Archived Obituaries March 2007
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DR. CHARLES WILLIAM HOLCOMB
Dr. Charles William Holcomb, 84, of Richwood, died Saturday, March 31.
2007, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, after a short illness.
He attended West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon, W.Va., and was
accepted in the United States Navy V-12 Program, entering West Virginia
University Medical School. On completion of the two-year program, he
completed his medical requirements at the Medical College of Virginia in
Richmond, Va., where he was president of his senior class and a member
of Phi Chi Medical Fraternity.
Upon graduation from medical school, Dr. Holcomb was commissioned
lieutenant junior grade in the United States Navy and was stationed at
the United States Naval Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla. After completion
of his internship, he was assigned as destroyer squadron medical officer
and served on a number of ships in the South Atlantic, South America and
along the East Coast of the United States. He was discharged from the
service in 1949.
Dr. Holcomb and his wife Barbara moved to Richwood in 1951, where he
practiced general medicine until his retirement in December 1989.
Dr. Holcomb was a 50-year member of the Marion Academy of Medicine, the
Ohio State Medical Association, and the American Academy of Medicine. He
was a member of the medical staff at Marion General Hospital for the
same number of years. He served on the first board of trustees of the
Marion Health Maintenance Organization.
Dr. Holcomb served the community in other significant ways. He was a
35-year appointee to the Union County Board of Health. He was a member
and president of the Richwood Local Board of Education and the North
Union Local Board of Education during the period of consolidation and
planning for the new high school. He served as chief of medical staff at
the Charles B. Mills Center in Marysville. After retirement, he served
on the Richwood Civic Center Board as member and president
He was born Dec. 10, 1922, in Sutton, W. Va., to the late Otto Lory and
Myrtle Morrison Holcomb. He also was preceded in death by three
brothers, Jerry, John and James.
Surviving are his wife Barbara Boggs Holcomb whom he married Dec. 23,
1950, in Sutton, W. Va.; two sons, Dr. James W. (Judy) Holcomb of
Flowery Branch, Ga., and Timothy B. Holcomb of Indianapolis; three
daughters, Ann Holcomb of New York City, and Sally (Joseph) Wiley and
Mary (Michael) Price of Richwood; nine grandchildren, Elizabeth and Amy
Holcomb, Jennifer and Cory Holcomb, Sarah, Mark and Lauren Wiley and
William and Taylor Price; one brother, Robert L. Holcomb of Nashville,
Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Richwood First
United Methodist Church, where the family will receive callers from 5
p.m. until the time of the service. The Rev. Joseph Rhea will officiate.
Internment will take place in West Virginia at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church
Memorial Fund, 18 S. Fulton St. Richwood, OH 43344 and the Richwood
Civic Center and R.E.A.P., both located at 235 Grove St. Richwood, OH 43344.
Stofcheck Funeral Home in Richwood is handling arrangements.

CECELIA MARIE BUCK

Cecelia Marie Buck, 92, of Marion, died Saturday, March 31, 2007, at
Marion General Hospital.
A lifelong Marion resident, she was a homemaker and a member of the
Church of Christ in Christian Union.
She was born Jan. 9, 1915, in Tiro, to the late Henry and Lena Quigg
Dreier. She also is predeceased by her husband, Jesse Buck, to whom she
was wed Dec. 26, 1932, in Tiro, and who died March 29, 1997, in Marion;
one brother; and two sisters.
She is survived by three daughters, Maxine (Steven) Goyer of Bowling
Green, Carol (William W.) Colley of Watkins/Marysville, and Eileen
(George) Christian of Marion; three sons, Richard (Ruth I.) Buck of
Greenville, S.C., Darwin (Mickie L.) Buck of Dallas, Ga., and Roger
(Paula) Buck of Meadview, Ariz.; 18 grandchildren; 34
great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 5 to 9 p.m. at Boyd Funeral Home,
122 W. Columbia St., Marion. Funeral services will be Thursday at 1 p.m.
at the Church of Christ in Christian Union in Marion, with Pastor
Richard L. Peters officiating. Burial will be in Raymond Cemetery.
She will have eight pallbearers: Steve, Tim and Kyle Christian, Chris
Goyer, Tom Hardy, and Rick, David and Greg Buck. Honorary pallbearers
will be Sheryl Dunn, Ann Harty, Melissa Thibodeau, Karen Buck, Heather
Kunselman, Kim Goyer, Krista Saull and Steffnay Buck.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.


KENNETH EUGENE HERR

Kenneth Eugene Herr, 81, of Marysville, formerly of Martins Ferry, and
Bonita Springs, Fla., died Sunday, March 25, 2007, at The Gables of Green Pastures.
A former manager of AAA in Bridgeport, he retired in 1998 as manager of
the Hickory Harbour Condominiums in Bonita Springs. During the 1950s and
'60s, he and his wife owned the Ken-Mar gas station in Martins Ferry.
He was a veteran of the Merchant Marines, having served during World War
II. A member of the Benevolent and Protected Order of Elks in Martins
Ferry, he was a past exalted ruler. He also was a member of the American
Legion and VFW.
He was born Sept. 8, 1925, in New Kensington, Pa., to the late Walter
and Mildred Herr. He was predeceased by his wife, Erma Herr; a brother,
Bill Herr; and a sister, Katherine Monahan.
He is survived by a son, Kenneth J. (Denise) Herr of Galloway; two
daughters, Penny (Chris) Rade and Nancy (Rich) Weiskircher, both of
Marysville; six grandchildren, Kayne and Kwynn Herr, Brett and Chad
(Stephanie) Bowman, Shae (Drew) Sakach and Kyle Weiskircher; a brother,
Gordon (Eddie) Herr, of Reading, Pa.; a brother-in-law, John Benning of
Martins Ferry; a sister-in-law, Esther (Bill) Edler of Fairborn; and
many nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held Thursday, April 5, at 1 p.m. at Underwood
Funeral Home, with the Rev. Warren Reichert officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Ohio Alzheimer's
Association.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

JUNIOR CONNOLLY

Junior Connolly, 80, of Zanesfield, died Thursday, March 29, 2007, at
Mary Rutan Hospital.
A retired farmer, he also was retired from International Harvester Company.
He was a 1944 graduate of North Lewisburg High School and a World War II
Army veteran. He was a member of the American Legion, VFW and DAV.
He enjoyed being with his family, grandchildren and working on the farm
and in his yard.
He was born July 18, 1926, in Logan County, to the late Fred and Syrena
Moffitt Connolly. He also was predeceased by brothers, Rosco "Dutch,"
Dick and Tom Connolly; a sister, Dorothy Evans; and a son-in-law, William Boyles.
Survivors include his wife, Imogene Lame Connolly, to whom he was
married June 10, 1946, in Indiana; two sons, Gerald "Jerry" (Jean Ann)
Connolly of Mingo, and William "Bill" (Kim) Connolly of West Liberty; a
daughter, Sharon Boyles of North Lewisburg; a sister, Reba Huffman of
Sunbury; six grandchildren, Greg (Tammy) Phillips, Doug Phillips, Kevin
(Robin) Connolly, Kim Berly (Jeff) Hayes, Clayton (Amy) Connolly and
Shawn Connolly; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at Kauffman-Eichholtz
Funeral Home in West Liberty, where funeral services will be held Monday
at 11 a.m., with Pastor David Hernandez officiating. Burial will be in
Highland Memorial Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Logan County Cancer Society,
P.O. Box 463, Bellefontaine, OH 43311.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.eichholtzfuneralhome.com.

TONY L. SINES
Tony L. Sines, 54, of Marysville, died Thursday morning, March 29, 2007,
at his residence following a brief illness.
He was a former employee of Rockwell International and, more recently, a
truck driver for Clark Trucking in Marysville.
He was an avid NASCAR fan and had a passion for short track racing. He
enjoyed collecting and riding motorcycles and had an extensive
collection of Indian artifacts.
He was born March 23, 1953, in Circleville, to the late Paul E. Sr. and
Mary Fetherolf Sines. He was married Dec. 27, 1984, in Orlando, Fla., to
the former Glenda L. Whittington, and she survives.
He also is survived by his daughter, Brooke E. Clark of Marysville; a
son, Jesse L. Sines of Marysville; a granddaughter, Hunter Clark; a
grandson, Skylar Clark; a brother, Paul E. (Maralene) Sines Jr. of
Marysville; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Calling hours will be Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home,
where funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Jack
Knox officiating. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice or
CaringBridge, a support group that provides connection and support for
families. Contributions may be made through the funeral home.

PATRICIA ANN WELSH
Patricia Ann Welsh, 76, of Richwood, died Wednesday afternoon, March 28,
2007, at Heartland of Marysville.
She was a graduate of the Ohio State University with a dental hygienist
degree. She also graduated from Tri-Rivers School of Nursing and was an LPN.
She worked for several dentists, including Dr. Spath in Toledo, and Dr.
Hull in Richwood. As an LPN she worked for several nursing homes in the
area, Memorial Hospital and for Dr. Coleman in Richwood.
She was a member of Richwood First United Methodist Church. She enjoyed
painting and crocheting and "helping out" on the farm.
She was born March 4, 1931, in Kenton, to the late George and Dorothy
Oates Battles. She also was predeceased by an infant sister.
On May 24, 1969, at Richwood First United Methodist Church, she married
G. Robert Welsh and he survives. Also surviving are stepchildren, Terry
(Sharon) Welsh of Essex, and Lou Ann (Scott) Davis of Richwood;
grandchildren, Lori Beth (Mic) Wallace, Elaina (Terry) Baker, Charlie
Welsh, Alicia (Logan) Rife and Kea (Nathan) Burns; great-grandchildren,
Ayeka, Seth, McKenzie, Autumn and Kailee; a sister, Darlene Shortsleeve
of Tacoma, Wash.; nephews, Tim and Tom Shortsleeve; and
a great-nephew, Will Shortsleeve.
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 Joseph Rhea officiating. Burial will be at Claibourne Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Richwood First United Methodist
Church, 18 S. Fulton St., Richwood, OH 43344 and/or Loving Care Hospice,
113 S. Main St., Marysville, OH 43040.


PAUL E. PHIPPS

Paul E. Phipps, 61, of Mt. Victory, formerly of the Somersville area,
died peacefully Wednesday, March 28, 2007, at Heartland of Marion,
following a long battle with kidney dialysis.
He married the former Angela Davis, and together they ran Paul's Pizza
in Somersville for many years.
He was one of the first people in the area to have a snowmobile and
later started selling them, getting the trend started in the area for
much winter fun. Along with his wife, he was an avid snowmobile drag
racing fan. The two also did their share of winning.
One of Mr. Phipps' passions was girls softball. He coached girls summer
league softball in the North Union League for 15 years and was president
for three years. During this time he was instrumental in helping build
the new concession stand, new dugouts and installing lights for night
time play. Also a second diamond was realized. All these things were
done so more girls could utilize the fields and play softball in the summer.
After stepping down from coaching, he started working with woodcrafts
and along with his wife did craft shows every fall until his health
would not allow.
He served York Township as clerk for four years.
He was a man of many talents, enjoying trap shooting and just being
around his family and friends
He was born Jan. 7, 1946, to the late Albert and Helen Miller Phipps.
Surviving are his loving wife of 30 years, Angela Davis Phipps of Mt.
Victory; daughters, Lisa (John) McGuire of Grove City, and Stephanie
Massie of Marysville; grandchildren, Robby Barclay of Grove City, and
Raven Wendling of Marysville; his mother-in-law, Virginia Davis of
Richwood; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Randall (Diana) Davis, Steve
Davis, Bruce (Marsha) Davis and Keith (Linda) Davis, all of the Richwood
area and all their children; loving aunt, Helen Phipps of near York
Center; dearest friend who would help out anytime day or night, Steve
Goodwin of York Center; and many friends and relatives.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 7 p.m. at Stofcheck Funeral
Home, Richwood, where friends may call from 5 p.m. until the time of
service. Burial will take place at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to North Union Softball for Girls
and/or the Immaculate Conception Church.

GERALD J. SCHMIDT
Gerald J. Schmidt, 83, of LaGrange, Ind., died Tuesday, March 27, 2007,
at Miller Merry Manor Nursing Home, LaGrange.
He was previously a tool and die maker for Bulldog and General Motors in
Ohio, before moving to LaGrange in 1967, where he and his wife owned and
operated Lewis Mobile Home Park. He retired in 1989, turning operations
over to his son, John.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and received the American
Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Area Ribbon and World War II Victory Ribbon.
He was a member of Mt. Zion Lutheran Church and he enjoyed gardening.
He was born July 14, 1923, at Milford Center, to the late Fred J. and
Llydia C. Berger Schmidt. He also was predeceased by three brothers, Leo
Schmidt, Bernard Schmidt and Glen Schmidt.
He is survived by his wife, Elsie Jorgensen Schmidt, of LaGrange, to
whom he was married July 22, 1961, in Whitier, Calif.; two sons, John
(Cindy) Schmidt and Keith (Michele) Schmidt of LaGrange; a sister,
Marjorie (Art) Loschky of Marysville; and grandchildren, Alex and
Allison Schmidt, Dalton and Heather Schmidt and Zac Stanley.
Calling hours will be Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Carney-Frost Funeral
Home, LaGrange, and one hour prior to the Monday funeral services at 10
a.m. at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church. Pastor James F. Simpson of Mt. Zion
will officiate and burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, LaGrange.


CHESTER "CHET" MARTIN BOWERSMITH

Chester "Chet" Martin Bowersmith, 81, of Pearland, Texas,
died Monday, March 26, 2007.
He was a member of the Presbyterian Church when living in Ohio.
His contribution to American freedom was volunteering for military
service in 1943 with the 101st Airborne Division. He was part of a
contingent that dropped behind enemy lines at the Atlantic Wall on the
night before D-day. He helped clear gun emplacements and set up landing
markers for troops to follow. Later during the Battle of the Bulge, he
was one of the many 101st soldiers under Gen. McAuliffe surrounded in
Bastogne. They are forever known as the "Battling Bastards of Bastogne."
The group was awarded a unit citation of valor.
Mr. Bowersmith received many medals, including the Purple Heart, Bronze
Star and the Silver Star. He served for three years, and spent time in
Germany, France and Italy.
He moved from Marysville, to Pearland, Texas, in 1988. He was a man who
never knew a stranger. Everyone who crossed his path got "hello there,"
a friendly wave or at least a nod of acknowledgment. It was well known
that he would help anyone that he could.
Retired from the United States Postal Service, he was a hard worker and
had a great sense of humor.
"Nicest man you could hope to meet" is how friends and acquaintances
described him. A devoted family man, his wife and boys always came
first. He was a true blessing to all of his boys. He was always there
with words of wisdom or correction, a firm yet helping hand, and a voice
of experience and authority. He and his wife raised three fine boys. To
his wife and sons, he always was and forever will be their hero.
He was born June 24, 1925, in Columbus, to the late Chester M. and Viola
Elizabeth Crider Bowersmith. He was preceded in death by a son, Kely
Reed Bowersmith; a brother, Robert Bowersmith; and a sister, Marjorie Bowersmith.
He married Dorothy Eileen Reed in 1948, and they remained married and
together through thin or flush until the day he died. Theirs was a
marriage that was solid and blessed by God. He also is survived by two
sons, Terry Martin Bowersmith and Bruce Alan Bowersmith; a brother,
Richard A. Bowersmith; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and
numerous other relatives.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Jeter Memorial
Funeral Home Chapel, 311 N. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood, Texas 77546,
with the Rev. B.V. Barnett officiating. Burial will follow at South Park
Cemetery in Pearland, Texas.
Condolences may be sent to the family at
jeter@flash.net.

BETTY L. RANDALL JOHANNS
Betty L. Randall Johanns, 79, of Marysville and Paulding, died Monday
afternoon, March 26, 2007, in Paulding after a brief illness.
She was retired after 30 years of employment at the OM Scott & Sons Company.
She was a longtime member of Marysville First United Methodist Church
and the United Methodist Women and was very active and proud of her
involvement with the annual church rummage sales. She also was a member
of Scotts 20-year Club, the Red Hat Society and, in recent years, had
also attended Paulding United Methodist Church.
She had a wonderful caring personality and will be missed by family and friends alike.
She was born June 2, 1927, in Clark County, to the late Floyd L. and
Thurza I. Forbeck Patton. She was married June 14, 1951, to James C.
Randall who preceded her in death on March 27, 1995. She also was
predeceased by a sister, Juanita Richardson, and a brother Roger Patton.
She is survived by her second husband, Paul W. Johanns, whom she married
July 24, 1999. Since their marriage, she has resided in Paulding as well
as keeping her residence in Marysville. Other survivors include Mr.
Johanns' children, Jan (Phil) Stump and Connie (Jim) Smith of
Wilmington, N.C., Carol (Doug) Holland of Oak Grove, Mo., Barb King of
Hicksville, Phil (Cheryl) Johanns of Portland, Ind., Dick (Jackie)
Johanns of Paulding, and Gary (Pam) Johanns of Jackson, Mich.; 22
grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; sisters, Martha M. Green of
Marysville, and Jean Cramer Woodring of Paulding; brothers, Waldo (Jean)
Patton and Lawrence (Wilma) Patton of Marysville; sister-in-law, Ruth
Patton of West Mansfield; brother-in-law, Kenneth Richardson of
Marysville; and numerous nieces, nephews, great- and great-great nieces
and nephews; and wonderful friends.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Ingram
Funeral Home. Private family services will be held Friday at the funeral
home with the Rev. Richard Teller officiating. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Marysville First United Methodist
Church, the James Cancer Hospital or the American Heart Association.
Cards will be available at the funeral home.

JAMES WILLIAM JOHNSON
James William Johnson, 70, of Milford Center, died Sunday, March 25,
2007, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
A retired farmer and member of the Union County Farm Bureau, he was
known throughout the region as a skilled sheep shearer and was an Ohio
sheep shearing state champion in the 1970s.
He was a retired member of the Ohio High School Athletic Association and
was a high school football official for almost 50 years in central Ohio.
A sportsman, he enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a member of the
Circle J Hunt Club. He was a big fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes and was
a lifetime associate member of the OSU Alumni Association.
Above all, his most passionate interest was spending time with his
granddaughters, especially the youngest loves of his life, Abbey and
Emily. He was a man known for his smile and a helping hand.
He was born Nov. 27, 1936, in Forest, to the late Sylvester and Lucille
Bell Johnson. He also was predeceased by a brother, Robert L. Johnson; a
sister, Mary E. Green; and his father-in-law, John Wible.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Wible Johnson, whom he married Feb.
5, 1981, in Amelia; three sons, Ken Johnson of Richwood, Jeff (Gina)
Johnson of Delaware, and Andy (Mickey) Herb of Denver; a daughter, Sara
(Joseph) Andrews of Upper Arlington; four granddaughters, Abbey and
Emily Simila and Harmony and Jenalee Counts; four brothers, Gene Johnson
of Dunkirk, Phil (Donna) Johnson of Senecaville, Larry (Mary) Johnson of
Forest, and Mike (Laurie) Johnson of Carey; two sisters-in-law, Joanne
(Phil) Crouch of California, and Patty Wible of Washington; and his
mother-in-law, Ruth Wible of Milford Center.
A Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday, April 14, at noon
at Underwood Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends one
hour prior to the service. The Rev. Ronald Payne will officiate.
At Mr. Johnson's and his family's request, his body was donated for
anatomical study to The Ohio State University.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

MIRIAM JEAN HISEY SHIRK
Miriam Jean Hisey Shirk, 79, of Marysville, died Monday, March 26, 2007,
at her residence with her loving family at her side.
A loving homemaker and devoted mother, she also was employed as a bus
driver with Marysville Exempted Village Schools for 22 years.
She was a member of the Raymond Church of Christ in Christian Union and
graduated from Broadway High School, class of 1945.
She enjoyed gardening, crocheting and traveling, but her greatest
moments were spent being surrounded by her family.
She was born Sept. 3, 1927, in Columbus, to the late Joseph and Rosina
Bader King. She married George L. Hisey on Sept. 14, 1947, and he
preceded her in death on Dec. 4, 1996. She also was preceded in death by
a son John, who was serving his country in Viet Nam; a brother-in-law,
Ed Patridge; and a sister-in-law, Evelyn Hisey.
She married Dewey L Shirk, on July 3, 1998, and he survives. She also is
survived by a son, Robert (Terry) Hisey of Hebron; a daughter, Jean
(Steve) Rees of Ostrander; six grandchildren, Kimberly and Stephany
Rees, Jeremy (Crystal) Hisey, Tara (Chris) Neville and Ryanne and Miriam
Brooke Hisey; two great-grandchildren, Ashlen and Alyssia Hisey; six
step-children, Rebecca (Edwin) Eirich, Gary (Linda) Shirk, Mary (David)
Eppleheimer, Charles Shirk, Barbara (Raymond) Anderson and Beverly
(Bradley) Simkins; two brothers, Joseph (Carolyn) King and Harold
(Linda) King of Somerset; a sister, Ruth Patridge of West Jefferson; and
several step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Mannasmith Funeral
Home, where funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. The Rev.
Warren Goble will officiate and burial will take place at Broadway Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice or to the
Raymond Church of Christ in Christian Union, 23062 Bear Swamp Road,
Marysville, OH 43040 or in care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

ESTHER M. KAUFMAN
Esther M. Kaufman, 89, of Milford Center, died this morning, March 28,
2007, at The Gables at Green Pastures.
She and her husband operated Kaufman's Greenhouse in Milford Center for
many years, where they raised and sold spring flowers and vegetable
plants.
She was an active lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church where she
taught Sunday School for more than 40 years.
She always enjoyed celebrating special occasions with her friends and
family members, where she was never without her camera. Her hobbies
included working jigsaw puzzles, playing cards and games, doing crafts,
and growing flowers.
She was born Nov. 22, 1917, near Marysville, to the late Carl and Alma
Blumenschein Boerger. She married Elmer G. Kaufman on Dec. 1, 1938. He
preceded her in death on March 25, 1997. She also was preceded in death
by a son, F. Wayne Kaufman.
She is survived by her daughters, Sara (Bill) Scheblo of Marysville, and
Marj (Bill) Kielmeyer of Englewood, Colo.; grandchildren, Joe Scheblo,
Diane (Andy) Joseph, Cheryl (Noel) Harrison and Tom Kielmeyer and his
fiancée, Corri Patterson; great-grandchildren, Emily Joseph, Natalie
(Jamie) Collins, Katie and Thomas Harrison; a great-great-grandson, Evan
Collins; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran
Church, with the Rev. Barry Scott officiating. Burial will follow at
Milford Center Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church in care of
the funeral home.


ANNA MAE DAUM NUNAMAKER

Anna Mae Daum Nunamaker, 79, of Plain City, died Saturday, March 24,
2007, at her residence surrounded by her loving family.
A 1945 graduate of Union Rural High School, she attended Miami
University. She retired after 30-plus years from the Madison County
Board of Elections.
She was a former trustee for COLA and ALA. She was a member of the OES
Elizabeth Chapter No. 56, Plain City, Central Ohio Lung Association and
the American Lung Association.
She was a 50-plus year member of Plain City Presbyterian Church and a
former substitute teacher for Madison County Schools.
She enjoyed taking care of her yard, children, grandchildren and
great-grandchildren and playing the slots in Las Vegas. She was happily
anticipating her 80th birthday.
She was born April 6, 1927, in Irwin, to the late Carl and Edna Ray
Daum. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow C.
Nunamaker in 1980, and sisters, Ruth Hosack, Maxine Gabriel and Kathleen Elliott.
She is survived by her daughters, Rebecca Ann Foust of Springfield, Ky.,
Rachel Nan (Foust) Stenner of Acworth, Ga., and Laura Beth Foust Jordan
(Steve Vowell) of Plain City; a son, Howard S. "Chic" (Mindy) Foust II
of Plain City; grandchildren, Kathrine Marie Gallenstein, James Jeffery
Jordan, Anna Christene (Travis) Headings, Michele Rae, Jacqueline Marie,
Lauren Ashley and Meredith Elainne Foust and Whitney Danielle (Jeremy)
Landis; great-grandchildren, Zachary Tyler, Kyle Matthew, Madison
Christene Headings and Ian Allen Landis; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Calling hours will be today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Ferguson
Funeral Home, Plain City, where funeral services will be held Wednesday
at 11 a.m., with Pastor Don Hilkerbaumer and the Rev. Dr. Charles Stenner officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Plain City Presbyterian Church
Building Fund, 231 E. Main St., Plain City, OH 43064 or Caldwell
Memorial United Methodist Church, 24277 Route 161, Irwin, OH 43029.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.fergusonfuneralhomeinc.com.

KENNETH E. PAYNE
Kenneth E. Payne, 55, of West Mansfield, died suddenly Thursday, March
22, 2007, at the Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus, with
his loving family at his side.
He had been employed at Shape Form Manufacturing Company in Plain City
and attended the High Point Church of Christ in Bellefontaine.
He enjoyed hunting and fishing and especially spending time with his family.
He was born Jan. 28, 1952, in Bellefontaine, the son of Ora Kenneth
Payne and Margaret Hardy Payne Eastman. His father preceded him in death
and his mother survives in West Mansfield. He also was predeceased by a
brother, Donnie, and a daughter, Michal Payne.
Survivors include his loving wife of more than 23 years, Pamela Rivers,
to whom he was married Sept. 7, 1983, at Rushsylvania; his three sons,
David (Kendra) Rivers of Zanesfield, Jeremy Rivers of West Mansfield,
and Todd (Sarah) Payne of Bellefontaine; a daughter, Kimberly Payne of
the home; five grandchildren, Kaylynn Payne, Sierra Payne, Mason Payne,
Jonathan Payne and Russell Payne; three sisters, Jeanann (Larry) Bauman
of Quincy, Peg (Steve) Ball of Kettering, and Sue (Dallas) Prater of
West Mansfield; and three brothers, Robert "Bob" (Shirley) Payne, John
Payne and Myron Payne, all of Bellefontaine.
Calling hours will be Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home, West Mansfield, where funeral
services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. Mike Sandlin will officiate and
burial will take place at Highland Memorial Park near West Liberty.
Memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of
Ohio, 1373 Grandview Ave., Suite 200, Columbus, OH 43212-2804 or cards
will be available at the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

WALTER HAROLD "BUB" WEAVER
Walter Harold "Bub" Weaver, 95, of North Lewisburg, died Friday, March
23, 2007, at The Gables at Green Pastures.
He served his country as a medic in the United States Army during World
War II, where he earned the title of sergeant. He was a member of
American Legion Post No. 258 of North Lewisburg and a life member of the
Disabled American Veterans.
He was also a musician; he played the guitar and sang country music on a
Columbus radio station in the 20s and 30s.
He was employed at White Westinghouse of Columbus, from which he retired.
He was born May 2, 1911, in Clarksburg, W.Va., the son of the Rev. Lloyd
E. and Minnie Pearl Ruckle Weaver. He was preceded in death by his
parents; an infant son, John Lloyd Weaver; two brothers, Charles and
Earl Weaver; and three sisters, Hazel Welch, Edith First and Mary Lou Bushong.
He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Rachel L. Blakesley
Weaver; two sisters, Ruth Case and Gladys Castle, both of North
Lewisburg; 25 nieces and nephews; several great-nieces and -nephews; and
a host of friends, including special friend, Gene Wright of Marysville.
Calling hours will be Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Freshwater,
McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home, North Lewisburg, where funeral services
will be held Monday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Frank Summerfield
officiating. Burial will follow at the Maple Grove cemetery, North Lewisburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Post of
Urbana, 414 N. Main St., Urbana, OH 43078.

MARVIN P. BURRELL
Marvin P. Burrell, 75, formerly of Georgia, died Thursday, March 22,
2007, at Milcrest Nursing Home in Marysville.
He was a self-employed truck driver.
He was born Oct. 1, 1931, in Hiawassee, Ga., to the late Troy and Enta
Dayton Burrell. He was married to Katherine Gray, and she died in 1999.
He is survived by a son, Preston D. (Nancy A.) Burrell of Marysville;
daughters, Marva Kay (Tommy) Stewart of Lithonia, Ga., Tammy Burrell of
Atlanta, and Carolyn (Jerry) Wood of Lithonia, Ga.; seven grandchildren;
and six great-grandchildren.
There will be no local calling hours or funeral services. Services will
be held at a later date in Georgia.
Local arrangements are being handled by the Stofcheck Funeral Home in Richwood.


ETHEL LOUISE CARSEY

Ethel Louise Carsey, 82, of Marysville, died Tuesday morning, March 20,
2007, after residing for a short time at the home of her grandson, Paul
Rogers, in New Port Richey, Fla.
She was retired as an interior designer at Glick's Furniture after 26
years of employment.
Early in life, she owned dance schools in Florida and owned and trained
sulky race horses. Her pleasures were gardening, painting and spending
time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
During the winter months, she resided in Bonita Springs, Fla., at the
Citrus Park Community. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church and
bingo was her game.
She was born Feb. 12, 1925, in Columbus, to the late Kenneth and Kathryn
Kreager. She was married to James Edward Carsey in 1941, and he preceded
her in death April 19, 1995, after 54 years of marriage. She also was
predeceased by a granddaughter, Paula S. Rogers.
She is survived by a daughter, Susan Young of Marysville; grandsons,
Paul A. Rogers and Ron D. Young; great-grandchildren, Zachary A. Rogers,
Emily C. Lehman, Joshua J. Rogers and Jacob J. and Olivia M. Young; and
a brother, Ray Kreager.
Calling hours will be Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home,
where funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. Burial will follow
at Mt. Herman Cemetery next to her husband.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Foundation for Science and
Spirituality in care of the funeral home.

CHARLOTTE SOUTHARD SCHURTZ
Charlotte Southard Schurtz, 89, died March 20, 2007, in Baton Rouge, La.
A native and longtime resident of Worthington, she graduated from
Worthington High School (class of 1935) and attended Ohio State
University, where she studied art. She was a lifetime member of Linworth
United Methodist Church, the Worthington Chapter of the Order of the
Eastern Star and the Worthington Historical Society.
She loved art and music and was an avid traveler. A highlight of her
many journeys abroad was a visit to the Holy Land in 1996.
She lost her husband of 53 years, John Stevenson Southard, in 1989, but
remarried and joined her second husband, Francis Schurtz, in Baton
Rouge, in 1998.
He survives. She also is survived by his children and grandchildren, all
of Baton Rouge; daughter, Barbara Southard (Herman) Hoecke, and
grandsons, Paul and Christopher Hoecke, all of Chapel Hill, N.C.; and
nephews, Eric (Lynn) Henson of Philadelphia, and Jan (Karen) Henson of Boston.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the
Rutherford-Corbin Funeral Home in Worthington, where family and friends
may gather at 9 a.m. Burial will take place at Oakdale Cemetery in Marysville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Linworth United Methodist Church
Social Concerns Effort Fund, 7070 Bent Tree Blvd., Columbus, OH 43235.


LELA J. "TEAD" VINCENT CLAPHAM

Lela J. "Tead" Vincent Clapham, 83, of Marysville, died Thursday, March
15, 2007, at Heartland of Marysville with her loving family at her side.
A very hard working woman and devoted mother, she was employed as a
waitress at Hermie's Home Restaurant from 1961 to 1990.
She enjoyed her affiliation with the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No.
3506 and VFW Post No. 3320.
She enjoyed reading and watching the Food Channel, especially Emeril,
and her greatest moments were spent being surrounded by her family.
She was born July 11, 1923, in Lewis Center, to the late James Clifford
and Julia Perkins Fawn. She married Herman W. Clapham on May 22, 1961,
and he preceded her in death on April 15, 1988. She also was preceded in
death by a son-in-law, Glen Chapman; three sisters, Gladys Mae Martin,
Norma Dietch and Janet Detwiler; and two brothers, Frank Fawn and
Clifford "Bud" Fawn.
Survivors include three daughters, Marilyn Chapman of Richwood, Carolyn
Burk of Lakeview, and Pat (Wendell) Wilson of Marysville; five sons,
Marion Vincent of Lima, Mike (Jean) Vincent of Richwood, James (Janis)
Vincent of Urbana, Marvin Vincent of Jacksonville, Fla., and Rex Vincent
of Marysville; 21 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; nine
great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Edith (Gene) Jackson and Rae
Jean Rinker of Delaware, and Thelma (Howard) Ball of Hilliard; two
brothers, Herbert "Demps" Fawn of West Mansfield, and Don (Dottie) Fawn
of Austin, Texas; and many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Mannasmith Funeral
Home, where funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. with the
Rev. Glenn Althouse officiating. Burial will take place at Oakdale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice in care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

PATRICIA M. CLEM
Patricia M. Clem, 76, of West Liberty, died Friday, March 16, 2007, at
Mary Rutan Hospital in Bellefontaine.
She graduated in 1948 from South Charleston High School. She worked for
West Liberty Salem Schools as a cook from 1966 to 1978 and also worked
at Marie's Candies, Hall Company in Urbana, Green Hills Center in West
Liberty, Dajolees and Tastee Freeze.
She was a member of West Liberty United Methodist Church.
She was born March 17, 1930, in South Charleston, to the late Russell
and Flora Mae Peters Saylor. She also was predeceased by her husband,
Melvin Clem, to whom she was married Sept. 10, 1950, in South
Charleston, and who died June 8, 1993; a brother, Joe Saylor; and a
sister, Dorothy Owen.
She is survived by three sons, Mike (Anita) Clem of West Liberty, Joe
(Deb) Clem of Fort Myers, Fla., and Ken (Lisa) Clem of Urbana; three
daughters, Anna Marie Clem of West Liberty, Sara Gamble of Marysville,
and Dona Faber of Leesburg, Fla.; two brothers, Bob Saylor of Wildwood,
Fla., and Jim Saylor of Springfield; three sisters, Frances (Art)
Thompson of South Charleston, Marjorie (Paul) Joseph of Marysville, and
Florence (Doc) Banion of Abilene, Kan.; 14 grandchildren; and three
great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at West
Liberty United Methodist Church, where funeral services will be held
Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Tim Reeves officiating. Burial will
be in Highland Memorial Cemetery.
Kauffman-Eichholtz Funeral Home in West Liberty is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Logan County Cancer Society or
the American Heart Association.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.eichholtzfuneralhome.com.

RICHARD A. "DICK" SEITER

Richard A. "Dick" Seiter, 73, of Marion, died Thursday morning, March
15, 2007, at his residence following a three-year battle with cancer.
He graduated from Pleasant High School in 1951. Shortly following
graduation, he was drafted into the U.S. Army, a veteran who took a tour
through Europe during the late 1950s.
For more than 45 years, he worked at Marion Power Shovel as a computer
analyst, where he was in charge of programming and the running of
computers. He retired in 1997.
He was a member of the Bird McGinnis Post No. 162 American Legion in
Marion, and of the chain gang (first down markers) for Pleasant High
School football games for more than 30 years.
An avid golfer, he enjoyed playing his beloved game anywhere and with
anyone. For many years he played in the Power Shovel leagues at
Mar-o-del golf course, and he took many trips with friends to play
different courses in Kentucky, his favorite being the Woodsen Bend
course, Myrtle Beach, and Florida.
A quiet man, he enjoyed the peace and tranquility found on still waters
while fishing with friends, Phil Barger and Joe Romeo. Some of his
favorite fishing holes were at Lake Okeechobee in Florida, Lake Kerr in
Virginia, Cave Run in Kentucky, and Lake Murray in Columbia, S. C.,
where he caught a whopper of a fish that will forever be remembered by
his family. Both of his hobbies, Mr. Seiter also shared with his son, Michael.
Inheriting one of the Seiter family traits, he will be remembered for
his strong will and stubbornness, though with good intentions. His
determined ways kept him active and on his feet despite the illness he
had been battling the past three years. This trait also was passed along
to his daughter, Sheri, whom he loved and often butted heads with.
He was born at home in Pleasant Township, Marion, on Dec. 31, 1933, the
son of the late Roy H. and Norma E. Mautz Seiter. He also was preceded
in death by his beloved daughter, Sheri Lynn Seiter, on Dec. 29, 2004;
three brothers, Harold, Warren and Carl Seiter; and one sister, Clara
Mae O'Donnell. On Dec. 1, 1961, he married his loving wife of more than
45 years, Jean Hall Seiter, at Trinity Baptist Church, and she survives in Marion.
He also is survived by his son, Michael Allen (Beth) Seiter of
Marysville; two grandchildren, Cody and Mikayla Seiter; a sister,
Dorotha Gray of North Carolina; a sister-in-law, Betty Seiter Johnston
of Illinois; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the
Denzer-Farison-Hottinger & Snyder Funeral Home, 360 E. Center St.,
Marion, where funeral services will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. with
the Revs. Nicholas Worden and Bill Middleton officiating. Burial will
follow in Marion Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Quality of Life Hospice, in care
of Marion General Hospital, 278 Barks Road W., Marion, OH 43302, Grace
Baptist Church, 1560 Marion Marysville Rd., Marion, OH 43302 or to the
American Cancer Society, 870 Michigan Ave., Columbus, OH 43215.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.

MAE BELLE METZGER
Mae Belle Metzger, 88, of Galion, died Tuesday, March 13, 2007, at
Marion General Hospital.
She was a 1936 graduate of Galion High School and a member of First
Lutheran Church. She was manager and cook at the former Cozy Inn in
Galion and retired in 1995.
She was born May 17, 1918, in Galion, the daughter of the late Jacob and
Ruena Neff Kahn. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Charles
H. Metzger, whom she married on May 25, 1947, and who died Feb. 5, 1968;
one sister; and one brother.
Surviving are one son, Charles E. (Janice) Metzger of Mansfield; two
granddaughters, Michele Metzger and Nicole "Nikki" (Charles) Ross, all
of Marysville; and two great-grandchildren, Michael and Olivia.
Graveside services will be conducted at Fairview Cemetery, Galion, at a
later date. Funeral arrangements are in charge of Richardson-Davis
Funeral Home, Galion.
An online obituary and guest registry are available at
www.richardsondavis.com.

MARY A. PARROTT
Mary A. Parrott, 77, of Ostrander, died Monday evening, March 12, 2007,
at the intensive care unit at Grady Memorial Hospital.
She lived most of her life in the Ostrander area and was a member of the
Bellepoint and Ostrander Senior Citizens. She enjoyed doing crossword
and jigsaw puzzles, traveling, camping and fishing and always had a
story about "the whopper that got away."
She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and enjoyed all sports,
especially Ohio State University.
She was born Feb. 4, 1930, in Minier, Ill., to the late Michael and
Marie Lachstadter Schacherbauer. She also was preceded in death by her
husband, Frank, in 1995, and a brother, Paul, in 1987.
She is survived by her sons Frank (Karen) of Ostrander, Jeff (Linda) of
Airmont, N.Y.; daughter Lynn of Ostrander; five grandchildren, Lisa and
Kevin, Zachary, Bradley and Baley Parrott; one brother, Lee
Schacherbauer of Marysville; and a sister, Helen Shier of Dublin.
Calling hours will be today from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Rodman Neeper
Funeral Home, Bennett Brown Delaware Chapel, 1510 W. William St.
Graveside funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Fairview
Cemetery, Ostrander.
Memorial contributions may be to the Ostrander Senior Citizens, 630
Executive Blvd., Delaware, OH 43015 or the Diabetes Foundation, 471 E.
Broad St., Suite 1630, Columbus, OH 43215. Envelopes will be available
at the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent by visiting
www.RodmanNeeper.com

CLARICE NEWHOUSE PHILO
Clarice Newhouse Philo, 93, a longtime resident of Dover Township, died
Sunday, March 11, 2007, at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
She was a 19-year associate at Memorial Hospital of Union County,
serving in the obstetrics department as an aide and technician. She also
was a former employee of White Cross Hospital in central supply and
Ranco in Delaware for 17 years.
She was a member of one of the largest graduating classes from New Dover
High School in 1932 and a longtime member of Springdale Baptist Church
where she served throughout the years in many capacities. She was a
member of the Black Hawk Club, garden club and a Farm Bureau council.
She was a recipient of the Union County Chamber of Commerce Community
Leader Award representing Dover Township, where she had lived for nearly 91 years.
She was born Nov. 5, 1913, in Delaware County, to the late Murray and
Lena Guy Newhouse. She also was predeceased in 1989 by her husband,
Floyd William Philo, whom she married in 1941; a brother, Guy Newhouse;
and a sister, Alice McMillen.
She is survived by several extended relatives and friends, including
four nieces, Kay (Jack) Bauer of Arkansas, Dawn Dennis of Magnetic
Springs, and Sherry Moreland and Debra Moreland, both of Richwood; and
great-nieces and a great-nephew.
Calling hours will be today from 3 to 7 p.m. at Underwood Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Springdale
Baptist Church with the Rev. Stephen Waltman officiating. Burial will be
at Mt. Herman Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Springdale Baptist Church.
Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

THE REV. EDWARD HENRY PETER ZACHARIAS
The Rev. Edward Henry Peter Zacharias, 84, of Marysville, formerly of
Cleveland and Scott City, Mo., died Monday, March 12, 2007 at Memorial
Hospital of Union County, following an extended illness.
A retired pastor of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod, he served
parishes in Oklahoma, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota and Missouri. During his
ministry, he had a passion for evangelism, preaching and caring for shut-ins.
He was a Marysville High School graduate, an Eagle Scout and a member of
the St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church where he was baptized and
confirmed. He attended Franklin University in Columbus and was a 1956
graduate of Concordia Seminary in Springfield, Ill.
Prior to the ministry, he was a barber and a veteran of the U.S. Army
stationed in Korea. A ham radio operator, he enjoyed photography and camping.
He was born June 28, 1922, in Marysville, to the late Henry and Matilda
Weber Zacharias. He also was predeceased by two brothers, Andrew and
Richard "Dick" Zacharias.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Mary Ruth Bok Zacharias, whom he
married April 11, 1958, at St. John Lutheran Church in Sherwood; his
children, Richard Mechler and Ruth Ann (Robert) Crutcher, both of
Ballwin, Mo., John (Susan) Zacharias of Marysville, the Rev. Eric (Mary)
Zacharias of Cologne, Minn., Alan (Rhonda) Zacharias of Winfield, Ill.,
and Sharon (Scott) Pender of Cleveland; 14 grandchildren, Sarah, Rachel,
Andrew, Rebecca, Nicholas, Robert, Chelsea, Evan, Hannah, Holden, Caleb,
Luke, Lily and Lori; a sister, Anna Marie Zacharias of Marysville; two
sisters-in-law, Berneta Zacharias of Marysville, and Elma Kane of Bay
Village; three brothers-in-law, Arnold Bok of Hicksville, and the Rev.
Wilbert (Martha) Bok and Delbert Bok, both of Sherwood; and many nieces
and nephews, including Becky (Paul) Ferrell, Sandy (Ted) Howard and Kim Zacharias.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at St. John's
Evangelical Lutheran Church. The Revs. John Fair and Jack Heino will
officiate and burial will be at the church cemetery. Calling hours will
be today from 5 to 8 p.m. at Underwood Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Evangelical Lutheran
Church or Concordia Seminary, Ft. Wayne. Contribution envelopes will be
available at the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

CRAIG VINCENT LORTZ

Craig Vincent Lortz, 57, of Marysville, formerly of Columbus, died
Saturday, March 10, 2007, at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
A graduate of Upper Arlington High School and Franklin University, he
was an assistant manager for Dollar Tree in Marysville.
He enjoyed camping and being outdoors, taking trips and traveling and
spending time with his daughter and wife.
He was born May 23, 1949, in Munich, Germany. He was predeceased by his
father, John J. Lortz, and father-in-law, Robert Jones.
He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Gloria Jones Lortz, whom he
married Aug. 6, 1983, at First Community Church in Marble Cliff; his
daughter, Jacquelyn Marie Lortz; his mother, Carrie Lortz of Hilliard; a
sister, Kris Lortz of Columbus; mother-in-law, Virginia Jones of
Marysville; and many friends.
Memorial services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Underwood Funeral
Home with the Rev. James Taylor officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jacquelyn Lortz Educational Fund.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

CALVIN LEE MORAND
Calvin Lee Morand, 77, of Marysville, died Monday morning, March 12,
2007, at The Gables at Green Pastures following an extended illness.
He was retired after 25 years of employment as an electrician for
Westreco and had formerly worked for Dennison Hydraulics for 23 years.
He was a member of Marysville First Presbyterian Church and a Navy
veteran of the Korean War.
Active in many Masonic organizations, he held memberships in Mary
Chapter No. 9 OES, Scottish Rite Valley of Columbus, was a member and
Past Master of Palestine Lodge No. 158 F&AM and also held memberships
and leadership positions in the York Rite Masons, which included past
High Priest Marysville Chapter No. 99 Royal Arch Masons, Past
Illustrious Master S.S. Jewell Council R&S Masons, Past Eminent
Commander Bellefontaine Commandery No. 61, and member Ohio Priory No. 18
Knights of the York Cross of Honour. He also was a charter member of VFW
Post No. 3320, a member of American Legion Post No. 79 and was a life
member of BPOE No. 1130.
He was born June 12, 1929, in Topeka, Kan., to the late Aaron J. and
Mary Ambrose Morand. He also was preceded in death in 1957 by a son,
Daniel H. Morand.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 55 years, the former Roberta J.
Alford to whom he was married in Westerville on March 15, 1952; their
daughters, Cathryn L. Porter and her fiancé Shawn Sterzik of Arnold,
Mo., Julie C. (Bill) Doup of West Mansfield, and Margaret M. Sellars of
Marysville; seven grandchildren, Jessica (Jeff) McCoy, Jaime (Shawn)
Holycross, Devin Porter, Andrew and Aaron Schellenbaum, Jonathan O'Hara
and Jonathan Doup; three great-grandchildren, Owen Holycross, Ryley
Schellenbaum and Katana McCoy; a sister, Mary Parks of Marysville; a
brother, Charles (Jessie) Morand of North Lewisburg; and many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home,
where Masonic services will be held at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be
conducted Friday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. John Groat
officiating. Burial will follow at a later date. Military honors will be
given after the service by the Union County Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson Foundation in care
of the funeral home.

DANA E. WOLFORD
Dana E. Wolford, 77, of Marysville, died Friday, March 9, 2007, at The
Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, after a short illness.
He was formerly employed as a security guard at Memorial Hospital of
Union County and had worked with the City of Marysville Sanitation
Department in his younger years.
A member of VFW Post No. 3320, he served in the U.S. Army and was a
veteran of the Korean War.
He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed dancing, especially the jitterbug,
with his wife.
He was born Sept. 4, 1929, in Marysville, to the late Guy Bennett and
Barbara Margaret Sedlock Wolford. He also was preceded in death by two
stepchildren, Thomas Holliday and Joyce Greer, and two brothers, Bob
Wolford and Jim Wolford.
Survivors include his loving wife of more than 30 years, Helen Oiler
Holliday Wolford, to whom he was married Aug. 30, 1976, in Columbus; his
stepchildren, Paul Holliday of Columbus, Ray Holliday and Hobie
Holliday, each of St. Petersburg, Fla., Denice (Elmer) Sisler of
Ashville, and Elena (Danny) King of West Palm Beach, Fla.; several
grandchildren and great-grandchildren; his brother, Todd Wolford of
Marysville; and two sisters, Mary Shanks of Marysville, and Patty
Montgomery of Texas.
The Rev. John M. Groat will officiate graveside services Thursday at 2
p.m. at Oakdale Cemetery, where military honors will be performed by the
Union County Honor Guard.
Mannasmith Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

THE REV. EDWARD HENRY PETER ZACHARIAS
The Rev. Edward Henry Peter Zacharias, 84, of Marysville, formerly of
Cleveland and Scott City, Mo., died Monday, March 12, 2007 at Memorial
Hospital of Union County, following an extended illness.
A retired pastor of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod, he served
parishes in Oklahoma, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota and Missouri. During his
ministry, he had a passion for evangelism, preaching and caring for shut-ins.
He was a Marysville High School graduate, an Eagle Scout and a member of
the St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church where he was baptized and
confirmed. He attended Franklin University in Columbus and was a 1956
graduate of Concordia Seminary in Springfield, Ill.
Prior to the ministry, he was a barber and a veteran of the U.S. Army
stationed in Korea. A ham radio operator, he enjoyed photography and camping.
He was born June 28, 1922, in Marysville, to the late Henry and Matilda
Weber Zacharias. He also was predeceased by two brothers, Andrew and
Richard "Dick" Zacharias.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Mary Ruth Bok Zacharias, whom he
married April 11, 1958, at St. John Lutheran Church in Sherwood; his
children, Richard Mechler and Ruth Ann (Robert) Crutcher, both of
Ballwin, Mo., John (Susan) Zacharias of Marysville, the Rev. Eric (Mary)
Zacharias of Cologne, Minn., Alan (Rhonda) Zacharias of Winfield, Ill.,
and Sharon (Scott) Pender of Cleveland; 14 grandchildren, Sarah, Rachel,
Andrew, Rebecca, Nicholas, Robert, Chelsea, Evan, Hannah, Holden, Caleb,
Luke, Lily and Lori; a sister, Anna Marie Zacharias of Marysville; two
sisters-in-law, Berneta Zacharias of Marysville, and Elma Kane of Bay
Village; three brothers-in-law, Arnold Bok of Hicksville, and the Rev.
Wilbert (Martha) Bok and Delbert Bok, both of Sherwood; and many nieces
and nephews, including Becky (Paul) Ferrell, Sandy (Ted) Howard and Kim Zacharias.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at St. John's
Evangelical Lutheran Church. The Revs. John Fair and Jack Heino will
officiate and burial will be at the church cemetery. Calling hours will
be Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Underwood Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Evangelical Lutheran
Church or Concordia Seminary, Ft. Wayne. Contribution envelopes will be
available at the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

ANNETTE DEMOREST MARTEN

Annette Demorest Marten, 92, of Cairo, Ga., and a former longtime
resident of Marysville, died Saturday, March 10, 2007, at the Camellia
Garden of Life Care Center in Thomasville, Ga.
She was a retired chemist at the Nestle Corp. in Marysville.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Cairo, and a
previous member of the First United Methodist Church in Marysville,
where she assisted as an organist and was a 45-year member of the
Chancel Choir. She was a member of the Fortnightly Club, the DAR and a
longtime volunteer at Memorial Hospital.
She was a brilliant knitter and enjoyed sewing and gardening as her pastimes.
She was born Jan. 16, 1915, in Marysville, to the late Francis Marshall
and Lydia Danbury Demorest. She was preceded in death by her husbands,
Kenneth Anderson, Charles Spitler and Dr. Eldor Marten, and a
stepdaughter, Judy Matthews.
She is survived by her children, Robert K. (Louise) Anderson of Cairo,
Ga., and Dr. Susan Klein of Southport, Conn.; stepdaughters, Jo Ann
Dayton of Marysville, Anne (Robert) Seslar of Denver, N.C., and Charlene
(Harley) Jolliff of Richwood; a stepson, Robert (Mary Lee) Marten of
Butler, Pa.; 17 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and nine
great-great-grandchildren.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at First United
Methodist Church, with the Rev. Richard Teller officiating. Burial will
follow at Oakdale Cemetery next to the deceased's parents.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cairo, Ga., First United
Methodist Church Scholarship Fund or the Marysville First United
Methodist Church music program in care of the funeral home.

ROBERT G.H. SCHEIDERER
Robert G.H. Scheiderer, 80, of Plain City, died unexpectedly Friday,
March 9, 2007, at his residence.
He was a lifelong farmer on the farm where he was born.
He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and a veteran of the
Korean War.
He was a person who enjoyed visiting with family and friends. He just
celebrated his 80th birthday at St. John's on Saturday, March 3, with a
surprise gathering of family and friends, a party that he greatly appreciated.
He was born March 5, 1927, to the late Ernest J. and Bertha E.K.
Fruehwald Scheiderer in the home where he resides. He also was preceded
in death by a sister, Ernestine Scheiderer.
He is survived by a sister, Elsie (George) Kleiber, three brothers,
Reinhard (Phyllis) Scheiderer, Lonnie (Dorothy) Scheiderer and Richard
(Sue) Scheiderer, all of Marysville; 11 nieces and nephews; 16
great-nieces and -nephews; and a host of friends.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Ingram
Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at St.
John's Lutheran Church, with the Revs. John Fair and Jack Heino
officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. John's Lutheran Church Bus
Fund or Memorial Hospital Mobile Meals Program in care of the funeral home.


THOMAS B. KREINBRINK

Thomas B. Kreinbrink, 64, of Leipsic, died Thursday, March 8, 2007, at his residence.
 A lifelong farmer and co-owner of Leipsic Self-Storage, he was a member
of St. Mary's Catholic Church Leipsic and its Holy Name, a Eucharistic minister and greeter.
He was a graduate of Leipsic High School. He served nine years on the
board of directors of Blanchard Valley Farmers Co-op, and was Putnam
County Soil and Water Conservation Farmer of the Year in 1994. He was a
member of the Putnam County Farm Bureau, Ottawa Knights of Columbus,
Leipsic Eagles, Holy Family Holy Aid and a fourth degree Knights of
Columbus Findlay Assembly.
He was born Dec. 20, 1942, in Leipsic, to the late Charles and Clara
Vennekotter Kreinbrink. He also was predeceased by a son, Patrick
Kreinbrink; two brothers, Joseph Kreinbrink and Robert Kreinbrink; and a
sister, Sister Mary Julene Kreinbrink SND. On Nov. 21, 1964, he married
Joan T. Beckman, who survives in Leipsic.
Other survivors include four children, Linda (Jerry) Schmenk of New
Cleveland, Jeff (Denise) Kreinbrink of Leipsic, Elaine (Gary) Hoehn of
Glandorf, and Judy (Ryan) Rigel of Marysville; 12 grandchildren; a
brother, Bernard (Agnes) Kreinbrink of Findlay; a sister, Doris (Robert)
Williams of Ottawa; and a sister-in-law, Patricia Kreinbrink of Leipsic.
Calling hours will be Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 8
p.m. at Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Leipsic, where a Knights of
Columbus rosary service will begin at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. A Mass of
Christian Burial will begin Monday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic
Church, Leipsic, with the Rev. George Wenzinger officiating. Burial will
follow in the church cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Mary's Catholic School or to the
charity of the donor's choice.
Condolences may be sent to:
www.lovefuneralhome.com.

DONALD CLYDE POLAND
Donald Clyde Poland, 77, of Prospect, formerly of Richwood, died Friday
morning, March 9, 2007, at his home surrounded by his loving and devoted family.
A 1947 graduate of Ridgeway High School, he was a retired farmer. He
also was retired from the B.F. Goodrich Company in Green Camp where he
worked for 30 years.
He was a member of the Fulton Creek Evangelical Friends Church, Farm
Bureau, West Mansfield Lions Club and enjoyed woodworking and gardening
He was a pillar of strength for his family which he loved deeply.
He was born July 1, 1929, in Hardin County, to the late Clyde Irvin and
Jennie Mae Ansley Poland. He was first married to Phyllis Jean Mouser on
June 5, 1948, and she died Feb. 9, 1982. He also was predeceased by two
daughters, Judy Mae Dennis and Deborah Kay Dreher, and two sisters,
Marilyn McElree and Anna Mae Modd.
On June 20, 1999, he married Glena Kathryn Moss, and she survives in
Prospect. Also surviving are three daughters, Victoria Lynn (Arnold)
Eizensmits of Grapevine, Texas, Terri Jean (Roger) Bugg of Richwood, and
Cathy Jo (Donald) Goden of Brevard, N.C.; sons-in-law, William Dennis of
Howell, Mich., and Daniel Dreher of Marion; grandchildren, Brian
(Jennifer) Eizensmits, Michael Eizensmits, Dane (Lori) Dreher, Deanna
(Greg) Urasek, Derrick (Jennifer) Dreher, Ryan (Jennifer) Bugg, Scott
Bugg, Mark Bugg, Alexander Goden and Kyle Dennis; three
great-grandchildren; a brother, Maurice Alvin (Patricia) Poland of
Findley; and a sister, Clara Margaret Garman of Kenton.
Calling hours will be Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. at Stofcheck Funeral Home,
Richwood. Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at the Fulton
Creek Evangelical Friends Church with Pastor Joe Kirby officiating.
Burial will be at the Byhalia Cemetery.
Mr. Poland's grandchildren will serve as pallbearers.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church at 10950 Fulton Creek
Road, Richwood, OH 43344.


PAUL ADAW CHAMBERLAIN

Paul Adaw Chamberlain, 84, of West Liberty, died peacefully Tuesday
night, March 6, 2007, at his home.
A 1940 graduate of North Lewisburg High School, he served in the United
States Army during World War II and earned battle stars for the
Rhineland, Battle of the Bulge and Central Europe. He also held the
Bronze Star as a combat infantryman and the Presidential Unit Citation.
He was past Master of the North Lewisburg Blazing Star Masonic Lodge;
past Chancellor of North Lewisburg Knights of Pythias; past Commander of
Wood-Rosebrook American Legion Post No. 745 East Liberty; a member of
the East Liberty United Methodist Church where he also taught Sunday
school; and volunteered as a member of the East Liberty Fire Department.
His career included working at Harding's, Western Southern Insurance,
Grimes Manufacturing and as an inspector at DAB in Bellefontaine for
more than 35 years.
He was dedicated to promoting youth athletic organizations as a member
and officer of numerous organizations, including Perry Zane Community
Civic Club, PTO, Logan Hills and East Liberty Athletic Booster Clubs.
He and his wife ran the concession stand for more than 10 years at the
East Liberty ballpark. He coached numerous East Liberty youth baseball
teams, as well as both East Liberty and North Lewisburg American Legion
baseball teams. As a young man he played for the North Lewisburg Fireman
fastpitch softball team.
Being an avid sports enthusiast he was sports editor of the North
Lewisburg Tri-County Advertiser. He was a devoted fan of both the
Cincinnati Reds and The Ohio State Buckeyes. Other hobbies he actively
pursued included traveling to historical sites, reading, golf, bowling,
being a train enthusiast, vegetable gardening and mushroom hunting.
He was dearly loved by his family and friends and will be greatly missed.
He was born in North Lewisburg, on Sept. 27, 1922, a son of the late
Paul Erwin and Donna Harriet Loveland Chamberlain. He also was preceded
in death by a grandson, John Michael Blackburn Weymouth.
On April 26, 1941, he married Wanda Ann Baker in Covington, Ky., who
survives, along with one son, Scott (Cheryl) Chamberlain of West
Liberty; three daughters, Joan (James) Reynolds of Miami, Jillian
(Phillip) Chamberlain-Holt of Cincinnati, and Sally Chamberlain of
Roanoke, Va.; one grandson, Aaron Chamberlain of West Liberty; two
great-granddaughters, Michelle (Johnny) Castellon of Quantico, Va., and
Catherine Weymouth of Miami; two great-great-grandchildren, Damyen and
Natalia Castellon of Quantico; two brothers, Robert (Dorothy)
Chamberlain of Urbana, and Michael (Peggy) Chamberlain of North
Lewisburg; and numerous nieces and nephews.
 Visitation will be held Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the
Kauffman-Eichholtz Funeral Home, West Liberty, followed by a memorial
service at 4 p.m. conducted by Dr. Jason Robson. A military service will
be conducted by the Logan County Honor Guard. Burial will be at a later
date at East Liberty Cemetery. At his request, Mr. Chamberlain's body
was donated to The Ohio State University Medical Center.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Logan County Cancer Society,
Wood-Rosebrook American Legion Post No. 745 East Liberty or any charity
of the donor's choice.
Condolences may be left at
www.eichholtzfuneralhome.com

MILDRED KATHLEEN SIMKINS
Mildred Kathleen Simkins, 83, of Marysville, died Wednesday, March 7,
2007, at Heartland of Marysville after being a resident there for 25 years.
She was a homemaker and graduated from Magnetic Springs High School,
class of 1941 and Marion Business College, class of 1942. She was a
lifetime member of the Old Union Church of Christ on Raymond Road.
She was always able to smile and enjoyed the staff and residents at Heartland.
She was born Aug. 10, 1923, in Broadway, the only child of the late
Richard Clayton and Mary Merle Jarvis Simkins.
She is survived by 10 first cousins, Clara Genther of Cincinnati, Mary
Lou (Ike) Sabins of Urbana, Leonard (Lucille) Belville of Delaware,
Richard (Louretta) Belville of Dublin, Elsie Skidmore of West Mansfield,
Bernice (Thelma) Bushong of Florida, Paul (Peggy) Anderson of Coshocton,
Evelyn McNeal of Mount Vernon, Myron (Sony) Simkins of Westerville, and
Esther (Robbie) Robinson of Marysville.
Services will be held Friday at noon at Mannasmith Funeral Home. Brother
Colin True of Urbana Church of Christ will officiate and burial will
take place next to the deceased's parents at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends
and family may call one hour prior to the service.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

FRANCIS N. ERWIN

Francis N. Erwin of Marysville, died Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2007, at Brown
County Hospital.
He was owner of Erwin's Shade Trees before his retirement and a member
and advisor to the Marysville Shade Tree Commission for 25 years. He
enjoyed the trees he planted and was known for his work on Central Ohio
golf courses and the Ohio State University grounds. Many local trees
also were planted and remain as a remembrance to him.
He was a member of VFW Post No. 3320, a 40-year member of American
Legion Post No. 79 and a member of the Heart of Ohio Fish & Game Association.
He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Memorial services arranged by Lisa (Kurtis) Guenther and family will be
held Saturday at 4 p.m. at Raymond United Methodist Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Veterans Memorial Fund in care
of Sue Erwin, 14821 Watkins Road, Marysville, OH 43040.

LETHA ALICE WALK
Letha Alice Walk, 92, of Plain City, died March 6, 2007, at Memorial
Hospital of Union County.
She was a faithful child of God and an active member of Unionville
Center United Methodist Church.
She also was a very active member of OES Elizabeth Chapter No. 56 Plain
City, past Worthy Matron twice and Grand Page to the Worthy Grand
Matron. She also served as treasurer for 14 years.
She was an interior decorator who wallpapered well into her 80s. She
also was famous for her fried chicken, egg noodles and apple pie.
She was born Aug. 1, 1914, in Centerburg, to the late Joseph H. and
Hannah P. Andrews Hutton. She also was predeceased by her husband,
Harold Austin Walk, in 1984; four brothers, Junior Hutton, Keith Hutton,
Ivan Low and Paul Low; and seven sisters, Anita Brinning, Virginia
Parks, Norma Davenport, Iris Flach, June Bartelme, Cora Mann and Mary Hutton.
She is survived by her sons, Charles A. (Judy) Walk and Harold Leland
(Judy) Walk of Plain City; a daughter, Rose (Roger) Davenport of Plain
City; nine grandchildren, Darrell (Cindy) Walk, Pam  (Sean) Canavan,
Kelly (Dale) Molden, Dwayne (Kathy) Walk, Brenda (Jeff) Squires, Regena
(Mike) Bliss, Marsha (Scott) Shalley, Conni (Jeff) Miller and Roger
(Lisa) Davenport; 20 great-grandchildren; sisters, Billie Anderson of
Marysville, Nellie Cramer of Fredericktown, Myrna Isaacs of Sunbury,
Josephine Clipse of Washington, Rose Tanner of Springfield, and Betty
Kline and Dixie Wilcox of Mt. Vernon; sisters-in-law,   Jane Low and
Bertha Low of Marysville, and Mary Hutton of Mt. Vernon; brother-in-law,
Robert Davenport of Delaware; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Calling hours will be Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Ferguson Funeral Home,
Plain City, where funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m.,
with Pastor Carol Tong officiating. An OES Elizabeth Chapter No. 56
service will be conducted Friday at 7:30 p.m. Burial will be in Darby Township Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Unionville Center United Methodist
Church, 127 Main St., Unionville Center,  OH 43077.
The guest book may be signed or condolences expressed at
fergusonfuneralhomeinc.com.


WILLIAM "BILLY" JERVIS II

William "Billy" Jervis II, 18, of Bellefontaine, died Sunday, March 4,
2007, as a result of a traffic accident.
He attended Galilee Lutheran Church where he participated in the music
ensemble and took part in the children's sermons.
A Bellefontaine High School senior, he was a member of the marching
band, symphonic band and jazz band. He also was an accompanist for the
women's glee club, honors choir and orchestra and played drums for the
Bellefontaine Les Fons Show Choir. He played in the Bellefontaine Encore
Summer Theater and was an honor student who composed some of his own music.
He was accepted at Akron School of Music and had just auditioned at the
University of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music.
He was a participant in the DARE program, a four-year member of the high
school varsity soccer team and was captain his senior year when the team
went to the sectional finals. He played Elite FC Soccer in Marysville.
He worked at Jack's Aquarium & Pets.
His passion was being with his brothers, music, magic and fish. He was a
great son, brother, grandson and a friend to all, and he will be sadly
missed by everyone he knew.
He was born Oct. 18, 1988, in Las Vegas.
He is survived by his father, William H. Jervis of Chesterfield, N.J.;
his mother, Suzie Rowe (Arden "Jas" Jr.) Neer of Bellefontaine; a
stepmother, Seanne Jervis of Bellefontaine; brothers, Jason Scott Jervis
of Bellefontaine, Bowan Jervis of Las Vegas, and Jesse Jervis and Arden
"Bear" Neer III of the home; a sister, Nikki (Michael) Russo of
Chesterfield, N.J.; maternal grandparents, Robert and Mary Luz Rowe of
Mexico, and Jane and Tommy Ronca of Naples, Fla.; paternal grandparents,
Arden and Kathy Neer of Bellefontaine; and his girlfriend and love of
his life, Kara Guinn of Marysville.
Calling hours will be today from 4 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 8
p.m. at Eichholtz Funeral Home, 321 N. Main St., Bellefontaine. Funeral
services will be held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at First Church of God in
Bellefontaine, with Pastor David Buchenroth officiating. Burial will be
in Bellefontaine Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to a music scholarship fund
established in the deceased's name at Bellefontaine High School, 820
Ludlow Road, Bellefontaine, OH 43311.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.eichholtzfuneralhome.com.

LYDA L. HERRON WOOD
Lyda L. Herron Wood, 97, of Milford Center, died Monday afternoon, March
5, 2007, at Heartland of Marysville.
She was a homemaker and former member of the Church of the Word in Mechanicsburg.
She was born Feb. 14, 1910, in Eagle Mills, to the late William R. and
Minnie O. Peck Herron. She married Floyd M. "Tom" Wood on July 11, 1927,
at the home of her parents near Irwin. He preceded her in death on Jan.
7, 1986, as did three sons, Floyd M. Wood Jr., Howard E. Wood and
Kenneth M. Wood; and a daughter-in-law, Joan Wood.
She is survived by two daughters, Ann (Paul) Goble of Plain City, and
Pauline E. Castle of Newark; two sons, Ernest (Linda) Wood of Florida,
and Don Wood of Mechanicsburg; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren
and great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Vernon E. "Bud" Herron of
Marysville; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home
where funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. with the Rev.
Steven Wood officiating. Burial will follow at the Milford Center Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association in
care of the funeral home.


SIERRA LIN FAUVER

Sierra Lin Fauver, 17, of Plain City, died Sunday, March 4, 2007, as the
result of an automobile accident.
She was a member of Sharon Mennonite Church and an employee of Dublin
Community Recreation Center.
She was a Jonathan Alder High School student who attended Tolles Career
Center. She lettered with the Jonathan Alder varsity volleyball team,
after beginning her career in the eighth grade.
A former member of a 4-H dog and horse club in both Union and Franklin
counties, she was an accomplished equestrian at Avalon Farm, Central
Ohio Riding Club.
As a youth Sierra studied piano and was laying a foundation to pursue a
nursing career.
One thing she delighted in was driving "Harley," her car.
She was born Aug. 5, 1989, in Columbus, the daughter of loving parents
Leonard T. and Theresa Casey Fauver, who survive. She was preceded in
death by her maternal grandparents, Helen and Daniel Casey; her
grandfather, Wesley W. Fauver; and an aunt, Alice Casey.
She also is survived by a sister and brother, Chelsea M. and Wesley L.,
whom she cared for greatly and was extremely devoted to; her paternal
grandmother, Lin Fauver; her great-grandmother, Lucille Fauver; aunts,
Susan (Dan) Tracy of Hilliard, and Elaine (Henry) DiSalvo and Annabelle
Marshall of Columbus; an uncle, Daniel (Miriam) Casey of Columbus; a
number of great-aunts and great-uncles, including a dear great-aunt,
Nellie Franz; numerous loving cousins; and many special and caring friends.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Ferguson
Funeral Home, Plain City. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11
a.m. at Jonathan Alder High School, where a one-hour visitation will
precede the service. Pastor Bob Yoder will officiate. Burial will be in
Forest Grove Cemetery.
Condolences or special memories may be shared at
fergusonfuneralhomeinc.com.

MARY LOU HARRISON
Mary Lou Harrison, 76, of Richwood, died Friday, March 2, 2007, at the
Ohio State University East Hospital following a six-month illness.
She was an active member of Essex United Methodist Church where she was
a church pianist for many years. As a young girl growing up in Richwood,
she was a soloist at Claibourne Methodist Church, always accompanied by
her mother, Laura Matlack.
She graduated from Richwood High School in 1948. As a young woman, she
was a maternity aide at the White Cross Hospital in Columbus, also
working at Marion Hospital.
After marriage, she was a hard-working farm wife, tolling many hours on
the family farm with her husband Robert, raising four girls and being an
excellent cook. Following her mother's example, she accompanied her
daughters as they sang and played at many church, school and social occasions.
She will be sadly missed by her many friends and family who loved her.
She was born Aug. 19, 1930, in Marion, to the late Everett and Laura Matlack.
Surviving are her devoted husband of 56 years, Robert Harrison, whom she
married Aug. 3, 1950, at Claibourne Methodist Church; four daughters,
Brenda Harrison of Richwood, Beth (Scott) Keith of Waynesville, Mo.,
Marty Harrison of Powell, and Barbara Harrison (Patrick Gordon) of
Athens; three grandchildren, Drew Keith of Seoul, Korea, Hannah Keith of
Kansas City, Mo., and Daniel Wasserman of Athens; one brother, Everett
(Marcella) Matlack of Columbus; and many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Stofcheck
Funeral Home, Richwood, where funeral services will be held Tuesday at
10:30 a.m., with the Rev. Bryan Lauzau officiating. Burial will be at Radnor Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Essex United Methodist Church,
32697 Route 37, Richwood, OH 43344 and/or the Friedreich's Ataxia
Research Alliance, P.O. Box 1424 Williamsville, N.Y. 14231
(
www.cureFA.org).

BETTY MAY JACOBSON SYMBOLIK
Betty May Jacobson Symbolik, 73, of Marysville, died Saturday, March 3,
2007, at The Sanctuary at Tuttle Crossing in Dublin, surrounded by her family.
She trusted Jesus Christ as Lord, and was privileged to serve Him at
Marysville's First United Methodist Church in ministries such as the
choir, Emmaus Walk, quiltmaking for needy babies, KAIROS prison outreach
and MOPS. She deeply appreciated her church family's loving kindness.
Conveying unusual warmth and care, she served as a registered nurse for
more than 33 years. She gained deep satisfaction from interacting with
both the patients and staff of Memorial Hospital of Union County, where
she began as a floor nurse and eventually directed the Ambulatory Care
Center. Previously, she had trained at Southside Hospital School of
Nursing in Youngstown, and served at posts there and in Dayton.
Truly, Mrs. Symbolik's gift was making others feel special. She
considered others more important than herself, gave generously of her
smiles, time, and talents, and was grateful for what she had. She was a
faithful wife, dear mother and grandmother, caring confidante and loyal
friend and a true Proverbs 31 woman. She was an encourager, a personable
listener, a music lover, a wonderful cook and an artistic and meticulous quilter.
She was born May 9, 1933, in Struthers, to the late Harry Clifford and
Edna Matilda Morse Jacobson. She also was predeceased by her brother,
Harry Wesley Jacobson.
She is survived by her husband of 52 years, William Stephen Symbolik,
whom she married Oct. 9, 1954, in Struthers; a son, William Symbolik II,
of Tavernier, Fla.; and four daughters, Lorraine (Steven) Adams of Upper
Arlington, Marcia (Bruce) Burkett of Williamsburg, Va., Deanne (Steve
Sneider) Symbolik of Windsor, Wis., and Nancy Symbolik of Lancaster;
seven grandchildren, Caroline, Alyssa, and Victoria Adams, Sarah and
Scott Burkett and Will and Shea Sneider; a sister, Dorothy (Jack)
Cooper, and sister-in-law, Anita Jacobson, both of Poland, Ohio;
brothers-in-law, Stephen (Jean) Symbolik of Austintown, and Thomas
(Kathy) Symbolik of Holland, Ohio; nephews and nieces, John, Dan, Terri,
Dawna, Linda, Harry, Cheryl, Susan, Stephen, Michael, Barbara Jean,
Gregory, Bradley, Jodi and Aaron; uncle, Dwight Kyle of New Wilmington,
Pa.; and many other dear friends and relatives, including Kelly Smith of Lancaster.
Visiting hours will be Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Underwood Funeral
Home and Thursday from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church
in Marysville. A Celebration of Life service will be held Thursday at 2
p.m., with the Rev. A. Richard Teller officiating. Burial in Oakdale Cemetery.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

HOWARD C. BLACK

Howard C. Black, 74, of Marysville died Friday, March 2, 2007, at
Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus surrounded by his immediate family.
He was a retired contractor and farmer. He was a colorful, resourceful
person who loved his family fiercely and worked diligently on their
behalf. He was raised in the Baptist faith.
He was born Dec. 31, 1932, to Ivan Christopher and Vera Jones Black in
the home where he resided all of his life. He was preceded in death by his parents.
He was married Dec. 31, 1954, at Bosque Farms Baptist Church in
Albuquerque, N.M., to the former Mollie Gilcrease whom he met while
stationed in the United States Air Force in Albuquerque.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Mollie; their children, Lisa Ann
(Roger) Nicol, Crystal (David) Rausch, Daniel Black, and David (Paula)
Black, all of Marysville; grandchildren, Trent (Diane)Young, Rebecca
(Joseph) Petzinger, Blane Rausch, Mollie Beth Rausch, Miles Rausch,
Greta Rausch, Ivan Rausch, Lydia Rausch, Christopher Black, Sara Black;
great-grandchildren, Natalie Young, Garrett Young, Sallie Young, Bella
Petzinger, and Baylor Petzinger.
Calling hours will be Sunday from 2-5 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home in
Marysville where funeral services will be Monday at 11:30 a.m. with the
Rev. Harry C. Rader officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Herman Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be his grandsons and grandson-in-law.
Memorial contributions may be made to the New Dover United Methodist
Church in care of the funeral home.

JAMES "JIM" F. DILLAHUNT
James "Jim" F. Dillahunt, 43, of Bellbrook, formerly of Marysville, died
unexpectedly Thursday, March 1, 2007, at Grandview Medical Center in Dayton.
A 1981 graduate of Springfield South High School, he received a bachelor
degree in music marketing management from Heidelberg College in 1986. He
was a member of Eternal Joy Metropolitan Community Church in Dayton and
was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church in Springfield. He also was a
former member of First English Lutheran Church in Marysville.
He was born Aug. 7, 1963, to the late Leonard E. and Mary Alice Hanshew Dillahunt.
He is survived by two sisters, Karen (Jimmie) Warwick of Divine, Texas,
and Julie (Bob) Rackham of Covington, Tenn.; three brothers, Mark (Sue
Ann) Dillahunt, the Rev. Brian (the Rev. Suzanne) Dillahunt and J. Tyler
Dillahunt, all of Marysville; nieces and nephews, Jason, Amy, Joshua,
John, Justin, Jordan, Nathan, Misty, Mindy Jayme and Noah; many cousins;
a close friend and comrade, Alice Schoen of Bellbrook; and numerous
friends whom he considered family at his church in Dayton.
Visitors will be received Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Underwood Funeral
Home. Memorial services will be held Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Eternal Joy
Metropolitan Community Church, 2382 Kennedy Ave., Dayton, with Pastor
Mark Pridmore officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jim Dillahunt Memorial Fund in
care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

 

 

 

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