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C. LESLIE CANODE
C. Leslie Canode, 93, of Potterville, Mich., and formerly of Marysville,
died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2007, at the E. W. Sparrow Hospital in Lansing,
Mich., following a brief illness.
He was retired from the State of Ohio Department of Corrections.
He was a longtime member of Marysville First United Methodist Church.
He was born Sept. 29, 1914, in Salem Township, Meigs County, to the late
C. Clarence and Elizabeth Jane Phillips Canode. He also was preceded in
death by a son, Charles L. "Chuck" Canode Jr. He married the former
Myrtle Caster on Oct. 3, 1936, in Point Pleasant, W.Va., and she
predeceased him on Jan. 24, 2005.
He is survived by a son, Kenneth L. (Janet C.) Canode of Potterville,
Mich.; three grandchildren, Devon (Sintsint) Canode of Phoenix, Ariz.,
Jillian Canode of Lafayette, Ind., and Jeffrey A. Canode of Mansfield;
two great-grandchildren, Alyssa and Joshua Canode of Colorado; three
step-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren; a brother, Walter
Canode of Apple Creek; and a sister-in-law, Annabelle Canode of Pickerington.
Calling hours will be Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home,
where funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m., with the Rev.
Tom Schwind officiating. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church in
care of the funeral home.
Curt Foreman, 55, of Richwood, formerly of LaRue, died late Tuesday
evening, Oct. 30, 2007, at his home.
He was a 1970 graduate of Worthington High School and a graduate of The
Ohio State University.
He very much enjoyed his work at the LaRue Library. When able, he
enjoyed playing golf and reading.
He was born March 31, 1952, in Florence, S.C., to Lee C. and Marjorie A.
Watkins Foremen. His father predeceased him and his mother survives in Marion.
Also surviving are his brothers, Mark (Denise) Foreman of Stockton,
Calif., Paul (Mara) Foreman of St. Louis, Mo., Eric (Sandra) Foreman of
Hilliard, and Todd Foreman of Orlando, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews
with whom he enjoyed spending time.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at Stofcheck-Ballinger
Funeral Home in Richwood, where friends may call Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m.
Burial will be at Price Cemetery. Pastor Joseph Rhea will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ohio Optometric Foundation,
250 E. Wilson Bridge Road, Worthington, OH 43085.
Remembrances and condolences may be expressed at stofcheck-ballinger.com.
PATRICIA A. CORNELL MORGAN
Patricia A. Cornell Morgan, 57, of Marysville, died Sunday, Oct. 28,
2007, at Riverside Methodist Hospital.
She was a 1968 graduate of Westerville High School and a 1970 graduate
of Columbus Business University.
She was preceded in death by her father, Charles "Hod" Cornell, and her
father-in-law, Walter Morgan.
Her mother, Geneva Cornell, survives in Columbus. She also is survived
by her husband of 37 years, Mike; sons, Todd M. Morgan of Columbus, and
Joel A. Morgan of Marysville; a grandson, Cameron Drew Morgan; a sister,
Rose (Dwight) Horch of Medford, N.J.; two brothers, Fred (Maria) Cornell
of Bradenton, Fla., and Dick (Dona) Cornell of Converse, Texas; her
mother-in-law, Frances Morgan of Columbus; a sister-in-law, Vicki
(James) Beiswenger of Columbus; many nieces and nephews; and a canine
Calling hours will be today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Moreland
Funeral Home, 55 E. Schrock Road, Westerville, where funeral services
will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Stan Fawley officiating.
Burial will be in Northlawn Memory Gardens.
MINERVA S. LEVAN
Minerva S. LeVan, 86, of East Liberty, died peacefully while she slept
at her home Sunday, Oct. 28, 2007, after an extended illness.
She was employed for 26 years at G.C. Murphy and retired in 1983 as
assistant manager. She formerly owned and operated the North Greenfield Country Store.
She was a faithful member of North Greenfield United Methodist Church
and served as Sunday school teacher, secretary, and president of the
United Methodist Women. She was a longtime supporter of the American
Cancer Society and collected countless clothes for the homeless through
the New Life United Methodist Church, Columbus.
She was an avid traveler.
She was born May 13, 1921, in Rosedale, to the late Pearl and Hazel Cook
Boysel. She married John Henry LeVan in March 1940, and he preceded her
in death in December 1979. She also was preceded in death by a son,
Charles LeVan; three brothers, Cassius Boysel, Amos Boysel and Eber
Boysel; two sisters, Ada Dixon and Marjorie Cronkleton; and an infant
sister, Jenny Boysel.
Survivors include her children, the Rev. Phyllis (Richard) Radlinski of
Queenstown, Md., and Terry (Shelby) LeVan of East Liberty; nine
grandchildren, Robin (John) Wellhousen, Scott (Carmen) LeVan, April
(Travis) Hodge, Bradley (Angie) Hatcher, Andrea Ross, Sherri Costin, Tom
(Jamie) LeVan, Charles "Chip" LeVan and Josh LeVan; 12
great-grandchildren, Christina and Jessica Hatcher, Deidre Wellhousen,
Kelley Gibson and Taylor Hodge, Alex, Amanda, and Andrew Ross, Clay
LeVan, Makenna and Chase LeVan, and Colten Costin; two sisters, Mary
Collinsworth of Bellefontaine, and Patty Geiger of Troy; two brothers,
Jess (Carol) Boysel of London, and Pearl Jay (Florence) Boysel of
Frazeysburg; a sister-in-law, Erma Boysel of Kenton; a brother-in-law,
Milton Cronkleton of West Mansfield; many nieces and nephews; and her
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home, West Mansfield. Funeral
services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at North Greenfield United
Methodist Church. The Rev. Jon Cook will officiate, and burial will take
place at North Greenfield Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the North Greenfield United
Methodist Church Food Pantry in care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.
BRUCE E. MORSE
Bruce E. Morse, 85, of Marion and formerly of Richwood, died Sunday
evening, Oct. 28, 2007, at Marion General Hospital.
He was a World War II veteran of the Army Air Corps. He retired in 1984
after 42 1/2 years of employment as a machinist at Tecumseh Products in Marion.
He was a member of Abundant Life Assembly Church in Marion, and a former
member of the Rush Creek (formerly Essex) United Methodist Church and
the Marion Senior Center.
He was a gentle man who was loved by his family and friends, and he will
be sadly missed.
He was born Nov. 12, 1921, in Morrow County, to the late Frank and Rilla
Benedict Morse. He also was preceded in death by three brothers,
Lawrence, Charles and Herb Morse; a sister, Grace Morse; and a
brother-in-law, Dale Slemmons.
On April 19, 1946, in Marysville, he married the former Kathryn D.
Slemmons, and she survives. Also surviving are three sons, Mauri Ray
(Jackie) Morse of Marion, Patrick Jay (Marilyn) Morse of Richwood, and
Michael Scott Morse of Columbus; four grandchildren, Barbara (Leslie)
Phillips of Cleveland, Brent (Brenna) Morse of Delaware, Jillian Morse
of Leesburg, Fla., and Jason Morse of Marysville; eight
great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law, Gene (Betty) Slemmons of Prospect,
Glen (Vonie) Slemmons of Caledonia, and Lynn (Helen) Slemmons of Prospect.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Stofcheck-Ballinger
Funeral Home, Richwood, with Pastor Douglas Ford officiating. Burial
will follow at Claibourne Cemetery, where military honors will be
provided. Visitors may call Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Abundant
Life Assembly Church in Marion, and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Rush Creek United Methodist
Church, 32697 Route 37, Richwood, OH 43344 or Abundant Life Assembly
Church, 2303 Marion-Mt. Gilead Road, Marion, OH 43302.
Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at
DORIS A. BASINGER
Doris A. Basinger, 88, of Pandora, died Sunday evening, Oct. 21, 2007,
at the Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay.
She was a homemaker and helped her husband farm outside of Pandora.
She was a loving Christian woman whose greatest joys were nurturing her
family and watching their academic and athletic achievements.
She was a member of Pandora United Methodist Church where she
participated in the V.O.S.H. program, the Mid-Century Club and formerly
worked with the board of elections for many years.
She was a former 4-H advisor for the Blanchard Stitch and Stir and an
excellent seamstress, cook and gardener. She was an avid Ohio State
University fan, but most of all was a loving mother, friend and neighbor.
She was born June 20, 1919, in Hancock County, to the late J. Wilbur and
Ova Hartman Peters. She married Naden A. Basinger in 1945, and he
preceded her in death in 1987. She also was preceded in death by a
daughter, Sondra Stavish, in 1978.
She is survived by daughters, Dorla (Ron) Finch and Debra Basinger, both
of Marysville, and Nada (Ray) Miller of Perrysburg; a son, Ned (Cheryl)
of Pickerington; a special son-in-law, Robert (Pat) Stavish of Bowling
Green; grandchildren, Bethanie Oren, Brooke (Miguel) Avello, Cortney
(Brian) Nam, Kristin (Larry) Watson, Andrew (Amy) Stavish, Christopher
and Kimberly Basinger and Seth, Kaitlin and Kira Miller;
great-grandchildren, Camila, Sebastian, Diego, Cristina, Ashley, Megan,
Alexander and Andrew; four step-grandchildren; four
step-great-grandchildren; siblings, Nana Lee, Grace (James) Sherman and
Gertrude (Karl) Gingrich, all of Findlay, Gerald (Marlene) Marvin of
Vanlue, and Sharyn Sheehan of Sarasota, Fla.
Visitation will be held Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., at
Coldren-Crates Funeral Home, 205 W. Sandusky St., Findlay. The funeral
service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Pandora United Methodist
Church, Route 12, Pandora, where visitation will be held one hour prior
to the service. The Rev. Mark Hollinger will officiate, and burial will
be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Riley Township.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Pandora United Methodist
Church, American Cancer Society and/or American Heart Association.
Online condolences may be made at www.coldrencrates.com.
HENRY M. LOWE
Henry M. Lowe, 87, of Ostrander, died Sunday evening, Oct. 21, 2007, at his residence.
A U.S. Army Air Force veteran, he delivered the Columbus Dispatch for 18
years. Prior to that he had retired in 1982 from Scott's in Marysville
after 25 years and had worked at North American Aviation in Columbus,
and carried can milk for Nestle's in Marysville.
He was a graduate of Magnetic Springs High School who enjoyed gardening,
bee keeping, farming and tinkering with everything. In his earlier
years, he enjoyed wood carving in his wood shop and boating.
He was a member of the 20-year club at Scott's.
He was born Dec. 15, 1919, in Delaware County, to the late Orville and
Dorothy Turner Lowe. He also was preceded in death by his wife, Iva, in
1998, and three brothers, Raymond, Robert and Fred.
He is survived by three sons, Everett (Jo Ann) of Marysville, Ed (Jo
Ann) of Ostrander, and Fred of Marysville; two daughters, Sue (Danny)
Jones of Ewing, Ky., and Shirley Link of Ashley; 11 grandchildren; eight
great-grandchildren; two sisters, Dorothy Painter and Barbara Case of
Delaware; sisters-in-law, Ernestine Lowe and Jean Lowe of Delaware; and
numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive visitors Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Rodman
Neeper Funeral Home, 1510 W. William St., Delaware, where funeral
services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Wayne Engle
officiating. Burial will follow in Newhouse Cemetery, with the Delaware
County Veterans Association providing military honors at graveside. The
family will host a reception at the Rodman Neeper Funeral Home Community
Room immediately following the graveside services.
Condolences may be expressed at www.rodmanneeper.com.
CHARLINE H. REISELT
Charline H. Reiselt, 86, of Marysville, formerly of Plain City, died
Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007, at Milcrest Nursing Center, with her family at her side.
A devoted wife, mother and grandmother, she was a homemaker who dearly
loved her family.
She was a member of God's Country Church in Marysville, and was a former
member for many years of New California United Presbyterian Church,
where she was a deaconess, secretary, head of the women's group and a
Sunday school teacher. She was a member of Elizabeth Chapter No. 56
Order of Eastern Star of Plain City and formerly served as Worthy Matron
and secretary and held other appointed offices.
She was a fan of the Ohio State University Buckeyes and treasured time
spent with her family.
She was born Dec. 27, 1920, in Toledo, to the late James and Bertha
Caulkins Armsden. She was raised in the Masonic Home in Springfield. She
also was preceded in death by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law,
Bernard and Edna Reiselt, Eugene Cahill, and Hilda and Carroll Kandel.
Survivors include her devoted husband of 61 years, Kenneth Reiselt, to
whom she was married Oct. 19, 1946, in Greenup, Ky.; her son, Leslie
(Ruth) Reiselt of North Port, Fla.; two grandsons, Erich (Christa)
Reiselt of Radnor, and Kurt Reiselt of Fremont; a sister, Donna Morgan
of Columbia, S.C.; two sisters-in-law, Margie (Carl) Harrington of
Columbus, and Barbara Cahill of Plain City; many loving nieces, nephews
and friends; and a special friend and mother of her grandsons, Dianna
Sue Reiselt of Gahanna.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Mannasmith Funeral
Home, where an Eastern Star service will be observed at 8 p.m. The Rev.
John M. Groat will conduct graveside services Friday at 11 a.m. at
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ohio Masonic Home Endorsement
Fund, 2655 W. National Road, Springfield, OH 45504.
Condolences may be expressed at www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.
PHYLLIS NELL SHEETS THOMPSON
Phyllis Nell Sheets Thompson, 73, of Marysville, died Saturday morning,
Oct. 20, 2007, at the Columbus Alzheimer Care Center.
She graduated as valedictorian of the 1951 Mercerville High School class
and married the class salutatorian, W. Joe Thompson. She attended office
training courses after high school and worked as a telephone operator at
the Ohio Bell Telephone Co. in Dayton and Columbus, and as a clerk at
Dayton Power and Light Co. in Sidney before becoming a full-time
homemaker. She and her husband made homes in Dayton, Sidney,
Bellefontaine and Marysville.
She enjoyed reading, gardening and animals, especially dogs. She was a
devoted wife and mother and good friend and supportive neighbor to many.
During the course of her Alzheimer's, she received compassionate care
from the caregivers at Columbus Alzheimer Care Center, Harbor Light
Hospice and the Gables at Green Pastures.
The oldest of six children, she was born Nov. 26, 1933, in Gallia
County, to the late Vance Dayton and Vera Hazel Shoemaker Sheets. She
also was predeceased by her brother, Kendall Sheets.
She is survived by her husband of almost 53 years, W. Joe Thompson of
Marysville, whom she married Nov. 27, 1954, in Columbus; a daughter,
Jolene Marie Thompson of Westerville; two sisters, Marilyn (Richard)
Cline of Columbus, and Vivian (Ernie) Hammond of Grove City; two
brothers, Duane Sheets of Bloomington, Ind., and Jeff (Janice) Sheets of
Ashville; five sisters-in-law, Helen Plants of Point Pleasant, W.Va.,
Edna (John) Gluth of Johnson City, Tenn., Hettie (Ronnie) Trout of
Patriot, Jeannie Gillott of Naples, Fla., and Margaret (Mike)
Connaughton of Plantations, Fla.; and aunts, uncles, numerous nieces and
nephews, friends and neighbors.
Visitation will take place Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Underwood
Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m.
Graveside services will follow the funeral at 2:30 p.m. at Harrison
Township Cemetery off Route 23 near South Bloomfield. Pastor Frank
Waters will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Columbus Alzheimer Care Center
Resident/Staff Fund, 700 Jasonway Ave., Columbus, OH 43214 or to the
Union County Humane Society, P.O. Box 413, Marysville, OH 43040.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
LAWRENCE E. RAINES
Lawrence E. Raines, 94, of Marysville, died Thursday evening, Oct. 18,
2007, surrounded by his family and caregivers.
He was retired from the Ohio Department of Industrial Relations.
He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving from 1942 to 1947,
spending four years of his duty in England, and earning the rank of Master Sergeant.
After the war, he and his brother Martin operated the Raines Brothers
Restaurant in Marysville from 1948 until the 1960s. He also had been
employed with the Union County Engineer's Office.
He was the oldest living member of Marysville First United Methodist Church.
He was a tremendously hard-working man and a loving husband and father
who enjoyed visiting with people and telling stories.
He was born Oct. 14, 1913, in Marysville, to the late Edwin and Amelia
Parr Raines. He also was preceded in death by a sister, Mildred
Bellville; three brothers, Max, Martin and Eugene Raines; and a
grandson, Jason Lusson. He married the former Avis Ione Baker on Jan.
10, 1947, at Marysville First United Methodist Church. She preceded him
in death on Dec. 15, 2002.
He is survived by his children, Max (Donna) Raines of Lancaster, and
Marilyn Raines of Marysville; grandchildren, Charity (Chad) Ritchey,
Hesper (Brett) Stover, Nick (Shilpa) Lusson and Bobby and Amanda Ward;
five great-grandchildren, Cameron, Dominic, Paige, Max and Emma; special
friends, George Bennett, Holly Zachariah, Justin Shepherd, Joan
Willbarger and Betty Michael; and sweet caregivers, Michelle, Holly,
Deb, Mishellee and Amy.
Calling hours will be Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home,
where funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Tom Schwind
officiating. The Union County Honor Guard will provide military honors
at the funeral home following the service. Burial will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice or perhaps
donors would visit an elderly person they know.
MARGARET A. "PEG" WORTHINGTON
Margaret A. "Peg" Worthington, 78, of Conover and formerly of
Marysville, died Friday morning, Oct. 19, 2007, at the home of her
daughter following an extended illness.
She was retired after more than 20 years of employment with Union County
Adult and Family Services.
She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary and the Catholic Ladies of Columbia.
She was born July 12, 1929, to the late C. Robert and Catherine Eyler
Kennedy on the family farm in Madison County. She was married to John
Worthington, who also preceded her in death, as did two brothers, Robert
Kennedy and John Kennedy.
She is survived by her children, Cynthia G. (Michael) Lowe of
Marysville, and Shelly L. Worthington and Michael C. (Donette)
Worthington of London; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren;
and three brothers, James Kennedy of Conover, Jerry (Susie) Kennedy of
Galloway, and William (Mary Ann) Kennedy of Pennsylvania.
Private family services will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice in care of
Ingram Funeral Home, which is completing the arrangements.
J. PARKER GARWICK II
J. Parker Garwick II, 75, of Berlin and Richwood, died Tuesday, Oct. 16,
2007, at the Aultman Hospital in Canton, due to a ruptured aortic aneurysm.
He was a 1950 graduate of Upper Arlington High School. Among his
numerous occupations, he had been a heavy equipment operator for the
family business, Garwick and Ross General Contractors, in Columbus. He
had worked for Paul Grose selling agricultural equipment, and sold autos
for Hardin Motors in Mt. Victory.
He enjoyed his involvement with the Amish community, providing
transportation for many families.
His passion was engines and anything that had an engine and being
involved with several organizations, including as a charter member of
the Buckeye Valley Sports Car Club of America, a member of the Ohio
Morgan Car Owners Group, a lifetime member of Harley Owners Group and
former board member of the Darke County Steam Engine Association.
He also enjoyed eating out at fine local establishments.
He was a member of Community United Methodist Church, York Center, and a
former member of the First Community Church in Upper Arlington. He had
attended Richwood First United Methodist Church and was currently
attending Berlin Mennonite Church.
He had served on the Richwood Fair Board for 13 years and was a member
of the former Richwood Lions Club.
He was born March 4, 1932, in Plattsburg, N.Y., to the late J. Parker
and Lillian Paul Garwick. He also was preceded in death by a
granddaughter, Olivia Flores, and two brothers, Michael and Robert Garwick.
On June 27, 1981, he married Susan K. Schrader at the family farm in
Richwood, and she survives in Berlin. Also surviving are two daughters,
Victoria (Greg) Clay of New Washington, and Bethany (Juan) Flores of
Temple Terrace, Fla.; four grandchildren, Jeremy (Amy) Clay, Rachel
Clay, Michael Clay and Alexander Parker Jose Flores; and one
great-grandchild, Mason Clay.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Community United
Methodist Church, York Center, with Pastor James Wise officiating.
Friends may call Friday from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Stofcheck-Ballinger
Funeral Home, Richwood. Memorial services will be held Monday at 1 p.m.
at Berlin Mennonite Church, 4718 U.S. 62 E., Berlin, with Pastor Ernie
Hershberger officiating. Private burial will take place at Berlin Township Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Heifer International Project,
in care of Richwood First United Methodist Church, 18 S. Fulton St., Richwood, OH 43344.
Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com.
SAM F. HANBY
Sam F. Hanby, 91, of Marysville, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2007, at Carriage Court.
He retired in 1981 as plant manager of Nestle Food Co. in Marysville
after 42 years. He was a longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church and
was a Merchant Marine during World War II.
He also was a former Marysville city councilman during the early 1960s
and was a former member of Kiwanis Club.
A 1933 graduate of Richwood High School, he attended The Ohio State University.
He was born April 7, 1916, in northern Union County, to the late James
A. and Dessie F. Hager Hanby. He also was predeceased by his sister,
Edith Smith, and his brother, Harry Hanby.
He is survived by his wife, Annabelle Wibley Hanby, whom he married Oct.
22, 1938, in Greenup, Ky.; a daughter, Ronna (Ron) Magsig of Goreville,
Ill.; two sons, Col. James (Nancy) Hanby, retired USAF of Gulfport,
Miss., and John (Janet) Hanby of Cary, Ill.; grandchildren, Frederic,
Brian, Kirk, Shawn, Lisa, Cindy, Tina, Amy, Tonya and John; many
great-grandchildren; and other relatives and good friends, including
Ralph and Phyllis Simpson and John Frey of Marysville, and Dan Hanby of Wapakoneta.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. at Underwood Funeral
Home, where calling hours will be held at 4 p.m. until the time of
service. The Rev. Barry Scott will officiate, and burial will be held
later at Oakdale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church or Union
County Loving Care Hospice.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.
MARGARET ANN WOLPERT HANEY
Margaret Ann Wolpert Haney, 68, a lifelong resident of Amlin, died
suddenly Monday evening, Oct. 15, 2007, at the Riverside Methodist
Hospital emergency room in Columbus.
She was a very active and intelligent person of deep faith who believed
in the value of education for everyone. She held a bachelor of science
degree in education from Ohio University (1960) and a master's degree in
education from the Ohio State University (1974). She was affiliated with
Jonathan Alder Schools and the Madison County Board of Education for
more than 30 years, and she retired as curriculum coordinator for
She was a life member of St. John Lutheran Church, Dublin. She also was
a member of the St. John Ruth Circle, Franklin County Farm Bureau, Union
County Retired Teachers Association, and Northwest Historical Society
and was a zoning committee member for Washington Township.
She was born Nov. 5, 1938, in Columbus, the daughter of the late Marion
W. and Rose Marie Scheiderer Wolpert. She also was predeceased by her
former husband, James Haney, and a sister-in-law, Frieda Layne.
She is survived by her daughter, Stephanie (T. J.) Gerckens of Plain
City; two grandsons, Maxwell and Ross; brothers, James L. (Julie)
Wolpert of Columbus, Michael W. (Jeanne) Wolpert of Hurricane, W.Va.;
nieces, Mickee Wolpert, Jennifer Wolpert, Heather Blair, Grace Wolpert
and Lori Stallard; nephews, Bailey Wolpert and Robby Stallard;
great-nieces, Olivia and Natalie Blair; godchildren, Debbie Andrews,
Dustin Worthington, Carl Hobson, Mickee Wolpert and Grace Wolpert; and
any other relatives and friends.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 1 to 3
and 6 to 8 p.m. at Ferguson Funeral Home, Plain City. The funeral will
be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church, 6135 Rings Road, Dublin.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jonathan Alder Education
Foundation, P.O. Box 165, Plain City, OH 43064 or St. John Lutheran
Historical Chapel, or Lutheran Hour, or the charity of the donor's choice.
ELAINE G. JOLLIFF
Elaine G. Jolliff, 55, of North Lewisburg, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2007,
at her residence.
She was a member of North Lewisburg United Methodist Church.
She spent many years taking care of children in her home. She enjoyed
doing crafts and playing on her computer.
She was born June 16, 1952, in Delaware, and was predeceased by her
father, Vernon Cowgill, and her step-father, Robert Binkley. Her mother,
Margaret Baker Binkley, survives in Woodstock.
She also is survived by her husband of 38 years, Steven L. Jolliff; her
sons, Larry R. Jolliff of North Lewisburg, and Luke (Valorie) Jolliff of
East Liberty; her brothers, Ralph Cowgill of North Lewisburg, and Dennis
(Pam) Cowgill of Marysville; and several nieces and nephews.
A gathering of family and friends will be held Thursday from 2 to 4 and
6 to 8 p.m. at the Freshwater, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home, North
Lewisburg, where funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. with
Pastor Kathy Reiff officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Grove
Cemetery, North Lewisburg.
GIGI ANN MASTERS
Gigi Ann Masters, 47, of Rexburg, Idaho, died Monday, Oct. 8, 2007, at
Madison Memorial Hospital in Rexburg, of cancer.
She grew up in Marysville and graduated from Marysville High School in
1978. She graduated from the Ohio Hi-Point School of Nursing on Sept. 6, 1990.
On Dec. 1, 1982, in Marysville, she married Ken Masters. She and her
husband lived there until 1993, when they moved to Idaho Falls for six
months, then to Rexburg, where she worked as a nurse.
She cherished her dog, Brewster, and she enjoyed gardening, cooking,
sewing, quilting, antiques, long drives, sightseeing and camping.
All who knew her felt loved, as she felt genuine love and responsibility
for those in her care. She was a loving wife, a caring mother, daughter
and sister, a wonderful grandmother and an angel of mercy for those she cared for.
She was born Dec. 20, 1959, in Marysville, the daughter of Gerald Wayne
and Waunna Allison Galloway. She was predeceased by her father and a
brother, Phillip Wayne Galloway. Her mother survives in Marysville.
Also surviving are her husband, Ken Masters, of Rexburg; two sons, Tony
(Darby) Pozenel of St. Anthony, Idaho, and Kyle Masters of Fort Benning,
Ga.; a brother, Jeff Galloway of Marysville; two sisters, Trudi (Randy)
Sorg and Heidi (Don) Fisher of Marysville; and two grandchildren.
Memorial services were held Friday, Oct. 12, 2007, at Coltrin Mortuary, Idaho Falls.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.coltrinmortuary.com.
Floyd Rea, 72, of Ostrander, died unexpectedly early Tuesday morning,
Oct. 16, 2007, at the home of his son.
He was a graduate of Olentangy High School.
He was a hard working, dedicated farmer who enjoyed his work. He also
enjoyed watching basketball.
The true joy of his life was his loving family.
He was born Dec. 12, 1934, in Columbus, to the late Loren and Opal Butell Rea.
He is survived by his wife, the former Linda L. Rardon, whom he married
Nov. 30, 1958, in Delaware; a daughter, Jennifer (Dan) Duncan of
Ostrander; a son, Jim (Kim) Rea of Ostrander; grandchildren, Doug
(Brandi) Rose, Chris, Aaron and Tyler Rea, Sara (J.P.) Roberts and Tara
(Jerry) Spicer; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Lowell (Helen) Rea
of Dixon, Mo.; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. at Stofcheck-Ballinger
Funeral Home in Richwood, where friends may call from 4 p.m. until the
time of the service. The Rev. Paul McCullough will officiate, and burial
will take place in Shoup (Thompson Township) Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Grady, 561 W. Central
Ave., Delaware, OH 43015 or to a hospice of choice.
Remembrances and condolences may be expressed at stofcheck-ballinger.com.
ROSS P. INGRAM
Ross P. Ingram, 82, of Marysville and formerly of Milford Center, died
Sunday evening, Oct. 14, 2007, at Memorial Hospital with his family at his side.
He was a retired professional truck driver.
He was a longtime member of St. John's Lutheran Church and had served in
the Merchant Marine during World War II, a service of which he was very proud.
He was one of the people instrumental in bringing the Veteran's Monument
to Union County. This past summer, he was honored to be able to travel
to Washington, D.C., with other veterans across the country to visit the
WW II monument. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 79.
He formerly owned Ingram Fertilizer Co. in Milford Center, and was the
former mayor of Milford Center. In retirement, he enjoyed traveling and
camping, visiting with people and telling stories.
He was born Dec. 20, 1924, in DeGraff, to the late Seth and May Brugler
Ingram. He also was preceded in death by a son, Russell D. Ingram, and
two sisters and three brothers.
He married the former Hazel M. I. Nicol on Oct. 10, 1948, and she
survives. Also surviving are their sons, Roger E. (Penny) Ingram of
Mechanicsburg, Dennis H. (Cheryl) Ingram of Kirkersville, and Arthur C.
(Pennie) Ingram of Milford Center; a daughter-in-law, Ruby Ingram, and
special friend, Jeff Burge, of Milford Center; 10 grandchildren; five
great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary Ada Clark of Lebanon, and Martha
Frances (Richard) Spain of North Lewisburg; brothers, F. Blair Ingram of
Newark, and Donald (Elsa Lois) Ingram of West Liberty; and a special
friend, Kellie Brunner.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Ingram
Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at St.
John's Lutheran Church, with the Revs. Jack Heino and John Fair
officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Organ Fund or Honor
Flight, in care of Huntington National Bank, 220 W. Fifth St.,
Marysville, OH 43040. Memorial cards will be available at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Josh Ingram, Jay Ingram, Jeff Ingram, Jeff Burge,
Scott Donnally, Roger Rawlins and Jerry Danewood.
ROBERT JAMES GRAHAM
Robert James Graham, 43, of rural Prospect, died unexpectedly Friday
afternoon, Oct. 12, 2007, at the Memorial Hospital of Union County emergency room.
A 1982 graduate of the North Union High School, he served in the Army.
He enjoyed fishing, watching movies and music.
He was born Nov. 13, 1963, in Marion, to George and Janet James Graham
who survive in Prospect. He was predeceased by a son, Kenny Graham, who
died in January of this year.
Also surviving are a son, Tyler Graham at home; two daughters, Ashley
Nicole Graham of Marysville, and Elizabeth Ann Graham of Hilliard; two
grandchildren, Kaiden James Graham and Kinsey Ann Graham; a sister,
Linda (Richard) Harper of Richwood; and a niece, Sarah Harper.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at
Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home, Richwood, where calling hours will be
Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. Burial will be at Price Cemetery. Pastor Tim Peria will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
WILLIAM J. "BILL" HANN SR.
William J. "Bill" Hann Sr., 72, of Marysville, died Saturday, Oct. 13,
2007, at Doctor's West Hospital in Columbus.
He was retired from Westinghouse in quality control where he had been
employed for 34 years. He also had formerly driven a truck for Metro
Packaging System and also for C.M. Transport in Painesville.
He was a loving and caring person who enjoyed watching his
grandchildren's sports. He enjoyed bowling, watching the Cleveland
Browns, and he was an avid Ohio State University Buckeyes fan.
He especially treasured the time spent with his wife and family.
He was born Jan. 24, 1935, in Columbus, to the late Clarence A. and
Mabel Rogers Hann. He also was preceded in death by his first wife,
Joann Weyrick Hann, on Aug. 10, 1970; his father- and mother-in-law,
Kyle and Thelma Pettrey; two brothers, Charles and Thomas Edward Hann; a
step-daughter, Judy Crump, on Dec. 1, 2001; and several brothers- and sisters-in-law.
Survivors include his wife of 36 years, the former Shirley Pettrey, to
whom he was married March 6, 1971, at Marysville First Presbyterian
Church; his children, William J. (Diane) Hann Jr. of Kuwait, Thomas E.
Hann and special friend, Trish Butler, and Susan (Jim) Suttles, all of
Columbus; his step-children, Dave (Annie) Feasel of York Center, Greg
Feasel of Galloway; and Kevin (Shelly) Feasel of Richwood; two
grandsons, John Suttles of Columbus, and Thomas Edward Hann Jr.,
stationed with the U.S. Army in Texas; seven step-grandchildren, Chad
Jolliff, Niki Peterman, Brad, Sarah, and Amena Feasel, and Tony and Joe
Feasel; a sister, Dorothy D'Andrea of Plainfield, Ill.; three
sisters-in-law, Margaret Brasseur of Maryland, Linda (Roy) Hardin of
West Virginia, and Elizabeth Hann of Upper Arlington; two
brothers-in-law, Ed (Cathy) Pettrey of West Virginia, and Billy McComas
of Marysville; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Mannasmith
Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m.
The Rev. Jerry McQueen will officiate and burial will take place at Oakdale Cemetery.
Condolences may be expressed at www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.
JAMES D. "J.D." COOKE
James D. "J.D." Cooke, 60, of Marysville, died unexpectedly Thursday,
Oct. 11, 2007, at Mt. Carmel Hospital.
He was CEO of Polaris Automation Inc. and Industrial Solutions Inc.,
both of Columbus.
An Army veteran of Vietnam, he was born and raised in the Catholic faith.
He had a passion of playing the guitar and bluegrass music and enjoyed
horses and trail riding.
He was born Jan. 21, 1947, in Baltimore, Md., to the late James and
Florence Gribble Cooke. He was also preceded in death by a son, Jerry M.
Cooke, and his father-in-law, Bill Mead.
He is survived by his wife, the former Susan K. Mead, whom he married
Dec. 10, 1983, in Westerville; a son, Scott (Billie) Cooke of Marengo; a
sister, Cookie Trivett of Athens; three brothers, Tom (Kim) Cook of
South Carolina, and Eddie Cooke and Jack (Carol) Cooke of Waverly; his
mother-in-law, Letha Mead of Delaware; and many friends.
Calling hours will be Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home,
where funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 10 a.m. with the
Rev. James Taylor officiating. Burial will follow at the Eastview
Cemetery in Centerburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude's Hospital in care of
the funeral home.
BARBARA JAYNE DIMOND
Barbara Jayne Dimond, 78, of Columbus, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2007.
She was clerk-treasurer of Perry Township for 27 years and
clerk-treasurer of Fairbanks Local Schools for eight years.
She enjoyed gathering with her music group friends and was an avid Ohio
State University Buckeyes fan.
She was the daughter of the late Albert and Helen Tankovich. She also
was preceded in death by her first husband, Merlin R. Payne.
She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Thomas W. Dimond; daughters,
Vicki (Walter) Sparks and Kristi (Steve) Phillip; grandchildren, Andria
(David) Wilburn, Adam (Shannon) Sparks, Allon (Amber) Sparks, Ashley
Smith and Aaron Smith; seven great-grandchildren; a cousin, Christina
Baker; and other relatives and friends.
Calling hours will be Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at Rutherford-Corbin
Funeral Home, Worthington Chapel, 515 High St., Worthington, where
funeral services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in
ANNA BELLE OSBORNE
Anna Belle Osborne, 77, of Peoria, died Wednesday morning, Oct. 10,
2007, at the home of her daughter near West Mansfield, with her
daughters at her side. She died after a 20-year battle with breast cancer.
She was a stay-at-home mom who was a loving and caring person to her family.
She was born May 6, 1930, in Madison County, to the late William S. and
Nora E. McKean Harper. She also was preceded in death by her son, James
K. Osborne; a great-grandson, Cameron Bateman; and three brothers,
William, Tony and Carl Harper. She was married Sept. 2, 1947, in
Greenup, Ky., to Kenneth F. Osborne. He also preceded her in death on
Oct. 4, 1990.
Survivors include her daughters, Shirley A. (Ronnie) Bateman of Marion,
and Connie D. (Wayne) Miller of West Mansfield; daughter-in-law, Cindy
A. Osborne of Columbus; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a
sister, Frances Jones of San Antonia, Texas; four brothers, Ralph
(Latsy) Harper of Stockport, Paul D. Harper of Magnetic Springs, Roger
L. (Judy) Harper of Richwood, and John D. (Laura) Harper of New Port
Richie, Fla.; and sister-in-law, Sharon Harper of Milford Center.
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 Raymond Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Stefanie Spielman Foundation
for Cancer Research in care of the funeral home.
LESTER O. DAVIS
Lester O. Davis, 92, of Circleville, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2007, at
Berger Hospital, Circleville.
He was a member of the Cambridge, Md., Church of the Nazarene and
attended the Circleville Church of the Nazarene. He was retired as a
drill press operator from Sweden Manufacturing Co.
He was born Nov. 25, 1914, in Pike County, the son of the late Lewis and
Emma Violet Davis. He also was predeceased by two brothers, Clifford and
Harold, and a baby sister, Florence.
He is survived by his wife, Fern J. Sell Davis; a daughter, Janet M.
(Harold) Brown of Marysville; a grandson, Keith L. (Denise) Brown of
Marysville; great-grandsons, Bradley and Kaleb; and a sister, Mary
Kathryn Humphry of Columbus.
Calling hours will be Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Wellman Funeral
Home, Circleville, where funeral services will be held Saturday at 3
p.m. Burial will be at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Kingston.
Memorial contributions may be made to Gideons International.
DONNA JEAN ULLMAN KINNEY
Donna Jean Ullman Kinney, 62, of Milford Center, died Tuesday, Oct. 9,
2007, at The Ohio State University Medical Center.
A loving daughter, wife, mother and grandmother, she found great joy in
playing, reading, coloring and attending soccer games with her
granddaughter and grandson.
She was a past member of New London Presbyterian Church in New London, Pa.
A former legal secretary, she also was once associated with Hunterdon
Medical Center in Flemington, N.J. In addition, Mrs. Kinney worked as an
after school child caregiver for the YMCA.
Throughout her lifetime, she had a passion for reading.
She was born Dec. 19, 1944, in Upper Black Eddy, Pa., to Ralph E. and
Verna M. Houseworth Ullman, who survive in Orlando, Fla.
She is also survived by her husband of 42 years, Dale A. Kinney, whom
she married June 26, 1965, in Upper Black Eddy; a daughter, Tracey
Kinney of Columbus; two sons, Michael (Leslie) Kinney of Marysville, and
Jason Kinney and his fiancee, Jennifer Souders, both of Powell; two
grandchildren, Anna and Rowan Kinney; a sister-in-law, Arletta (Joe)
Croasdale of Milford, N.J.; four aunts, Evelyn Richardson of Trenton,
N.J., Betty Harr of Upper Black Eddy, Marjorie (Roger) Ulmer of
Pennsylvania, and Jean Houseworth of Upper Black Eddy; an uncle, Earl
(Edith) Houseworth of Upper Black Eddy; and nieces, nephews, cousins and
many other relatives and friends.
Calling hours will be Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Underwood Funeral Home,
where funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. Pastor Corey
Garris will officiate and burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery in Marysville.
Mrs. Kinney was a kidney transplant recipient and in her honor, the
family requests memorial contributions be made to Gift of Life, 401 N.
Third St., Philadelphia, PA 19123 or Lifeline of Ohio, 770 Kinnear Road,
Suite 200, Columbus, OH 43212.
Condolences may be expressed at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.
DONNA MARIE HUFFMAN MILLER
Donna Marie Huffman Miller, 88, of Marysville, died Wednesday, Oct. 10,
2007, in the comfort of her own home with her loving children at her side.
A beloved and adored mother and grandmother, she was retired from O.M.
Scotts where she was employed in accounts payable for more than 20 years.
She was a former member of Marysville Christian Church and its Plus Club
and in recent years attended Shiloh Chapel.
She was a 1938 graduate of Marysville High School and was a member of
Scotts 20-Year Club.
She was a talented painter and an avid knitter, and her portraits and
afghans are now treasured keepsakes for her children and family. A hero
to her children, she instilled the virtues of great faith, strong work
ethics, and deep love for family. She enjoyed being surrounded by family
and especially enjoyed the companionship of her American Eskimo dog, Lulu.
She was born March 17, 1919, at home in Marysville to the late Chester
and Myrtle Brannen Clegg. She married Russell Clarence Huffman on Oct.
25, 1938, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 6, 1962. She married
Gordon Miller on Nov. 15, 1980, and he preceded her in death on May 8,
1995. She was also preceded in death by a son-in-law, Howard Thomas; a
sister, Mildred Brust; an infant sister, Virginia Rose Clegg; and two
brothers, William and John Clegg.
Survivors include four daughters, Pat Thomas of Plain City, Peggy (Don)
Isgrigg of Rolla, Mo., Kathleen (Henry) Daniel of Columbus, and Sharon
(Dan) Reichard of Grove City; a son, Russell (Wendy) Huffman of
Marysville; 10 grandchildren, Roy (Margaret) Thomas, Mark (Melody)
Thomas, Cindy (Steve) Mitchell, Danny Huck, Henry (Trisha) Daniel III,
Cynthia Daniel, Dr. Stanley (Dawn) McCloy, Stephanie (Joe) Waldron,
Jeannette (John) Green and Julia (Erick) Tallman; 10 step-grandchildren;
many great-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; two brothers,
Chester (Betty) Clegg of West End, N.C., and Bob (Barbara) Clegg of
Columbus; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Mannasmith Funeral Home,
Marysville, with the Rev. Ed Vinson officiating, and burial will take
place at Broadway Cemetery. Calling hours will be Friday from 4 to 8
p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Homereach Hospice, 3595 Olentangy
River Road, Columbus, OH 43214-3440 or in care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.
TED E. BUSHONG
Ted E. Bushong, 75, of Marysville, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2007, at the
emergency room at Memorial Hospital of Union County after a six month illness.
He was retired from OM Scotts where he had been employed as an
electrician for 34 1/2 years and formerly drove a school bus for Raymond Elementary.
He was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He had attended Raymond
Church of Christ in Christian Union in earlier years. He was a 1950
graduate of Northwestern Local High School where he was a member of the
He was a longtime regular at breakfast at the Delaware Avenue McDonald's
and especially enjoyed the camaraderie of his friends. He enjoyed
sitting on the front porch of his home watching traffic pass by and
looked forward to going to garage sales each weekend.
He treasured time spent at the family cottage at Indian Lake and
especially treasured time spent with his wife and family.
He was born on the family farm on Rapp Dean Road near Raymond, on April
23, 1932, to the late the Rev. Kermit and Martha Alice Jennings Bushong.
He also was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Bumgarner, and an
infant brother, Sam Bushong.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Jacqueline "Jackie" Argo
Bushong, to whom he was married June 16, 1952, in Wichita Falls, Texas;
his children, Ed (Becky) Bushong of Milford Center, Teri (Stephen) Davis
of Destin, Fla., and Connie Neibarger of Hilliard; five grandchildren,
Kasey (Chas) McCutcheon, Angie Bushong, Jennifer (Dell) Sikes, Megan
Bumgarner and Brittnie Bumgarner; five great-grandchildren, Whitney,
Dell and Jacqueline Ann Marie Sikes, and Zoey and River Tornberg; a
sister, JoAnn (Ron) Belville of Marysville; a brother, Dan (Joyce)
Bushong of Bellefontaine; a brother-in-law, Charlie (Sue) Argo of
Marysville; and several nieces and nephews.
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. Tim Nowlin
will officiate and burial will take place at Raymond Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association
in care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.
BOYD C. FOUT
Boyd C. Fout, 84, of North Lewisburg, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2007, at his
A 1942 graduate of North Lewisburg High School, he served his country in
the United States Army Air Corps during World War II.
He was active in the Boy Scouts of America. He was a member of the
Franklin Optimist Club, the Franklin Charter Commission and the West
Mansfield American Legion Post.
He really enjoyed the sport of fastpitch softball - he played, managed,
kept score and was the No. 1 fan of the sport. In 1987, he was inducted
into the Butler County Softball Hall of Fame and in 1985, into the Ohio
A.S.A. Hall of Honor.
He was born Jan. 15, 1923, in North Lewisburg, the son of the late Clyde
D. and Margaret Patch Fout. He also was predeceased by his wife, Kathryn
Bahan Fout; a son, Jim Fout; and his twin brother, Loyd Fout.
He is survived by his sons, David (Karen) Fout of Springboro, and John
(Jane) Fout of Charlotte, N.C.; his daughters, Beth Ann (Ray) Plank of
Englewood, and Kathy (Donnie) Sosby of West Mansfield; 12 grandchildren;
nine great-grandchildren; his sister, Maryetta (Jack) Gaver of
Zanesfield; and numerous nieces and nephews of several generations.
Visitation will be Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the
Freshwater, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home, North Lewisburg. Funeral
services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at North Lewisburg United
Methodist Church with the Rev. Kathy Reiff officiating. Burial will
follow at Maple Grove Cemetery, North Lewisburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the North Lewisburg United
Methodist Church, 124 E. Maple St., North Lewisburg, OH or to the
scholarship fund in care of the Triad Softball Boosters, 18 E. Elm St.,
North Lewisburg, OH 43060.
WILLIAM "JERRY" MULLIGAN
William "Jerry" Mulligan, 68, of Kenton, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2007, at
Kenton Nursing & Rehab Center.
He graduated from Byhalia High School and Wilmington University, where
he received a bachelor of science degree in education. He then went to
Xavier University for a master's degree.
He taught math at Fairbanks High School, Pickerington High School,
Indian Lake High School, where he coached boys baseball, and Ridgemont
High School, where he coached girls basketball. He also taught at
Hi-Point Career Center.
He was a member of Immaculate Conception Church and Knights of Columbus,
and he coached Little League baseball.
He was born Sept. 7, 1939, in Byhalia, to the late Thomas and Ruby Hines
Mulligan. He was predeceased by three brothers, Charles, John and Marvin
Mulligan, and a sister, Ruth Mulligan.
He is survived by his wife, of Kenton, the former Mary Ann Karcher, to
whom he was married June 27, 1970, in Columbus Grove; four sons, Chuck
(Jaime) Mulligan of Kenton, Mike Mulligan of Wilmington, Dan (Jen)
Mulligan of Knoxville, Tenn., and Scott Mulligan of Decatur, Ill; a
daughter, Lori (Glen) Armstrong of Eleanor, W.Va.; six grandchildren,
Emma Mulligan, Ross, Gale, Ashley and Leslie Armstrong, and Mackenzie
Mulligan; a brother, Donald Mulligan of Richwood; and two sisters,
Margaret (Ken) Renshler of Delaware, and Catherine (Joe) Johnson of
Bonita Springs, Fla.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Price
Funeral Home, 123 N. Main St., Kenton. Funeral services will be held
Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church in Kenton, with the
Rev. Anthony Dinovo officiating. Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery, Kenton.
Memorial contributions may be made to Immaculate Conception Church or
Hardin County Hospice.
FRANCIS LLOYD "FANNY" ORAHOOD
Francis Lloyd "Fanny" Orahood, 79, of Bellefontaine, died Sunday, Oct.
7, 2007, at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus.
A longtime truck driver, he formerly was employed with Harris & Joliff
Lumber Company and Hi-Point Trucking.
He was a past member of the Bellefontaine Moose Lodge.
He enjoyed spending time with his family and especially enjoyed children.
He was born Feb. 2, 1928, in East Liberty, to the late Lloyd and Clara
Smith Orahood. He also was preceded in death by four sisters, Marie
Wilson, Nadine Clagg, Frieda Amos and Minnie Jones, and four brothers,
Charles, Frank, Fred and Fay Orahood.
Survivors include three sisters, Goldie Garwood of West Mansfield, Lela
(Greydon) Hone of Bellefontaine, and Sandra (Joe) Slavin of DeGraff; a
brother, Jack Orahood of West Mansfield; a sister-in-law, Beulah Orahood
of Bellefontaine; two brothers-in-law, David Clagg of Farmington, Mich.,
and Jack Jones of Mt. Victory; many nieces, nephews, and friends; and a
special friend, Betty Clark of Bellefontaine.
Following cremation, graveside services will be held at East Liberty
Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home, West Mansfield, is serving the family.
ARTHUR L. "ART" HUDSON
Arthur L. "Art" Hudson, 55, of Marysville, and formerly of Marion, died
Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007, at Memorial Hospital of Union County after a
battle with cancer.
He lived in Marion most of his life, first working at Henney-Cooper Drug
Store and then Fullfillment Corporation in shipping and P.C. support for
20 years. The past nine years he was at Ohio State University Columbus
as a P.C. specialist in the college of law. He previously attended
Marion Technical College.
He enjoyed computer technology and repairs, was an avid OSU fan, and for
many years played Santa Claus for children's enjoyment.
He was born March 6, 1952, in Toledo. He was preceded in death by his
mother, Alice Mary Woodward Hudson, in 1991. He also was predeceased by
an infant daughter, Kari Elizabeth Hudson, in 1988.
He is survived by his wife, Robin C. Long Hudson; a son, Mathew "Matt"
D. Hudson of Marysville; a half-brother, Richard (Virginia) Buehrer of
Fayette; two grandsons, Collin and Dorian Hudson; his mother-in-law,
Margaret Long; aunts; nieces; nephews; and special people, Jenny Gowin
and Betty Hoile.
Calling hours will be Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Gunder/Hall & Folk
Funeral Directors, 347 W. Center St., Marion, and Tuesday from 10 to 11
a.m. at The First Presbyterian Church, 143 S. Prospect St., Marion.
Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. at the church with the Rev David
Worthen officiating. Burial will follow in Marion Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to James Cancer Hospital.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at GunderHallFolk@aol.com.
OPAL H. LAZAR
Opal H. Lazar, 87, of Marysville, formerly of Westerville, died Friday,
Oct. 5, 2007, at Heartland of Marysville.
A loving, wife, mother and grandmother, she was a follower of Jesus. She
was known for her generosity, hospitality, and warmth.
She was a graduate of Indiana University with a degree in education and
was a substitute teacher in the early 1960's. She also worked as a clerk
for the U.S. government. She enjoyed painting with oils, crafting and old hymns.
She was born Nov. 17, 1919, in Marshall County, Ind., to the late Ralph
and Sarah Huff and was also predeceased by her husband, Nick Lazar and a
daughter, Cathy Reynolds.
She is survived by daughter, Linda (John) Hauer, of Ostrander; five
grandchildren, Mark Reynolds of Marysville, Dan, Laura and Paul Reynolds
of Dublin and Brandi Reynolds of Hilliard; a great grandson, Nicholas
Reynolds; a sister, Helen Burger of Niles, Mich.; and a brother-in-law,
Alex (Jean) Lazar, of Powell.
Calling hours will be held 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Underwood Funeral Home
where a funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. The Rev. Larry Wagner will officiate.
Interment will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Blendon Central Cemetery in
Memorial contributions may be made to a hospice organization of choice.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.
JOHN RICHARD "DICK" TAYLOR
John Richard "Dick" Taylor, 68, of Athens, Ala., previously of Byhalia,
died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2007, at his residence after a 17-year battle with cancer.
He was retired from Rockwell of Kenton and had worked at Scotts of
Marysville. He was a carpenter/cabinet maker and an avid wood carver.
He was a member of Bethel Church of Christ in Athens.
He was born July 14, 1939, to John "Jack" Marion and Esther Lillian
"Lilly" Boerger Taylor on Yearsely Road near Broadway. He was
predeceased by his father, and his mother, previously of Raymond,
survives in Englewood, Fla.
He also is survived by his wife, Bonnie (Hutchins) Taylor of Athens; his
children, John Richard (Lisa) Taylor II of Athens, Velvet Ann (Kelley)
Jackson of Mt. Victory, and Valerie Sue (Mike) Mabrey of Marion; five
grandchildren, Sami Jo, Carlee and Kirby Mabrey, all of Marion, Drew
Jackson of Mt. Victory, and John Richard "Trey" Taylor III of Athens,
Ala.; one sister, Judy (Gene) Britton of Springboro; three brothers,
James Marion (Joy) Taylor of Zanesfield, Thomas (Linda) Taylor of
Englewood, Fla., and Steve (Kandie) Taylor of Athens, Ala.
Arrangements were handled by Limestone Chapel Funeral Home. Private
graveside services were held at Bottom Cemetery with Jimmie Clark officiating.
ETHEL MARGARET CAUDILL BALSIGER
Ethel Margaret Caudill Balsiger, 87, of Marysville, formerly of Peoria,
died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2007.
She was a former employee of Memorial Hospital of Union County and
retired from Union Manor Nursing Home.
She and her children were one of the founding families of the Marysville
Church of the Nazarene, which she attended for many years.
A loving and dedicated mother and grandmother, she raised her family on
her own on Peoria Loop Road. She enjoyed quilting, fishing, crossword
puzzles and gospel music.
She was born Dec., 6, 1919, in Scioto County, to the late Marion F. and
Clara Smith Caudill. She also was predeceased by her husband, Elmer L.
Balsiger, on Dec. 4, 1958. The last surviving sibling, she also was
preceded in death by her brother, Elva, and sisters, Joann, Helen, Betty
and Gnarnel; her grandson, David Balsiger; sons-in-law, Ray Martin and
Ernest Barton; and daughter-in-law, Inga Balsiger.
She is survived by four daughters, Donna Barton and Cheryl (Brad)
Davenport of Marysville, and Bonnie Martin and Connie Balsiger of
Denver; five sons, Paul (Janet) Balsiger, Thurman Balsiger, William
(Theresa) Balsiger and Denis Balsiger, all of Marysville, and Elmer
(Kay) Balsiger Jr. of Michigan; numerous grandchildren and
great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; and many nieces, nephews,
cousins and other relatives and friends, including a sister-in-law,
Betty Kiss, of Marysville.
Calling hours will be Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Underwood Funeral Home,
where funeral services will be held Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Pastor Jeremy
Stout will officiate and burial will be at Forest Grove Cemetery in Plain City.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.
Russell Bliss, 63, of Plain City, died peacefully Wednesday, Oct. 3,
2007, at the Columbus Alzheimer Care Center.
A 1961 graduate of Fairbanks High School, he was a biomedical electronic
technician who owned and operated Bliss Medical Services.
He enjoyed dancing and antique collecting.
He was born Nov. 29, 1943, in Plain City, to the Rev. Dale and Hazel
Ruth Thompson Bliss. He also was predeceased by a brother, Robert Lee
Bliss, in 1951; a sister, Barbara Collins, in 1996; and a
brother-in-law, Donald Collins, in 1986.
He is survived by his children, Dion (Rhdawnda) Bliss of Ashland, Stacy
Bliss Clark of Plain City, and Jeremy Bliss of Mansfield; grandchildren,
Timmy Clark of Plain City, and Maryellen Bliss of Ashland; a brother,
John (Brenda) Bliss of Plain City; a sister, Helen (Jim) Hobson of
Marysville; many nieces and nephews; and a dear friend, Debbie Davis.
Calling hours will be Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Ferguson Funeral Home,
Plain City, where funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m.,
with Pastor Phil Conrad officiating.
At the deceased's request, he will be cremated and buried with family at
Unionville Center Cemetery at a later time.
Memorial contributions may be made to Odyssey Health Care, 540
Officenter Place, Suite 100, Gahanna, OH 43230 or Alzheimer's Care
Center/Resident ? Employee Fund, 700 Jason Way, Columbus, OH 43214.
Condolences may be expressed at fergusonfuneralhomeinc.com.
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