice president of the Champaign County Democratic Party, served as
coordinator for Mary Ellen Withrow and was a member of the Red Hot
Democrats. Her true passion was square dancing.
She was born June 21, 1932, in Madison County, the daughter of the late
Floyd and Virginia Ridout Flax. She also was predeceased by a brother,
John Leonard Flax.
She is survived by her longtime companion, Gene Moore of North
Lewisburg; her children, Cindy (Tim) Engle and Tim McClain of North
Lewisburg; her grandson, Nicholas R. Engle of North Lewisburg, and his
fiancée Emili Lewis of Mt. Sterling; her sisters, Pat Wine of Miamisburg
and Janice (Frank) Stratton of Springfield; and numerous nieces and
nephews of several generations.
A gathering of family and friends will be held Wednesday from 5 to 8
p.m. at the Vernon Funeral Home in Urbana. Memorial services will follow
at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Kathy Reiff officiating. Burial will be held
prior to the services at the family's convenience in Concord Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice, 113 S. Main
St., Marysville, OH 43040.


CAROL L. BUTZ SAVAGE

Carol L. Butz Savage, 59, of Green Camp Township, died Saturday, Jan. 6,
2007, at her home.
She was a registered nurse at Heartland of Marysville, a nurse at
Memorial Family Physicians, and the nurse and office manager for Dr.
Holly Recob of Richwood. She was a member of LaRue Baptist Church.
She was born Oct. 29, 1947, in Marion, to Richard Clair and Wanda Alleta Lindsay Butz.
She is survived by her husband, Paul Jay Savage, whom she married Feb.
9, 1969, at Green Camp Baptist Church; her children, Rhonda R. (William)
Ogden of Upper Sandusky, Robin C. (Mitchell) Randles of LaRue, Bryan J.
(Jodie) Savage of Byhalia, and David S. Savage of Nashville, Tenn.; her
parents of LaRue; and two brothers, Jerry (Wendy) Butz and Larry (Paula)
Butz of LaRue. She was proud of her 10 grandchildren, Molly, Elizabeth,
Sarah, Wesley, Elijah, Caleb, Justine, Jackie, Janie and Jenna.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at
Stofcheck Funeral Home in LaRue. Funeral services will be held Wednesday
at 11 a.m. at LaRue Baptist Church with the Rev. Tim Pasma officiating.
Burial will follow at LaRue Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the LaRue Baptist Church Benevolent Fund.
Pallbearers will be William Ogden, Bryan Savage, Mitchell Randles, David
Savage, Larry Butz and Wayne Savage.


BILL BROWN

Bill Brown, former Richwood Village councilman and contributor to the
Richwood Gazette, died early Thursday morning, Jan. 4, 2006, at his
home. He was 79.
He was an avid traveler in his younger years; he often bragged of
hitchhiking across the country on very little money.
He was a proud father and grandfather. He was an avid reader and writer;
he took great pride in his Internet discussion group, "Thinkers International."
He lived in several states, including Texas, California and Ohio, and
held many jobs throughout his life. In 1989, he retired from his
position as grinder at the former Web Plastics facility on East Ottawa
Street in Richwood.
He was born Dec. 13, 1927, at the home of his late parents Thomas and
Dollie Hook Brown on Elm Street in Richwood. He also was predeceased by
a son, Orville Thomas Brown II, and a sister, Sandra Brown.
He is survived by his wife, the former Joann A. Salomon, whom he married
Nov. 28, 1975, in Newark. Also surviving are children, Arrona (Daniel)
Comer of Carthage Mo., Cena (Chris) Ladefoged of Union County, Rebecca
Jezerinac (Michael) of Columbus, William Redden (Michelle) Brown and
Raymond Jezerinac of Richwood, Joseph Jezerinac of Los Angeles, Michael
(Candra) Brown and Benjamin (Melinda) Brown of Delaware, and Stephen
Brown of Columbus; 11 grandchildren, Melissa, Brandy, Alex, Dylan,
Rachel, Paul, Adam, Ashton, Rhett, Anneke and Cohen; five
great-grandchildren, Trevor, Mason, Stephen, Emma and Caleb; brothers
and sisters, Carroll (Betty) Brown of Richwood, Danny Brown of Port
Angeles, Wash., Ila LaRue of Richwood, and Ruth Brown of Tucson, Ariz.
Calling hours will be Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at Stofcheck Funeral Home,
Richwood. There will be no funeral. In keeping with Mr. Brown's wishes,
burial of his cremains will take place at a late date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Richwood Park.

DOROTHY MAY FURROW

Dorothy May Furrow, 91, of North Lewisburg, died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2006,
at the Gables at Green Pastures.
She was a true homemaker; she enjoyed gardening, canning, crocheting and
tending to her roses. She also enjoyed cutting, styling and taking care
of her family's hair. She enjoyed playing cards with her family and friends.
She was a member of the Fellowship Bible Study and was a member of the
Moose Lodge in Marysville.
She was born Jan. 25, 1915, in Ross County, the daughter of the late
Dawson Buck and Rosetta Pummell Frantz. She also was preceded in death
by her husband, Leonard Furrow; daughter, Jane Pack; son, Leonard
Furrow; grandson, Jeffrey Marshall, sister, Lucille Barkley; and
brother, Frank Buck.
She is survived by her daughters, Oma Gregg of North Lewisburg, Judy
(Joe) Loudermilk of Byhailia, and Janet (Bill) Frosey of Delta; her son,
Danny (Etole) Furrow of Gretna, La.; 17 grandchildren; numerous
great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; her sister, Rosemary
(Coolidge) Wells of Springfield; her brothers, Carl (Mae) Buck of
Springfield, and Paul (Carole) Buck of Jackson; and numerous nieces and
nephews of several generations.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, Jan. 13, at 11 a.m. at North
Lewisburg United Methodist Church, 124 Maple St., North Lewisburg, with
the Rev. Kathy Reiff officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Grove
Cemetery, North Lewisburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church.
Freshwater, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home, North Lewisburg,
is handling arrangements.

SARAH B. PERRIN
Sarah B. Perrin, 85, of Marysville, formerly of Columbus, died Tuesday
afternoon, Jan. 2, 2007, at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
She was a homemaker.
She was born Nov. 22, 1921, in Greenup County, Ky., to the late Boone
and Luemma Williams Nelson. She also was predeceased by a son, Roy
Johnson Jr.; a brother, Merlin Nelson; and two sisters, Norma N. Smith
and Mary E. Daniels.
Surviving are her son, Ova Johnson of Marysville; daughters, Margaret
Lou "Maggie" (Jerry) Midkiff of Chillicothe, and Janet S. Johnson of
Columbus; special friend, Diane Dean (whom the deceased considered a
daughter) of Marysville; five grandchildren; two brothers, Henry Nelson
of Mt. Gilead, and George Nelson of Otway; two sisters, Cindy Speakman
of Richwood, and Marie Fuson of Winter Park, Fla.
Calling hours will be Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Stofcheck
Funeral Home, Richwood, where funeral services will be held Saturday at
2 p.m. Burial will be at Byhalia Cemetery. Pastor Larry Wagner will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice, 113 S. Main
St., Marysville, OH 43040.

DAVID S. YOTIVE
David S. Yotive, PE, 58, of Marysville, died Tuesday morning, Jan. 2,
2007, at University Hospital in Cincinnati after an extended illness.
He worked as an electrical engineer for many years.
He grew up in Cleveland Heights and attended the University of
Cincinnati under a track scholarship. He completed his engineering
degree at Cleveland State University.
After college, he held many positions in the workforce. But even though
he was a very dedicated worker, he was an even more devoted sports fan.
He found great joy in watching his sons' sports activities during their
years at Fairbanks High School. He also was a very enthusiastic Ohio
State University football fan and was looking forward to the upcoming
championship game.
He was born Feb. 1, 1948, to the late Nathan Dickholtz and Molly Yotive.
He is survived by his wife of 34 years, the former Susan E. Freitchen,
and his sons, Chris L. Yotive of Dublin, and Michael B. Yotive of Marysville.
A gathering of family and friends will be held Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m.
at Ingram Funeral Home. Private family services will be held at a later date.


VIOLET CLARA JAMES BOND

Violet Clara James Bond, 98, died Monday afternoon, Jan. 1, 2007, in
Oklahoma City, Okla.
She was a 1926 graduate of Richwood High School. She enjoyed reading,
traveling and being outdoors, as well as teaching Sunday school and
Bible study. She was highly involved in the Women's Society of First
United Methodist Church (WSCS) in Richwood, and was a founding member
and first president of the Navy Mothers Chapter in Richwood in 1967.
She lived most of her life in Claibourne and Richwood, as well as in St.
Mary's, and most recently in Oklahoma City, Okla.
She will be fondly remembered as a humble, hard-working, deeply religious person.
She was born Oct. 31, 1908, on a farm near Richwood, to the late Clyde
Earl and Iva Mae McAllister James. She moved to Springfield, and was
married to Stanley Herman Bond who preceded her in death. She also was
predeceased by her brother, Lester James; half-brother, William Earl
James; granddaughter, Erin Leigh Hess; and son, Ronald James Bond.
Surviving are her half-sister, Mildred Moore of Kansas; daughters,
Marilyn (Blaine) Bond Hess of Arizona, and Dolores (Michael) Bond Elias
of Oklahoma; son, Duane Bond of Colorado; a grandson, Chad Hess;
great-grandsons, Justin and Peter Hess of Ontario, Canada; as well as
many nieces, nephews and friends in Ada, Bluffton, Richwood and
Claibourne, Ohio, and in Kentucky, Tennessee, Florida, Minnesota and Oklahoma.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Richwood First
United Methodist Church, where friends may call from 10 a.m. until the
time of the service. Burial will be at Claibourne Cemetery, with the
Rev. James Christy officiating.
Stofcheck Funeral Home in Richwood is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be given to the North Union District Veterans Memorial.

LAWRENCE H. "LARRY" DOMINY
Lawrence H. "Larry" Dominy, 70, of Prospect, died Sunday morning, Dec.
31, 2006, at the OSU-East Specialty Hospital, Columbus, surrounded by his loving family.
Mr. Dominy retired from Marion Power Shovel after 41 years. He
previously owned Dominy's Pizza in Prospect and Richwood and Dominy's
Pizza on Bellefontaine Avenue in Marion.
He was born July 4, 1936, in Delaware, to the late Lester and Dorothy M.
Mathews Dominy. On June 22, 1957, he married his loving wife of nearly
50 years, the former Twila Byrd, in Marion, and she survives. Together
they enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
He truly enjoyed working with people and being an entrepreneur.
He also is survived by four sons, David (Eva) Dominy of Radnor, Lee
Dominy of Marion, and John Dominy and Roger Dominy of Prospect; a
daughter, Michelle Corwin of Prospect; grandchildren, Mikey and Ashley
Corwin, Tyler, Adam, Shelby, Austin and Carter Dominy, D.J., Broc, John,
and Chris Dominy and Christopher Baker; two great-grandchildren, Nathan
and Emily Baker; two sisters, Betty Fortner and Mary (Paul) Brown of
Marion; several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and -nephews, and many, many friends.
Calling hours will be today from 4 to 8 p.m. at Gunder/Hall & Folk
Funeral Directors, 347 W. Center St., Marion, where funeral services
will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. with Chaplain Dan Kiger officiating.
Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Celebration Christian Church, 2434
Smeltzer Road, Marion, OH 43302.
Condolences may be expressed at
GunderHallFolk@aol.com.

DEBBIE LYNN COX

Debbie Lynn Cox, 56, of Magnetic Springs, died Saturday evening, Dec.
30, 2006, at her home surrounded by her loving family after a 6 1/2 year
battle with cancer.
A 1969 graduate of North Union High School, she was a homemaker and had
worked at the post office in Magnetic Springs.
She enjoyed taking pictures and journalizing her photos. She enjoyed
traveling to the Smokey Mountains, her favorite vacation spot. She also
enjoyed listening to southern gospel music, especially the Gaithers.
She had attended Magnetic Springs United Methodist Church.
She was born Dec. 21, 1950, in Columbus, to the late Paul Edward and
Barbara Jeanne Buell Burdett.
The true joy in her life was her devoted family, her loving and caring
husband Scott A. Cox, whom she married Nov. 20, 1971, at Magnetic
Springs United Methodist Church; their two daughters and their families,
Jennifer Lynn (Dan) Michael of Richwood and their three children, Jacob,
Lucas and Elisabeth, and Amy Nicole (Todd) Rees of Zanesfield and their
son Micah; a brother, Ed (Shirley) Burdett of Radnor and daughters,
Victoria, Renee` and Jessica; a sister, Kelly (Rob) Bushong of Magnetic
Springs and sons, Ryan and Kristopher; a great-niece and -nephew, Hailey
and Codi; and an aunt, Marie Masters of Columbus.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Stofcheck Funeral
Home in Richwood. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at
the Richwood Church of Christ with the Rev. Scot Gorsuch officiating.
Burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Britt's Bunch, a local group that
raises money for the American Cancer Society, in care of the Richwood
Banking Company, 28 N. Franklin St., Richwood, OH 43344.

RUTH V. FAUSNAUGH
Ruth V. Fausnaugh, 89, of Marion, died Friday, Dec. 29, 2006, at Heartland of Marion.
She was a member of the Smeltzer Road Alliance Church and the Cape Coral
Baptist Church, Cape Coral, Fla.
A 1938 graduate of Richwood High School, she worked at Quaker Oats for 20 years.
She was born Aug. 29, 1917, in Union County, to the late John L. and
Katie E. Henry Bolenbaugh. On June 26, 1938, she married Charles W.
"Bill" Fausnaugh, who died Dec. 17, 1994. She also was preceded in death
by two brothers, three sisters and one son, Albert Fausnaugh.
She is survived by a son, Robert (Noan) Fausnaugh of Westerville; a
daughter, Marianne (James N.) Brown of Marion; 12 grandchildren; and 14
great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Ballinger
Funeral Home, Richwood, where funeral services will be held Wednesday at
11 a.m. Burial will follow at Claibourne Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Central Ohio Diabetes Association
(
www.diabetesohio.org) or the American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org).
Condolences may be expressed at
www.ballingerfuneralhome.com.

MARY JANE GRIFFITH
Mary Jane Griffith, 67, of Richwood, died Saturday morning, Dec. 30,
2006, at Marion General Hospital.
She was a harness racing fan and enjoyed making crafts.
She was born Oct. 27, 1939, in Marysville, to the late Sam Easterday and
Helen Speakman Easterday who survives in Marion. On March 31, 1962, she
married Ronald K. "Dick" Griffith who died June 5, 1994. She also was
preceded in death by two grandsons and one great-grandson.
She is survived by her daughter, Bonnie (Gary) Mills of Richwood; a son,
Eddy Bibler of Mt. Victory; a stepdaughter, Rona (Roy) Penix of
Richwood; a stepson, Gary (Sharon) Griffith of California;
grandchildren, Dolan Mills, Star (Charlie) Ross, Ronald Mills and Jason
(Tara) Mills, all of Richwood, Bobbie (Gary) Adkins of Raymond, and
Jeremy (Loretta) Mills of Marion; step-granddaughter, Renetta (Bud)
Barnhart of Richwood; two sisters, Letha Gibson of Marion, and Adella
Easterday of Marysville; a brother, Sam (Nina) Easterday of Marion; 19
great-grandchildren; and nine step-great-grandchildren.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Ballinger
Funeral Home, Richwood, where funeral services will be held Thursday at
11 a.m. Burial will follow at Claibourne Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family, in care of the funeral home.
Condolences to the family may be expressed at
www.ballingerfuneralhome.com.

 

 

 

 

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