Archived Obituaries May 2007
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HENRY KELLY CONKLIN
Henry Kelly Conklin, 83, of Hilliard, died Thursday, May 31, 2007, at
Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus.
He was a 1945 graduate of The Ohio State University, receiving a
bachelor of science degree in business administration. He was a Realtor,
appraiser and land developer in Hilliard.
He was a member of the 1939-1940 OSU basketball team, a life member of
the OSU alumni, 50-year member of Hiram Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite,
Shrine, 50-year member of the Columbus Board of Realtors and the
National Association of Realtors, 50-year member of IOOF, International
Order of Odd Fellows, Past Grand Master and a 50-year member of Grange
and the Franklin County Farm Bureau.
He was the 1998 Hilliard Senior Citizen of the Year and Hilliard parade
marshal in 1999. He was a member of Northwest United Methodist Church
and was an inspiration to all who knew him, a man of faith, hope and the
greatest of these is love. He lived by the Golden Rule.
He was born July 1, 1923, in Delaware County, to the late William Henry
Conklin and Calista Kelly Guss Conklin. He also was predeceased by a
brother, William Conklin, and a stepmother, Molean Conklin.
He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Kathryn Slyh Conklin; daughter
Connie (Douglas) Weakley of Plain City; sons, Dr. Ronald Kelly (Judy)
Conklin of Grove City, and Dean Henry Conklin of Denver; granddaughters,
Carrie (Dr. Mark) Hickman and Kimberly (Jake) Beathard; grandsons, Kelly
(Lyndsie), Kevin, Kyle (Sunday) and Kent Weakley; great-grandsons, Joey
and Jack Hickman and Joshua Kelly Weakley; great-granddaughter, Callie
Hickman; a sister, Barbara (William) Brake; a brother, Bob (Luella)
Conklin; uncle, Max (Madge) Conklin; sister-in-law, Nancy Conklin; and
nephews, nieces, cousins and many good friends.
Calling hours will be Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Northwest
United Methodist Church, 5200 Riverside Drive, Columbus, where funeral
services will be held Monday at 11 a.m., with calling hours one hour
prior to the time of the service with Pastors Harold Davidson and Bill
Hunter officiating. Interment will be at Wesley Chapel Cemetery. Masonic
and Odd Fellows services will be held Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Kelly and Mary Conklin
Scholarship Program for Hilliard City Schools, Fifth Third Bank, 3800
Main St., Hilliard, OH 43026.
Arrangements are being handled by Tidd Funeral Home, 5265 Norwich St.,
Hilliard. (
www.tiddfuneralservice.com.)

CLARENCE J. AMOS

 Clarence J. Amos, 92, of West Liberty, died Wednesday, May 30, 2007, at
Heartland of Bellefontaine following an extended illness.
He was employed by New York Central Railroad for 34 years before
retiring as an engineer on Aug. 4, 1975, and was a member of the United
Transportation Union and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Fireman & Engineman.
A member of Bellefontaine First Lutheran Church, he enjoyed Ford
automobiles and reading and traveling, having visited every state except
Alaska and New Jersey.
He and his wife formerly resided in Indianapolis and for 23 years made
their home in Nokomis, Fla. His fondest moments came when at his wife's side.
He was born Jan. 6, 1915, in Bellefontaine, to the late Homer Lee and
Edna Bullard Amos.
Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Frieda M. Orahood Amos, to whom
he was married Jan. 23, 1937, in West Mansfield; his sister, Margery
Lucille Lusby of Bellefontaine; three sisters-in-law, Goldie Garwood of
West Mansfield, Lela (Sam) Hone of Bellefontaine, and Sandra Slaven of
Logansville; two brothers-in-law, Francis Orahood of Bellefontaine, and
Jack Orahood of West Mansfield; and a sister-in-law, Beulah Orahood of
Bellefontaine, and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger
Funeral Home, West Mansfield. The Rev. Jonathan Bull will officiate and
burial will take place at Highland Memorial Cemetery. Visitors may call
from noon until the time of the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Logan County Cancer Society in
care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

GEORGE IRVING COOLEY
George Irving Cooley Sr., 67, of Prospect, died Wednesday, May 30, 2007,
at the Ohio State University Medical Center.
He had worked at Whirlpool for more than 30 years. Before that, he had
served in the Ohio National Guard.
He was born March 19, 1940, in Raymond, to the late John A. and Irene
Smith Cooley. On Dec. 24, 1990, he married Sandra Lee Allen, who also
predeceased him in September 1997.
He is survived by his mother, Marilyn Cooley of Byhalia; a daughter,
Katherine (Ricky) Simones of Prospect; three sons, William (Julie)
Cooley of Colorado Springs, Colo.; George Jr. (Julie) Cooley of
Prospect, and Michael (Shelly) Cooley of Marion; his former wife, Judy
Brown Cooley Collins of Montrose, Colo.; three step-daughters, Chrissy,
Donnis and Tammy; 10 grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; seven
great-grandchildren; two brothers, John (Sue) Cooley of Circleville, and
Gary (Donna) Cooley of Byhalia.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 at Ballinger
Funeral Home, Richwood, where funeral services will be held Wednesday at
1 p.m. with the Rev. Jeff Grant officiating. Burial will follow in Byhalia Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Ohio Diabetes
Association (
www.diabetesohio.org).
Condolences to the family may be expressed at
www.ballingerfuneralhome.com.

ROBERT A. HARVEY
Robert A. Harvey, 88, of Ostrander, died Wednesday, May 30, 2007, at The
Gables at Green Pastures following a short illness.
A longtime dairy and crop farmer, he and his family established
themselves in Union County in 1955. He was a member of Mill Creek Baptist Church.
He enjoyed woodworking early in life and following his retirement, liked
mowing, gardening, socializing with friends and keeping busy.
He was born March 5, 1919, in Harrisburg, Pa., to the late Robert C. and
May J. Albert Harvey. He also was predeceased by his wife, Luella "Lucy" Harvey in 1990.
He is survived by a son, Stephen Harvey and his fiancée, LuAnn Kissling,
both of Ostrander; a brother, Richard (Margaret) Harvey of Reynoldsburg;
three sisters, Mary (Lewis) Glendenning of Chillicothe, Norma Rorer of
Greenville, S.C., and Patricia Hefner of Fairborn; and many other relatives.
Calling hours will be Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Underwood Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Mill Creek Baptist
Church in Ostrander. The Rev. Pat Bruce will officiate and burial will be at Fairview Cemetery.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

DEBORAH KAY HUGHES
Deborah Kay Hughes, 38, of Delaware, died Wednesday, May 30, 2007, at
Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, after a courageous battle with cancer.
She attended Delaware Hayes High School and was a cashier at Speedway.
She enjoyed bingo, friends and family.
She was dearly loved and will be sadly missed by all.
She was born April 27, 1969, in Marion, to Larry and Darlene Monteith
Jones. Her father preceded her in death.
She is survived by her mother, Darlene Combs of Marysville, and
step-father, James Combs of Mechanicsburg; three daughters, Courtney
Hughes and her special friend, Richard Mooney, and Sabrina Hughes, all
of Ashley, and Britney Hughes of Delaware; a son and his special friend,
Brian Hughes and Stacey Ellis of Ashley; her fiancé, Rodney Munday and a
step-son, Todd Munday both of Delaware; three grandchildren, Audrey
Mooney, Derrick Mooney and Brian Hughes Jr.; two brothers, Robert
(Joyce) Jones and Jeffrey (Joanne) Jones, all of Kentucky; a
step-brother, Rodney Combs of Mechanicsburg; and many aunts, uncles,
cousins, nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Robinson Funeral Home, 32
W. Winter St., Delaware, where the funeral service will be Monday at 2
p.m. with the Rev. Jack Knox officiating. Interment will follow in Oak
Grove Cemetery.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.robinsonfuneralhomeinc.com

EBER JOSEPH BOYSEL

Eber Joseph Boysel, 80, of Kenton, formerly of West Mansfield, died
Tuesday, May 29, 2007, in the comfort of his own home surrounded by his
loving family after an extended illness.
He served as postmaster of the West Mansfield Post Office from Oct. 24,
1964, to Jan. 3, 1988.
He was baptized at age 14 at the East Liberty Church of Christ and was a
longtime member of the North Greenfield United Methodist Church where he
served as a trustee for more than 30 years.
He graduated from East Liberty High School in 1945 and studied
agricultural science following his military service. A proud veteran of
the U.S. Army, he was a past commander of West Mansfield American Legion
Post No. 603 and was a lifetime member of the VFW and the DAV.
A talented woodworker, he was a former member of the West Mansfield
Lions Club and the West Mansfield Conservation Club and was a longtime
baseball and softball coach in the community.
He and his wife enjoyed 18 winters in Bradenton, Fla., and his greatest
moments came when surrounded by his family.
He was born April 16, 1927, in West Jefferson, to the late William Pearl
and Hazel Stella Cook Boysel. He was preceded in death by two brothers,
Cassius and Amos Boysel, and three sisters, Marjorie Cronkleton, Jennie
Boysel and Ada Dixon.
Survivors include his devoted wife of more than 59 years, Erma Louise
Titus Boysel, to whom he was married Dec. 29, 1947, at his wife's
parents' home in Rushsylvania; his children, Linda Coats of West
Mansfield, and her fiancé, Dale Winner of Bellefontaine, Ronda (Randal)
Cronley of Kenton, and Mike (Teresa) Boysel of Philo; 13 grandchildren,
Shauna (Kevin) Chapman, Dan (Traci) Coats, Kristi Coats and her fiancé,
Christopher Bothel, Brandy Bowman and her fiancé, Justin Hunsaker,
Brittanie Boysel, Haylie Boysel, Kirsten Boysel, Melody (Eric) Miller,
Matthew (Amy) Bowman, Claudia Erwin, Chloe Erwin, Paige (Russ) Wallace
and Travis Cronley; 10 great-grandchildren, Ashley LeVan, Ryan Chapman,
Thomas Coats, Kiarra Coats, Kaydence Bothel, Miles Bowman, Dawson
Miller, Jessica (Jeff) Osborne, Andrea (Dave) Murdock, and Collin
Wallace; four great-great-grandchildren, Zaiden, Xander and Cole Murdock
and Alexis Chapman; two brothers, Jessie (Carol) Boysel of London, and
Pearl Robert "Jay" (Florence) Boysel of Frazeysburg; three sisters,
Minerva LeVan of East Liberty, Mary Collinsworth of Bellefontaine, and
Patty Ann Creiger of Piqua; a brother-in-law, Milton Cronkleton of West
Mansfield; a sister-in-law, Margie Boysel of Hilliard; numerous nieces
and nephews; countless friends; and his church family.
Calling hours will be Friday from 2 to 8 p.m. at
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home, West Mansfield. Funeral
services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the North Greenfield United
Methodist Church with the Revs. Don Riker and William Koppert
officiating. Burial with full military honors conducted by the Logan
County Honor Guard will take place at North Greenfield Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hardin County Hospice or North
Greenfield United Methodist Church in care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

PAULA AVENIUS
Paula Avenius, 85, of Essex, near Richwood, died early Wednesday
morning, May 30, 2007, at her home.
She was a homemaker, an accountant, and a trust officer at J.P. Morgan
for many years.
She and her husband split time in Essex at the family farm during the
summer months and in Tenafly, N.J., during the winter.
She was a member of Essex United Methodist Church.
She enjoyed spending time with her devoted bulldog, Clara.
She was born Oct. 1, 1921, in Richwood, to the late Fred and Clara
McDowell Reeley. She also was predeceased Oct. 19, 1998, by her husband,
David Avenius, whom she married May 30, 1953, in Queens, N.Y., and her
daughter, Nancy Avenius Ransome.
Memorial services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Stofcheck Funeral
Home in Richwood, with the Rev. Bryan Lauzau officiating. Burial will
follow in Price Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Essex United Methodist Church
and/or to a humane society of the donor's choice.


DANIEL LEE CASE

Daniel Lee Case, 56, of Culpeper, VA., and formerly of Marysville, died
unexpectedly Thursday, May 24, 2007, at the Culpeper Regional Hospital.
He was a computer technician and member of the National Rifle Association.
He was born Oct. 17, 1950, in Delaware, to the late Donald Earl and
Clara Alma Daniels Case. He also was preceded in death by a sister,
Carol S. Case, and a brother, Jerry L. Case.
He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Audrey Cook Case; a stepson,
Jason Shade of Culpeper; two brothers, Earl C. Case of Marysville, and
Tim D. (Pat) Case of Lake Park, Fla.; a nephew, Jeff (Corinna) Case; and
nieces, Jenny (Brian) Wing and Tisha (Dave) Moore.
A graveside memorial service will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at Oak
Grove Cemetery in Delaware, with the Rev. Steven Wood officiating.
Ingram Funeral Home is completing the arrangements.

VIRGIL LONGBERRY
Virgil Longberry, 87, of Lakeview, died Monday, May 28, 2007, at the
Gables at Green Pastures.
He was a member of Trinity Chapel Church in Milford Center. He was a
farmer and a past employee at Scotts. He was also a member of the Moose
Lodge at Indian Lake.
He was born April 23, 1920, in Waterloo, and was preceded in death by
his parents. He also was predeceased by his wife, Barbara, in 2000.
He is survived by his daughter, Marilyn (Robert) Wilgus of Middleburg;
his sons, Gary E. Longberry of Huntsville, Larry E. (Sharon) Longberry
of North Lewisburg, and Daniel L. Longberry of Naples, Fla.; 10
grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be today from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Freshwater, McDonald
& Vernon Funeral Home, North Lewisburg, where funeral services will be
held Thursday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Carl Spain officiating. Burial
will follow in Highland Cemetery, West Liberty.

NORMA RUTH RIGGS
Norma Ruth Riggs, 71, of Milford Center, died unexpectedly Monday
evening, May 28, 2007, at her residence after months of failing health.
She was retired from Memorial Hospital of Union County after 25 years of
employment as an LPN.
She was a life member of Trinity Lutheran Church and was a member of
PERI, Kings Daughters & Sons Circle of Remembrance and the Priscilla
Circle of Trinity Lutheran Church.
She enjoyed long distance biking and her time in nursing school.
She was born Dec. 17, 1935, in Marysville, to the late George C. and
Edna E. Kleiber Rausch. She also was preceded in death by a sister,
Florence Adams, and a daughter-in-law, Kelly Riggs. She was married June
13, 1954, at Trinity Lutheran Church by the Rev. E.J. Goedeking to
Patrick C. Riggs. He preceded her in death May 23, 2006.
She is survived by their sons, Steven P. (Cathy) Riggs of Ostrander,
Richard A. Riggs and fiancee Brenda Landon of Milford Center, and Jerry
L. (Vicki) Riggs of St. Charles, Mo.; three grandchildren, Derek,
Brendon and Audrey Riggs; a sister, Doris A. (Robert) Parr of
Marysville; and two brothers, Ralph J. Rausch of Columbus, and Donald G.
Rausch of Marysville.
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 1:30 p.m. at
Trinity Lutheran Church with the Rev. Barry Scott officiating. Burial
will follow at Milford Center Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church
Memorial Fund.


JOSEPHINE ANE "JO" THOGMARTIN

Josephine Ane "Jo" Thogmartin, 76, of Marysville and a former long time
resident of Richwood died Thursday evening, May 24, 2007, at the O.S.U. Medical Center.
She was a graduate of the Hartford High School, owned her own antique
shop on Route 4, Cottonwood Antiques, and had been a "Gray Lady" at the
former Polio Foundation in Magnetic Springs. She had also had worked as
an administrator at the Grady Memorial Hospital for more than 20 years,
enjoyed the theatre, reading and Gardening.
She was a devoted and dedicated member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in
Prospect, serving the church in many ways such as church council,
singing in the choir, North Western Ohio Synod Delegate, synod
Disabilities Representative, chairman of the synods ADAM Task Force,
three time DAYLE Conference for Lutheran Youth Adult Rep.
She was loved by all she knew and will be missed by all her many family
members and friends.
She was born Jan. 5, 1931 in Croton to the late George and Minnie (Fiess) Porschet.
She was preceded in death in August of 1983 by her husband, Donald Deane
Thogmartin, whom she married June of 1950. She was also predeceased by
grandsons Christopher Thogmartin and Cole Henry Goyer.
Surviving g are her children: Don (Julia) Thogmartin of Galion, Val
(Bill Belig) Thogmartin of Columbus, April (Mark) Goyer of Powell and
Lisa (John) Cleaver of Palatine, Ill. Also surviving are a
granddaughter, Jordan Dorothy Goyer, a great-granddaughter, Lauren
Bolton, four sisters, Ruth Nelson of Englewood, Fla., June (Wendell)
Shoemaker of Canel Winchester, Mary (Joe) Price of Negley, Ohio and
Linda Ryan of Jacksonville, Fla.
Friends may call Monday from 5-8 p.m. at the Stofcheck Funeral Home in
Richwood. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the St.
Paul's Lutheran Church in Prospect with the Rev. Russell Makant
officiating. Burial will be in the Claibourne Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the St. Paul's Lutheran Church and/or
the Disabilities Ministries for the E.L.C.A.


WILLIS ANDREW HERSHBERGER

Willis Andrew Hershberger, 65, of Marysville, died Monday, May 21, 2007,
at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
He was retired as a self-employed roofer and was a member of United
Bethel Mennonite Church.
He was born July 2, 1941, in Plain City, the son of Emanuel S.
Hershberger and Edna Mae Christner Hershberger. His father preceded him
in death in 1965 and his mother in 1992. He also was predeceased by two
sisters, Susie Ellen Hershberger in 1997 and Mary Naomi Hershberger in
1993, and a special friend, Mildred Herron.
He is survived by two brothers, Glen Hershberger of Middleport, and Joe
Hershberger of Marysville; three sisters, Emma (Robert) Depew and
Rebecca Headings of Plain City, and Nila Peffers of Columbus; six nieces
and seven nephews; and many great-nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Maranatha Community
Fellowship, 6240 Lucas Pike NE, Plain City. Funeral services will be
held Thursday at 2 p.m. at United Bethel Mennonite Church, 11342
Lafayette-Plain City Road, with Pastor Walter Beachy officiating. Burial
will be at United Bethel Mennonite Cemetery.
Condolences may be expressed at fergusonfuenralhomeinc.com.


JAMES R. EVANS

James R. Evans, 68, of Unionville Center, died Sunday morning, May 20,
2007, at Doctor's Hospital West.
He worked for Marble Cliff, Columbus Auto Parts and Select Sires as the
security officer and retired from Siemans Corporation in Marysville.
 He was a member of Plain City VFW and he enjoyed attending bluegrass
festivals in his camper. He never met a stranger and was loved by everyone.
He was born Sept. 15, 1938, in Lenore, W.Va., the son of the late George
R. and Polly Sturgell Evans. He also was preceded in death by his first
wife, Rita O'Stroske Evans in 1977; his second wife, Olive Fisher Evans
in 2002; and a sister, Alena Mullins.
He is survived by his children, Paula Evans of Delaware, and Daniel Ray
(Leslie) Vickers of Chillicothe; grandchildren, Billy Evans of Delaware,
and Heather Vickers of Plain City; a great-grandson, Jaddan Vickers;
brothers, Daniel Evans, Gilbert Jerrell, Adam Evans, Ruben Evans and
Herbert Smith; sisters, Sarah Ashley, Gladys Bartram, Wanda Hall,
Shirley Tucker, Mary Jane Thompson and Marlene McClain; and a special
friend, Connie Journey.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Ferguson Funeral
Home, Plain City, where funeral services will be held Thursday at 10:30
a.m. Burial will be in Darby Township Cemetery, Unionville Center.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Ohio Diabetes
Association, 1580 King Ave., Columbus, OH 43212.
Condolences may be expressed at fergusonfuneralhomeinc.com.

EDWIN DALE "ED" HOLYCROSS
Edwin Dale "Ed" Holycross, 84, of Bellefontaine and the West
Mansfield/Zanesfield area, died Sunday, May 20, 2007, in the comfort of
his own home after an extended illness.
He was a graduate of East Liberty High School and a longtime farmer.
He retired as a foreman at Rockwell International in Bellefontaine after
32 years of employment.
He was a proud veteran of World War II, having served in the 542nd
Ordnance Tank Maintenance Company in the United States Army. He was a
lifetime member of American Legion Post No. 173 in Bellefontaine.
He enjoyed golfing and fishing and had a knack for frequently trading in
cars and making a good deal. He enjoyed teasing family and friends and
possessed a memorable smile.
His greatest moments came when surrounded by his family or while sharing
a cup of coffee and a story with his friends at The Hungry Farmer in
West Mansfield.
He was born Oct. 26, 1922, in East Liberty, to the late Dale and Lucille
Patten Holycross. He also was preceded in death by a brother, Charles
Holycross, and two sisters, Marietta Patrick and Louise Stevens.
Survivors include his wife of more than 60 years, Helen LeVan Holycross,
to whom he was married Oct. 26, 1946, in Rushsylvania; two daughters,
Karen Sue Holycross and Arla (Larry) Mawhorr, each of Bellefontaine; his
son,, Mark (Vicki) Holycross of Spartanburg, S.C.; three grandchildren,
Tonya (Casey) Reed of Bellefontaine, Matthew Holycross of Columbia,
S.C., and Nathan Holycross of Spartanburg, S.C.; a great-grandson, Jacob
Reed; his sister-in-law, Shirley Cloyd of Bellefontaine; and several
nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger
Funeral Home, West Mansfield, where funeral services will be held
Saturday at 11 a.m. The Rev. David Wilson will officiate and burial with
military honors conducted by the Logan County Honor Guard will take
place at North Greenfield Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Universal HomeHealth/Hospice in
care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

ANNA MARIE "ANNIE" ZACHARIAS

Anna Marie "Annie" Zacharias, 81, a lifetime resident of Marysville,
died unexpectedly Thursday, May 17, 2007, at her home.
A lifetime member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, she was
baptized in 1925 and confirmed in 1939. She supported her church in many
loving ways, including serving on the catering and visitation committees.
She attended St. John's School through eighth grade and graduated from
Marysville High School in 1944. As a teen, she worked at Cussins and
Fearn hardware store at Court and Fifth streets. She retired in 1988
from Siemens after 28 years.
She liked flower gardening and sharing flowers among family and friends
and shopping and enjoyed antiques, yard sales, grape winemaking and
providing childcare for family and friends.
She loved and pampered her nieces and nephews and was considered a
"grandma" to them. She was her parents' devoted caregiver throughout their lifetime.
She always greeted everybody with a smile and was known for her sense of
humor, giving spirit and hospitality. She embraced and uplifted her
circle of friends and found the same comfort and joy from them,
especially from her niece, Kim.
Christmas was her favorite time of the year.
She was born June 16, 1925, in Marysville, to the late Henry George and
Matilda Weber Zacharias. She also was predeceased by three brothers, her
twin, Andrew Zacharias in 1947, Richard "Dick" Zacharias in 1998 and the
Rev. Edward Zacharias on March 12, 2007.
She is survived by two sisters-in-law, Berneta McAdow Zacharias and Mary
Zacharias, both of Marysville; nieces and nephews, Becky (Paul) Ferrell
of Sheffield, Sandy (Ted) Howard, Kim Zacharias and John (Sue)
Zacharias, all of Marysville, Eric (Mary) Zacharias of Minnesota, Alan
(Rhonda) Zacharias of Chicago, Sharon (Scott) Pender of Cleveland, and
Rick Mechler and Ruth (Bob) Crutcher of St. Louis; great-nieces and
-nephews, Samantha, Abigail, Sarah, Andrew, Hannah, Evan, Luke, Lori,
Holden, Lily Grace, Nick, Chelsea, Caleb, Rachel, Rebecca and Robert,
two great-great-nieces, Madison and Olivia Grace; two
great-great-nephews, Mason and Jackson; longtime neighbor, Peggy
Richardson; and many other friends, including Christine O'Harra, Mildred
Kinsey, Norma Parr and Marcelle Krouse.
Calling hours will be Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Underwood Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday 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 beside the
deceased's twin brother and parents.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

MAXINE C. LINZINMEIR

Maxine C. Linzinmeir, 89, of Tucson, Ariz., died peacefully, May 1,
2007, after a prolonged illness.
For many years she worked as a dedicated secretary/supervisor for the
United States Army Transportation School at Ft. Eustis, Va. She enjoyed
her retirement home for the past 26 years in Tucson.
She was born in Ohio, on March 19, 1918. Her parents, the late Aubrey
and George Cook, operated the former Parkview Restaurant in Marysville.
She also was preceded in death by her husband, Frank John Linzinmeir,
and her sister and brother-in-law, Rose and John Baker.
Survivors are her daughter, Sandra L. (Stan) Hovey of Urbanna, Va.; her
son, John Linzinmeier of Tucson; grandchildren, Aubrina C. Schryer, Eric
R. (Sue) Schryer, Andrea (David) Hipton, and Monica (Sven) Koening of
Sewickley, Pa.; great-grandchildren, Sara, Emily and Mason; and her
wonderful niece, Bonnie (Harry) Baker Burnside and their sons and
spouses, Jeff and Leigh and Jack and Suzi, and their children, Luke,
Tyler, and Cami.
A graveside service will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Oakdale
Cemetery, with the Rev. Dan Mortinger officiating.
Mannasmith Funeral Home is serving the family.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.
Those who wish to remember the deceased may offer a kind deed or word or
give a smile each day to someone in need of a good day.

SANDRA E. ROCKENBAUGH
Sandra E. Rockenbaugh, 50, of Marysville, died Wednesday morning, May
16, 2007, at her residence with her family at her side following an extended illness.
 A nature lover at heart, she enjoyed gardening, was a member of the
Sierra Club, and along with her husband, spent much of her pastime
hiking. Her educational accomplishments included business school and
graduating from the California School of Herbal Studies in 1989 which
included study in botany, plant identification, wild crafting, Materia
Medica, medicine making, plant therapeutics and the sacred way of herbs.
She was born June 26, 1956, in Montreal, to Harold D. and Patricia A.
Newton Sneath who now reside in Santa Rosa, Calif. She was preceded in
death by her father-in-law, Dorence "Rocky" Rockenbaugh.
She was married June 9, 1990, at the Chenoweth Redwood in Sabastopol,
Calif., to Ronald L. Rockenbaugh who survives. She also is survived by a
sister, Karen S. Robidoux of Sonoma, Calif.; a brother, Robert W. Sneath
of Brea, Calif.; her mother-in-law, Catherine Rockenbaugh of Marysville;
two brothers-in-law, Donald L. Rockenbaugh of Marysville, and John R.
(Teresa) Rockenbaugh of Richwood; a sister-in-law, Bonnie L. (Mike)
Rodenberger, of Marysville; and many nieces and nephews.
A gathering of family and friends will be held Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m.
at Ingram Funeral Home where a memorial service will follow at 3 p.m.
with the Rev. John Groat officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to HomeReach Hospice in care of the
funeral home.

NEAL  RONALD  MORLEY
Neal Ronald Morley, 81, of Plain City, died peacefully Tuesday
afternoon, May 15, 2007, at the Whetstone Care Facility, Columbus,
surrounded by his loving family.
He was a World War II Navy veteran and a hydraulic assembler for
Jeffrey/Dresser Manufacturing.
A member of Jerome United Methodist Church for more than 50 years, he
also was a  member of the Machinist Union of Columbus and American
Legion Post No. 79 of Marysville.
He was an avid fisherman, bowler and card player who enjoyed spending
time with his family. He will be remembered by the sparkle in his eyes
and his loving smile.
He was born April 10, 1926, in Columbus, to the late Frank E. and Ruth
Williams Morley. He also was predeceased by three brothers, Elmer,
Daniel and Roger, and two sisters, Nedra Greenlee and Maxine Stahler.
He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Martha D. Dort Morley;
five children, Sharon (Nelson) Castellanos of Maryland, Diane (Richard)
Early of Upper Arlington, Vickie (Viscount) Thurston of Maryland, Bruce
Morley of Marysville, and Donna (Thomas) Montgomery of Plain City; 16
grandchildren; three sisters, Betty Fink of California, Juanita (James)
Fry of Plain City, and Joanne (John A.) Studebaker of  Michigan.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Ferguson
Funeral Home, Plain City. Funeral services will be held Friday at 11
a.m. at Jerome United Methodist Church, 10531 Jerome Road, with Pastor
Gloria Brooks officiating. Burial will be in Jerome Township Cemetery.

MARY KATHLEEN BUCK
Mary Kathleen Buck, 76, of Columbus, died Saturday, May 12, 2007, at Bryden Place.
She was born Sept. 8, 1930, in Toledo, to the late Edwin and Gertrude Brannigan Buck.
She was of the Catholic faith and is survived by a sister, Anne (John)
Ryan of Irwin; three nephews, Patrick, David (Cheryl) and Richard Ryan;
a great-niece, Morgan; and a great-nephew, Mason.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. The Rev. David Poliafico will
officiate and burial will take place beside the deceased's parents at
Union Township Cemetery in Milford Center.
 Underwood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

CLARENCE D. ERICKSON
Clarence D. Erickson, 76, of Marysville, died Friday morning, May 11,
2007, at Memorial Hospital of Union County following a brief illness.
He was a retired electrical engineer with AT&T.
He was an Army veteran of the Korean War, held a membership in the NRA
and was a member of the Telephone Pioneers.
He was avid vegetable gardener and was the greatest Chicago Clubs fan.
His favorite pastime passion was playing solitaire, and he always won.
He was always so proud of being able to travel to all 50 states in the
Union and of being a "lefty."
His greatest loves in his life were his wife, children and grandchildren.
He was born July 10, 1930, in Chicago, to the late Clarence P. and
Elaine Walsh Erickson. He also was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Erickson.
He married the former Colleen M. Uster on July 20, 1957, in Chicago, and
she survives. He also is survived by their children, Debra L. (Kirt)
Anderson of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., Wendy S. (Michael) Rightnour of
Charleston, S.C., Jennifer J. (Jim) Carlton of Kona, Hawaii, and Glenn
K. (Tracy) Erickson of Marysville; nine grandchildren, Jason (Erin)
Carlton, Sarah (Randy) Weir, Anthony Erickson, Nicholas (Kristin)
Bushong, Ashley Anderson-Way, Jessica Erickson, Sara Rightnour, Chelsea
Anderson and Tess Rightnour; seven great-grandchildren; five
sisters-in-law; 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 Tuesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev.
David Lippert officiating. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery, where
full military honors will be provided by the Union County Honor Guard.
 Pall bearers will be Glenn Erickson, Kirt Anderson, Michael Rightnour,
Anthony Erickson, Nicholas Bushong, and John Isaacs.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice in care of the
funeral home.

IMO E. RILEY
Imo E. Riley, 83, of Marysville, died early Saturday morning at The
Gables of Green Pastures.
She had worked at Ranco Controls, lived most of her life in Delaware,
and was a member of the Eagles Auxiliary No. 376 of Delaware.
She was born May 7, 1924, in Columbus, to the late Gerald Simpson and
Ruth Griffen Simpson. She also was preceded in death by her husband,
Russell "Fred" Riley, on Aug. 11, 2001, and a daughter, Shirley Hoover,
on Nov. 23, 2005.
She is survived by two daughters, Martha (Ed) Beightler of Marysville,
and Debra (Mike) Weber of Delaware; a son, James Smith of Indian Lake;
14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; a sister, Marcie Dunham of
Marysville; a brother, Norman (Helen) Simpson of Marysville; son-in-law,
Dave Hoover of Delaware; and an aunt, Kate Simpson of Marysville.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Rodman Neeper Funeral
Home, 1510 W. William St., Delaware, where funeral services will be held
Wednesday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Linda Meredith officiating. Burial
will follow at Maskill Cemetery, Marysville.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.rodmanneeper.com.

RUTH I. McDANIEL
Ruth I. McDaniel, 84, of Marysville, and formerly of Dayton, died
Thursday, May 10, 2007, at Heartland of Marysville.
She was a long-time member of the Turner Road Church of Christ.
 She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Amon "Mac"
McDaniel, in 2004, and by three brothers and two sisters.
She is survived by two children, David (Donna) McDaniel and Pam (Roger)
Williams; two granddaughters, Kara Beth Kilby and Caroline Williams;
three grandsons, Robert McDaniel, Nate Williams and Kevin Williams; two
sisters, Ola "Midge" Davis and Opal Summerset; and a host of other
relatives and friends.
 Visitation will be Monday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Turner Road Church
of Christ, 450 Turner Road at the intersection of Philadelphia Drive,
Dayton, where funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. with Pastor Andrew
Brewster officiating. Burial will be at Dayton Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice of Marysville.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.NewcomerFamily.com.

EDITH M. STARLING
Edith M. Starling, 91, of Delaware, died Friday, May 11, 2007, at
Delaware Court Healthcare Center.
 A graduate of Portsmouth High School, she had been a resident of
Delaware County since 1938.
She was a retired cashier at Cussins and Fern Store, she was a retired
cook at Delaware City Schools and also a retired bookkeeper and
secretary at Woodward Elementary School.
She was a member of Zion United Church of Christ, the Delaware Business
Girl's Club and a euchre club.
She was born Aug. 29, 1915, in Sandy Springs, to the late Wheeler and
Edith Cooke Foster. She also was preceded in death by her husband,
Edwin, in 1974.
She is survived by a daughter, Judy Starling of San Francisco; a son,
Edwin Jr. (Joyce) Starling of Marysville; three grandchildren, Andy and
Amy Starling and Ali (Keith) Bayliss; and two great-grandchildren, Kasi
and Kameron Bayliss.
Visitation will be Monday from 2 to 3 p.m. at Robinson Funeral Home,
where funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Gunner Cerda
officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 5555
Frantz Road, Dublin, OH 43017.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.robinsonfuneralhomeinc.com

JAMES ARTHUR "JIMMY" VANDRE
James Arthur "Jimmy" Vandre, 21, of Marysville, died Thursday, May 10,
2007, at The Ohio State University Medical Center from injuries suffered
in an automobile accident.
A talented diesel mechanic and a hard worker, he was employed at
Grandview Motor Homes in Marysville after receiving an associate degree
in diesel mechanics and management from Lincoln Technical Institute in
Indianapolis in 2005.
He was a young man of faith and was a devoted member of St. John's
Lutheran Church. He was baptized into the family of God on March 16,
1986, and confirmed that faith publicly on April 16, 2000.
He would do anything for anyone and found great fulfillment volunteering
with St. John's Member Mission Outreach Team to Southern Ohio.
He was a 2004 graduate of Fairbanks High School, where he had been an
active member and officer of the school's FFA chapter and was proud to
have attained his FFA State Degree and his FFA American Degree. He
enjoyed raising steers and heifers and showed the Reserve Grand Champion
Heifer at the 2003 Union County Fair.
He also was a former member of the school band and golf team and in his
younger years played hockey in the Columbus Chill Hockey Association. He
was an all-American country boy who enjoyed truck pulls and rodeos,
hanging out with his friends around a bonfire, and living life to its fullest.
A wonderful son and brother, he dearly loved his family and they now
search for him in every memory.
He was born March 8, 1986, in Ft. Wayne, Ind., to James R. "Jim" and
Marlene F. Mesing Vandre who survive in Marysville.
Along with his parents, survivors include two sisters, Amanda (Adam)
Davis and Julie Vandre, who he lovingly called "Fatty," each of
Marysville; his maternal grandparents, Ralph and Edna Mesing of Decatur,
Ind.; his paternal grandparents, Kenneth and Mary Vandre of Ft. Wayne;
his aunts and uncles, Sylvia (Al) Ensley of Wolcottville, Ind.; Jim
(Pat) Mesing of Jacksonville, Fla.; Howard Mesing of Long Beach, Calif.;
Darlene (Gerry) Ehle of Harlan, Ind.; Wally (Carla) Mesing of Decatur,
and Kenneth (Janet) Vandre Jr., Beth (Don) Bartelt, Mark Vandre and
David (Tami) Vandre, all of Ft. Wayne; many dear first cousins; his best
friend who was like his brother, Johnny Hollar of Marysville; countless
other friends; his church family; and his girlfriend and love of his
life, Hannah Wilson of Westerville.
Calling hours will be Monday from 2 to 8 p.m. at Mannasmith Funeral
Home. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at St. John's
Lutheran Church, with the Revs. John Fair and Jack Heino officiating.
Burial will take place at the church cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Johnny Hollar, Brady Monroe, Dale Scheiderer, Larry
Nicol, Don Bartelt, Mark Vandre, Jack Purdy and Tom Purdy.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Member Mission Outreach
or the Fairbanks FFA.
Condolences may be expressed at
www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.

ELIZABETH HERD ARCHER

Dorothy Elizabeth Herd Archer, 53, of Marysville, died unexpectedly
Wednesday morning, May 9, 2007, at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
Her first love was her husband, children, and grandchildren.  She
enjoyed camping and needlework. She will be forever loved and missed by
all who were blessed to know her.
She was born Feb. 23, 1954, to the late William A. and Dorothy J. Ruble
Herd. She also was preceded in death by a brother, Lawrence A. Herd. She
was married Dec. 30, 1987, to her loving husband, Edward L. Archer, and he survives.
She also is survived by two sons, Michael D. (Robin) Thompson of Milford
Center, and Benjamin E. Archer of the home; four step-children, Michelle
(Les) Clayton of Middleburg, Teressa (Randy) Snedagar of Westerville,
and Jared (Erin) Archer and Jacob (Katie) Archer, both of Marysville;
six grandchildren; sisters, Joe Ella (Gene) Evilsizor, Joy Couch, Judith
(Bill) Chapman and Linda (Mike) Gordon; a brother, Raymond L. Herd; and
many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
There will be no calling hours or funeral services.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Benjamin Archer College Fund
in care of the Delaware County Bank, 108 S. Main St., Marysville, OH
43040 or in care of Ingram Funeral Home which is completing her arrangements.

ROBERT F. "SONNY" HOFFMAN

Robert F. "Sonny" Hoffman Jr., 70, of Marysville, died Tuesday
afternoon, May 8, 2007, at his residence surrounded by his family.
He was a retired farmer.
He was born March 29, 1937, in Union County, to the late Robert F. Sr.
and Clarabelle Piper Hoffman. He also was preceded in death by three
brothers, Frank, Marvin, and Dick, and two sisters, Carrie and Hazel.
He was married Dec. 17, 1955, at the Church of Christ in Christian Union
in Urbana, to the former Evelyn I. Cook. She survives, as do their
children, Michael L. (Tonda L. ) Hoffman of Marysville, Bob (Connie)
Hoffman and Cindy Hoffman of Milford Center, Tony (Lisa) Hoffman of
Middleburg, Rosa (Bill) Wibley of West Mansfield, Joyce (Ray) Huff and
Charles (Teresa) Hoffman of Logan, and Paul (Ruth) Hoffman and Paula
(Dave) Hays of Plumwood; 29 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren;
brothers, John (Judy) Hoffman of Mechanicsburg, Dan (Helen) Hoffman of
Marysville, Vern Hoffman of Belle Center, and Dennis Hoffman of
Plumwood; and sisters, Janet Cook of Mechanicsburg, and Dolly Knox of Columbus.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Milford Center Cemetery.

JUDITH EMMA PARTHEMORE
Judith Emma Parthemore, 62, died Monday, May 7, 2007, at her residence.
A graduate of Northwestern High School in Raymond, she was employed at
National City Bank in the Trust Department.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ray and Elva Parthemore, and a brother, Bert.
She is survived by her sisters, Karla Dotson, Joyce Parthemore and
Kathie Parthemore; a brother, Gordon Parthemore; a special
brother-in-law, Jim Goble; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Friday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Westhill Church of
Christ, 3220 Sullivant Ave., Columbus, where funeral services will
follow at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Rick Baumberger officiating. Interment
will be in Fairview McDonald Cemetery, McDonald Township.
Arrangements are being handled by Jerry Spears Funeral Home, 2693 W.
Broad St., Columbus.

JUANITA EILEEN STEINHELFER
Juanita Eileen Steinhelfer, 58, of Marysville, died Tuesday morning, May
8, 2007, at the Cleveland Clinic from complications of leukemia. She had
been under treatment there for six weeks.
She was employed at the Transportation Research Center near East Liberty
for 29 years, where she worked as a marketing coordinator until her
health deteriorated in September.
She was a member of the Church of God, an International Community, where
she served in various roles including church pianist. Her engaging
personality won her many close friends and her talent in art, sculpture,
and music brought her great admiration from those who knew her.
She was born March 2, 1949, in Marysville, to the late Victor and
Margaret Helm Renner.
On Sept. 3, 1982, she married Donald Laban Steinhelfer at the home of
the bridegroom's grandparents in Huntsville. They have enjoyed a happy
marriage of more than 24 years. She also is survived by two daughters,
Laura A. (Jeff) Schmidt of Wichita, Kan., and Heather R. (Phil) Wolford
of Richwood; and two grandchildren, Phillip Wolford of Richwood, and
Delaney Lian Schmidt of Wichita.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home.
A private graveside service will be held Friday at Huntsville Cemetery, Huntsville.


LEWIS E. POLAND

Lewis E. Poland, 65, of Russells Point, died Friday, May 4, 2007.
He grew up in Rosedale and was a 1960 graduate of Union Local Schools in
Milford Center. He worked for many years at Ranco Control in Plain City.
He was a member of the Moose Lodge and the Eagles. He enjoyed fishing
and camping.
He was born July 2, 1941, in Rosedale, the son of the late Victor and
Sue Collinsworth Poland. He also was preceded in death by a brother,
Ronald, and a granddaughter, McKenna.
He is survived by his son, Michael Poland of Irwin; two grandchildren,
Chase and Kierra; his brother, Howard (Dee) Poland of Powell, and
numerous other relatives and friends.
A gathering of family and friends will be held today from 5 to 7 p.m. at
the Skillman, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home in Mechanicsburg, where
funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m., with Pastor Ron Payne
officiating. Burial will follow in Guy Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to
vernonpreneed@woh.rr.com.

GREGORY A. SEDGWICK
Gregory A. Sedgwick, 58, of Horse Shoe, N.C., died Monday, April 16,
2007, when the vehicle he was driving was crushed by trees during severe
storms in North Carolina.
A 1966 graduate of Marysville High School and a graduate of The Ohio
State University, he moved to Horse Shoe after retiring from Arvin
Meritor in Troy, Mich.
He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and retired from the Army National Guard.
He was an avid golfer, champion Monopoly player, a member of the
American Legion in Hendersonville and Brevard, N.C., and a proud member
of the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association.
He was the son of the late Robert Clell Sedgwick and Betty Jo Rea Sedgwick.
He is survived by his loving wife, Margo D. Sedgwick; two sons, Mark
(Katya) Sedgwick of Houston, Texas, and Marc Campbell of Troy, Mich.;
four grandchildren, Karla, Alexis, James and Mark of Houston; three
brothers, Evan Sedgwick of Urbana, David Sedgwick of Olympia, Wash., and
Robert (Sandra) Sedgwick of Citrus Heights, Calif.; two sisters, Gina
(Jim) Black of Marysville, and Rebecca (Mike) Tyne of Galena; aunts and
uncles, Grace Ann and Paul Wood and Diane and Charlie Modena, all of
Marysville, and Nell Rea of Raymond; and many loving nieces, nephews,
cousins, and friends.
The family will hold private celebrations of the deceased's life at later dates.
In the deceased's memory, please honor those who serve our country.

GERMAN HENRY WELLS
German Henry Wells, 73, of Urbana, and Dunedin, Fla., died unexpectedly
Thursday evening, April 26, 2007, at his residence.
He worked at Mason and Lawrence Ribstone Silos in Urbana.
He was born Sept. 7, 1933, in Johnson County, Ky., a son of the late
Willis Jennings and Anna Litteral Wells.
Survivors include his wife, Lydia Margaret Collinsworth Wells whom he
married Dec. 20, 1952; one daughter, Debra Ann (Rolando) DeArmas of Palm
Harbor, Fla.; two sons, H. Kevin (Nicholina) Wells of Valrico, Fla., and
Dale K. (Kathleen) Wells of Dayton; two brothers, William (Nancy) Wells
of Richwood, and Bob Litteral of Paintsville, Ky.; two sisters, Ann
Darragh of Tallahassee, Fla., and Helen Rice of Mt. Sterling, Ky.; eight
grandchildren, Brad, Kerrie, Emily, Lauren, Jacob and Evan Wells, all of
Ohio, and Larry Wells and Devin DeArmas of Florida; a niece, Brenda
Jarvis of Woodstock, Va.; a sister-in-law, Myrtle Eberwein of Piqua; and
several other nieces, nephews and cousins.
Calling hours were Tuesday, May 1, at the Walter-Shoedinger Funeral
Home, Urbana, where funeral services were held Wednesday, May 2.
Burial was at Highland Memorial Cemetery, West Liberty.


EVELYN ELAINE LOUDERMILK

Evelyn Elaine Loudermilk, 76, of Milford Center, died Tuesday, May 1,
2007, at the Memorial Hospital of Union County emergency room.
She retired from the Columbus Dispatch advertising section as
receptionist/secretary.
She was a loving mother and doting grandmother who will be dearly missed
by all who knew her.
She was born April 10, 1931, in Delaware, to the late Harold and Clara
Kirts Schaffer. She also was preceded in death by her husband, Lester E.
Loudermilk, in 2002, and an infant daughter, Lavonna D. Loudermilk.
She is survived by her children, Christopher (Carol) Loudermilk of
Richwood, Celia (Michael) Roberts of Edgewood, Md., and Candice
Loudermilk and her fiancé Terry South of Milford Center; 11
grandchildren, Benjamin and Heather Loudermilk, Nisha (Mandell
Stanford), Vicki (Ducarmel Augustin), Mick and Michelle Roberts, Estell
Crabtree Jr., and Taleah, Ellen, Mattie and Matthew Jr. DeMatteo; a
great-grandson, Noah Mandel Stanford; sisters, Geraldine Silcott of
Worthington, and Norma Wittibslager of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; and numerous
nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Calling hours will be Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at Ferguson Funeral Home,
Plain City, where funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. Burial
will be at Forest Grove Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the National Heart Foundation.

MICHELLE LYNN MESSENGER
Michelle Lynn Messenger, 43, of Forest, died Wednesday, May 2, 2007, at
Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus.
She had lived in the Forest area for the past 11 years. She provided
child care for many children and enjoyed doing crafts and volunteering
with the Silver Creek Sliders Horse 4-H Club.
She enjoyed spending time with her friends and family.
She was born June 13, 1963, in Marysville, the daughter of Elza "Duke"
Gregory and Linda Parsons Gregory Bertram. She was preceded in death by
her father, father- and mother-in-law, Calvin and Nellie Messenger;
grandfather and grandmother, Howard and Goldie Gregory; and
grandmother, Mabel Sherfy.
She is survived by her husband, Marshall Messenger of Forest; a
daughter, Amanda Draper of Forest; her mother of Bluffton, Ind.;
stepmother, Phyllis Gregory of West Mansfield; three brothers, James
(Pamela) Gregory of Bluffton, David Bertram of Chicago, and David Draper
of West Mansfield; a sister, Melinda Draper of West Mansfield; three
brothers-in-law, Wayne (Carol) Messenger and Jay (Kathy) Messenger of
Forest, and Marvin (Cheryl) Messenger of Boston; a sister-in-law,
Barbara (Richard) Sladick of Sarasota, Fla.; an aunt, Nancy (Ronald)
Augenstein of Marysville; 20 nieces; 23 nephews; and many cousins and
other family members and friends.
Calling hours will be Friday, May 11, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Bridgeport
Church in Dunkirk, where memorial services will follow at 6 p.m. with
Pastor Greg King officiating. Burial will be Saturday, May 12, at 11
a.m. at Oakdale Cemetery, Marysville.
Arrangements are in charge of Price Funeral Home, 123 N. Main St.,
Kenton, OH 43326.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at
pricefh@bbscorp.net.

 
ILA M. POLING SHUMAN
Ila M. Poling Shuman, 85, of Brooklyn, Ohio, died Tuesday, May 1, 2007
in Parma.
She was born Jan. 1, 1922, in Lancaster, to the late Homer and Nellie
Hilliard Poling. She was the devoted wife of the late Ralph Palmer and
the late Bernard Shuman.
She was the beloved mother of Jack (Jean) of Brooklyn, and Richard
(Mary) Palmer of Chardon; dear grandmother of four; great-grandmother of
six; and cherished sister of five.
Private services will be held.
Arrangements are in charge of Busch Funeral Home, 7501 Ridge Road, Parma.

 

 

 

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