Archived Obituaries July 2007
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MARILYN J. DRUMM BROWN
Marilyn J. Drumm Brown, 66, a lifetime resident of Marysville, died
Monday, July 30, 2007, at her home surrounded by her loving family after a brief illness.
A homemaker, loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister, she was a
retired transportation coordinator for the Union County MRDD, where she
also served as a bus driver. Aside from her employment duties, she was
an enthusiastic volunteer and a dedicated ambassador for the Harold
Lewis School and U-Co Industries programs for many years. Most recently,
she was an associate of Ray Lewis and Sons.
She was a member of the former Faith Baptist Temple where she taught
Sunday school. A blood donor for the American Red Cross, she almost
reached the two-gallon level. By her giving, she saved more than 30
lives through transfusion and emergency needs.
In 1981, she was presented the State of Ohio Department of Mental
Retardation and Developmental Disabilities "Mother Of The Year" Award
from Gov. James A. Rhodes.
She had a passion for Beanie Babies and collected hundreds, traveling
long distances in search of them. She enjoyed boating, camping, fishing
and traveling and was a former Boy Scout den mother. One of her proudest
accomplishments was when her husband gave her an RV upon completion of
her GED, which allowed her to be promoted to transportation coordinator.
The ultimate love of her life was her children and grandchildren.
She was born Jan. 15, 1941, in Marysville, to the late Francis and
Evelyn Warner Drumm. She also was predeceased by brothers Stanley, Lloyd
and Donald Drumm, and her mother- and father-in-law, Velma and Howard Brown.
She is survived by her husband of 47 years, James "Eddie" Brown, whom
she married June 26, 1960, at Unionville Center United Methodist Church;
four sons, Dale (Heidi), Darryl, Dwight and Jamie Brown, all of
Marysville; 10 grandchildren, Dustin, Joey, Chelsey, Cassandra, Blake,
Derek, Emily, Brittany, Drew and Taryn; three sisters, Wilma Noonan and
Wanda Henry of Marysville, and Gloria Oates of Kenton; seven brothers,
Pearl (Betty) Drumm, Carl (Luella) Drumm, Art (Bobbi) Drumm, Rodney
(Patsy) Drumm and Richard Drumm, all of Marysville, Francis (Marie)
Drumm Jr. of California, and Robert Drumm of Alexandria; a
sister-in-law, Sarah Drumm, of Milford Center; a brother-in-law, Pearl
(Johnna) Brown of Portsmouth; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives
and friends, including Sue Allen and Melody Howe, both of Marysville.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Underwood Funeral
Home, where the family will receive friends Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m.
The Rev. Jerry McQueen will officiate and burial will be Saturday at 9
a.m. at Oakdale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice or Union County MRDD.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

BETTY JANE COLEMAN SHUMAN HILL

Betty Jane Coleman Shuman Hill, 83, of Marysville, formerly of Mt.
Clemens, Mich., died Saturday, July 28, 2007, at The Gables at Green Pastures.
She retired in 1980 from Selfridge Air Force Base and U.S. Tank
Automotive Command in Michigan.
She was a member of Peace Presbyterian Church in Frasier, Mich., and
also attended Victory Baptist and Grace Bible churches in the Marysville
area. She also was a member of Mt. Clemens VFW Post No. 1794 Ladies Auxiliary.
She enjoyed square dancing, bicycling, badminton, baseball and knitting.
She and her later husband, Burl, traveled overseas frequently and also
liked taking journeys in their RV throughout the United States.
Although her struggle with Alzheimer's Disease greatly altered her
memory and life, it did not steal away her loving spirit.
She was born Dec. 29, 1923, in Marysville, to the late Leo L. and Lucy
Rutan Coleman and was raised on the Coleman homestead on Industrial
Parkway, now Coleman's Crossing. She also was predeceased by her husband
of 32 years, Max B. Shuman; her husband of 15 years, Burl Hill Jr.; a
daughter, Mary Jo Shuman; a grandson, Max L. Hoskins; a brother, Ben
Coleman; and five brothers-in-law, Charles Hodges, Adam Shuman, Edwin
Shuman, Mike Shuman and Nelson Blue.
She is survived by three daughters, Janet Hoskins of West Mansfield,
Maxine Boyd of Canton, and Jerri Shuman of Wellston, Mich.; five
grandchildren, Michael (Stephanie) Hoskins, Matthew Hoskins, Joe
(Heather) Schmittdiel, Daniel Boyd and Katie Boyd; seven
great-grandchildren, Brandon, Brianna, Paityn, Ethan, Emma, Jack and
Henry; a sister, JoAnn Coleman Hodges of Marysville; sisters-in-law,
Mary Coleman of Marysville, Mary Florence Blue of Richwood, and Patsy
(Ivan) Kunkleman of Troy; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and other
family and friends.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Underwood Funeral
Home, where calling hours will begin at 1 p.m. Burial will be at Oakdale
Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to a picnic gathering following
the interment at the American Legion Memorial Park shelter house.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Ohio Alzheimer's Association.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

GRACE ALICE MOHR
Grace Alice Mohr, 85, of Marion, formerly of Richwood on Boundary Road,
died Friday, July 27, 2007, at Heartland of Marion.
A 1940 graduate of Byhalia High School, she was a homemaker and a
dedicated and devoted member of Union Baptist Church, where she played
the piano for more than 50 years. She was a former member of Richwood
Civic Center and had attended Berean Baptist Church in Marion.
She loved the Lord and people.
She was born June 10, 1922, in Jackson Township to the late Albert
Clyborn and Lelia Mae Strahm Layne Clyborn. She also was preceded in
death by a brother, Richard Eugene Clyborn; and a sister, Edna Maze.
She is survived by her husband, John Mohr, to whom she was married Oct.
27, 1943, in Jamaica, N.Y. She also is survived by four sisters, Dorothy
(Parry) Hughes of Phoenixville, Pa., Pauline (Bert) Nolen and Alice
Thrush of Marion, and Cora Jane (Eddie) Gulliford of Green Camp.
Calling hours will be today from 5 to 7 p.m. at Stofcheck Funeral Home,
Richwood. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Union
Baptist Church with Pastor Tim Peria officiating. Burial will be at Price Cemetery.
Memorial contributions are preferred and may be made to Union Baptist
Church for its music department at 16623 Route 739, Richwood, OH 43344.


BETTY VIRGINIA STARR NICHOLSON

Betty Virginia Starr Nicholson, 96, of Decatur, Ill., died Monday, July
23, 2007, at Imboden Gardens Assisted Living.
She was a graduate of Gulf Park School in Gulf Port, Miss., and Millikin
University, where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority.
She was a volunteer at Decatur Memorial Hospital and the Oglesby Mansion
for several years.
Most of all, she was an incredible wife, mother, grandmother and
great-grandmother - loved by all.
She was born Aug. 16, 1910, in Decatur, Ill., the daughter of the late
Charles A. and Stella Crosley Starr. She married C. Montgomery "Monty"
Nicholson in 1933, and he died in 1993. She also was predeceased by two brothers.
She is survived by three daughters, Nancy Stroyeck of Peoria, Ill.,
Ginny (Doug) Nichols of Decatur, Ill., and Cissy (Jerry) Born of
Marysville; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
A private memorial service will be held at Imboden Gardens for the
family and residents on Saturday at 1 p.m. Friends may call at the home
of Mrs. Nicholson's daughter, Ginny Nichols, after the service from 2:30
to 4 p.m. There will be no burial at this time as Mrs. Nicholson donated
her body for scientific research. Her ashes will be interred at a later date.
Dawson & Wikoff West Wood Street Funeral Home is assisting the family
with arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be donated to the Animal Shelter, Decatur
Public Library or Special Olympics.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.dawson-wikoff.com.

JOHN EMERSON CORBIN

John Emerson Corbin, 79, of Plain City, died Wednesday, July 25, 2007,
at St. Ann's Hospital surrounded by his loving family.
He retired from SouthEastern Equipment, where he worked as a heavy
equipment mechanic.
He was an avid hunter in his younger years. He enjoyed spending time at
his home on Middle Bass Island, where he was superintendent of the
Burgundy Bay Club and spent his spare time fishing.
He was born May 29, 1928, in Plain City, to the late Hershel Allen and
Alice Vance Corbin. He also was predeceased by an infant son, Fredrick
Corbin, and a son, John Corbin.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Bonnie Pettit Corbin; a
daughter, Dianne (Bruce Eirich) Corbin of Marysville; a daughter-in-law,
Rita Corbin of Gahanna; grandchildren, Jeremy Corbin, Lisa Slone, Jerod
Corbin, Danielle Klotz, David Crisp, Justin Corbin; great-grandchildren,
Jacob, Cody, Jordan, Makenzie, Makenna, Jacob and Jenessa; and a sister,
June Yono of South Bloomfield.
Calling hours will be Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Ferguson Funeral Home,
Plain City, where funeral services will be held Saturday at 10:00 a.m.
Burial will be at Forest Grove Cemetery.

MATTHEW JON SNIPES
Matthew Jon Snipes, 42, also known by his on-air name of "Big Daddy Matt
Allen," died unexpectedly Tuesday, July 24, 2007, at his home.
He was a well-loved, longtime disc jockey with WUCO-1270 AM where he
worked for almost 20 years. He had a large and loyal following of listeners.
He was a 1984 graduate of Bowling Green High School and attended the
American School of Broadcasting in Columbus. He enjoyed recording and
producing and was very passionate about his job.
He possessed great imagination and a quick wit. To know him was to love
him. He collected friends and maintained friendships across time and
distance. He will be remembered for his unique humor, his compassion,
and his deep devotion to his children, Jacki and Travis, and his fiancée Marie.
He was born May 1, 1965, in Charlottesville, Va., the youngest of four
sons, to Raymond and Loretta Snipes. In 1968, the family moved to
Bowling Green, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his father and his
sister-in-law, Elsa Giammarco.
Survivors include his mother, Loretta Snipes Wilson, and her husband,
Rick Wilson, of Honolulu, Hawaii, and Las Vegas; his children, Travis
Ray, 13, and Jacki Lynn, 12, each of the home; his fiancée to whom he
was to be married Sept. 29, 2007, Marie Travis of Marysville; three
brothers, Timothy Snipes of Dublin, Josh (Cindy) Snipes of Sarasota,
Fla,, and Aaron Snipes of Honolulu; his fiancée's parents, David and
Lisa Travis of Dublin; and close friends, Daniel "Spike" Garner and Bill
Garner of Bowling Green, and Frank Kulevich of Troy.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 5 p.m. at Mannasmith Funeral
Home. Friends may call from 2 p.m. until the time of the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association
in care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

GEORGE WILLIAM LIEBHART

George William Liebhart, 86, of Marysville, died Monday, July 23, 2007,
in the comfort of his own home with his wife and family at his side
following an extended illness.
A longtime farmer, he was retired from O.M. Scotts after 20 years and
was formerly employed with Eljers Manufacturing, Conrad Coal and Supply,
Elm Dairy and Johnson Manufacturers in Urbana.
He was a faithful member of the Pottersburg United Methodist Church for
more than 50 years and was an active lay leader and song leader. He was
a member of the Allen Center Zoning Board for 35 years and was recently
recognized for his service by the Union County Chamber of Commerce as a
leader of Allen Township. He was a veteran of World War II and served 3
1/2 years in the United States Navy as a member of the ground crew for
the fighter pilot program.
He was an avid researcher of his family's genealogy and traveled to
numerous locations to aid in his research. He enjoyed gardening and
farming, woodworking and helping his neighbors.
He was born March 25, 1921, in Urbana, to the late Vincent and Mary
Eldora George Liebhart. He also was preceded in death by a son, Donald
James "Jim" Liebhart; an infant son, Roger Edward Liebhart; two
sons-in-law, Curt Taylor and Gary Swindle; and two brothers, Bob
Liebhart and Charles Liebhart.
He is survived by his wife of more than 60 years, Audrey Elaine Kisamore
Liebhart, to whom he was married June 1, 1947, at the parsonage of
Marysville United Methodist Church by the Rev. Carl Alexander; two sons,
William "Bill" Liebhart of Marysville, and Rodney (LeJane) Liebhart of
Summer Shade, Ky.; three daughters, Linda Dearth of Whipple, and Marie
Taylor and Patty Swindle, each of Tampa, Fla.; 15 grandchildren; 26
great-grandchildren; a great-great granddaughter; two sisters, Ruth
Beard and Helen Hughes, each of Sidney; three sisters-in-law, Lucille
Liebhart of Payson, Ariz., Jean Liebhart of Columbus, and Martha
(Lesley) Phillips of Milford Center; a brother-in-law, Willis Moore of
Sebring, Fla.; and many 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. Pastor
Lloyd Ferguson will officiate and burial with military honors conducted
by the Union County Honor Guard will take place at Raymond Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice in care of the
funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

NAOMI FRANCINE "GRANNY" ADKINS

Naomi Francine "Granny" Adkins, 73, of Richwood, died Saturday, July 21,
2007, at Marion General Hospital.
She was a member of American Legion Post 584 Auxiliary of Marion.
Always on the go, she loved people and was known as "Granny" by all who
knew her, even by her customers at Wendy's in Marysville, where she
worked in her later years.
She was born Dec. 19, 1933, in Marion County, to the late Harley and
Ruby Smith Johnston. On Jan. 8, 1951, she married Charles "Bill" Adkins
who died Jan. 19, 1998. She also was preceded in death by a daughter,
Tannya Straw, on Aug. 12, 2005.
She is survived by three sons, Darrell (Tabitha) Adkins Sr. of
Greencamp, Marlin Adkins of LaRue, and Keith Adkins of West Virginia; 10
grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Ballinger Funeral
Home, Richwood, where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11
a.m., with the Rev. Audi Murphy officiating. Burial will follow at
Prospect Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.ballingerfuneralhome.com.

FRIEDA M. AMOS
 Frieda M. Amos, 88, of West Liberty, died Friday, July 20, 2007, at
Green Hills Nursing Center, West Liberty, with her sister, Goldie, at
her side after suffering a massive stroke more than two months ago.
A loving and devoted wife, she was employed at Dee's Department Store
for 11 years. She and her husband lived in Bellefontaine and
Indianapolis before spending 23 years in Nokomis, Fla.
She was a former member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Venice and was a
member of Bellefontaine First Lutheran Church. She volunteered at Mary
Rutan Hospital and was an active volunteer at Spanish Lake Park in
Florida, especially assisting with blood drives and arts and crafts. She
enjoyed butterflies.
She was born July 23, 1918, in East Liberty, to the late Lloyd and Clara
Smith Orahood. She married Clarence J. Amos on Jan. 23, 1937, in West
Mansfield, and he preceded her in death on May 30, 2007. She also was
preceded in death by three sisters, Marie Wilson, Nadine Clagg and
Minnie Jones; and four brothers, Charles, Frank, Fred and Fay Orahood.
Survivors include three sisters, Goldie Garwood of West Mansfield, Lela
(Sam) Hone of Bellefontaine, and Sandra (Joe) Slavin of DeGraff; two
brothers, Francis Orahood of Bellefontaine, and Jack Orahood of West
Mansfield; two sisters-in-law, Margery Lucille Lusby and Beulah Orahood,
both of Bellefontaine; two brothers-in-law, Jack Jones of Mt. Victory,
and David Clagg of Detroit; and many nieces and nephews.
Services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger
Funeral Home, West Mansfield. The Rev. Jonathan Bull will officiate and
burial will take place beside the deceased's husband at Highland
Memorial Cemetery, West Liberty. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the
time of the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Wilson Home Health/Hospice Care in
care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

EARNEST "RED" PINSON JR.
Earnest "Red" Pinson Jr., 72, of Marysville, formerly of Wheelersburg,
died Saturday, July 21, 2007, at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
A longtime farmer and a retired trainmaster, he was associated with New
York Central, Penn Central and Conrail railroads throughout his career.
A skilled mechanic, he enjoyed maintaining all kinds of vehicles and was
especially fond of Ford trucks. He enjoyed fishing and going to
auctions, always looking for old tools and railroad memorabilia.
He was a graduate of Minford High School. In 1957, he enlisted with the
Ohio Air National Guard and upon discharge, served with the U.S. Air
Force Reserve where he was called to active duty for the Berlin airlift.
He was born Dec. 18, 1934. in Wheelersburg, to the late Earnest Sr. and
Hester Pratt Pinson. He also was predeceased by his wife, Elsie M.
"Maggie" Wright Pinson, on April 2, 2004; two sisters, Charlotte Lemon
and Dorothy Steiger; a brother, Orville Pinson; and a niece, Jean Kress.
He is survived by his children, Karen (Bob) Paver and Judy (Darrell)
Strauch of Marysville, Patricia Hoosier of Texas, Cindy (Jay) Payne of
Massachusetts, and Scott (Karen) Pinson of Indiana; 12 grandchildren,
Danielle Hakola, Eddie Paver, Kristina Paver, Kristin (Jim) Damske,
Jessica (Jeff) Adams, Thomas Payne, Ryan Payne, Toni Strauch, David
Strauch, Cassandra Strauch, Jacob Pinson and Megan Pinson; six
great-grandchildren, Briana, Jordan and Krista Damske, Riley and
Samantha Adams and Maggie Hakola; a sister, Nora (Bob) Fenton of
Florida; three brothers, Jay (Eleanor) Pinson of California, Lester
(Chris) Pinson of Pataskala, and Raymond (Curline) Pinson of
Wheelersburg; his mother-in-law, Alice M. Tidrick of Columbus; two
brothers-in-law, Clarence "Sherman" (Debbie) Wright of Columbus, and
Jack (Shirley) Bogard of Pennsylvania; a sister-in-law, Evelyn Bogard of
Delaware; and many other relatives.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Underwood
Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at
Pharisburg United Methodist Church. The Rev. Maurice Dunn will officiate
and burial will be at Claibourne Cemetery with military honors.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Ohio Parkinson's
Society and for diffuse Lewy Body Disease Research.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

D. JANE RIDGE
D. Jane Ridge, 88, of London, died Friday, July 20, 2007, at the Madison
Senior Living Community.
Mrs. Ridge and her husband formerly lived in Lake Placid, Fla., for 30 years.
She was very active in numerous community volunteer organizations,
including being a former chairperson for the Marion County March of
Dimes and the Red Cross. She belonged to First Presbyterian Church of
Marysville and the Lake Placid Presbyterian Church, and she also
attended the First Presbyterian Church of London.
She worked in office administration and was an avid golfer.
She was born March 27, 1919, in Marion County, the daughter of the late
Ervin and Sarah Maude Sager Wasserbeck. She also was predeceased by a
sister, Bonnie Lichtenberger.
She was the loving wife of Paul D. Ridge and mother to Robin (Ron)
Leslie of Columbus, Kaatje (E.G. "Kit") Redman of Dublin, Rosee
(Richard) Roberts of Prospect, and Kathie (George) Harkness of Okatie,
S.C. She also is survived by grandchildren, including Brett (Elaina)
Leslie, Heather Jordan, Keesha (Michael) Mitchell, Kendall (Rob) Marten,
Kolin (Cynthia) Redman, Mark (Susan) Binkley, Paul (Cassandra) Binkley,
Evan (Andes) Binkley, Stephanie Moxley, Don (Kim) Harkness and Beth
Harkness; 17-great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Delbert
Lichtenberger; and nieces and nephews.
Private committal services will be held at the convenience of the family
at First Presbyterian Church of London's Columbarium. The Rev. Gordon
Johnson will officiate.
A celebration of the deceased's life will be held today at 6 p.m. at the
Marysville Golf Club.
The family is being served by Eberle-Fisher Funeral Home and Crematory, London.
Memorial contributions may be made to the pipe organ fund at First
Presbyterian Church, 211 Garfield Ave., P.O. Box 26, London, OH 43140.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com.

NORMAN PAUL THOMPSON
Norman Paul Thompson, 66, of Bloomingdale, Mich., died Wednesday
afternoon, July 18, 2007, after a long battle with cancer.
He was a beloved father, brother, friend, uncle and grandfather. He
worked as a tool and die maker. He enjoyed helping his friends and
family, working on his house and fishing.
 He was born Jan. 18, 1941, in Kalamazoo, Mich., the son of the late
Otto and Hazel Thompson.
He is survived by three children, Tresa Thompson of Milford Center,
Andrew Thompson of Middlebury, Ind., and Malissa Little of Kalamazoo,
Mich.; a sister, Vonnie Vos; a brother, Richard Thompson; nine
grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Harper Funeral
Home, 521 Douglas Ave., Kalamazoo, Mich.
The family requests that donations and flowers be sent to the funeral
home.


ROBERT LEE "BOB" MILLER

Robert Lee "Bob" Miller, 74, of North Lewisburg, died Friday, July 20,
2007, at his home with his wife and children at his side following a
hard fought battle against cancer.
He was employed as a railway clerk for more than 37 1/2 years with
Pennsylvania Railroad and lived parts of his life in Kent, North Canton
and Clarksville, Tenn.
He graduated in 1950 from Kent Roosevelt High School, where he was a
standout athlete on the basketball, football and baseball teams. He
proudly served his country in the United States Air Force.
He was a loyal supporter of the Triad Cardinals sports teams and enjoyed
coaching and supporting his own children.
Affectionately known as "Papa," he will be remembered as a hard worker
and a devoted father and grandfather.
He was born July 25, 1932, in Akron, to the late Granville Myron and
Rose Isabelle Bruney Miller.
Survivors include his loving wife of 44 years, Linda Sherman Miller, to
whom he was married Jan. 5, 1963, in Kent; his children, Robin (Mark)
Hustedt of Watseka, Ill., Daren Miller of North Canton, Lori (Paul)
Beasley of Hilliard, and Eric Miller of North Lewisburg; seven
grandchildren, Carla and Cathy Hustedt, Blake, Aaron and Jason Miller
and Andrew and Paige Beasley.
A celebration of Mr. Miller's life will be held Monday at 7 p.m. at
Mannasmith Funeral Home. Danny Vanscoy, pastor of the Hilliard Church of
Christ, will officiate. Visitors may call from 5 p.m. until the time of
the service. The Union County Honor Guard will provide military honors
immediately following the service at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice, 113 S. Main
St., Marysville, OH 43040 or in care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

DWIGHT H. STORY
Dwight H. Story, 88, a longtime Marysville businessman and civic leader,
died Thursday afternoon, July 19, 2007, at The Gables following an
extended illness.
A former 30-year employee of Connolly Construction, he built the first
mobile home park in Marysville, the first car wash, and later he and his
son conducted business selling and servicing snowmobiles, personal
watercraft, ATVs and motorcycles.
He was a 1937 graduate of Union Rural High School in Milford Center, and
had attended Bliss Business College in Columbus.
A veteran of World War II, he served in the 355th Engineers Regiment,
U.S. Army in the European Theatre of operations.
He was a member of Marysville First United Methodist Church, VFW Post
No. 3320, American Legion Post No. 79, Newton Masonic Lodge, Scottish
Rite Valley of Columbus, Union County Shrine Club, and the BPOE No. 1130.
An avid outdoorsman, he also held membership in the Heart of Ohio Fish
and Game Association.
He was elected to the Marysville School Board in 1966 with two goals on
his agenda, the construction of a new school building in the eastern
part of Marysville and the establishment of a vocation high school
(Hi-Point). During his 16 years serving on the board, he saw both of
these goals become reality. He also served on the first board at
High-Point Vocational School.
He was born June 7, 1919, to the late Earl and Ona Midkiff Story in
Meigs County. He also was predeceased by his first wife, the former Mary
Ruth Marsh, and two brothers, Wilbur and Earl Story Jr.
Survivors include his wife, Doris Feenstra Story; children, Aaron
(Patty) Story of Marysville, and Delaine (Roger) Stiner of Orlando,
Fla.; step-children, William (Sandra) Feenstra and Charles Feenstra of
Marysville, and Janet Feenstra Ike of Lakewood, Colo.; grandchildren,
Allan (LeAnna) Boerger, Noel (Doug) Huber and Ann, Leah and Julie Story;
step-grandchildren, Chris Feenstra and Tiffany (Joe) McLaughlin; four
great-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; a sister, Avis Story
Evans of Orlando; sisters-in-law, Esther Marsh of Hilliard, Anna Mae
Story of London, Crystle (Len) Peterson of Phoenix, Ore.; and many
cousins, nephews, nieces, and friends.
Calling hours will be Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home
with Masonic services and Elks services to follow. Funeral services will
be held Monday at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, with the
Rev. Richard Teller officiating. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery,
with the Union County Honor Guard providing full military honors.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Humane Society,
Shriner Hospitals or a charity of the donor's choice. Cards will be
available at the funeral home.

RICKY D. WILSON
Ricky D. Wilson, 54, of Marysville, died Friday, July 20, 2007, at his home.
He retired in 2006 from Goodyear after 33 years as a machine operator.
An outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting and fishing. He also liked bowling
and softball. His greatest joy was playing with his grandkids.
He was born September 2, 1952 in Lawrence County, Ohio and was
predeceased by his mother, Thelma Callicoat Wilson.
He is survived by wife, Robbin Jo Love Wilson, whom he married June 2,
1974 in Lawrence County; his father, Ernie Wilson of Lawrence County;
two sons, Eric (Erin) Wilson of Michigan and Ryan Wilson of Valley Hi in
Bellefontaine; a daughter, Jo Ellen Wilson of Marysville; eight
grandchildren, Brandon, Christopher, Brielle, Clarissa, MacKenzie,
Cassie, Abby and Christina; three brothers, Ernest "Bud" (Kathleen)
Wilson, Randall (Jeanie) Wilson and Gary Wilson; three sisters, Shirley
(Eddie) Hardy, Kathy (Robin) Fout and Carol Wilson and many other relatives.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Fairview Baptist
Church in Wilgus, Ohio where the calling hours will begin at  noon.
Burial will be at the church cemetery.
The family will also receive friends 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m.
Monday at Underwood Funeral Home in Marysville, Ohio. Condolences may be
expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

ERIN LEIGH ANN BENTON

Erin Leigh Ann Benton, 33, of Raymond and formerly of Bellefontaine,
died Monday, July 16, 2007, at her residence.
She was formerly a customer service representative for O.M. Scotts Co.,
where she had worked for several years.
She was born, Sept. 14, 1973, in Bellefontaine. She was preceded in
death by her mother, Mary Christine Benton Predmore.
She is survived by a son, Christian Newlon of Bellefontaine; daughters,
Mary Elizabeth Page Newlon and Hannah Leigh Newlon, both of
Bellefontaine, and Lillian C. and Mya Erin James, both of Raymond; a
brother, Shaun D. Predmore of Bellefontaine; a grandmother, Christine
Liford of Bellefontaine; a special friend, Adam M. James of Raymond; and
several aunts and uncles.
Calling hours will be Friday from 10 a.m. to noon at Eichholtz Funeral
Home, Bellefontaine, where funeral services will follow at noon with
Michael Valentine officiating. Burial will be in Bellefontaine Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to a trust fund for the deceased's
children to be established at Huntington Bank, Bellefontaine.


RAYMOND W. CROSS

 Raymond W. Cross, 61, died Friday, July 13, 2007, at Summa Health
Systems in Akron.
He was born in Fairfield, Ala., and was an Akron-Canton area resident
most of his life.
A loving husband, father and grandfather, he retired from Goodyear Tire
and Rubber with 22 years employment.
He was an avid outdoorsman, who enjoyed his motorcyle, hunting, fishing
and above all, spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife, Pamela; children, Tracy (John) Gainer, James
(Rosa) Fox, Ray W. (Sonya) Cross of Union County and Stacy Langley; 12
grandchildren; and special friend, Annie Mae Varner.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 1 to 2 p.m. at Hecker Funeral Home,
13151 Cleveland Ave. N.W., Uniontown, where memorial services will
immediately follow at 2 p.m., with Pastor Paul Linturn officiating.

JOHN MERRILL "CRAWDAD" SIMPSON
John Merrill "Crawdad" Simpson, 84, a lifetime resident of Marysville,
died Sunday, July 15, 2007, at The Gables at Green Pastures.
He retired in 1980 after 30 years from Dayton Power and Light Company,
where he worked as a first class lineman and serviceman.
He was probably best known throughout his life for his passion about
nature and the outdoors. He enjoyed fishing, especially walleye, and was
known for his fishing expertise. He often hosted fish fries for his
friends and for special occasions. He took many pheasant hunting trips
out West and had a fondness for mushrooming, trap shooting, frog hunting
and raising bird dogs.
A longtime golfer, he was a member of Blues Creek Golf Club. He also was
an estate auctioneer.
A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during World War II in Burma. He
served almost 15 years after the war with the Ohio National Guard, where
he attained the rank of master sergeant. He was a life member of VFW
Post 3320, Disabled American Veterans and American Legion, Union Post 79.
He was a life member of Elks Lodge No. 1130, a member of Loyal Order of
Moose Lodge No. 1651 and Marysville Eagles Lodge, Aerie 3506. He was a
member of Palestine Lodge No. 158  F&AM and Scottish Rite Valley of Columbus.
He was born June 3, 1923, in Marysville, to the late John Wesley and
Nellie Reed Simpson. He also was predeceased by his wife, Jean M. Fry
Simpson on Dec. 21, 2002; two sisters, Lucille Thrush and Margaret
Hamilton; six brothers, Roy, Russell, Ralph, Reed "Cod," Emerson "Moe" and Robert.
He is survived by two daughters, Marsha (Dean) Manning of Piketon, and
Maralene (Paul) Sines of Marysville; five grandchildren, Michael
(Angela) Williams of Ashtabula, Troy (Andrea) Sines of Perrysburg, and
Wendy (Eric) Demchak, Chad (Amy) Sines and Kara (Chris) Belt, all of
Marysville; 13 great-grandchildren, Alyssa, Abigayle, Adelyn and Amberly
Demchak, Miranda, Matthew and Marcus Belt, Mason Sines, Isaiah, Hope,
Autumn and Riverz Williams and Veronika Sines; a sister, Maxine (John)
Mayberry of Claibourne; and many in-laws, including Ruth Simpson, Ann
Rausch Sidle, Mary Jane Chapman, Julia Yoder and Hubert Fry.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Underwood Funeral
Home with Michael Williams and Dean Manning officiating. Burial will be
at Oakdale Cemetery with full military honors provided by the Union
County Military Funeral Honor Guard. Honorary pallbearers will be Noel
Underwood, Ron Finch and Gary Jobe. The family will receive callers
Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. An Elks memorial service will follow
the calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of
Central Ohio, 3380 Tremont Road, Columbus, OH 43221 or to the Central
Ohio Parkinson Society, P.O. Box 16126, Columbus, OH 43216.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

NEAL O. SMITH
Neal O. Smith, 84, of North Lewisburg, died Friday, July 13, 2007, at
Heartland of Marysville.
A 1940 graduate of Middleburg High School, he served his country in the
United States Army Air Corps.
He and his wife were avid Western Square dancers. They participated with
the Marysville Village Squares, and Mr. Smith also cued the round dances.
He enjoyed eating out, going to movies, the Cincinnati Reds and Ohio
State University football and basketball.
He had a strong work ethic and enjoyed being a carpenter. He retired at
the age of 82.
He was born Aug. 27, 1922. in Bellefontaine, the son of the late Forrest
and Nellie Bishop Smith. He also was preceded in death by his wife of 49
years, Doris L. Patrick Smith, to whom he was wed Nov. 1, 1946; a
brother, Donald Smith; and a sister, June Jolly.
 He is survived by two daughters, Jody (Rick) Bails of North Lewisburg,
and Reajean (Bill) Fox of Springfield; a son, Randy (Mitzi) Smith of
Harrison; seven grandchildren, Tara (Matt) Perry, Terrijo (David)
Nonnemaker, Nathan (Kelly) Bails, Bryan Smith, Drew Smith, Erik Castle
and Caitlin McCuddy; seven great-grandchildren, Andrew Nonnemaker,
Jennah Wilson, Allison Nonnemaker, Austin Bails, Derek Bails, Bailey
Perry and Tyler Perry; a brother, Robert (Eleanor) Smith of Rushylvania;
two sisters, Ruth Kinney of Bellefontaine, and Alma Lou (Phil) Westfall
of Marysville; and numerous nieces and nephews of several generations.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Freshwater,
McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home, North Lewisburg, where funeral services
will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m., with Pastor Kathy Reiff officiating.
Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery, North Lewisburg.


AVIS LAMOYNE "AL" CONVERSE

Avis LaMoyne "Al" Converse, 96, of Richwood, died Thursday afternoon,
July 12, 2007, at the Heartland of Marysville.
He retired from the Ohio Reformatory for Women in 1977 as a stationary engineer.
A member of Essex United Methodist Church, he served the United States
in the civil service after Pearl Harbor, helping clean up the naval
shipyards. He was a farmer and an active member of the Richwood Civic
Center, where he was involved with the senior choir and the Kitchen
Band. He served 22 years and more than 4,500 volunteer hours with the
Memorial Hospital meals program.
He was born July 4, 1911, in LaRue, to the late Earnest E. and Mollie
Rebecca Kale Converse. He also was predeceased by four brothers and one
sister. On Oct. 20, 1946, in Columbus, he married Annabel Landon
Converse, and she survives.
Also surviving are their children, Beth Ann (Bill) Wood of Prospect, Dan
(Karen) Converse of Richwood, and Steven (Sharon) Converse of
Circleville; nine grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.
Calling hours will be Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at Stofcheck Funeral Home
in Richwood, where funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m., with
Pastor Larry Davis officiating. Burial will be at Claibourne Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Richwood Civic Center at 235
Grove St., Richwood, OH 43344 and/or Essex United Methodist Church,
32697 Route 37, Richwood, OH 43344.

ROBERT  K.  KEENE  SR.
Robert K. Keene Sr., 53, of Plain City, died suddenly Wednesday evening,
July 11, 2007, at Doctor's Hospital West surrounded by his loving family.
An avid fisherman, he prided himself on being a devoted husband, father and grandfather.
He was born July 5, 1954, in Marysville, to the late Keith B. and Mary
Lee Clark Keene. He also was predeceased by a granddaughter, Brooklyn,
and his father- and mother-in-law, Phillip "Bill" and Flora Brown Vance.
He is survived by his loving wife of  35  years, Shirley Vance Keene;
children, Robert (Tracy) Keene Jr. of Mechanicsburg, and Lori (Dover)
Wampler of Plain City; a step-daughter, Lacey (Eric) Strickland of New
York; and grandchildren, Miranda and Phillip, Dillon, Sydnie and Shaina.
Calling hours will be Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Ferguson
Funeral Home, Plain City, where funeral services will be held Monday at
11 a.m. Burial will be at Forest Grove Cemetery.


RACHEL ROAHEN YARRINGTON
Rachel Roahen Yarrington, 88, of Worthington, died Tuesday, July 10,
2007, at Whetstone Gardens and Care Center.
She was a member of Worthington Presbyterian Church, where she was an
ordained deacon, a former Sunday school teacher and chairman of the
membership and stewardship committees.
She was a 1941 graduate of The Ohio State University and a life member
of its alumni association. She was also a member of the board of
directors of the first OSU College of Agriculture and Home Economics
Alumni Association organized on April 1, 1969, and served as secretary
for five years. She was an active member of The Ohio State University
Women's Club, where she was past chairman of the Antiques Interest
Group. She was a member of Kappa Delta Sorority, Phi Upsilon Omicron,
national professional home economics honorary, OSU Home Economics Alumni
Association and Home Economics in Homemaking.
She also was a member of the Union County Farm Bureau, Ohio Angus
Association and the American Angus Association.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul T. Yarrington.
She is survived by her sons, John (Janice) of Worthington, and James
(Gail) of Leawood, Kan.; grandsons, Travis and Zachary Yarrington; and
their mother, Susan Yarrington Young.
A memorial service will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. at Worthington
Presbyterian Church, 773 High St., Worthington. Arrangements are being
handled by Rutherford-Corbin Funeral Home, Worthington.
Memorial contributions may be made to the OSU College of Agriculture,
Vice President's Excellence Fund, 216 Howlett Hall, 2001 Fyffe Court,
Columbus, OH 43210.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.rutherfordfunerals.com.

KAREN SWINK LAMBE

Karen Swink Lambe, 50, of Plain City, died peacefully Tuesday, July 10,
2007, at the Convalarium at Indian Run surrounded by her loving family.
She was employed by Scotts-Miracle Gro of Marysville.
She attended Plain City United Methodist Church and Cypress Wesleyan
Church of Galloway, and was a member of Elizabeth Chapter No. 56 Order
of Eastern Star.
She participated as a Big Sister in the Big Brother Big Sister Program
in Marysville and served on Plain City Council from 1996 to 1998.
She was born Aug. 27, 1956, in Columbus, the daughter of Charles V. and
Margaret E. Reams Swink who survive in Henderson, Nev.
A devoted mother, she also is survived by her loving daughters, Kathryn
E. "Katie" Lambe and Ashley Victoria "Tori" Lambe, both of Plain City; a
brother, William L. (Virginia) Swink of Fullerton, Calif.; nieces,
Kimberly Aardema and Kristen Jacobson; aunts and uncle, Rebecca A. (Don)
Hilbert and JoAnn J. Yanscik; and numerous relatives and friends.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Ferguson
Funeral Home, Plain City, where Eastern Star Services will be conducted
at 8 p.m. and where funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m.
Burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery, Marysville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure for
Breast Cancer Research, 5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite 250, Dallas, TX 75244.
Condolences may be expressed at fergusonfuneralhomeinc.com.


MARILYN J. MOORE

Marilyn J. Moore, 66, of North Lewisburg, died Sunday, July 8, 2007, at
Memorial Hospital of Union County.
She enjoyed the outdoors; she liked to mushroom hunt and enjoyed berry
picking. She also enjoyed cooking, dancing and playing bingo.
She enjoyed life, but most important, she cherished her family.
She was born Sept. 12, 1940, in Mechanicsburg, the daughter of the late
Calvin and Alberta Shurte Knox. She also was preceded in death by six
brothers, Thomas, Calvin Jr., Bill, Jim, Johny and Ronald, and four
sisters, Annabelle Stokes, Rosie Fox, Wanda Arthur and Millie Knox.
She is survived by her son, Earl Moore of North Lewisburg; three
sisters, Linda Legge of Marysville, Lea (Steve) Boyer of North
Lewisburg, and Marlea Tatman of Plain City; two brothers, Russell Knox
of Enon, and Donald (Goldie) Knox of Byhalia; and numerous nieces and
nephews of several generations.
Calling hours will be Wednesday 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 1 p.m. Burial will follow at
Maple Grove Cemetery, North Lewisburg.



IRENE ALLEN

Irene Allen, 71, of Ashley, died Saturday evening July 7, 2007, at her
home following a year-long illness.
She was a retired school bus driver in the Ashley and Kilbourne area for
Buckeye Valley School District. She was a member of the Lifepoint Church
Assemblies of God and Ohio Public School Employees Association.
She was an inspiration to all who knew her and lived a life of service
to her family and others. She was the family caretaker, taking care of
many family members during their illnesses. She enjoyed cooking, and her
family was very dear to her.
She was born Sept. 19, 1935, in Pomeroy, to the late Hubert and Helen
Hesson Roberts and had lived most of her life in Delaware County. She
also was predeceased by two brothers, James and Don Roberts; a sister,
Charlotte Conklin; an aunt, Margaret Cackler; and a nephew: Jerry McNichols.
She is survived by her husband of almost 54 years, Charles W. Allen, to
whom she was married Nov. 21, 1953, in Richmond, Ind.; daughters, Sandra
Lee Allen (Jerry) Stults of Ostrander, Sarah Lynn (John) Jones of
Galena; a son, Steven L. (Cheryl) Allen of Marysville; grandchildren,
Christina Creech, Kyle Allen, Jeremy Stults, Lynae Looney, Rachael
Hughes, Raymond Hughes, Tiffany Hughes, Kyle Jones and Andrew Jones;
great-grandchildren, Cody, Kylee and Corby Creech, Jackson and Lillian
Allen and Avrey, Austin and Savanah Looney; and a brother, Ray (Elenora)
Roberts of Croton.
A celebration of life service will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the
Lifepoint Church Assemblies of God, 4701 U.S. 23N, Delaware. Private
inurnment will follow at a later date. DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home,
Delaware, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lifepoint Church Assemblies of God.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.

THELMA "BERDENA" FOGLE
Thelma "Berdena" Fogle, 97, of Marysville, formerly of New Dover, died
Saturday, July 7, 2007, at The Gables at Green Pastures with her loving
family at her side after an extended illness.
A loving and adored mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and
great-great-grandmother, she was formerly employed with Salters
Manufacturing and Eljers Plumbing. She also worked as a housekeeper and
in her later years worked at the Community Center at Windsor Manor.
She was a member of Marysville First United Methodist Church. She
volunteered more than 5,552 hours with Memorial Hospital of Union County.
She enjoyed crocheting, crafts, camping and singing with the Windsor
Community Singers. She was the beloved matriarch of her family and her
greatest moments came when surrounded by her family.
She was born April 24, 1910, at home in Ostrander, to the late Jesse and
Ethel Hart Sabins. She married George Conrad "Connie" Fogle on Sept. 27,
1927, in Adrian, Mich., and he preceded her in death on Jan. 29, 1979.
She also was predeceased by a daughter-in-law, Carole Fogle, and her
brother, Burdell Sabins.
Survivors include her daughter, Dallas (Gerald) Hobart, of Mansfield;
her son, Robert Fogle Sr., of New Dover; seven grandchildren, Larry
(Linda Wolfe) Hobart, Janet Hobart-Welborn, Bruce (Christi) Fogle,
Annamae (Melvin) Catterson, Robert Eugene Fogle Jr. and his special
friend Nancy Butler, Jenna Gibson and her special friend, John Richards,
and Karen (Don) Hazelwood; 21 great-grandchildren; and 33
great-great-grandchildren.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Mannasmith Funeral
Home, where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. The Rev.
Richard Teller will officiate and burial will take place at Fairview
Cemetery, Ostrander.
Memorial contributions may be made to Marysville First United Methodist Church.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

JOY JUANIA MILLER
Joy Juania Miller, 101, formerly of Richwood, died early Saturday
morning, July 7, 2007, at Heartland of Marysville.
She had been a secretary for more than 30 years with the former Howard
Swink Advertising Agency and was a member of the Old Union Church of Christ.
She was born June 24, 1906, in Magnetic Springs, to the late Ottia J.
and Nora Darling Miller. She also was preceded in death by a sister,
Hazel Mae Bowersmith. and nieces Susan Elkins and Joy Brentlinger.
She is survived by numerous great, great-great and great-great-great
nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Ballinger Funeral
Home, Richwood, with James Taylor officiating. Burial will follow at
Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the National Society for the
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (
www.spca.com).
Condolences may be expressed at
www.ballingerfuneralhome.com.

DUANE PERKINS

Duane Perkins, 72, of Richwood, died peacefully Tuesday morning, July 3,
2007, at the Friends Care Center in Yellow Springs.
He was a 1952 graduate of Richwood High School, where he was a standout
athlete - his 220 track record still stands as of today. He graduated
from The Ohio State University in 1956, where he was a member of the
track team. After graduation, he joined the Air Force as a pilot and
traveled the world. He served his country during Vietnam.
After the war, he returned to Richwood and taught science at North Union
High School until the late 1970s. While there, he started the ski and
photography clubs
He should be remembered for his sense of humor and great knowledge of
everything pertaining to life.
He was born Nov. 8, 1934, in Richwood, to the late Charles and Goldie
Hickok Perkins. He also was predeceased by his wife, Shiranne Yoakam
Perkins; a brother, Marvin Perkins; and a grandson, Travis Markham.
Surviving are his children, Teresa (Marty) Markham and David (Sherry)
Perkins of Richwood, Christine Perkins of Springfield, Mo., and Mary
(Steve) Jones of Springfield, Ohio; grandchildren, Brent, Darrell, Lesa
and Dean; a great-granddaughter, Savannah; and a brother and sister:
Gale (Marilyn) Perkins of Richwood, and Ann Perkins of Hagerstown, Md.
To celebrate Mr. Perkins' life, friends may call Monday from 5 to 8 p.m.
at Stofcheck Funeral Home in Richwood, where veteran services will be
held at 8 p.m. Burial will take place at Claibourne Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the North Union Athletic
Department at 401 N. Franklin St., Richwood, OH 43344.


RUTH E. CROUCH

Ruth E. Crouch of London, died Monday, June 11, 2007, at Madison County Hospital, London.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church and Phi Beta Psi
sorority. She was a former office manager at London Metropolitan Housing
for 19 years.
She was born Nov. 1, 1921, in Galena, a daughter of the late Thomas W.
and Helen Harrington Pearce. She also was preceded in death by a
granddaughter, Jean Lee Straley, and a stepsister, Betty Lou Frost.
Survivors include two daughters, Melinda (Tom) Straley of Plain City,
and Marcia (Charles) Easton of Marysville; six grandchildren, Benjamin
and Patrick Straley of Plain City, and Mark, Matthew, Melissa and
Michael Easton of Marysville; a sister, Betty Gearhart of Columbus;
nieces and nephews; and a dear friend, Pat VanHorn of London.
Memorial services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at First United
Methodist Church, London, with the Rev. Steve Rodgers officiating.
Interment will be at Paint Township Cemetery at the convenience of the
family. Visitors may greet the family in the church fellowship hall
immediately after services.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Madison County Humane Society.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Eberle-Fisher Funeral Home
and Crematory, London.
Condolences may be sent to
www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com.

CHARLES L. GREEN
Charles L. Green, 71, of Marysville, died unexpectedly Wednesday, June
27, 2007, at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
A retired construction worker, he worked for Sylvania Electric. In
recent years, he was employed as a driver for Nelson Auto Group.
He was a longtime member of the Moose Lodge and farmed for many years in
northern Ohio.
His pastimes included camping, hunting, fishing and boating. He was an
avid NASCAR fan and, in the early years before NASCAR became
established, drove with many big name drivers.
 He was born April 30, 1936, in Gilboa, to the late Danridge and Cecile
McDowell Green. He also was preceded in death by a daughter, Dottie Ann Green.
He was married Dec. 28, 1985, in Orlando, Fla., to the former Patricia
A. Mathers who survives. He also is survived by three children, David
Green of Roanoke, Va., and Glenda Sines, and Dan (Laurie) Whittington of
Marysville; grandchildren, Daniel and Jacob Lamb, Jesse Sines, and
Danielle, Megan, and Ryan Whittington.
A memorial service will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Cancer Society in
care of the funeral home.

JOHN J. "JACK" MACKAN
John J. "Jack" Mackan, 59, of Murphy, N.C., died Tuesday, July 3, 2007,
after a strong battle with cancer.
 He was a 1966 graduate of Marysville High School. He attended
Wittenburg University in Springfield, and moved to Florida in 1971,
where he retired from Florida Power and Light Company after 32 years of employment.
He was married Jan. 16, 1988, to his wife, Lisa Mackan. They followed
their dream and moved to Murphy, N.C., in 2003. Mr. Mackan worked at The
Mountain Valley Country Store in Hayesville, N.C., until he was
diagnosed with cancer.
He was born March 27, 1948, in Columbus, to the late Alfred and Margaret
Otte Mackan and lived in Marysville.
He is survived by his wife; sons, Robert and Jake Mackan; a sister,
Sharon (Henry) Massenburg of Half Moon Bay, Calif.; a brother, Michael
(Karen) Mackan of Canton; and several nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life service will be held in Jupiter, Fla. Those
interested may contact Bob and Kathy Padfield at (561) 747-2393 for information.
At Mr. Mackan's request, a medical trust fund has been established at
BB&T Bank Murphy, N.C., for Mrs. Mackan. Donations may be made at any
BB&T bank nationwide.
Arrangements are being handled by Cochran Funeral Home, Murphy, N.C.



PAUL C. JOSEPH

Paul C. Joseph, 82, of Marysville, died Saturday afternoon, June 30,
2007, at The Gables at Green Pastures following a brief illness.
He was employed for more than 25 years at Grady Memorial Hospital in
Delaware, retiring as its chief financial officer.
He was a longtime member of First English Lutheran Church, where he also
served as church treasurer until failing health dictated he resign his
position. He was also a longtime member of the INOMAR Lodge No. 610
Knights of Pythias and a member of the HFMA.
An avid Ohio State University Buckeyes football fan, he attended home
games for six decades and held perfect attendance for 50 years.
He and his wife Marjorie enjoyed vacations in Michigan at the Maples
Resort for 50 years, where they liked to fish. He received lots of
enjoyment watching people doing things he couldn't do because of his
polio limitations. He also took great pride in supporting his
grandchildren and great-grandchildren in all their activities. His
pastimes also included working in his flower and vegetable gardens.
He was born June 14, 1925, in Troy, to the late Harry A. and Gladys Iona
Folkerth Joseph. He was married April 19, 1956 in Magnetic Springs, to
his wife of 51 years, the former Marjorie Bell Saylor, and she survives.
He also is survived by their children, Cindy (Terry) Shreve and Andy
(Diane) Joseph of Marysville; four grandchildren, Shannon (Sean) Bruce,
Scott Shreve and his friend Ashley Payne, Emily Joseph and Natalie
(Jamie) Collins; three great-grandchildren, Brandon and Connor Bruce and
Evan Collins; two sisters, Hope (John) Balint of Morrow, and Dorothy
Joseph of Northridge; and a brother, Doug (Barbara) Joseph of Springfield.
Calling hours will be today from 4 to 7 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the First
English Lutheran Church with the Rev. Paul Schultz officiating. Burial
will follow at Oakdale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer Association in honor
of the deceased's wife, Marjorie Joseph. Contribution cards will be
available at the funeral home.

CAROLYN SUE PINKLEY
Carolyn Sue Pinkley, 60, of Conway, Ariz., former resident of Kenton,
died Sunday, July 1, 2007, in Conway.
Surviving are her husband, Phillip Pinkley; daughters, Leisha Baker and
Tena Pinkley; two grandchildren; two brothers; and one sister.
Visiting hours will be Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Coffman Funeral
Home, 510 Old Bellefonte Road, Harrison, Ariz., where funeral services
will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery
in  Harrison.
Online condolences may be expressed at
www.coffmanfh.com.

OPAL MARJORIE SPAIN SMITH
Opal Marjorie Spain Smith, 94, formerly of Union County, died Friday,
April 6, 2007, in Omaha, Neb.
She was the great-great-granddaughter of the late Daniel and Agnes
Crowder Spain who came to North Lewisburg in 1807 from Dinwiddie County,
Va. In 1832, they moved to a tract of land in Allen Township, Union
County, on the banks of the Big Darby Creek.
She was born on July 4, 1912, to Perry Samuel and Florence Epps Spain in
a home constructed by her father on a portion of that original land,
next to the present Darby Coe Road.
After attending Allen Center School for 11 years, she completed her 12th
year at and graduated from North Lewisburg High School in 1930. She then
attended Office Training School in Columbus and began her business
career with the Ohio Credit Bureau.
Lester Smith of Urbana and Opal were married in 1934 and lived the
remainder of their lives in Worthington and Columbus, and Omaha, Neb.
While raising two children, she was active in scouting, 4-H, and many
school organizations. She was devoted to her family and for 40 years she
assisted and cared for her father, who in 1943 had moved from the farm to Irwin.
As a child, she attended Pottersburg Methodist Church with her family
and continued as a member of this denomination for the remainder of her
life. She served as an executive assistant to the ministers of
Worthington Methodist Church for many years and was a member of Omaha
First United Methodist Church when she died.
She developed a passion for genealogy and created an extensive family
tree for both sides of her family, along with many stories, pictures and news articles.
She and a friend, Myrtle Amick of Delaware, started an antique business
in 1965 and she continued to buy, refinish, and sell primitive antiques
until she and her husband moved to Omaha in 1983.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her brother, D.
Carl Spain of Marysville; and her sister, Margaret Spain Weaver of Mechanicsburg.
She is survived by a son, Paul (Susan) Smith of Rochester, N.Y.; a
daughter, Judie (Mike) Watanabe of Omaha; four grandchildren, Jennifer
Marini, Brian Smith, David Watanabe and Scott Watanabe, and four great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday, July 10, at 10:30 a.m., at
North Lewisburg United Methodist Church. Interment will be at Maple
Grove Cemetery, North Lewisburg.

 

 

 

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