MARILYN J. DRUMM BROWN
Marilyn J. Drumm Brown, 66, a lifetime resident of
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.
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
In 1981, she was presented the State of Ohio Department of
Retardation and Developmental Disabilities "Mother Of The Year"
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
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
and Donald Drumm, and her mother- and father-in-law, Velma and
She is survived by her husband of 47 years, James "Eddie"
she married June 26, 1960, at Unionville Center United Methodist
four sons, Dale (Heidi), Darryl, Dwight and Jamie Brown, all
Marysville; 10 grandchildren, Dustin, Joey, Chelsey, Cassandra,
Derek, Emily, Brittany, Drew and Taryn; three sisters, Wilma Noonan
Wanda Henry of Marysville, and Gloria Oates of Kenton; seven
Pearl (Betty) Drumm, Carl (Luella) Drumm, Art (Bobbi) Drumm,
(Patsy) Drumm and Richard Drumm, all of Marysville, Francis
Drumm Jr. of California, and Robert Drumm of Alexandria;
sister-in-law, Sarah Drumm, of Milford Center; a brother-in-law,
(Johnna) Brown of Portsmouth; and many nieces, nephews, other
and friends, including Sue Allen and Melody Howe, both of
Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Underwood
Home, where the family will receive friends Thursday from 4 to 8
The Rev. Jerry McQueen will officiate and burial will be Saturday at
a.m. at Oakdale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving
Care Hospice or Union County MRDD.
Condolences may be expressed to the
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.
square dancing, bicycling, badminton, baseball and knitting.
She and her
later husband, Burl, traveled overseas frequently and also
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
Parkway, now Coleman's Crossing. She also was predeceased by her
of 32 years, Max B. Shuman; her husband of 15 years, Burl Hill Jr.;
daughter, Mary Jo Shuman; a grandson, Max L. Hoskins; a brother,
Coleman; and five brothers-in-law, Charles Hodges, Adam Shuman,
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;
great-grandchildren, Brandon, Brianna, Paityn, Ethan, Emma, Jack
Henry; a sister, JoAnn Coleman Hodges of Marysville;
Mary Coleman of Marysville, Mary Florence Blue of Richwood,
(Ivan) Kunkleman of Troy; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and
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
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Ohio
Condolences may be expressed to the family
Grace Alice Mohr, 85, of Marion, formerly of Richwood on Boundary
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.
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
She was a graduate of Gulf Park School in Gulf Port, Miss., and
University, where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority.
was a volunteer at Decatur Memorial Hospital and the Oglesby Mansion
Most of all, she was an incredible wife, mother, grandmother
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
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
to 4 p.m. There will be no burial at this time as Mrs. Nicholson
her body for scientific research. Her ashes will be interred at a
Dawson & Wikoff West Wood Street Funeral Home is assisting
Memorial contributions may be donated to the
Animal Shelter, Decatur
Public Library or Special Olympics.
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.
retired from SouthEastern Equipment, where he worked as a heavy
He was an avid hunter in his younger years. He enjoyed spending
his home on Middle Bass Island, where he was superintendent of
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
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Bonnie Pettit Corbin;
daughter, Dianne (Bruce Eirich) Corbin of Marysville; a
Rita Corbin of Gahanna; grandchildren, Jeremy Corbin, Lisa
Corbin, Danielle Klotz, David Crisp, Justin Corbin;
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
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.
possessed great imagination and a quick wit. To know him was to love
collected friends and maintained friendships across time and
will be remembered for his unique humor, his compassion,
and his deep
devotion to his children, Jacki and Travis, and his fiancée Marie.
born May 1, 1965, in Charlottesville, Va., the youngest of four
Raymond and Loretta Snipes. In 1968, the family moved to
Bowling Green, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by his father and his
Survivors include his mother, Loretta Snipes Wilson, and her
Rick Wilson, of Honolulu, Hawaii, and Las Vegas; his children,
Ray, 13, and Jacki Lynn, 12, each of the home; his fiancée to whom
was to be married Sept. 29, 2007, Marie Travis of Marysville;
brothers, Timothy Snipes of Dublin, Josh (Cindy) Snipes of
Fla,, and Aaron Snipes of Honolulu; his fiancée's parents, David
Lisa Travis of Dublin; and close friends, Daniel "Spike" Garner and
Garner of Bowling Green, and Frank Kulevich of Troy.
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
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
recognized for his service by the Union County Chamber of Commerce
leader of Allen Township. He was a veteran of World War II and served
1/2 years in the United States Navy as a member of the ground crew
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.
was born March 25, 1921, in Urbana, to the late Vincent and Mary
George Liebhart. He also was preceded in death by a son, Donald
Liebhart; an infant son, Roger Edward Liebhart; two
sons-in-law, Curt Taylor
and Gary Swindle; and two brothers, Bob
Liebhart and Charles Liebhart.
is survived by his wife of more than 60 years, Audrey Elaine
Liebhart, to whom he was married June 1, 1947, at the parsonage
Marysville United Methodist Church by the Rev. Carl Alexander; two
William "Bill" Liebhart of Marysville, and Rodney (LeJane) Liebhart
Summer Shade, Ky.; three daughters, Linda Dearth of Whipple, and
Taylor and Patty Swindle, each of Tampa, Fla.; 15 grandchildren;
great-grandchildren; a great-great granddaughter; two sisters,
Beard and Helen Hughes, each of Sidney; three sisters-in-law,
Liebhart of Payson, Ariz., Jean Liebhart of Columbus, and
(Lesley) Phillips of Milford Center; a brother-in-law, Willis Moore
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
Condolences may be expressed at
NAOMI FRANCINE "GRANNY" ADKINS
Naomi Francine "Granny" Adkins, 73, of
Richwood, died Saturday, July 21,
2007, at Marion General Hospital.
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
She was born Dec. 19, 1933, in Marion County, to the late Harley
Ruby Smith Johnston. On Jan. 8, 1951, she married Charles "Bill"
who died Jan. 19, 1998. She also was preceded in death by a
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
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at
Home, Richwood, where funeral services will be held
Wednesday at 11
a.m., with the Rev. Audi Murphy officiating. Burial will
Memorial contributions may be made to the
American Cancer Society.
Condolences may be expressed at www.ballingerfuneralhome.com.
Frieda M. Amos, 88, of West Liberty, died Friday, July 20, 2007,
Green Hills Nursing Center, West Liberty, with her sister, Goldie,
her side after suffering a massive stroke more than two months ago.
loving and devoted wife, she was employed at Dee's Department Store
years. She and her husband lived in Bellefontaine and
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
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
Survivors include three sisters, Goldie Garwood of West
(Sam) Hone of Bellefontaine, and Sandra (Joe) Slavin of
brothers, Francis Orahood of Bellefontaine, and Jack Orahood of
Mansfield; two sisters-in-law, Margery Lucille Lusby and Beulah
both of Bellefontaine; two brothers-in-law, Jack Jones of Mt.
and David Clagg of Detroit; and many nieces and nephews.
will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger
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
Memorial contributions may be made to Wilson Home Health/Hospice
care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.
"RED" PINSON JR.
Earnest "Red" Pinson Jr., 72, of Marysville, formerly of
died Saturday, July 21, 2007, at Memorial Hospital of Union
A longtime farmer and a retired trainmaster, he was associated with
York Central, Penn Central and Conrail railroads throughout his
A skilled mechanic, he enjoyed maintaining all kinds of vehicles and
especially fond of Ford trucks. He enjoyed fishing and going
auctions, always looking for old tools and railroad memorabilia.
a graduate of Minford High School. In 1957, he enlisted with the
National Guard and upon discharge, served with the U.S. Air
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
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,
Samantha Adams and Maggie Hakola; a sister, Nora (Bob) Fenton
Florida; three brothers, Jay (Eleanor) Pinson of California,
(Chris) Pinson of Pataskala, and Raymond (Curline) Pinson
Wheelersburg; his mother-in-law, Alice M. Tidrick of Columbus;
brothers-in-law, Clarence "Sherman" (Debbie) Wright of Columbus,
Jack (Shirley) Bogard of Pennsylvania; a sister-in-law, Evelyn Bogard
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
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Ohio
Society and for diffuse Lewy Body Disease
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
D. Jane Ridge, 88, of London, died Friday, July 20, 2007, at the
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.
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
She was the loving wife of Paul D. Ridge and mother to Robin
Leslie of Columbus, Kaatje (E.G. "Kit") Redman of Dublin,
(Richard) Roberts of Prospect, and Kathie (George) Harkness of
S.C. She also is survived by grandchildren, including Brett
Leslie, Heather Jordan, Keesha (Michael) Mitchell, Kendall (Rob)
Kolin (Cynthia) Redman, Mark (Susan) Binkley, Paul (Cassandra)
Evan (Andes) Binkley, Stephanie Moxley, Don (Kim) Harkness and
Harkness; 17-great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law,
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.
celebration of the deceased's life will be held today at 6 p.m. at
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, 66, of Bloomingdale, Mich., died
afternoon, July 18, 2007, after a long battle with cancer.
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
grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
will be held Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Harper Funeral
Home, 521 Douglas Ave.,
The family requests that donations and flowers be sent to
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
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.
graduated in 1950 from Kent Roosevelt High School, where he was a
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
Affectionately known as "Papa," he will be remembered as a hard
and a devoted father and grandfather.
He was born July 25, 1932, in
Akron, to the late Granville Myron and
Rose Isabelle Bruney
Survivors include his loving wife of 44 years, Linda Sherman Miller,
whom he was married Jan. 5, 1963, in Kent; his children, Robin
Hustedt of Watseka, Ill., Daren Miller of North Canton, Lori
Beasley of Hilliard, and Eric Miller of North Lewisburg;
grandchildren, Carla and Cathy Hustedt, Blake, Aaron and Jason
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
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice, 113 S.
St., Marysville, OH 43040 or in care of the funeral home.
may be expressed at www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.
Dwight H. Story, 88, a longtime Marysville businessman and civic
died Thursday afternoon, July 19, 2007, at The Gables following
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,
watercraft, ATVs and motorcycles.
He was a 1937 graduate of Union
Rural High School in Milford Center, and
had attended Bliss Business College
A veteran of World War II, he served in the 355th Engineers
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.
was elected to the Marysville School Board in 1966 with two goals on
agenda, the construction of a new school building in the eastern
Marysville and the establishment of a vocation high school
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.
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.;
Allan (LeAnna) Boerger, Noel (Doug) Huber and Ann, Leah and
step-grandchildren, Chris Feenstra and Tiffany (Joe) McLaughlin;
great-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; a sister, Avis
Evans of Orlando; sisters-in-law, Esther Marsh of Hilliard, Anna
Story of London, Crystle (Len) Peterson of Phoenix, Ore.; and
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
Shriner Hospitals or a charity of the donor's choice. Cards
available at the funeral home.
RICKY D. WILSON
Wilson, 54, of Marysville, died Friday, July 20, 2007, at his home.
retired in 2006 from Goodyear after 33 years as a machine operator.
outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting and fishing. He also liked bowling
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
two sons, Eric (Erin) Wilson of Michigan and Ryan Wilson of
Valley Hi in
Bellefontaine; a daughter, Jo Ellen Wilson of Marysville;
grandchildren, Brandon, Christopher, Brielle, Clarissa,
Cassie, Abby and Christina; three brothers, Ernest "Bud"
Wilson, Randall (Jeanie) Wilson and Gary Wilson; three sisters,
(Eddie) Hardy, Kathy (Robin) Fout and Carol Wilson and many
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at
Church in Wilgus, Ohio where the calling hours will begin
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
died Monday, July 16, 2007, at her residence.
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.
is survived by a son, Christian Newlon of Bellefontaine; daughters,
Elizabeth Page Newlon and Hannah Leigh Newlon, both of
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.
hours will be Friday from 10 a.m. to noon at Eichholtz Funeral
Bellefontaine, where funeral services will follow at noon with
Valentine officiating. Burial will be in Bellefontaine Cemetery.
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
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
He was an avid outdoorsman, who enjoyed his motorcyle, hunting,
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
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
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
He was probably best known throughout his life for his passion
nature and the outdoors. He enjoyed fishing, especially walleye, and
known for his fishing expertise. He often hosted fish fries for
friends and for special occasions. He took many pheasant hunting
out West and had a fondness for mushrooming, trap shooting, frog
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
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,
(Angela) Williams of Ashtabula, Troy (Andrea) Sines of Perrysburg,
Wendy (Eric) Demchak, Chad (Amy) Sines and Kara (Chris) Belt, all
Marysville; 13 great-grandchildren, Alyssa, Abigayle, Adelyn and
Demchak, Miranda, Matthew and Marcus Belt, Mason Sines, Isaiah,
Autumn and Riverz Williams and Veronika Sines; a sister, Maxine
Mayberry of Claibourne; and many in-laws, including Ruth Simpson,
Rausch Sidle, Mary Jane Chapman, Julia Yoder and Hubert Fry.
services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Underwood Funeral
Michael Williams and Dean Manning officiating. Burial will be
Cemetery with full military honors provided by the Union
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.
contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of
3380 Tremont Road, Columbus, OH 43221 or to the Central
Society, P.O. Box 16126, Columbus, OH 43216.
Condolences may be expressed to
the family at
Neal O. Smith, 84, of North Lewisburg, died Friday, July 13, 2007,
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
Village Squares, and Mr. Smith also cued the round dances.
eating out, going to movies, the Cincinnati Reds and Ohio
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
He is survived by two daughters, Jody (Rick) Bails of North
and Reajean (Bill) Fox of Springfield; a son, Randy (Mitzi) Smith
Harrison; seven grandchildren, Tara (Matt) Perry, Terrijo
Nonnemaker, Nathan (Kelly) Bails, Bryan Smith, Drew Smith, Erik
and Caitlin McCuddy; seven great-grandchildren, Andrew
Jennah Wilson, Allison Nonnemaker, Austin Bails, Derek Bails,
Perry and Tyler Perry; a brother, Robert (Eleanor) Smith of
two sisters, Ruth Kinney of Bellefontaine, and Alma Lou (Phil)
of Marysville; and numerous nieces and nephews of several
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the
McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home, North Lewisburg, where
will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m., with Pastor Kathy Reiff
Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery, North Lewisburg.
AVIS LAMOYNE "AL" CONVERSE
Avis LaMoyne "Al" Converse, 96, of Richwood, died
July 12, 2007, at the Heartland of Marysville.
retired from the Ohio Reformatory for Women in 1977 as a
A member of Essex United Methodist Church, he served
the United States
in the civil service after Pearl Harbor, helping clean up
shipyards. He was a farmer and an active member of the Richwood
Center, where he was involved with the senior choir and the
Band. He served 22 years and more than 4,500 volunteer hours with
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
32697 Route 37, Richwood, OH 43344.
K. KEENE SR.
Robert K. Keene Sr., 53, of Plain City, died suddenly
July 11, 2007, at Doctor's Hospital West surrounded by his
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
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
Wampler of Plain City; a step-daughter, Lacey (Eric) Strickland
York; and grandchildren, Miranda and Phillip, Dillon, Sydnie and
Calling hours will be Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at
Funeral Home, Plain City, where funeral services will be held Monday
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
a former Sunday school teacher and chairman of the
membership and stewardship
She was a 1941 graduate of The Ohio State University and a life
of its alumni association. She was also a member of the board
directors of the first OSU College of Agriculture and Home
Alumni Association organized on April 1, 1969, and served as
for five years. She was an active member of The Ohio State
Women's Club, where she was past chairman of the Antiques
Group. She was a member of Kappa Delta Sorority, Phi Upsilon
national professional home economics honorary, OSU Home Economics
Association and Home Economics in Homemaking.
She also was a member
of the Union County Farm Bureau, Ohio Angus
Association and the American
She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul T.
She is survived by her sons, John (Janice) of Worthington, and
(Gail) of Leawood, Kan.; grandsons, Travis and Zachary Yarrington;
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
Memorial contributions may be made to the OSU College of
Vice President's Excellence Fund, 216 Howlett Hall, 2001 Fyffe
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
She was employed by Scotts-Miracle Gro of Marysville.
attended Plain City United Methodist Church and Cypress Wesleyan
Galloway, and was a member of Elizabeth Chapter No. 56 Order
She participated as a Big Sister in the Big Brother Big Sister
in Marysville and served on Plain City Council from 1996 to
She was born Aug. 27, 1956, in Columbus, the daughter of Charles V.
Margaret E. Reams Swink who survive in Henderson, Nev.
mother, she also is survived by her loving daughters, Kathryn
Lambe and Ashley Victoria "Tori" Lambe, both of Plain City; a
William L. (Virginia) Swink of Fullerton, Calif.; nieces,
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,
Memorial contributions may be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Breast Cancer Research, 5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite 250, Dallas, TX
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
sisters, Annabelle Stokes, Rosie Fox, Wanda Arthur and Millie
She is survived by her son, Earl Moore of North Lewisburg;
sisters, Linda Legge of Marysville, Lea (Steve) Boyer of
Lewisburg, and Marlea Tatman of Plain City; two brothers, Russell
of Enon, and Donald (Goldie) Knox of Byhalia; and numerous nieces
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, 71, of Ashley, died Saturday evening July 7, 2007,
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
great-grandchildren, Cody, Kylee and Corby Creech, Jackson and
Allen and Avrey, Austin and Savanah Looney; and a brother, Ray
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,
inurnment will follow at a later date. DeVore-Snyder
Delaware, is in charge of arrangements.
contributions may be made to Lifepoint Church Assemblies
Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Thelma "Berdena" Fogle, 97, of Marysville, formerly of New
Saturday, July 7, 2007, at The Gables at Green Pastures with her
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
volunteered more than 5,552 hours with Memorial Hospital of
She enjoyed crocheting, crafts, camping and singing with the
Community Singers. She was the beloved matriarch of her family and
greatest moments came when surrounded by her family.
She was born
April 24, 1910, at home in Ostrander, to the late Jesse and
Sabins. She married George Conrad "Connie" Fogle on Sept. 27,
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
Survivors include her daughter, Dallas (Gerald) Hobart, of
her son, Robert Fogle Sr., of New Dover; seven grandchildren,
(Linda Wolfe) Hobart, Janet Hobart-Welborn, Bruce (Christi)
Annamae (Melvin) Catterson, Robert Eugene Fogle Jr. and his
friend Nancy Butler, Jenna Gibson and her special friend, John
and Karen (Don) Hazelwood; 21 great-grandchildren; and
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
Memorial contributions may be
made to Marysville First United Methodist Church.
Condolences may be
expressed at www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.
Joy Juania Miller, 101, formerly of Richwood, died early
morning, July 7, 2007, at Heartland of Marysville.
She had been a
secretary for more than 30 years with the former Howard
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.
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
Duane Perkins, 72, of Richwood, died peacefully Tuesday
morning, July 3,
2007, at the Friends Care Center in Yellow Springs.
was a 1952 graduate of Richwood High School, where he was a standout
- 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
He should be remembered for his
sense of humor and great knowledge of
everything pertaining to life.
was born Nov. 8, 1934, in Richwood, to the late Charles and Goldie
Perkins. He also was predeceased by his wife, Shiranne Yoakam
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
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
and Patrick Straley of Plain City, and Mark, Matthew,
Michael Easton of Marysville; a sister, Betty Gearhart of
nieces and nephews; and a dear friend, Pat VanHorn of
Memorial services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at First
Methodist Church, London, with the Rev. Steve Rodgers
Interment will be at Paint Township Cemetery at the convenience
family. Visitors may greet the family in the church fellowship
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, 71, of Marysville, died unexpectedly Wednesday,
27, 2007, at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
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
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
He was born April 30, 1936, in Gilboa, to the late Danridge
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
A. Mathers who survives. He also is survived by three
Green of Roanoke, Va., and Glenda Sines, and Dan (Laurie)
Marysville; grandchildren, Daniel and Jacob Lamb, Jesse Sines,
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
JOHN J. "JACK" MACKAN
John J. "Jack" Mackan, 59, of Murphy,
N.C., died Tuesday, July 3, 2007,
after a strong battle with cancer.
was a 1966 graduate of Marysville High School. He attended
University in Springfield, and moved to Florida in 1971,
where he retired
from Florida Power and Light Company after 32 years of employment.
married Jan. 16, 1988, to his wife, Lisa Mackan. They followed
and moved to Murphy, N.C., in 2003. Mr. Mackan worked at The
Country Store in Hayesville, N.C., until he was
diagnosed with cancer.
was born March 27, 1948, in Columbus, to the late Alfred and Margaret
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
(Karen) Mackan of Canton; and several nieces and
A Celebration of Life service will be held in Jupiter, Fla.
interested may contact Bob and Kathy Padfield at (561) 747-2393
At Mr. Mackan's request, a medical trust fund has been
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,
2007, at The Gables at Green Pastures following a brief
He was employed for more than 25 years at Grady Memorial Hospital
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
games for six decades and held perfect attendance for 50 years.
and his wife Marjorie enjoyed vacations in Michigan at the Maples
50 years, where they liked to fish. He received lots of
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
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
his wife of 51 years, the former Marjorie Bell Saylor, and she
He also is survived by their children, Cindy (Terry) Shreve and
(Diane) Joseph of Marysville; four grandchildren, Shannon (Sean)
Scott Shreve and his friend Ashley Payne, Emily Joseph and
(Jamie) Collins; three great-grandchildren, Brandon and Connor Bruce
Evan Collins; two sisters, Hope (John) Balint of Morrow, and
Joseph of Northridge; and a brother, Doug (Barbara) Joseph
Calling hours will be today from 4 to 7 p.m. at Ingram
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the
English Lutheran Church with the Rev. Paul Schultz officiating.
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
CAROLYN SUE PINKLEY
Carolyn Sue Pinkley, 60, of Conway,
Ariz., former resident of Kenton,
died Sunday, July 1, 2007, in
Surviving are her husband, Phillip Pinkley; daughters, Leisha Baker
Tena Pinkley; two grandchildren; two brothers; and one
Visiting hours will be Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Coffman
Home, 510 Old Bellefonte Road, Harrison, Ariz., where funeral
will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Maplewood
Online condolences may be expressed at www.coffmanfh.com.
Opal Marjorie Spain Smith, 94, formerly of Union County, died
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
She was born on July 4, 1912, to Perry Samuel and Florence Epps
a home constructed by her father on a portion of that original
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.
Smith of Urbana and Opal were married in 1934 and lived the
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
She developed a passion for genealogy and created an extensive
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
in 1965 and she continued to buy, refinish, and sell
until she and her husband moved to Omaha in 1983.
was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her brother, D.
of Marysville; and her sister, Margaret Spain Weaver of Mechanicsburg.
is survived by a son, Paul (Susan) Smith of Rochester, N.Y.; a
Judie (Mike) Watanabe of Omaha; four grandchildren, Jennifer
Smith, David Watanabe and Scott Watanabe, and four great-grandchildren.
memorial service will be held Tuesday, July 10, at 10:30 a.m., at
Lewisburg United Methodist Church. Interment will be at Maple
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