Archived Obituaries June 2007
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ELIZABETH G. CORNELIUS
Elizabeth G. Cornelius, 67, of Irving, Texas, formerly of Shelby, Ohio,
died Thursday, June 28, 2007, at Baylor Medical Center in Irving, with
her husband and family at her side.
A loving homemaker and devoted mother, she resided in Irving for 33
years. She was a member of the Calvary Church of Irving. She attended
Northwestern High School in Raymond.
She was born Oct. 25, 1939, in Greenup, Ky., to the late George Dewey
and Mary Lewis Hall. She was preceded in death by her sons, Eric Anthony
"Tony" Cornelius and Vernon R. "Butch" Cornelius Jr.; two brothers, Gary
and Ron Hall; and a sister Claire Hall.
Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Vernon, whom she married June
11, 1955, in Broadway. She also is survived by a daughter, Debbie (Ron)
Milliron, and two grandchildren, Courtenay and Kyle Milliron, all of
Irving; four brothers, Doug Hall, Arlington, Texas, Dewey Hall,
Marysville, Danny Hall, Tucson, Ariz., and Terry Hall of Kaufman, Texas;
and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday at noon at Oakdale Cemetery. The
Rev. Warren Goble will officiate and burial will take place following
the service. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at
Mannasmith Funeral Home in Marysville.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

ROBERT M. DANIELS
Robert M. Daniels, 76, of Leesburg, Fla., died Saturday, June 30, 2007,
at Leesburg Regional Medical Center.
He was born in Marion, and lived in Marysville before moving to
Indianapolis. He and his wife of 54 years, Eileen M. Torbert Daniels,
moved to Leesburg in 1997.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran, life member of American Legion Post No. 879,
Marysville, and a former member of the Lake County Veterans Honor Guard.
He was a commercial instrument rated pilot and volunteered with Angel
Flight in Florida.
He was founder and president of the U.S.S. Salem Association. He was one
of the first employees of the National Hot Rod Association, at which he
worked his whole life, including as general manager of Indianapolis
Raceway Park and as a consultant and did special projects.
He was responsible for bringing NASCAR to Indianapolis in 1982. He was
awarded Promoter of the Year in 1988 by R.P.M, and two-time Promoter of
the Year by U.S.A.C. He was a member of the International Drag Racing
Hall of Fame, received the NHRA Founders Award in 1991, and he and his
wife received the Lifetime Achievement Award from NHRA in 2007. He
received the East Coast Drag Racing Hall of Fame Wally Parks Statesman
of the Year Award last week.
Survivors include his wife of Leesburg; a daughter, Diana M. (Richard)
Jones of Indianapolis; a son, David G. Daniels, of Leesburg;
grandchildren, Rebecca and Jeffrey Jones of Indianapolis; and a brother,
Larry Daniels, of Coatesville, Ind.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 4 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m.
until the time of services at 12:30 p.m. at First United Methodist
Church of Clermont, 950 Seventh St., with the Rev. Doug Kokx
officiating. Burial will follow at Florida National Cemetery, Busnell,
with graveside military rites.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wally Parks Motorsports
Museum, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Building 3A, Pomona, CA 91768 or U.S.S.
Salem Association, P.O. Box 493139, Leesburg, FL 34749.
Arrangements are being handled by Beyers Funeral Home and Crematory,
Leesburg,Fla.

PAUL C. JOSEPH
Paul C. Joseph, 82, of Marysville, died Saturday afternoon, June 30,
2007, at The Gables following an extended 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 tish. 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 Bruce 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 Tuesday 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 ANN HUDSON RAUSCH
Carolyn Ann Hudson Rausch, 67, of Marysville, died unexpectedly Friday,
June 29, 2007, at her residence.
She retired from the Gables where she was employed as a cook and
formerly was employed with Union Manor as a nurse's aid for 22 years.
She enjoyed going to yard sales and fishing, but her greatest moments
were spent with her family and especially with her grandchildren and
great-grandchildren.
She was born Jan. 2, 1940, in Watkins, to William and Avis Lake Hudson.
She was preceded in death by her father. She married Daniel Russell
Rausch on Nov. 17, 1956, and he predeceased her on Oct. 30, 2000.
Survivors include her mother, Avis; a daughter, Debrah (Tom) Fox,
Marysville; a son, William Russell "Rusty" (Jenni) Rausch, Lakeview; two
brothers, LeRoy (Tina) Hudson, Broadway: and William (Brenda) Hudson,
Raymond; four grandchildren, Avis Biehl who lived with her grandmother,
John Fox, Amanda Rausch and Kenneth Rausch; four great-grandchildren,
Colt Biehl, Coy Nickleson, Daniel Rausch and Dakota Rausch; and several
nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 9 a.m. at Mannasmith Funeral
Home in Marysville. Paul Reynolds will officiate and burial will take
place at Jerome Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. today at
Mannasmith Funeral Home.
Condolences may be expressed at wwwmannasmithfuneralhome.com


FREDERICK J. GOLAN
Frederick J. Golan, 80, of Port Orange, Fla., died Sunday, June 24,
2007, at his residence.
He was founder and owner of Golan Sales Associates Inc. of Columbus, and
chairman of the board of Prime Home Mortgage Inc. in St. Augustine, Fla.
He served in the United States Army, attended Northwestern University
and graduated from the University of Nebraska.
He moved from Ohio to the Port Orange area in 1987.
He was a member of Scioto Country Club in Columbus, The Athletic Club of
Columbus, Spruce Creek Country Club in Port Orange, VFW Post No. 3282,
the University of Nebraska Varsity N Men's Club; Northwestern University
N Men's Club, The Ohio State University Presidents Club, and Sigma Chi Fraternity.
He was born Jan. 12, 1927, in Chicago.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Barbara Golan; children, Fred
Golan (Anne Kenney) of Los Angeles, Stephanie (Alan) Dean of Scarsdale,
N.Y., Leslie Ann Golan of Columbus, Mary Sue Golan (Jeff Griffith) of
Columbus, Virginia Golan-Elliott (Ralph Elliott) of Milford Center, and
Robert (Victoria) Golan of Cleveland, Tenn.; a brother, Leonard S.
(Eileen) Golan of Lake Forest, Ill.; 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
A Celebration of Life service will be held today at 3:30 p.m. at Spruce
Creek Country Club in the Palm Room, Port Orange, Fla.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or
the American Diabetes Association.

CARROLL EDWIN GUY
Carroll Edwin Guy, 88, of Marysville, formerly of the
Pharisburg-Magnetic Springs area, died Thursday, June 28, 2007, in the
comfort of his own home with his wife and family at his side after a short illness.
A longtime farmer, he retired in 1983 as an inspector at Denison Hydraulics.
He was a faithful member of Pharisburg United Methodist Church and was a
1938 graduate of New Dover High School.  He was a former member of the
Leesburg-Magnetic School Board and the Leesburg Grange and served in the
Ohio State Guard. He was a proud member of the Liar's Club which met for
coffee each morning at the Perk-A-Deli.
He possessed a memorable smile and a great sense of humor and will be
remembered as a wonderful and loving husband, father, grandfather, and
great-grandfather.
He was born May 6, 1919, in Dover Township, to the late Rolla and
Lillian Moseley Guy. He also was preceded in death by an infant sister,
Nina; a son-in-law, James Geyer; a granddaughter, Lisa Stowers; and a
grandson, Brian Geyer.
Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Avonel Kirby Guy, to whom he was
married June 2, 1939; four daughters, Carolyn (Daniel) Stowers of
Columbus, Evelyn Geyer and Jody Guy of Marysville, and Jane (James)
Garrett of Plain City; six grandchildren, David (Rebecca) Stowers, Amy
(Tom) Pitzen, Allen (Jaime) Geyer, Kelly Woods, Sarah Garrett and Emily
Garrett; eight great-grandchildren, Amira and Audra Stowers, Lucas,
Riley and Josie Pitzen, Jarod and Travis Geyer, and Brittany Jones; and
his sister, Irma Fitzenrider of Bryan.
Calling hours will be Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at Mannasmith Funeral Home
where funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Mo Dunn
will officiate and burial will take place at Oakdale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pharisburg United Methodist Church
in care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

CAROLYN ANN HUDSON RAUSCH
Carolyn Ann Hudson Rausch, 67, of Marysville died unexpectedly Friday,
June 29, 2007, at her residence.
She retired from the Gables where she was employed as a cook and
formerly was employed with Union Manor as a nurse's aid for 22 years.
She enjoyed going to yard sales and fishing but her greatest moments
were spent with her family and especially with her grandchildren and
great-grandchildren.
She was born Jan. 2, 1940, in Watkins to William and Avis Lake Hudson.
She was preceded in death by her father.
Survivors include her mother, Avis; a daughter, Deborah (Tom)
Fox, Marysville; a son, William Russell "Rusty" (Jenni) Rausch,
Lakeview; two brothers, LeRoy (Tina) Hudson, Broadway: and William
(Brenda) Hudson, Raymond; four grandchildren, Avis Biehl who lived with
her grandmother, John Fox, Amanda Rausch and Kenneth Rausch; four great
grand-children, Colt Biehl, Coy Nickleson, Daniel Rausch and Dakota
Rausch and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 9 a.m. at Mannasmith Funeral
Home in Marysville. Paul Reynolds will officiate and burial will take
place at Jerome cemetery.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Monday at Mannasmith Funeral Home.
Condolences may be expressed at wwwmannasmithfuneralhome.com

BRADLEY ISIAH WAYNE SCROGGS
Bradley Isiah Wayne Scroggs, 7 months, of Marysville, died unexpectedly
Thursday, June 28, 2007, at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
He was a happy baby who enjoyed sleeping with his Pooh Bear.
He was born Nov. 24, 2006, at Memorial Hospital, to Douglas N. Scroggs
and Francheska L. Hudson.
He is survived by his mother and father; two brothers, Austyn and
Collin; maternal grandparents, Rick and Nancy McConnahea and Robert
Brust; paternal grandparents, Douglas and Brenda Scroggs and John and
Cora Shelley; maternal great-grandparents, Elsie Bradley and Doris
Davis; and many aunts and uncles.
 Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Ingram Funeral Home,
with the Rev. Pete Hamilton officiating. Burial will follow at Maple
Grove Cemetery in North Lewisburg.

CARRIE B. FIELDS VANBIBBER
Carrie B. Fields VanBibber, 102, died Friday morning, June 29, 2007, at
Oakmont Manor, Flatwoods, Ky.
She was a teacher and homemaker, a member of the Antioch Christian
Church, Warnock, Ky., and a member of the Radiance Chapter of the
Eastern Star No. 427 of South Shore, Ky. She also was a charter member
of the Greenup County Homemakers.
She was born in Greenup County, Ky., a daughter of the late Columbus and
Emma Hale Fields. She also was predeceased by her husband, Maurice H.
VanBibber on Sept. 11, 1970; a son, Clyde VanBibber; a granddaughter; a
great-granddaughter; and several brothers and sisters.
Surviving are two sons, Fred (Marge) VanBibber of South Shore, Ky., and
L.M. (Belva) VanBibber of Greenup, Ky.; two daughters, Wilma (Willis)
Brown of Marysville, and Joyce Ann VanBibber of Seaman; 17
grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren and
great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Roberson Funeral
Home in South Shore, Ky., with Pastor Kail Ruffner officiating. Burial
will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Route 1, South Shore. Calling hours will
be today from 6 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Eastern
Star services will be held today at 8 p.m.

CHARLES L. GREEN
Charles L. Green, 71, of Marysville, died unexpectedly Wednesday, June
27, 2007, at Memorial Hospital.
He was a retired construction worker.
He was a longtime member of the Moose Lodge and farmed for many years in
northern Ohio, as well as worked for Sylvania Electric. In recent years,
he was employed as a driver for Nelson Auto Group.
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.
The day and time for a memorial service will be announced later.
Arrangements are being completed by Ingram Funeral Home.
 Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Cancer Society
in care of the funeral home.

DORIS F. SMITH HACK
Doris F. Smith Hack, 79, of Tucson, Ariz., and formerly of Ohio, died
Wednesday, June 27, 2007, at Casa De La Luz Hospice Center following an
extended illness.
She attended New Life Baptist Church in Tucson.
She was born Sept. 5, 1927, in Delaware County, to the late Haver H. and
Hazel W. Needles Smith. She also was preceded in death by her husband,
Kenneth Hack, and a daughter, Rebecca Bote.
Survivors include sons Edward Hack of Amarillo, Texas, and David Hack of
Tucson; sisters Nancy Price of Marysville, Alice June Belksma of Tucson,
and Helen Brock of Sycamore, Ill.; six grandchildren; and five
great-grandchildren.
Burial will take place at the East Lawn Palms Cemetery in Tuscon. Pastor
Greg Levine will officiate.


MARY KATHLEEN SIMON

 Mary Kathleen Simon, 81, of Raymond, and a resident of Union Manor and
The Gables at Green Pastures since 1976, died Tuesday, June 26, 2007, at
The Gables at Green Pastures.
A lifelong member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, she was
formerly employed at Scott's Seed Company where she worked as a security
guard and as a mailroom clerk.
She was a graduate of Raymond High School and was a very talented pianist.
She was born July 27, 1925, in Raymond, to the late Franz and Cora Knox
Simon. She also was preceded in death by four brothers, Merl, Bernard,
Robert and Quentin Simon; and her sister, Margaret Simon.
Survivors include a sister-in-law, Mozelle Simon of Bradenton, Fla.;
three nieces, Sandra Powell of Columbus, Sonya (George) Adkins of
Bradenton, Fla., and Nancy (Marc) Giges of White Plains, N.Y.; two
nephews, Bernard Simon of Largo, Fla., and Robert Simon of Atlanta, Ga.;
several great-nieces and great-nephews; and her church family.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 11 a.m. at Our
Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Calling hours will be one hour prior to
the service. The Rev. David Poliafico will officiate, and burial will
take place at the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be given to The Gables at Green Pastures
Activity Fund in care of Mannasmith Funeral Home which is serving the family.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

ELIZABETH BARBARA CRIST YOAKUM
Elizabeth Barbara Crist Yoakum, 90, of Marysville, died June 26, 2007, at
Heartland of Marysville.
A homemaker, she was born July 27, 1916, in Detroit, to the late Charles
and Mary Teske Hube. She also was predeceased by her husband, Carl Yoakum.
She is survived by three children, Charles (Becky) Yoakum of Marysville,
Jerry Yoakum of South Carolina, and Barbara Badertscher of Texas; and
six grandchildren, Joani, Jeff, Josh, Shawn, Jason and Riann.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Mt. Herman
Cemetery in Dover Township.
Arrangements are being handled by Underwood Funeral Home.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

MARGARET ANN SOLLIDAY

Margaret Ann Solliday, 84, of Marysville, formerly of South Bend, Ind.,
died Saturday, June 23, 2007, at Heartland of Marysville.
She was a former bookkeeper. Of the Catholic faith, she worshipped with
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.
She was born Jan. 2, 1923, and was predeceased by her husbands, Charles
Solliday and Mike Bucykowski.
She is survived by three sons, Bruce (Carol) Solliday of Marysville,
Brian (Sandy) Solliday of Texas, and Eric (Sherry) Solliday of
Connecticut; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a sister,
Cecile (Sigmund "Cotton") Misiukiewicz.
The family will conduct private funeral services.
Underwood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


JUDITH ANN "JUDY" BEEDY

Judith Ann "Judy" Beedy, 67, of Marysville, died Sunday, June 24, 2007,
at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, following an extended illness.
She worked at Hermie's Home Restaurant for nine years and formerly was
employed with Scioto Valley, Ranco and Scotts.
She attended New Life Ministries Church in Mechanicsburg.
She enjoyed working puzzles, watching television and spending time with
her family.
She was born Aug. 18, 1939, in Buena Vista, to the late Daniel and
Flossie Sexton Snyder. She also was preceded in death by a son, David
McKenzie, on June 24, 2004, and by four brothers, Gaylord, Louis, Leroy
and Orville Snyder.
Survivors include a son, Donald Lee (Pam) McKenzie of New Carlisle; a
daughter, Doreen Beedy of Marysville; six grandchildren, Traci, Donny,
Billy, Kristy, Haley and Shane; a brother, Donald John Thomas "JT"
(Barb) Snyder of Mechanicsburg; two sisters, Freda (Larry) Purgit of
Mechanicsburg, and LuEllen Gartin of Nashville, Tenn.; and several
nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at Mannasmith Funeral
Home. Pastor Sarah Massey will officiate the funeral service following
at 7:30 p.m. After cremation, burial will take place at Maple Grove
Cemetery in Mechanicsburg on Monday, July 2, 2007, at 3:30 p.m.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

JANICE ELAINE LINDSEY
Janice Elaine Lindsey, 47, of Lakeview, died Friday, June 22, 2007, at
the Wood County Hospital, Bowling Green.
She was retired from the state of Ohio after 20 years of employment and
also worked for the Ohio Hi-Point Joint Vocational School, Bellefontaine.
She was a member of the Women of the Moose in Lakeview.
She was born Aug. 10, 1959, in Claire, Mich., to the late James and
Saundra Irene Blackmore Lawson. She also was predeceased by a brother,
James Lawson.
She is survived by her husband, David Eugene Lindsey, to whom she was
married April 13, 2001; a daughter, Misty Lawson of Columbus; a son, Mac
Lawson of Jackson Center; a stepdaughter, Jessica Lindsey of Monroe,
N.C.; grandchildren, Caleb Lawson, Alexandria Lawson, Mac Lawson, Kayse
Lindsey and Justin Andrews; a sister, Anita (Scott) Sacks of Colorado;
and a brother, Donald (Anita) Lawson of California.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Sanford-Eichholtz
Funeral Home, Lakeview. A private memorial service will be held
afterward at the family home at 27839 Township Road 130, Lakeview. The
family may be reached at (419) 568-2064.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Condolences may be expressed at
sefh@charterinternet.com.

KALLIE LYNN NICOL
Kallie Lynn Nicol, infant daughter of Chris and Cheri Blumenschein
Nicol, of Marysville, died Wednesday, June 20, 2007, at the Ohio State
University Medical Center, Columbus.
She was predeceased by her maternal grandmother, Pamella Blumenschein.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by a brother, Keagan;
paternal grandparents, Larry and Anita Nicol; maternal
great-grandmother, Evelyn Blumenschein; and paternal great-grandparents,
Pearl and Lucia Nicol and Zelma Redinbaugh.
Private graveside services will be held at St. John's Lutheran Church Cemetery.
Arrangements are in charge of Underwood Funeral Home.


ROBERT EARL FOX

Robert Earl Fox Sr., 89, of Mechanicsburg, died Saturday, June 23, 2007,
at Spring Meadows Care Center, Woodstock.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II on the aircraft carrier Ticonderoga.
He was an active member of the Mechanicsburg Episcopal Church of Our
Saviour where he served on the vestry board and the senior citizen lunch staff.
He worked at International Harvester, as a bus driver for Urbana and
Mechanicsburg Schools, as a senior citizen buser and as a contract carpenter.
He was born Nov. 23, 1917, in Red Lake Falls, Minn., the son of the late
Walter Scott and Lella Mae McClintock Fox. He was preceded in death by
two sons, Robert Earl Fox Jr. and James William Fox; a granddaughter,
Dawn Marie Fox; a step-grandson, Arlie Slone; brothers Walter J. Fox and
George S. Fox; and a sister, Elizabeth Jane Larry.
 He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Bessie Smart Fox; daughters
Sandra (John) Huffman of East Liberty, Sharon, (Howard) Bostick of
Woodstock, and Edith (Tim) Roland of Mechanicsburg; grandchildren,
Kimberly (Mark) Wren, Shelley (Dale) Nickerson, Jodi Steele, Bobbie
Rutan, Terri Boles, Lisa Fox, Timothy Fox, Toby (Stacey) Fox, Robert
Earl Fox III, Michele McGowen, David (Patti) Levingston, John (Jackie)
Levingston, Michael (Amanda) Collins, Paul (Jill) Huffman, Shane
Huffman, Robin (Mark) Smith, Chad (Amber) Bostick, Stephanie (Brian)
Overfield, Tammy James, Suzanne Weller, Carla (Steve) Niemeyer, and
Becky Dunham, 56 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great grandchildren; a
brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Ira and Ila Smart of Remer, Minn.; and
numerous nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Skillman,
McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg. Funeral services will be
held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Mechanicsburg Episcopal Church of Our
Saviour, with the Rev. Tim West officiating. Burial will be at Maple
Grove Cemetery, Mechanicsburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mechanicsburg Episcopal Church
of Our Saviour.


WILLIAM FRANK "UNCLE BILL" AITCHISON

 William Frank "Uncle Bill" Aitchison, also known as "Dr. Pepper," 71,
of Plain City, died June 21, 2007, at Memorial Hospital of Union County
as his loved ones surrounded him.
He retired from the Plain City Post Office in 1992, after 30 years of employment.
He was a member of Plain City United Methodist Church and attended
Cypress Wesleyan Church in Galloway.
He was active in model car club, writing and civic activities. He was a
member of the Plain City Police Auxiliary and the Civil Air Patrol, a
SCUBA diver, and an original member of the Plain City Jaycees.
He was a nationally known model car builder. He consulted car history
books and wrote several articles for car magazines.
His greatest joy was his family.
He was born Sept. 26., 1935, in Detroit, to the late Ray and Dorothy
Dustin Riddick. He also was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Tony Barker.
He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Mary Sue Dillion
Aitchison; a daughter, Terri-Jo "TJ" (David) Adams of Plain City; two
sons, Michael (Tuwana) Aitchison of Plain City, and Rick (Marikay)
Aitchison of Grove City; and twin daughters, Amy Barker of East Liberty,
and Kathy (Jim) Hostetler of Plain City; grandchildren, Kacey (Dan)
Hothem, and Ashley, Nathaniel, Abigail, Jarrad, Rachel, Rebecca and
Michaela; one great-grandson, Raymond; his brothers, Robert (Ann)
Aitchison of North Carolina, and David (Michelle) Riddick of Saginaw,
Mich.; a sister, Eve Perry of Saginaw, Mich.; and his loving companion
and little dog, Tilly.
Calling hours will be Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. at Ferguson Funeral Home,
Plain City, where funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m., with
Pastor Dale George officiating. Burial will be at Forest Grove Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Make a Wish Foundation, Central
Ohio Office, 438 E. Wilson Bridge Road, Suite 200, Worthington, OH 43085.
Condolences may be expressed at fergusonfuneralhomeinc.com.

LINDA A. HOWELL
Linda A. Howell, 65, of North Lewisburg, died Tuesday, June 19, 2007, at
the Kobacker House in Columbus.
She was a 1959 graduate of Triad High School and a 1962 graduate of the
Community Hospital School of Nursing.
The majority of her nursing career was spent at Memorial Hospital of
Union County. Even after retirement she continued to serve as a nurse at
the hospital. She was affectionately known as "Mama Howell."
She was a member and past president of the Champaign County Extension
Homemaker Club "This and That," as well as a member, past president and
current president of the Maple Acres Garden Club.
She was an avid sports fan and enjoyed traveling, reading, canning,
cooking and baking, especially pies and homemade rolls, which her mother
used to make.
Her passion, however, was supporting and loving her grandchildren.
She was born Nov. 5, 1941, in Mechanicsburg, the daughter of the late
Carl "Ted" and Rose E. Beatty Wingo. She also was preceded in death by
her sister, Marita Edley; and a daughter-in-law, Sheryl (Combs) Howell.
She is survived by her husband, Clayton D. Howell; three sons, Frank
Howell of Woodstock, Steve (Annette) Howell of North Lewisburg, and Greg
Howell of Hampton, Va.; three grandchildren, Dustin, Ciara and
Christiana; one great-grandchild, Kellen; two sisters, Diana Kelly of
Upper Marlboro, Md., and Pamela (Douglas) Swann of Columbus; and several
nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the
Freshwater, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home, North Lewisburg, where
funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. with the Revs. Kathy
Reiff and William Crawford officiating. Burial will follow at the Maple
Grove Cemetery, North Lewisburg.


MICHAEL PATRICK MUDGETT

Michael Patrick Mudgett, 22, of Marysville, died unexpectedly, Tuesday,
June 19, 2007.
A 2003 graduate of Marysville High School, he was a former associate of
Memorial Hospital of Union County and a security guard for Rodbat
Security Systems at Honda of America.
As his grandfather did, he enjoyed raising tropical fish and fishing. He
enjoyed dirt biking, boating, camping and cooking. A rock 'n' roll music
fan, he liked attending concerts and listened mostly to the Rolling
Stones. He also was an avid fan of all Batman movies.
Mike was a soft-spoken young man and found great pleasure in simply
being with his family, who will dearly miss him.
He was born Oct. 29, 1984, in Marysville, to Patrick W. Jr. and Jane
Sabo Mudgett and was predeceased by his grandfather, Patrick W. Mudgett
Sr., and his grandmother, Ernestine Sabo.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brothers, Nicholas
Mudgett and Jack Latham; his sister, Michelle Mudgett; his paternal
grandmother, Dorothy Mudgett of Marysville; his maternal grandfather,
Nick Sabo of Upper Arlington; aunts and uncles, Julie (Jim) Odebrecht,
Greg (Robin) Sabo, John (Tracy) Sabo, Richard Sabo, Carole (Steve)
Drake, Jeanne (Ed) Green and Gail (Steve) Mullinger; and many cousins,
other relatives and friends, including his lifelong buddy, David Wampler
of Plain City.
Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Underwood Funeral
Home, where the family will receive visitors beginning at 11 a.m.
Following cremation, graveside services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m.
at Oakdale Cemetery.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

HAZEL RUTH PACHA GRAHAM

Hazel Ruth Pacha Graham, 98, of Richwood, died early Tuesday morning,
June 19, 2007, at the Spring Meadows Care Center in Woodstock.
She was a true farm wife, working side by side with her husband Frank on
the farm doing whatever had to be done.
She had attended both the Richwood First United Methodist Church and the
Community United Calvary Church. She was a member of the Thrifty
Stitchers and numerous card clubs.
She was one of the original members of the Richwood Civic Center,
spending many wonderful hours at the center serving on the board,
working with the Community Meals, playing in the Kitchen Band and making
countless crafts for the craft room. She also enjoyed many of the trips
taken through the center.
She enjoyed spending time with her family.
She was born Jan. 12, 1909, in New Winchester, to the late Edward and
Myrtle May Miller Wilson. She also was predeceased by two husbands,
Frank Pacha, to whom she was married in December 1927, and who died in
April 1954, and Gerald Graham, to whom she was married in August 1979
and who died in July 1988; two sons, Robert Russel Pacha and Paul LeRoy
Pacha; two brothers, Forest and Floyd Wilson; three sisters, Leona
Reece, Mildred Hendrickson and Bessie Dale Foos; and one
great-granddaughter.
Surviving are two daughters-in-law, Marion L. Pacha and Kathleen
Margaret Pacha both of Richwood; grandchildren, Doris (John) Willis,
Robert Pacha, Kathy (Alan) Fitzpatrick, Debra Pacha, Daryl Pacha, Deanna
(Chuck) Dixon and Darlene Pacha; 15 great-grandchildren; 10
great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Stofcheck Funeral
Home in Richwood, where funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m.,
with the Rev. Fred Cheney officiating. Burial will be at Claibourne
Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Richwood Civic Center, 235
Grove St., Richwood, OH 43344.

DOROTHY MARIE MCCLARY
Dorothy Marie McClary, 67, of Marysville, died unexpectedly Monday
morning, June 18, 2007, at her residence.
She was an AP clerk for Phillips Consumer Electronics and had previously
worked at many of the banks in Delaware County. She enjoyed sewing,
reading and puzzles.
She was born Feb. 12, 1940, in Boomer, W.Va., to the late Vernon and
Ruth Davis. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Robert
Richard McClary, on Feb. 4, 2007, and a brother John Davis.
She is survived by two sons, Robert R. McClary Jr. of Spokane, Wash.,
and William "Bill" (Mary) McClary of Magnetic Springs; grandchildren,
Jessica and Colin McClary; three brothers, Frank Davis of California,
Rick Davis of Columbus, and Gary (Jane) Davis of Galena; a sister,
Phyllis (Richard) Neal of Loudon, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews.
Private family graveside services will be held at a later date.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.rodmanneeper.com.
Arrangements are being handled by Rodman Neeper Funeral Home and
Crematory, Delaware.

ARNO LEO RENNER
Arno Leo Renner, 88, of Marysville, died Monday, June 18, 2007, at The
Gables at Green Pastures following a brief illness.
A lifetime member of St. John's Lutheran Church, he was a long-time
dairy and grain farmer whose love for his family farm was unwavering. He
was the first farmer in Union County to permanently preserve his
historic family farm by donating his development rights to the state of
Ohio. After having successfully defended his farm against eminent domain
in 2006, he was honored by the Union County Farm Bureau with its
inaugural Distinguished Service Award. He received local, state, and
national support and was recognized in the Ohio Farmer magazine for his
efforts to preserve and protect his land.
A lifetime member of the Union County Farm Bureau, he was recognized as
an honorary director of agriculture and received recognition for his
active conservation efforts by the Union Soil and Water Conservation District.
A graduate of Watkins High School, he was passionate about fishing and
was an International-Harvester enthusiast. He took great pride in his
land and maintaining his beloved pond.
He was born Jan. 3, 1919, in Marysville, to the late Peter and Pauline
Rausch Renner. He also was preceded in death by two brothers, Victor and
Charles Renner, and a sister, Alvena Renner.
Survivors include his sister, Erna Renner Bailey of Dublin Retirement
Center; a sister-in-law, Carol Anne Renner of Dublin; many nieces,
nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews; and his church family.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Mannasmith Funeral
Home. The Rev. John Fair will officiate the funeral service Friday at 11
a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, and burial will take place at the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Land Heritage Trust of Union
County, P.O. Box 0662, Marysville, OH 43040
(
union_landtrust@earthlink.net) or in care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

JAY DEVAUN CARTWRIGHT

Jay Devaun Cartwright, 62, of Raymond, died Friday, June 15, 2007, at
his home with family and friends at his side after a year-long battle with cancer.
He was born June 6, 1945, in Sidney, to the late James R. and Mary M.
Silver Cartwright. He lived his childhood in Botkins, where he graduated
from Botkins High School. He was also predeceased by two brothers, R.
Joel and Jacob C. Cartwright.
He is survived by his loving companion and best friend, Nancy "Nick"
Nickerson of Raymond; a son, William J. Cartwright; a daughter, Angel L.
Pfiefer; two brothers, Tim K. Cartwright of North Carolina, and Peter W.
Cartwright of Botkins; five sisters, Muriel R. (Ed) Wharff of Florida,
Margy B. (Ken) Behling of Hawaii, Melanie (Mike) Egbert and Mary L.
(Tom) Kennedy, both of Botkins, and Molly (James) Mays of Kentucky; a
sister?in-law, Mary M. Cartwright of Sidney; and his special pals,
Bailey, Rainbow, Cherokee and Indigo.
According to the deceased's wishes, his body was donated to The Ohio
State University Department of Anatomy. A memorial service (casual
attire) will be held Saturday at 3 p.m., at Raymond United Methodist
Church, with the Rev. Seeyong Lee officiating.
A gathering for family, friends, neighbors and acquaintances will be
held following the memorial service. Directions to the gathering
location will be provided at the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthur G. James Cancer
Hospital, P.O. Box 183112, 660 Ackerman Road, Columbus, OH 43218-3112,
or Union County Loving Care Hospice, 113 S. Main St., Marysville.
Underwood Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com where directions to the gathering may also
be obtained.

ELEANOR FLORENCE CONKLIN HEIDORN
Eleanor Florence Conklin Heidorn, 91, former Union County resident, died
Sunday morning, June 17, 2007, at Emerald Crossings Assisted Living in Dublin.
She was a lifelong member of Jerome United Methodist Church where she
taught Sunday school for more than 20 years. She was a past member of
the Windsor Singers.
She was born Dec. 27, 1915, in Union County, to the late William Arthur
and Mary Jane Dulaney Conklin. She also was preceded in death by two
brothers, Dale and Charles Conklin; two sisters, Gladys Andrews and
Pearl Hock; her husband of 45 years, Howard Snyder Heidorn; and a
son-in-law, Joseph Penzone.
She is survived by two daughters, Joy Lu (Brent) Cromar of Pleasanton,
Calif., and Mary Kay Penzone of Columbus; six grandchildren, Jeff (Tami)
Cromar, Bryan (Krista) Cromar, Jennifer (Jakob) Hales, Peter (Kim)
Penzone and Josh and Nick Penzone; nine great-grandchildren; and nieces,
nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and many friends.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home,
where a Celebration of Life service will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
with the Rev. Gloria Brooks officiating. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund of Jerome United
Methodist Church, 10531 Jerome Road, Plain City, OH 43064 or the Odyssey
Health Care (Hospice), 540 Officecenter Place, Suite 100, Gahanna, OH 43230.

BETTY JEAN MERCER
Betty Jean Mercer, 82, of East Liberty, died Saturday, June 16, 2007, at
Green Hills Nursing Center, West Liberty, following an extended illness.
She retired in 1986, along with her husband, after 17 years of owning
and operating C&F Fabrications in East Liberty. She formerly was
employed with the University of Florida as a Home Extension Aide and was
an original Welcome Wagon Hostess for Logan County.
She was a member of East Liberty United Methodist Church where she sang
in the choir and was active with the Miriam Guild. She was a 1943
graduate of Lincoln High School in Manitowoc, Wis., and attended Carroll
College (now University of Wisconsin) in Waukasha, Wis. She was a member
of Beta Sigma Phi, the Logan County Art League, and Order of the Eastern
Star, Troy Chapter No. 256.
A beautiful and talented lady, she was an avid bridge player and enjoyed
painting and playing the organ. She enjoyed the outdoors, picnics, and
camping, especially at Kamp-A-Lot.
She and her husband were "snowbirds" in Avon Park, Fla., and lived many
years between Florida and Arizona. Her greatest fulfillment came when at
her husband's side or when surrounded by her family.
She was born June 3, 1925, in Manitowoc, Wisc., to the late Hubert and
Esther Carley Falk. She married William D. "Bill" Mercer on June 15,
1946, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 28, 2006. She was also
preceded in death by a brother, William Falk.
Survivors include her children, Karen (Don) Lyon and W. Douglas "Doug"
(Charlotte) Mercer of East Liberty; four grandchildren, W. Brandon
(Amanda) McMurrough, R. Brian McMurrough, Tianna (Jr.) Skaggs, and Amber
Herron; two great-grandchildren, Katie McMurrough and Devan Skaggs; and
her brother, Richard Falk, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Friends may call Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home, West Mansfield, where the
funeral service will begin at 7 p.m. Burial will take place at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Green Hills Nursing Center in care
of the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

CHRISTINE DERSCH UHLE
Christine Dersch Uhle, 100, died Sunday, June 17, 2007, at Heartland Victorian Village.
She was a graduate of North High School and attended Wynters School of
Expression, arranging programs at radio station WEAO (OSU) while a student there.
She was a long-time and active member of University and Summit United
Methodist churches, where she held leadership positions. She also was
active in the South Side Settlement Links, Goodwill Auxiliary and the
Jesse March Powell Cancer Ray Executive Club.
She was born in Marysville, to the late Fred and Emma Kasper Kandel. She
also was predeceased by husbands Harry Dersch and Fred Uhle; daughters
Mary Elizabeth Dersch and Elaine Dersch Scheuerman; a son-in-law, Bruce
Scheuerman; and brothers, Lutrelle, LeRoy and Carroll Kandel.
Surviving are a sister, Bette Ann (Jack) McQuown of Marysville; a son,
David (Susan) Dersch of Columbus; a daughter, Judith (Allan) Thompson of
San Jose, Calif.; stepson, Alvan (Kathryn) Uhle of Ann Arbor, Mich.;
step son-in-law, Dr. Fred Reigle of Litchfield, Mich.; 11 grandchildren;
two great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and dear friends.
A private graveside service will be held at Union Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Summit United Methodist Church, 82
E. 16th Ave., Columbus, OH 43201.
Rutherford Funeral Home, 2383 N. High St., Columbus, is in charge of arrangements.



NEVA ADKINS
Neva (Vanover) Adkins, 84, of Plain City, died peacefully Friday evening
June 15, 2007, at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Born
December 19, 1922, in Lawrence County, Ky., Neva enjoyed spending time
with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jack & Angie (LeMasters)
Vanover; her husband of 64 years, Kermit Adkins in 2005; sons, Ronald,
1997 and Larry, 1982; brothers, James, George and William; sisters,
Ethel Mulkey, Maxie Sparks, Sena Hay, Gerdie Hay, Eva Matthews, Maryann
Vanover and Goldie Collier; and son-in-law, Henry Smith.
She is survived by children, Anna Smith of Plain City, Danny Adkins of
Plain City, Linda (Mike) Lewis of London, Walter (Cheri) Adkins of
Marysville and Rick (Janet) Adkins of Columbus; 15 grandchildren, 21
great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren and many loving
nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Monday at Ferguson Funeral
Home, 202 E. Main St. (Route 161 W) Plain City, where funeral services
will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday with Pastor Ed Vinson officiating.
Burial will be in Forest Grove Cemetery. Visit
Fergusonfuneralhomeinc.com to sign the guest book or share a special memory.

LARRY MAXWELL "LUTHER" FIELDS
Larry Maxwell "Luther" Fields, 69, of Marion, died at home unexpectedly
on Friday, June 15, 2007. He was born Nov. 11, 1937, in Richwood to
Charles and Vida (Parthemer) Fields.
He was retired from the U. S. Air Force after 20 years of service and
was a member of the Richwood VFW Post 870. He had also worked at
Tecumseh and Purex in Marion.
In March of 1958, he married Maria Donnermeir, who passed away May 23, 2002.
He is survived by his mother, Vida (Russell) Ross, Somersville; two
daughters, Jean Marie Fields, Marion; Melody Sue (Tom) Middleton,
Marion; grandchildren, Martiquea, TJ, and Daveonna Middleton, one
great-granddaughter, Saniyah Tanae; brothers, Charles (Sandy Snodgrass)
Fields, Somersville and Kip Fields, LaRue; sisters, Sharon (Emerson)
Young, Somersville and Betty Fields, Marion; brother-in-law, Dave
Slonecker, Richwood; sister-in-law, Monica Fields, West Mansfield; and
several step-brothers and -sisters and nieces and nephews.  Besides his
wife, he was preceded in death by his father, Charles; daughter, Roberta
Ann; brother, Arthur; and sisters, Beverly Slonecker and Barbara Brady.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 19 at 11 a.m. in the
Ballinger Funeral Home, Richwood, with the Rev. Fred Cheney officiating.
Burial will follow in Claibourne Cemetery where military honors will be
provided by American Legion Post 40 and VFW Post 870.  Friends may call
at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. on Monday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association
(
www.americanheart.org) or the American Lung Association
(
www.lungusa.org). Condolences to the family may be expressed at
www.ballingerfuneralhome.com.

BETTY JEAN MERCER
Betty Jean Mercer, 82, of East Liberty died Saturday, June 16, 2007, at
Green Hills Nursing Center, West Liberty, following an extended illness.
She retired in 1986, along with her husband, after 17 years of owning
and operating C&F Fabrications in East Liberty. She formerly was
employed with the University of Florida as a Home Extension Aide and was
an original Welcome Wagon Hostess for Logan County.
She was a member of the East Liberty United Methodist Church where she
sang in the choir and was active with the Miriam Guild. She was a 1943
graduate of Lincoln High School in Manitowoc, Wis., and attended Carroll
College (now University of Wisconsin) in Waukasha, Wis. She was a member
of Beta Sigma Phi, the Logan County Art League, and Order of the Eastern
Star, Troy Chapter #256.
A beautiful and talented lady, she was an avid bridge player and enjoyed
painting and playing the organ. She enjoyed the outdoors, picnics, and
camping, especially at Kamp-A-Lot.
She and her husband were "snowbirds" in Avon Park, Fla., and lived many
years between Florida and Arizona. Her greatest fulfillment came when at
her husband's side or when surrounded by her family.
She was born June 3, 1925, in Manitowoc, Wisc., to the late Hubert and
Esther Carley Falk. She married William D. "Bill" Mercer on June 15,
1946, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 28, 2006. She was also
preceded in death by a brother, William Falk.
Survivors include her children, Karen (Don) Lyon and W. Douglas "Doug"
(Charlotte) Mercer, each of East Liberty; four grandchildren: W. Brandon
(Amanda) McMurrough, R. Brian McMurrough, Tianna (Jr.) Skaggs, and Amber
Herron; two great-grandchildren, Katie McMurrough and Devan Skaggs; and
her brother, Richard Falk, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday at
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home, West Mansfield, where the
funeral service will begin at 7 p.m. Burial will take place at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Green Hills Nursing Center in care
of the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

HARRIETT L. PRICE
Harriett L. Price, 67, of North Lewisburg died Friday morning, June 15,
2007 at St. Ann's Hospital in Westerville following an extended illness.
She was retired from Honda of America.
She was a long time member of the Marysville Church of the Nazarene and
was a member of Twig #6 at Memorial Hospital. She was active as a
volunteer for 121/2 years at the hospital, where she earned a
recognition hour pin every year since 1999. She had served over 7,100
hours, served on the Trees Committee in 2001, was an auxiliary board
member since 2002 serving two terms as secretary, and was named Auxilian
of the year in 2006.
She served in the U.S. Navy from 1959 to 1962. Her favorite past time
activities included word games, puzzles and reading.
She was born April 12, 1940, in Milford Center to the late Leonard J. T.
and Marguerite G. Alrich Daum Sr. and was also preceded in death by a
sister, Shirley Murphy.
She married David L. Price June 11, 1965, at the Milford Center United
Methodist Church. He survives as do their children, Debbie L. (Andy)
Zerkle of McDonough, GA, Kim K. (Kevin) Smith of North Lewisburg, David
Lee ((Rhonda) Price of Springfield, John M. (Ethel) Price of Cable,
Duane C. (Annette) Price of North Lewisburg; 12 grandchildren and 1
great-grandchild; a sister, Dorothy (Marvin) Estep; a brother, Leonard
J.T. (Phyllis) Daum Jr. both of Milford Center; and a brother-in-law,
Donald D. Murphy of N. Lewisburg.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home,
Marysville, where funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday with
the Rev. Paul Whiteford officiating. Burial will follow at the Maple
Grove Cemetery in North Lewisburg. Military graveside honors will be
provided by the Union County Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Journey of Faith Building Fund
at the Church of the Nazarene. Cards will be available at the funeral home.


HELEN LUCILLE ALTHOUSE GAMBLE

Helen Lucille Althouse Gamble, 93, of Winona, Ohio, died at the home of
her daughter in Salem, Ohio, on Saturday, June 9, 2007.
She was a member of the Winona Friends Church and was a member of the
flax scutching committee. She loved to quilt and had worked on 600
quilts, with many displays at scutching.
She enjoyed her family, quilting and cross stitching.
She was born on Oct. 1, 1913, in Salem to the late Homer and Myrtle
(Forney) Stackhouse. She was also preceded in death by two sisters,
Gertrude Walton and Alta Mae Stackhouse Althouse, a stepson, Kenneth
Gamble, a stepdaughter Carlene Plank, two great-grandchildren and one step grandchild.
On Dec. 14, 1932, she married Nick Althouse, with whom she operated the
family farm until his death in 1953.
She married Carl Gamble on April 18, 1970 and he preceded her in death in 1997.
She is survived by three sons, the Rev. Glenn (Donna) Althouse of
Marysville; Homer (Marilyn) Althouse and Earl (Robin) Althouse, both of
Winona; two daughters, Lois (William) McCormick of Salem and Ruth Ann
(Earl) Harsh of Winona; three step-sons, Richard Gamble of Lisbon; David
(Crystal) Gamble of Wellsville and John (Alice) Gamble of Winona; 15
grandchildren, 19 great- grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren
and several step and great-step-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Winona Friends Church, with
Stephen Savage officiating.
Burial was in the Woodsdale Cemetery.
The family was served by the Stark Memorial Funeral Home, Salem.


BETTY JO COCO HATFIELD

Betty Jo Coco Hatfield, 63, of Marysville and formerly of Columbus died
Tuesday, June 12, 2007 at Memorial Hospital of Union County. A dedicated
wife and mother, she was a regular attendee for lunch at Windsor Senior
Center and attended Shiloh Chapel Evangelical Friends Church.
She was born June 28, 1943 in Matewan, W. Va. to the late Joe and Irene
Boyce Coco. She was also predeceased in June 1997 by her husband and
long-time love, Glen Hatfield, whom she married June 30, 1962; and a
sister-in-law, Shirley Coco.
She lives on in her daughters, Karen (Dave) King of Marysville, Renna
(John) Houghton of Hilliard and Glenna Hatfield of Columbus; a grandson,
Kyle King; a brother Gene Coco of Gahanna; two sisters Barbara (Frankie)
Stratton and Alice (Turl) Browning, both of Verner, W. Va.; and many
nieces, nephews, other family and friends.
Her final wishes of organ donation and cremation were honored by her family.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Shiloh Chapel,
16435 Square Dr., with Pastor Ed Vinson officiating. Underwood Funeral
Home in Marysville is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be
expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

ROSMARIE A. LUTHY
Rosemarie A. Luthy, 79, of Hilliard, died at 6:50 a.m. Sunday, June 10,
2007, in the Carriage Hill Assisted Living Facility in Hilliard.
Born Oct. 7, 1927 in New York, she was a daughter of John and Ida
(Natella) Profita.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Rorie and Doug Dingey of
Woodstock; son and daughter-in-law, Robert A. and Laura Luthy, Jr. of
Boca Raton, Fla; grandchildren, Michael, William, Christina, Irene,
Jaclyn, David, Vincent and Samuel; six great grandchildren; a brother,
Joseph Profita of New York; and a sister, Marie Moir of New York.
Memorial Services will be conducted at 6 p.m. Friday in the Trinity
Episcopal Church in London with the Rev. Claire Hunkins officiating.
Services and arrangements are under the direction of the Eberle-Fisher
Funeral Home, London.
The family suggests memorials be made in her name to a local hospice or
to cancer research.
Condolences may be made to the family at
www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com.

JOYCE A. FERRELL

Joyce A. Ferrell, 62, of Urbana, died Tuesday, June 12, 2007, at her residence.
She was a 1962 graduate of Richwood High School. She was a member of the
Concord United Methodist Church where she participated in many
activities and especially enjoyed the choir.
She also enjoyed painting and race horses. One of the highlights of her
life was her flight over the Grand Canyon.
She was born on July 2, 1944, in Union County to the late Lester and
Mildred (Cunningham) Krebehenne. She was also predeceased by a brother,
Dale.
She married Harold Ferrell on Feb. 6, 1966 and he survives.
She was the beloved mother of three children, H. Douglas Ferrell of
Rosewood, Darrin (Tracy) Ferrell of Springfield and Wendy (Kelby) Moore
of South Charleston; and a loving grandmother to four grandchildren,
Courtney and Jordan of Rosewood and Gunner and Teryn of Springfield.
She is also survived by two brothers, Larry (Pat) Krebehenne and Dan
(Patti) Krebehenne, both of Richwood; a sister, Linda Thrush of
Marysville; numerous nieces and nephews; her Aunt Mary of Springfield;
special friend Jo Lovejoy; and many friends and beloved church family
who will sadly miss her.
Visitation will be held Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Atkins-Shively
Funeral Home, 216 S. Springfield St. St. Pairs. Funeral services will be
held on Saturday at 10 a.m., at the funeral home with the Rev. Wayne
Engle of the Concord United Methodist Church officiating.
Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, St. Paris.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made
to the Concord United Methodist Church Choir Fund, 2963 N. Route 560,
Urbana, Ohio 43078. Envelopes will be available in the funeral home.


DOROTHY LOUISE BILL

Dorothy Louise Bill, 90, of Marysville died Saturday, June 9, 2007, at
Heartland of Marysville following an extended illness.
A fantastic cook, she was formerly employed at Nickerson's Farm
Restaurant and the Golden Kettle. She loved playing bingo, sewing,
crocheting, crafts of all kinds, and working jigsaw puzzles. She was a
kindhearted lady and especially enjoyed spending time with family.
She was born June 5, 1917, in Columbus to the late Henry Irwin and
Minnie Ruth Robinson Welch. She married William H. Bill on March 12,
1935, in Delaware, and he preceded her in death on April 11, 1993.  She
was also preceded in death by a son, Roger Bill, two sisters, Alvada
Hunt and Betty Pillow, and three brothers, Bob, Ralph and Art Welch
Survivors include her children, Gary (Delilah) Bill, Toney, Ala.; Audrey
(Jack) Lilley, Marengo; and Donald "Buzz" (Denise) Bill, Calder, Idaho;
seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Florence
Taylor, Marengo; two sisters-in-law, Enice (Earl) Lookabaugh, Raymond;
and Laura May Debolt, Broadway; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Mannasmith Funeral Home.
The Rev. Joseph Graham will officiate and burial will take place at
Broadway Cemetery.  Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the
funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

HAZEl LENORE MCKINZIE
Hazel Lenore McKenzie, 79, of Marysville died Sunday, June 10, 2007, at
The Gables at Green Pastures following an extended illness.
A loving homemaker, she was a devoted wife and mother and a beloved
grandmother. She formerly attended Trinity Lutheran Church. She enjoyed
crocheting, the companionship of her little poodles, and watching
television, especially channel 10.
She will be remembered as a true character with an ornery sense of
humor. She was very independent and quite stubborn at times but provided
her family with many wonderful and fun memories.
She was born April 12, 1928, in Plain City to the late James Owen and
Clara Marie Van Gundy O'Brien. She married Everette Eugene McKenzie on
July 14, 1945, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 14, 2000.  She was
also preceded in death by a daughter, Debra James, an infant son, Steven
McKenzie, a sister, Dorothy Herron, and two brothers, James and Henry O'Brien.
Survivors include a daughter, Charlotte (Fred) Cook, Piqua; a son, Ron
(Kathy) McKenzie, Raymond; 11 grandchildren:  Richard (Tracy) Cook, Jeff
Cook, Angela (Terry) Manson, Shellie Hay, Heath (Amber) McKenzie, Aaron
(Candice) McKenzie, Megan (Brad) Mitchell, Matthew McKenzie, Marcus
McKenzie, Adam (Erin) James, and Emily James; 12 great-grandchildren;
two sisters, Becky (Lowell) Wilson and Iolene Snodgrass, each of
Marysville; three sisters-in-law, Sarah O'Brien and Joann O'Brien, each
of Marysville; and Margaret Ann Glassburn, Mechanicsburg; and many
nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday at Mannasmith Funeral Home
where a funeral service will begin at 8 p.m.  The Rev. John Groat will
officiate and, following cremation, burial will take place at Oakdale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice in care of the
funeral home.  Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

HENRIETTA M. MILLER
Henrietta M. Miller, 67, formerly of Columbus, died Sunday afternoon,
June 10, 2007, at Milcrest Nursing Home following an extended illness.
She was retired from the State of Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation.
She was a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses, Marysville congregation,
and enjoyed reading and art.
She was born Sept. 26, 1939, in Columbus to the late Arthur and Hazel
Hood Miller and was also preceded in death by a sister, Naomi
Braithwaite and brothers, Charles and Arthur Miller.
She is survived by her sisters, Eloise (Richard) Bowman, of Marysville,
Thelma (Henry) Schrader of Columbus, Emma Jane (Robert) Hinton of
Indianapolis, and Margaret (Roger) Ballenger of Myrtle Beach; brother,
Edward (Mary) Miller of Dunnellon, Fla.; brother-in-law, Jack
Braithwaite of Broadway; and many nieces and nephews.
At her request, there will not be any visitation or funeral services.
Arrangements are being completed by Ingram Funeral Home.


ANDREA LYNN ROSS WIELAND

Andrea Lynn Ross Wieland, 39, of Marysville, died unexpectedly June 5,
2007, at the Ohio State University Medical Center.
She was born in Akron, and lived most of her life in the area, residing
the past five years in Marysville.
She was employed for more than 12 years with Federal Express Custom Critical.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Sandra Lee Ross, and
stepmother, Jacci Ross.
She is survived by her husband, Clark, of Marysville; step-daughters,
Andrea M., Jennifer M., and Jaclyn M. Wieland, all of Marysville; her
father, Robert E. Ross of Akron; a sister, Meredith L. Ross; and
grandmother, Ruth Messmer.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at St.
Matthew Catholic Church, 2603 Benton St., Akron, with the Rev. Michael
Williamson celebrating. Calling hours will be Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at
the Hopkins Lawver Funeral Home, 547 Canton Road, Akron.


GEORGE A. "JACK" KLEIBER

George A. "Jack" Kleiber, 82, of Marysville, died Tuesday morning, June
5, 2007, at Heartland of Marysville following an extended illness.
He was retired from O.M. Scotts and Company and a devout member of
Trinity Lutheran Church.
Known by family and friends as Jack, he left school early to serve his
country as a member of the 85th Infantry Division in the European
Theater during World War II.
He enjoyed several hobbies, including fishing, woodworking, tending his
orchard and spending time with his grandchildren and listening to their
stories. He was an avid Cincinnati Reds baseball fan and an Ohio State
University football and basketball fan.
A lifelong resident of Union County, he was born March 25, 1925, to the
late Albert and Cressa Mae Wheeler Kleiber. He also was preceded in
death by his stepmother, Eloise Croy Kleiber; sisters-in-law, Anita
Kleiber and Ernestine Scheiderer; and a brother-in-law, Robert Scheiderer.
He was married April 23, 1950, at Trinity Lutheran Church by the Rev.
Allwardt to the former Elsie Scheiderer, and his wife of 57 years
survives. He also is survived by their children, Barbara Kleiber of
Delaware, Sandy (Mel) DeJarnette and Steve Kleiber of Marysville;
grandchildren, Joel Kleiber, Jessica Brown and her fiancé Paul Thacker
and Mason and Jacob DeJarnette; a brother, Harold Kleiber; an aunt, June
Cocklin of Milford Center; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Reinhard and
Phyllis Scheiderer, Lonnie and Dorothy Scheiderer and Richard and Sue
Scheiderer, all of Marysville; and many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Ingram
Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. at
Trinity Lutheran Church with the Rev. Barry Scott officiating. Burial
will follow at Oakdale Cemetery where full military honors will be
provided by the Union County Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church Roof
Fund or to a charity of the donor's choice in care of the funeral home.


FLORENCE MARGARET LEWIS

Florence Margaret Lewis, 90, of Plain City, died peacefully Tuesday
morning, June 5, 2007, at The Gables at Green Pastures in Marysville.
She retired from the Ohio Reformatory for Women in Marysville. She was a
member of Plain City Presbyterian Church.
She was born June 27, 1916, in Lewistown, to the late Herman and
Madeline Hurd Krouse. She was predeceased by her husband, Roy "Bud"
Lewis in 1977; two brothers, Richard Runyon and Floyd Runyon; a sister,
Isabelle Byrd; and twin great-grandsons, William and Stephen Lewis.
She is survived by her children, William (Joyce) Lewis, Michael Lewis,
Stephen (Janice) Lewis, James (Melinda) Lewis and Will Arhart; four
grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Ferguson Funeral
Home, Plain City. A graveside service will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at
Forest Grove Cemetery, Plain City, with the Rev. Dr. Charles Stenner officiating.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.fergusonfuneralhomeinc.com.

STEPHEN CRAIG "STEVE" MILLISOR
Stephen Craig "Steve" Millisor, 60, of Florida, died over the Memorial
Day holiday at his residence in Florida.
He often referred to himself humorously as "29."
His family moved to Elisabeth City, N.C., in 1951, when his father, a
blimp pilot, was recalled to the Navy. The family then transferred to
Toms River and Lakehurst, N.J., in 1955. In 1959, the family returned to
Ohio, settling in Delaware.
Mr. Millisor started at Willis School in the eighth grade and graduated
from Delaware Hayes High School in 1964. While at Hayes, he lettered in
football, basketball and track.
He owned the Backstretch and Stop 42. He then retired to Deland, Fla.,
in 1996. He passed his enjoyment of sports and strong family values to
his children and grandchildren.
He was loved and cherished by his family and friends. He will be missed by all.
He was born July 10, 1946, in Marion, to the late Willis "Lucky" and B.
Marie Sipe Millisor. He also was predeceased by a nephew, Kurt Dinger; a
cousin, Jim Watts; a son-in-law, Stew Clark; two maternal aunts and one
uncle; and seven paternal uncles and one aunt.
He is survived by five children, Tish (Jamie) Jenkins and Jamie (Jill)
Millisor  of Delaware, Kandy (Jeff) Bayes of Marysville, Steve Millisor
II of Waldo, and Lorie (Paul) Harris of Las Vegas; a sister, Sandy (Joe)
Dinger of Mansfield; 12 grandchildren, John "J.W." and Taylor Clark,
Jordan Jenkins, Cody and Ryan Bayes, Jada and Zach Millisor, Chelsie
Maxey, Miranda and Levi Skillman and Lorie and Quintin Harris; one
nephew, Chad (Helen Farnell) Dinger of Croton-On-Hudson, N.Y.; and three
uncles, Norman Millisor and Rusty (Nancy) Millisor of Belle Center, and
Jack Millisor of Marion.
A celebration of life will be announced at a future date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Delaware AMVETS Post. No. 102, 485
Park Ave., Delaware, OH 43015.

DORIS S. PAUDICZ
Doris S. Paudicz, 85, formerly of Unionville Center, died Sunday
evening, June 3, 2007, at Community Hearth and Home in Urbana.
She was a 12-year employee of Fairbanks School District as a school bus
driver and had retired, after 10 years, as a press operator at GI
Plastics in Marysville.
She was a longtime member of the Unionville Center United Methodist
Church and the Union County Historical Society. She, along with her
husband, was a member of Windsor and Community Seniors Inc. She was a
former Girl Scout leader and actively supported her children in all
sports activities, which included driving the school bus to their activities.
She was born Feb. 10, 1922, in Columbus, to the late Herbert E. and
Zelda G. Peters Steinhausser. She married Anthony J. "Tony" Paudicz May
7, 1941, in Flat Rock, Mich. He preceded her in death Aug. 27, 2006.
She is survived by their children, Anthony J. "Tony" (Janice) Paudicz II
of Mt. Sterling, and Susan (Preston) Havens of Urbana; two grandsons,
Anthony J. (Janna) Paudicz III and Marshall Chip (Rhonda) Sizemore; four
great-grandchildren, Travis, Amanda and Wyatt Sizemore, and Reese
Paudicz; two sisters, Joyce Steinhausser and Catherine Purtee, both of
Columbus; two brothers, Bill Steinhausser of Marengo, and Jack (Phyllis)
Steinhausser of Gahanna; a brother-in-law, Tim Taynor of Columbus; and
numerous nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be today from 5 to 8 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home,
where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev.
Wayne Engle officiating. Burial will follow at Unionville Center Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Urbana or the
Unionville Center United Methodist Church in care of the funeral home.


HELEN L. BLUE
Helen L. Blue, 90, of Marysville, died Sunday morning, June 3, 2007, at
The Gables at Green Pastures.
She was retired as an assistant personnel manager from St. Anthony
Hospital in Columbus.
She was a longtime member of Pottersburg United Methodist Church. In her
leisure time, she enjoyed crocheting and landscape and still-life
painting, and was an accomplished stained glass and ceramics maker.
She was born Oct. 2, 1916, in Plain City, to the late Joseph B. and Ida
L. Powell Zimmerman. She married Robert Milton Blue on Aug. 19, 1939, in
Campbell County, Ky. He preceded her in death on April 14, 1966. She
also was preceded in death by a daughter, Patricia Ann Amis; a grandson,
William Robert "Rob" Blue; a great-grandson, Robert Matthew Arms; a
sister, Carrie Borden; and two brothers, Waldo and Robert Zimmerman.
She is survived by three sons, Robert P. "Fritz" (Arlene) Blue of
Richwood, Joseph Allen (Margaret) Blue of Dublin, and William Edward
(Lois) Blue of Marysville; four grandchildren, Saundra (Jerry) Blanton,
Elizabeth Rowe, Chris (Rachel) Blue and David (Suzi) Blue; a
granddaughter-in-law, Maria Blue; nine great-grandchildren, Addam and
Alissa Blue, Brooke L. Blanton, Jerad Norman, Justin Blue, Chelsa
Hinebaugh, Sarah N. Arms, Nicholas Rowe and Nathan Blue; and a sister,
Lola (Bill) Edwards of Columbus.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home,
where calling hours will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Burial will follow
at Oakdale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pottersburg United Methodist
Church in care of the funeral home.

JESSICA MICHELLE EYERS
Jessica Michelle Eyers, 18, of Marysville, died Wednesday, May 30, 2007,
at Children's Hospital in Columbus, following an extended and courageous
fight against neurofibromatosis and cancer.
An intelligent and capable young woman, she was a 2006 graduate of
Marysville High School where she played clarinet in the marching and
concert bands and wrote for the school newspaper.
Along with other Marysville French students, she participated in
fundraisers and earned a place in the 2005 foreign exchange program. Her
illness prevented her from traveling to Paris in 2005 with her
classmates, but her dreams were fulfilled in February when she was able
to visit there with her father and stepmother.
She achieved the dean's list during her one quarter at Columbus State
Community College and was able to participate in Work Net through the
Union County Board of Developmental Disabilities.
She enjoyed time spent with her family and was passionate about helping
find a cure for neurofibromatosis.
She was born Aug. 25, 1988, in Columbus, to Daniel Robert and Perri
Lynne Sipe Eyers. She was preceded in death by her mother on Sept. 17, 2004.
Survivors include her father and stepmother, Dan Eyers and Diana Maclin
of Marysville; her siblings, Bryan of the United States Navy, Scott, 16,
and Juliet, 9; her maternal grandparents, Jerry and Kathy Sipe of
Worthington; her paternal grandparents, Bob and Barb Eyers of
Westerville; several aunts, uncles, and cousins; and many friends.
In an effort to do all she could to find a cure, she wished to donate
her organs and tissue to assist in further research of neurofibromatosis.
At her request, no calling hours will be observed. A celebration of her
life will be held at a later date upon the return of her brother from
military service. Mannasmith Funeral Home is serving the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to Children's Hospital in care of the
funeral home or to the NF Cure Project by visiting the Web site at
www.nfcure.org.
Condolences may be expressed
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

CAROL MAY SKINNER
Carol May Skinner, 72, formerly of Richwood, died early Sunday morning,
June 3, 2007, at the Community Nursing Center in Marion.
She was a homemaker and member of Prospect United Methodist Church. She
was a former member of the Prospect Fire Department Auxiliary and
O.C.C.L. in Prospect.
She enjoyed knitting, gardening, bird watching and quilting.
She was born April 20, 1935, in Union County, to the late Sterling and
Bernice Casper Retterer. She also was predeceased by two brothers,
Phillip and Richard Retterer.
On Sept. 24, 1974, in Grundy, Va., she married Craig L. Skinner and he
survives. She also is survived by her children, Randy (Lisa) Steele of
Marion, Edward Steele of Waldo, Alane (Jeff) Clark of Richwood, and
Jonda Jones of Portsmouth; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren;
and a sister, Louise Columber of Marseilles.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Stofcheck Funeral Home
in Richwood, where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m.
with the Revs. Robert McCaskill and David Hoffman officiating. Burial
will be at Prospect Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Quality of Life Hospice of Marion.

 

 

 

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