Archived Obituaries 2004


January 04 - March 04

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Jan 04 - March 04

DAVID BRYSON BOLT
David Bryson Bolt, 71, of Marion died Friday, Jan. 30, 2004, at Marion
General Hospital after a long illness with his loving family by his
side.
He was an assembler with Glenwood Range in Delaware for more than 10
years and was formerly employed for many years with Huber Manufacturing
in Marion. He was a faithful member of Calvary Bible Baptist Church in
Marion and proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the
Korean War. He was fascinated with photography and owned a collection of
cameras and he and his wife traveled extensively throughout the United
States and Canada and amassed many photographs of their vacations. He
will be best remembered as an outstanding family man and his greatest
joy came from being with his wife, children and grandchildren.
He was born March 7, 1932, in Boltsfork, Ky., to the late Kent and Elva
Louise Blankenship Bolt and was predeceased by two sons, Edward and Todd
Bolt; four brothers, Leonard, Joe, K.R. and Bob Bolt; and a sister,
Doris Nida.
He is survived by his wife of more than 48 years, Adra Clark Bolt whom
he married Sept. 24, 1955, in Ashland, Ky.; a son, John (Becky) Bolt of
Marysville; two daughters, Libby (Jim) Lister of Caledonia and Monica
Peavy and her fiance, Jim Gentry, of Hitchcock, Texas; seven
grandchildren, Shane (Melanie) Thacker, Jason (Jessica) Bolt, Carrie
Bolt, Rick Hudgel, Amy Hudgel, Kent Peavy and Corrin Peavy; six
great-grandchildren, Josh McCanna, Maddie, Colin and Sophie Thacker, Ian
Cower and Chloe Bolt; two sisters, Elizabeth Gillam of Ashland, Ky., and
Alice Rowe of Flatwoods, Ky.; a sister-in-law, Alice Bolt of Norfolk,
Va.; a brother-in-law, Jim Nida of Chapel Hill, N.C.; and several nieces
and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family with
burial at the Bolt Cemetery in Boltsfork, Ky. The Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Calvary Bible Baptist Church
missionary fund or Hospice of Marion in care of the funeral home.

MARY E. HYLAND
Mary E. Hyland, 72, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004, at the Columbus
Alzheimer Care Center.
She was predeceased by her husband, Donald E. Hyland; her mother, Edith
Reed and a great-granddaughter, Crystal Hannah.
She is survived by a daughter, Pat Holloway; three sons, Mike (Debbie)
Hyland, Terry Hyland and Matt (Jill) Hyland; grandchildren, Adam, Joey,
Jennifer, Jason, Jordan, Nick and Chris; and several
great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Jerry Spears
Funeral Home, 2693 W. Broad St., Columbus. The Rev. Marty Cramer will
officiate and burial will be at Glen Rest Cemetery. Friends may call two
hours prior to the service.

 

PAULINE K. MANTLE
Pauline K. Mantle, 85, of Marysville died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2004, at
Memorial Hospital of Union County.
A homemaker, she was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and was
formerly a 50-year member of Hilltop Christian Church where she was past
president of Church Women United. She was a graduate of Graham High
School in Bluefield, Va.
She was born April 11, 1918, in Catlettsburg, Ky., to the late Joseph
Millard and Mary Ellen Hammonds Kelley and was predeceased by two
sisters, Norma Fenney and Mary Reese; a son, William M. Mantle; and her
husband, Maynard B. Mantle.
She is survived by a son, John D. (Crystal) Mantle of Marysville; two
grandsons, David J. Mantle of Marysville and Paul (Natalie) Douglas
Mantle of Louisville, Ky.; a great-grandson, Isaac Mantle; a sister,
Lucy Carr of Monroe; a brother, Joseph Kelley of Montana; and many
nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Underwood Funeral
Home. The Rev. Carl A. Roepcke will officiate and burial will be at
Sunset Cemetery at 3 p.m. Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church altar
refurbishing fund or Home Health Care at Memorial Hospital of Union
County.


RAY D. STANDRIDGE
Ray D. Standridge, 76, of Whittier, Calif., died at his residence
Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2004.
He was the founder and owner of Standridge Granite in Santa Fe Springs,
Calif., until he sold the company and retired in 1993. He served in the
U.S. Army. An avid hunter, he was a member of the Mecca Land Duck Club,
National Rifle Association and Whittier Elks Lodge 1258. He was born
Nov. 20, 1927, in Mena, Ark., to the late Wesley and Gussie Stipe
Standridge and was predeceased by a son, Michael Standridge.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Mosher Dildine Standridge whom he
married June 13, 1992; and a sister, Florece Walls of Taft, Calif.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Ballinger Funeral
Home. The Rev. Bryan Lauzau will officiate and burial will be at the
Price Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 6.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Cancer Society,
532 Fairwood Drive, Marysville, or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box
102454, Atlanta, Ga. 30368-2454.

EDNA HASSELBRING
Edna Hasselbring, 86, of Marysville died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2004 at her
home after a short illness with cancer.
She was a lifelong resident of Marysville and retired from the Scott's
Seed office. She was a life member of Trinity Lutheran Church, a member
of the ELCA church group and Senior Christ Care, a charter member of
Scott's 20-Year Club and a member of the Sew So Card Club.
She was born Sept. 15, 1917, in Marysville to the late Henry A. and
Doris Marie Brinkman Hasselbring and was predeceased by a brother,
Raymond Hasselbring; a sister, Esther Gordon; and two nephews, Lloyd R.
Gordon and Bernard Hughes.
She is survived by two sisters, Alvina Hasselbring of Marysville and
Ethel Hughes of Plain City; five nieces, Betty Burton of London, Miriam
Morehart of Clinton, Dora Johnson and Geneva Hughes of Plain City and
Alice Gordon of Marysville; two nephews, Marvin Hughes of Delaware and
Duane Hughes of North Lewisburg; and many great-nieces and
great-nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Steve Smithberger will officiate and burial will be at
Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church
memorial fund in care of the funeral home.

SHARON D. HOSKINS
Sharon D. Hoskins, 56, of Kissimmee, Fla., formerly of Richwood, died
Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2004, at the Osceola Regional Medical Center in
Kissimmee.
She worked as a secretary for Hoskins Construction and was a dedicated
member of the Heart House Community Church in Clermont, Fla.
She was born Sept. 27, 1947, in Marion to the late Eldon "Bill" and
Chloe Hazel Smith Holbrook and was predeceased by two brothers, Roger
Dale and Edwin Dean Holbrook.
She is survived by her husband, Milton D. Hoskins whom she married Dec.
2, 1995, in Richwood; children, Roger Eric (Tammie) Creviston of
Richwood, Kim Nicholson of Kissimmee, Teri Acker of Nesquehoning, Pa.,
Kimberly Sue Creviston and Heather Lee Cruea of Marysville, Sharlene
Lynn Ruest of Athens, Pa., and Stacey Jeanette McCarty of Nicholsville,
Ky.; 17 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Pamela
Sue Cosler of Groveport.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Stofcheck
Funeral Home in Richwood. Pastor Danny Harzog will officiate and burial
will be at the Price Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8
p.m. Monday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Heart House Community Church
building fund, 1203 F. West Hwy. 50, Clermont, FL 34711.

DOLEVER "BUCK" SLONE
Dolever "Buck" Slone, 56, of Magnetic Springs died Monday, Jan. 26,
2004, in the comfort of his own home with his family and his faithful
dog, Harley, at his side following a six-month fight with cancer.
A proud and capable man, he was employed for more than 20 years with
U.S. Roofing of Columbus. He recently gave his life to Christ and was
baptized at the Grace Chapel House of Prayer in Richwood. He was well
known in the area as an extremely talented pool player and held
membership with his wife in the American Poolplayers Association. He
enjoyed collecting guns and was a knowledgeable auto mechanic. He was
very happy to have recently renovated an apartment and found great
fulfillment in completing the project.
He was born Jan. 26, 1948, in Harlan, Ky., to Silas and Ruby Combs Slone
and was predeceased by a brother-in-law, Barry Drumm, Jan. 31, 2003; and
two nephews, Jamie and Jerry Slone.
He is survived by his parents of Riverview, Fla.; his wife of more than
nine years, Sallie Drumm Slone, to whom he was married June 18, 1994, at
their home by the Rev. Fred Cheney; four sons, Dolever "Bull" Slone Jr.
of Las Vegas; Danny (Dee) Slone and William (B.J.) Slone of Delaware and
Andy Slone of Indianapolis, Ind.; a daughter, DeeAnna (James) Markham of
Delaware; nine grandchildren; two sisters, Jeanette (Rick) Eades of
Raymond and Rose Smith of Richwood; two brothers, James Slone and Kenny
Slone of Riverview, Fla.; a brother-in-law, Richard Drumm of Magnetic
Springs; a sister-in-law, Tresa (Chris) French of Marengo; his
mother-in-law, Jessie Drumm of Magnetic Springs; several nieces and
nephews; and countless friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. Pastor Carrol Mathys will officiate and burial will be at
the Hopewell Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Pallbearers will be Burt Combs, Rick Eades, Jerry Overfield, Bob Smith,
Richard Drumm and Chris French.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Grady in care of the
funeral home.

CHARLES T. BIRCHFIELD
Charles T. Birchfield, 78, of Marysville died unexpectedly Sunday, Jan.
25, 2004, at his residence.
He was a retired farmer and was also retired from Select Sires in Plain
City. He was a former employee of the Conklin Dairy Farm and his years
as a farmer gave him a love for horses and farm tractors. He was an Army
Air Corps veteran of World War II and a longtime member of VFW Post
3320.
He was born April 16, 1925, in Madison Mills to the late Thomas and
Alice C. Clagg Birchfield and was predeceased by three sisters, Dora
Phillips, Faith Reed and Marie Bumgarner; two brothers, William "Bill"
Birchfield and Lewis Birchfield; and two wives, Virginia Lee Phillips
Birchfield and Edna Mae Elkins Birchfield.
A loving father and grandfather, he is survived by a son, Charles L.
Birchfield of Marysville; a daughter, Charlotte L. (Gene) Eulrich of
West Mansfield; two grandchildren, Tina (John) Carter of Marysville and
Bill Conrad of Bellefontaine; five great-grandchildren, Brittany and
Brandi Conrad, Samantha and Shawna Maxie and Johnna Carter; four
sisters, Dorothy Wolfe of Warren, Anna Lee (Martin) Kelley of Grove
City, Hazel (Ben) Cox of Peebles and Ercell (Thomas) Baldwin of
Marysville; a stepdaughter, Charlene Powers; and two step-grandchildren,
Holly and Jeremy James.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Donald Moceri and James Gardner will officiate and burial
will be at Oakdale Cemetery with full militray honors conducted by the
Union County Honor Guard. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
today.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Cancer Society in
care of the funeral home.

JAMES F. EVANS
James F. Evans, 78, of Marysville, formerly of the Hilltop area in
Columbus, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2004, at his home, surrounded by his
wife and family.
A commercial lines insurance underwriter, he retired from the Home
Insurance Company of New York after 19 years. He was a veteran of the
U.S. Army, stationed in Germany during World War II. Upon discharge from
the service, he worked for the military in a civilian capacity in
Frankfort. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, where
he organized bingo for many years, Magnolia Lodge F&AM for 50 years and
Union County Master Gardeners. He was a life member of the American
Philatelic Society, the British Caribbean Philatelic Study Group and the
Australian Specialists Society/Oceania. He was a 1943 graduate of Wewt
High School in Columbus and the West High School Alumni Association.
He was born Oct. 28, 1925, in Columbus to the late Dwight E. and Mabel
LavernE Romine Evans and was predeceased by a nephew, Michael Pettenski
in 1978.
He is survived by his wife, Ellen M. Fenner Evans whom he married Feb.
19, 1955, in Groveport; a son, James (Tammy) Evans of Jacksonville,
Fla.; five daughters, Victoria Lehman McClain of Marion, Christine
(Danny) Griffin of Holt, Mich., Susie (Terry) Taylor of West Jefferson,
Gwendolyn Evans of Marysville and Amy Ellen Evans of Columbus; eight
grandchildren, James, Judy, John, Joshua, Matthew, Evan, Philip and
Derick; a sister, Dorothy E. (Louis) Pettenski of Columbus; three
brothers-in-law, Joseph A. (Margot) Fenner of Groveport, John (Barbara)
Fenner of Enfield, Conn., and James (Doris) Fenner of Dumfries, Va.; a
sister-in-law, Rita (James) Ward of Columbus; cousins, Larry (Susie)
Leeper of Marion and Ronald (Katherine) Leeper of Marysville; and many
nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. The Rev. J. Barry Bentz will
officiate and burial will be at the church cemetery where full military
honors will be conducted. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the
Underwood Funeral Home where the Holy Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Master Gardeners
or Loving Care Hospice.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.


BETTY ANN DUTTON
Betty Ann Dutton, 54, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004, surrounded by her
family.
She was born March 13, 1949, in Plain City to Hershel and Alice
Fairchild Sparks and was predeceased by her mother; sisters, Joyce Young
and Emma Jean Husk; brother, Earnest Ray Sparks; and sister-in-law,
Betty Jenkins.
She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Robert "Bob" Dutton; a son,
Robert "Bobbie" (Catherine) Dutton of Woodstock; daughters, Jeanie
(Jeff) Peterson of North Lewisburg and Sharon Strong of Marysville; six
grandchildren, Miranda and Erika Dutton, Renee Peterson, Jessica (Bruce)
Loudermilk and Rodney and Ellisha Strong; a great-grandson, Xavier
Loudermilk; sisters, Eula (James) Williams of Urbana and Furn (Bob)
Lindsey of Columbus; brothers, Larry (Phyllis) Sparks of Plain City and
Lee Sparks of Columbus; brothers-in-law, Raymond Young of Columbus,
Eddie Husk of Dresden, Ronnie (Sheryl) Dutton of Eagel, N.C., and Harold
Jenkins of Urbana; a sister-in-law, Mary Katherine (Max) Russell of
Urbana; her brothers and sisters at the House of Prayer in West Liberty;
and her many nieces and nephews who knew her love and hugs.
Funeral services were held Saturday at the Walter-Schoedinger Funeral
Home in Urbana. Pastor Tom Bauh and Carol Mathy officiated and burial
was at Fairview Cemetery in Mutual.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family in
care of the funeral home.

JAMES F. EVANS
James F. Evans, 78, of Marysville, formerly of the Hilltop area in
Columbus, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2004, at his home, surrounded by his
wife and family.
A commercial lines insurance underwriter, he retired from the Home
Insurance Company of New York after 19 years. He was a veteran of the
U.S. Army, stationed in Germany during World War II. Upon discharge from
the service, he worked for the military in a civilian capacity in
Frankfort. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, where
he organized bingo for many years, Magnolia Lodge F&AM for 50 years and
Union County Master Gardeners. He was a life member of the American
Philatelic Society, the British Caribbean Philatelic Study Group and the
Australian Specialists Society/Oceania. He was a 1943 graduate of Wewt
High School in Columbus and the West High School Alumni Association.
He was born Oct. 28, 1925, in Columbus to the late Dwight E. and Mabel
LavernE Romine Evans and was predeceased by a nephew, Michael Pettenski
in 1978.
He is survived by his wife, Ellen M. Fenner Evans whom he married Feb.
19, 1955, in Groveport; a son, James (Tammy) Evans of Jacksonville,
Fla.; five daughters, Victoria Lehman McClain of Marion, Christine
(Danny) Griffin of Holt, Mich., Susie (Terry) Taylor of West Jefferson,
Gwendolyn Evans of Marysville and Amy Ellen Evans of Columbus; eight
grandchildren, James, Judy, John, Joshua, Matthew, Evan, Philip and
Derick; a sister, Dorothy E. (Louis) Pettenski of Columbus; three
brothers-in-law, Joseph A. (Margot) Fenner of Groveport, John (Barbara)
Fenner of Enfield, Conn., and James (Doris) Fenner of Dumfries, Va.; a
sister-in-law, Rita (James) Ward of Columbus; cousins, Larry (Susie)
Leeper of Marion and Ronald (Katherine) Leeper of Marysville; and many
nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. The Rev. J. Barry Bentz will
officiate and burial will be at the church cemetery. Friends may call
from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Underwood Funeral Home where the Holy
Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Master Gardeners
or Loving Care Hospice.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

CORA LEE DAVIS
Cora Lee Davis, 64, of Marion died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2004, at Marion
General Hospital.
She was retired and enjoyed being with her grandchildren.
She was born Oct. 9, 1939, in Richmond, Va., to the late John T. and
Emily Bell Ray and was predeceased by a son, Tracy; and a brother.
She is survived by three sons, Jeff (Angela) Davis of Marion, John
(Melanie) Davis of Marengo and Ken (Kristina) Davis of Delaware; a
daughter, Donnetta Davis of Marion; eight grandchildren; a
great-grandchild; eight sisters; and two brothers.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Ballinger Funeral
Home in Richwood. The Rev. Joseph Rea will officiate and burial will be
at the Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Ohio Diabetes
Association, 1580 King Ave., Columbus, OH 43212, or the National Kidney
Foundation of Ohio, 1373 Grandview Ave., #200, Columbus, OH 43212. Cards
will be available at the funeral home.

DWIGHT G. HERD
Dwight G. Herd, 94, of Marysville died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2004, at
Memorial Hospital of Union County following a short illness.
He was retired after 32 years as a field veterinarian with the U.S.
government in the Department of Agriculture. He was a U.S. Army veteran
of World War II and had attained the rank of captain. He was a graduate
of Raymond High School and received his D.V.M. degree from the Ohio
State University. He was a member of the State of Ohio Veterinary
Association and U.S. Government Veterinary Association and a lifetime
member of the OSU Veterinary Association. He was a member of the First
United Methodist Church.
He was born Nov. 23, 1909, in East Liberty to the late J. Bry and Eva
Viola Moore Herd and was predeceased by two brothers, Paul and Ralph
Herd. He married Ernestine Reed Nov. 14, 1936, and she died June 1,
1996.
He is survived by his son, Ronald (Josephine) Herd of Plymouth, Mich.;
two granddaughters, Kelly (Mario) Furgiuele of Dearborn, Mich., and
Kerry N. Herd of Novi, Mich; two sisters, Sara Cogswell of Marysville
and Mabel Herd of Elyria; his caregiver, Debbie Wilson of Marysville;
and several nieces and nephews.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. The
Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

MILDRED L. CRISP DRUMM
Mildred L. Crisp Drumm, 55, of Marysville died unexpectedly Wednesday,
Jan. 21, 2004, at her home. She was retired after 20 years of service
with the Nestle Corp. in Marysville and Sunbury.
An accomplished cook, she enjoyed collecting cookbooks and duck
pictures, camping with her companion, the family and friends, playing
cards and talking with people. Her greatest joy was spending time with
her grandsons. She was a member of Eagles Lodge 3506.
She was born July 17, 1948, in Richwood, W.Va., to the late Reed and
Luvie Gardner Wilson and was predeceased by a sister, Shirley Mitchell;
and her husbands, Donald R. Crisp and Lloyd R. Drumm.
She is survived by her longtime companion, Richard English; two
children, David R. (Marla) Crisp and Gail S. Crisp of Marysville; two
grandsons, Brandon and Lucus Crisp; two sisters, Euvon (Pete) Foreman
and Helen (Dan) Hoffman of Marysville; four brothers, Roy (Sherry)
Wilson, Edgel (Judy) Wilson, Delford (Violet) Wilson and Wendall (Pat)
Wilson of Marysville; and several close nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Ingram Funeral
home. The Rev. Jack Knox will officiate and burial will be at Oakdale
Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the cardiac rehabilitation
department of Memorial Hospital of Union County in care of the funeral
home.

PHILLIP M. PICKLESIMER
Phillip M. Picklesimer, 60, of Woodstock died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2004, at
Riverside Hospital.
He was retired from Picklesimer Trucking Company in Marysville. He
attended the Catawba Freewill Baptist church and before his health
failed, enjoyed farming, raising cattle and genealogy. He was very close
to his wife and children and enjoyed his grandchildren very much.
He was born March 10, 1943, in Johnson County, Ky., to the late Charles
W. and Fanny Hitchcock Picklesimer and was predeceased by a brother,
Otis.
He is survived by his wife, Virgie L. VanHoose Picklesimer whom he
married April 28, 1962, in Butcher Hollow, Ky.; a daughter, Terri Long
of Woodstock; a son, Phillip Brian (Linda D.) Picklesimer of
Reynoldsburg; three grandchildren, John, Derick and Justin Long; two
step-grandchildren, Michael and Kyle Beckner; four brothers, Bobby G.
(Toody) Picklesimer Sr. and Willard Odell (Georgia) Picklesimer of
Milford Center, Charles A. (Pat) Picklesimer of West Palm Beach, Fla.,
and Karl W. (Margaret) Picklesimer of Marysville; four sisters, Phyllis
J. Roberts of Irwin, Mary E. (Steve) White of Springfield, Frances A.
(Audney) Combs of North Lewisburg and Nina M. (Robert) Fairchild of
Milford Center; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Revs. Stergil McCarty and John Long will officiate and burial
will be at the Union Township Cemetery in Milford Center. Friends may
call from 4 to 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Cards will be available at the funeral home.

ELLA MAE DODGE CLARRIDGE
Ella Mae Dodge Clarridge, 82, of Marysville died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2004,
at Heartland of Marysville following an extended illness with emphysema.
Affectionately known as "Ma Ma," she was a devoted mother and
grandmother and was a loving babysitter to numerous children in the
Marysville area. A licensed beautician, she was a former corrections
officer with the Reformatory for Women and for many years was a school
bus driver for the Marysville schools. She enjoyed gardening and playing
euchre. She was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church of
Marysville and was a 1939 graduate of Marysville High School.
She was born June 20, 1921, in Union County to the late Murl and Ethel
Evans Dodge and was predeceased by a brother, John Dodge; a special
nephew, Shawn McClain; and her husband, Doyle L. Clarridge in 1981.
She is survived by two daughters, Teri (Ron) Masters of Bellefontaine
and Tami (Rick) Pfarr of Marysville; five sons, Ty (Suzi) Clarridge, Tim
(Niki) Clarridge and Lynn (Sue) Clarridge of Marysville and Dave
(Brenda) Clarridge and Dan (Debi) Clarridge of Lancaster; 20
grandchildren, Curt (Renee) Martino, Chris Martino and her fiance,
Jeremy Varner, Caitlin Masters, Haley Masters, Jake Pfarr, Kylee Pfarr,
Chad Clarridge and his fiancee, Melissa Borowske, Andy Clarridge, Casey
Clarridge, Cara Clarridge, Josh Clarridge, Austin Clarridge, Robin
(Curtis) Sybert, Christy Brannon, Mark (Rebecca) Clarridge, Matt
(Leslie) Clarridge, Rob Clarridge, Julie (Brett) Banks, Mary (Dan)
Mahaffey and Buddy Clarridge; 11 great-grandchildren; nieces and
nephews, Linda (Merrill) Rausch, Chris (Art Warner) Dodge, Larry (Susan)
Coder, Jennifer (Paul) Jenemann, Judy Clarridge, Susan Johnson, Sally
Clarridge, Jane (John) McClain and John (Brenda) Clarridge; a special
friend, Joy Clarridge; and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Underwood
Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. Thomas Mori and the Rev. John M. Groat
officiating. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Presbyterian Women's
Association, First Presbyterian Church of Marysville, 210 W. Fifth St.,
Marysville, or to a charity of the donor's choice.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

MARY KATHRYN BELL ERICKSEN
Mary Kathryn Bell Ericksen, 66, of Bloomsburg, Pa., formerly of Logan
County, died Friday, Jan. 16, 2004, at her home after combating ovarian
cancer for the past 3 1/2 years.
She graduated from Bokescreek Local High School in West Mansfield in
1955 and later received bachelor of science and master of science
degrees from the Ohio State University and a Ph.D. from Virginia
Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg. As a young
homemaker in Logan County, she was active in many organizations. She
taught CCD classes at St. Patrick's Church in Bellefontaine and was
active in PTA, Republican Women and at the local, county and state
levels in the King's Daughters and Sons. She was a 4-H advisor for many
years and served as Logan County president and editor of "The Ohio
Voice" for several years.
Upon completion of her master's degree, she accepted a teaching position
as instructor at the Ohio State University, serving as Logan County
Cooperative Extension Agent for 4-H. She wanted to go into formal
college teaching and accepted a position as head of the Fashion and
Merchandising Department of Business at Virginia Intermont College in
Bristol, Va. While there, she was awarded a Jesse Ball DuPont grant
which she used to further her education and pursue the Ph.D. at Virginia
Tech. She taught part time at Virginia Tech for two years and upon
completion of her degree, accepted a position at Southwest Texas State
University in San Marcos, Texas, as program are chair for Fashion
Merchandising. She was promoted, tenured and appointed assistant chair
of the Department of Family and Consumer Studies. She retired in August
2003 after 14 years at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania where she
was promoted to professor, tenured and elected chair of the Department
of Marketing, the position she held on retirement. She served a one-year
term as interim Dean of the College of Business.
She published more than 40 articles during her career, primarily in the
area of consumer behavior. Her professional organization memberships
included the American Marketing Association, Association for Consumer
Research, Academy of Marketing Science, Southern Marketing Association,
Atlantic Marketing Association and Global Awareness Society. She enjoyed
traveling and combining her business meetings with pleasure, she was
able to do extensive traveling. A sabbatical was spent living in
Istanbul, studying the Turkish textile industry.
Her other interests included gardening, quilting, antiquing and
genealogy. She published "The Descendants of John Bell" and the
genealogies of the Ericksen, Parr and Kerns families.
She was born Nov. 21, 1937, in Perry Township, Logan County, to the late
Forest Jay and Ida Elizabeth Parr Bell and was predeceased by her
father-in-law, Erling D. Ericksen.
She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Duane Erling Ericksen whom
she married Nov. 2, 1957, in West Mansfield; a son, Scott Odin Ericksen
of Bellefontaine; a daughter, Dr. Annette Gabrielle Ericksen of Milton,
W.Va.; three grandchildren, Justin Odin, Stefanie Lyn and Thomas
Ericksen of Bellefontaine; a brother, Robert Joseph "Joe" (Linda) Bell
of Marysville; a sister, Marie (Jack) Powell of Lakeview; her
mother-in-law, Alice Artley Ericksen of Gladstone, Mich.; two nieces,
three nephews; five grand-nieces and four grand-nephews; and three
great-grand-nieces and -nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield. The Rev.
Patrick L. Sheridan, pastor of St. Patrick Church in Bellefontaine, will
officiate and burial will be at the North Greenfield Cemetery in West
Mansfield. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1105
Mount Vernon Ave., Marion, OH 43302, or in care of the funeral home.

JERRY M. OVERFIELD
Jerry M. Overfield, 68, of near Magnetic Springs died unexpectedly
Friday, Jan. 16, 2004, at his home.
He was a carpenter employed by the Ohio Department of Transportation and
was an antique car collector.
He was born June 5, 1935, in Mechanicsburg to the late Harry and Lucille
Penyard Overfield and was predeceased by a brother.
He is survived by his wife, Kathleen Combs Overfield whom he married
Jan. 12, 1957; two daughters, Peggy (Bryan) Allard of Richwood and Cindy
Lee Overfield of Marysville; a son, Jerry Overfield of Marysville; three
grandchildren, Angie, Jeremy and Eric, three great-grandchildren,
Autumn, Charles Jr. and Savannah; two sisters, Lu and Violet; and two
brothers, Charles and Larry.
Funeral services were held today at the Ballinger Funeral Home in
Richwood with the Rev. Robert L. Jeffers officiating and burial was at
the Hopewell Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jerry M. Overfield Memorial
Trust Fund to benefit his great-grandchildren.

GEORGE E. ORAHOOD
George E. Orahood, 79, of Prospect died Saturday, Jan. 17, 2004, at the
Sunbridge Nursing Center in Marion following an extended illness.
He graduated from Ostrander High School in May of 1943 and was drafted
into the Army in June of that year. He served as a tank commander in the
Battle of the Bulge during World War II and ended his career as a
chaplain's assistant, serving until February 1946. He worked for ODOT on
a survey crew and was trained by Lawrence Fleming, his wife's father. He
left ODOT to work as a surveyor at the Union County Engineer's Office,
then worked for D&B Builders in Marysville, working at that time on
National Homes. In 1955 he joined Floyd G. Browne LLC, a company that
put in sewage and water treatment plants, as a surveyor and traveled all
over Ohio for 33 years.
He had a hobby of bulding and designing homes and three of his remodeled
kitchens were featured in a farm magazine. Upon retiring in 1989, he
developed an avid interest in wildflowers and did research for the Texas
Wildflower Farms. He enjoyed history and was always eager to share his
experiences of collecting artifacts and discovering an Indian village on
the Ohio River while working with Floyd G. Browne.
He shared experiences of World War II, finding the Indian village and
how to grow wildflowers with his wife's elementary school class at Elgin
South and expanded the program to other schools.
He loved children and traveled to Camp Ohio for 14 years with Elgin
South fourth and fifth graders. After open heart surgery in 1990, he
joined Elgin South's Jump Rope for Heart to promote heart research,
carrying his teddy bear.
His last volunteer job was greeting everyone at the Prospect United
Methodist Church where he was an active and dedicated member for more
than 50 years. He did this job faithfully for many years and his last
opportunity was Dec. 7.
He was born May 5, 1924, in Ostrander to the late Ray and Esther Spees
Orahood.
He is survived by his wife, Anne P. Fleming Orahood whom he married
Sept. 20, 1947; a son, Mike (Cathi) Orahood of Prospect; two
grandchildren, David Orahood of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Kathleen
Konstantelos of Chicago; four step-grandchildren, Anita Rehberg of
Woodstock, Ill., Keith Johnson of Ostrander and Jodi Pereira and
Kimberly Gaines of West Palm Beach, Fla.; and six
step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Prospect
United Methodist Church. The Rev. David Hoffman will officiate and
burial will be at the Prospect Cemetery where veteran graveside services
will be conducted by the Marion County United Veterans Council. Friends
may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Stofcheck Funeral Home in
Richwood.
Pallbearers will be Barry and Larry Orahood, John Varhouse, Keith
Johnson, Gary Kellogg, Tony Dunbar, Tracy Morgan and Lacy Blankenship.
Honorary pallbearers will be Tim Barnes and Phil Cunningham.
Memorial contributions may be made to the trustee fund of the church or
the Alzheimer's Association of Central Ohio. Cards will be available at
the funeral home.

PERLEY THOMAS "TOM" MOORE
Perley Thomas "Tom" Moore, 88, of Westerville, formerly of Marysville
and Delaware, died Friday, Jan. 16, 2004, at St. Ann's Hospital in
Westerville.
A retired deliveryman with the Diamond Milk Company in Marysville, he
was a member of Springdale Baptist Church in Marysville and the Ohio
National Guard. He received numerous awards and recognitions for his
participation with the American Heart Association's Walk-A-Thon in the
Marysville area and volunteering with Mobile Meals and recycling
programs. He was a volunteer at Memorial Hospital of Union County from
1983 to 1996 with 5,342 hours. He was a graduate of Delaware Willis High
School.
He was born May 21, 1915, in Carey to the late Perley T. and Muriel Shaw
Moore and was predeceased by his wife, Nora Beck Moore; his former wife,
Ruby Moore McBride; a brother, Kenneth Moore; two sisters, Georgia
Pinyerd and Virginia Sheets; and two sons, Wayne and Max Moore.
He is survived by six sons, Marvin (Janet) Moore of Martinsburg, W.Va.,
Kenneth (Jeanine) Moore of Pickerington, Rodney (Donna) Moore of
Delaware, Gary Moore of Hilliard, Wendell (Dillis) Moore of New Castle,
Ind., and Steven (Diana) Moore of Columbus; a daughter, Marsha Baker of
New Castle, Ind.; three stepdaughters, Judy Cruse, Roberta Mills and
Etta Beck; 21 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces
and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Underwood Funeral
Home. The Rev. Steven R. Waltman will officiate and burial will be at a
later date following cremation. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m.
Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association,
Ohio Valley Affiliate, P.O. Box 182039, Dept. 013, Columbus, OH 43218.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

RUSSELL EUGENE HOFFINE
Russell Eugene Hoffine, 71, of Plain City died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2004,
at Doctors Hospital West surrounded by his loving family after an
extended illness.
He was a member of the Church of Christ in Christian Union in Plain City
and the Plain City Historical Society. He was retired from O.M. Scott
and Son.
He was born July 14, 1932, in Milford Center and was predeceased by his
mother, Nellie Mae Rice Standley; his stepfather, William Standley; his
father, Martin Hoffine; an infant brother, Donald Hoffine; a brother,
Charles Martin Hoffine; a sister, Frances Frazell; and a granddaughter,
Samira "Sammie" Scott.
He is survived by his loving wife, Barbara Buechner Hoffine whom he
married in 1988; five children, Ed (Cindy) Hoffine of Indiana, Sue
(Bill) Richards of Ontario, Canada, Charles William Hoffine and Anita Jo
Hoffine of Plain City and Pamela Hoffine of Columbus; five
grandchildren, Marie Woolum, Kristi Scott, Timothy Hoffine, Andrea
Hoffine and Teagen Carte; several great-grandchildren; numerous nieces
and nephews; and ex-wives, Virgie I. Hoffine of Grove City, Patsy
Hoffine of Plain City and Ruby Hoffine of Marysville.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Church of Christ
in Christian Union, 8280 Rickard Road, Plain City. Pastor Phil Conrad
will officiate and burial will be at Forest Grove Cemetery. Friends may
call from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Ferguson Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the church or
the Plain City Historical Society, 315 N. Chillicothe St., Plain City,
OH 43064.

FERN M. YODER HUDSON IVANS
Fern M. Yoder Hudson Ivans, 87, of Marysville, formerly of Seminole,
Fla., died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2004, at Milcrest Nursing Home after an
18-month illness.
She was a longtime employee of the Ohio Reformatory for Women and
retired from the dietary department of Memorial Hospital of Union County
in 1976.
She was born Sept. 13, 1916, in Dover Township to the late Pearl L. and
Alma Gamble Yoder and was predeceased by her husbands, Pearl Arthur
Hudson and Karlis Ivans.
She is survived by her son, Ronald P. (Sandra J.) Hudson of West
Mansfield; three grandsons, Tony Hudson of Marysville, Rick (Lori)
Hudson of Bradenton, Fla., and Mike (Sheila) Hudson of Newnan, Ga.; 13
great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a sister,
Marjorie J. Sabins Herriott of Marysville.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Ingram Funeral
Home with the Rev. Richard Teller officiating. Friends may call from 2
to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice or the
Alzheimer's Association of Central Ohio in care of the funeral home.

MELISSA ANN MCCUTCHEON
Melissa Ann McCutcheon, 51, of Prospect died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2004,
at her home after a long illness.
She was a motel housekeeper.
She was born Oct. 2, 1952, in Marion to the late Doyle and Delores
Redmon Vanest.
She is survived by her husband, Jerry whom she married Feb. 22, 1970;
two sons, Jerry McCutcheon Jr. of Jacksonville, Fla., and Brian
McCutcheon of Prospect; a daughter, Shannon Beltz of Prospect; three
grandchildren; two brothers, Gerald Vanest of Bristol, Ind., and Ronald
Vanest of Prospect; and two sisters, Carol Thomas of Bucyrus and Bonnie
Camp of Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Gehm-Ballinger
Funeral Home in Prospect. The Rev. Ken Lance will officiate and burial
will be at the Prospect Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m.
Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Grady, 561 W. Central
Ave., Delaware, OH 43015.

GEORGE MARCUS MEREDITH JR.
George Marcus Meredith Jr., 85, of Marysville, formerly of Westerville,
died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004, at Heartland of Marysville following an
extended illness.
He was retired after 17 years as an inspector in quality control at
North America Aviation in Columbus. He attained the rank of sergeant in
the U.S. Army and was a veteran of World War II. He was a pilot of small
planes and a talented carpenter and will be remembered for helping
secure a patent for North America Aviation through one of his
inventions. He was a quiet, humble and unassuming man but was capable
and intelligent. He was artistic and found great joy in boating,
fishing, playing golf and listening to country music. His greatest
treasure was his wife and family.
He was born March 16, 1918 in Fairmont, W.Va., to the late George Marcus
and Delcie Dale Pitcher Meredith. The last survivor of seven children,
he was predeceased by three brothers, Paul Meredith, Brooks Meredith and
Carl Meredith; and three sisters, Ruth Bunner, Edith Johnson and Margie
Stuck.
He is survived by his wife of more than 67 years, Iola Evelyn Tatterson
Meredith whom he married Sept. 6, 1936, in Fairmont, W.Va.; a daughter,
Lola Meredith of Pacific Grove, Calif.; two sons, George F. (Vivian)
Meredith of Marysville and Steven E. (Colleen) Meredith of Saugus,
Calif; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; seven
great-great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Gracie Meredith of
Columbus and Leeta Iona Pendergast of Benicia, Calif.; a brother-in-law,
Joel Johnson of Fairmont, W.Va.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Windsor Community Meals
program.
The Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

DAVID P. RUPRIGHT
David P. Rupright, 79, formerly of Marysville and Sidney, died Saturday,
Jan. 10, 2004, in Florida
He was a 1941 graduate of Marysville High School and began his banking
career at The City Loan in Marysville during the 1950s.
He was predeceased by a son, Jeff; and a brother, Phil Rupright; and on
Jan. 5, 2003, by his wife, Margaret.
He is survived by a son, Greg, and two grandchildren of Miami, Fla.; two
sisters, Connie and Mary; and a brother-in-law, Connie Weidman of
Marysville; and many other relatives.
Burial will be held at a later date at Oakdale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Ohio Alzheimer's
Association.
The Underwood Funeral Home can be contacted for further information.

DOROTHEA ANNA MARGARETHA RUPRIGHT SCHEIDERER
Dorothea Anna Margaretha Rupright Scheiderer, 95, of Marysville died
Monday, Jan. 12, 2004, at The Gables at Green Pastures, where she had
lived for the past year.
She was a former resident of Carriage Court and lived at Windsor Manor
for more than 20 years. She was a homemaker and lifetime member of St.
John's Evangelical Lutheran Church where she was baptized Oct. 4, 1908,
and confirmed April 9, 1922. A dedicated Christian and loving mother,
she was strong willed and hospitable. She loved to receive visitors and
was known for her homemade crafts, especially her personally designed
dolls. She liked to oil paint, embroider and quilt and enjoyed playing
cards, especially euchre.
She was born Sept. 29, 1908, on the Rupright family farm on what is now
known as Scottslawn Road to the late Edward and Elizabeth Schwartzkopf
Rupright and was predeceased by two brothers, Walter and Carl Rupright;
three sisters, Lucilla Rupright, Clara Clarridge and Christine Jordan; a
daughter-in-law, Jean Scheiderer in 2002; and a son-in-law, Virgil
Krouse in 1994. She married Edwin M.J. Scheiderer Oct. 7, 1928, at St.
John's Lutheran Church and he died Dec. 25, 1975.
She is survived by a daughter, Marcelle E. Krouse of Marysville; two
sons, Gerald (Arlene) Scheiderer of Columbus and Edwin L. Scheiderer of
Dublin; four grandchildren, David (Helen) Krouse, Keith Scheiderer and
Dawn (Scot) Kaufman of Columbus and Amy (Larry) Wollett of Sunbury; five
great-grandchildren, John Ashley, Brian, Jacob and Erin; a
sister-in-law, Kathryn Scheiderer of Galena; and many nieces and nephews
and other relatives.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at St. John's
Lutheran Church. The Rev. Thomas S. Hackett will officiate and burial
will be at the church cemetery beside her husband. Friends may call from
2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Underwood Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Retirement Center.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

KAREN RAE ROBERTS
Karen Rae Roberts, 57, of Prospect died Saturday, Oct. 10, 2004, at
Mount Carmel West Hospital.
She was formerly a beautician and later worked as a pottery maker for
Homer Laughlin China in Newell, W.Va. She was a member of the American
Legion Auxiliary and the Moose Lodge. She enjoyed going to the beach,
playing with her grandchildren, collecting elephant figurines and being
a beautician.
She was born Sept. 15, 1946, in East Liverpool to the late Allen And
Mary Wilson Downard.
She is survived by her husband, Richard Roberts whom she married in
1969; a daughter, Mary (Dave) Poling of Prospect; two stepdaughters,
Cheryl L. Miley of Tampa, Fla., and Kim Hetzinger in Jacksonville, Fla.;
two grandchildren, Aaron and Jacob Poling; three step-grandchildren,
Ryan Miley, Kyle Rager and Misty Rager; two step-great-grandchildren;
eight nieces and nephews, Lisa, Kim, Brian, Craig, Dave, John, Kathy and
Kenny; and four sisters, Norma (LeRoy) Hoppel and Mary (Kenny) Anderson
of Calcutta, Ohio, and Joyce (Bob) Swogger and Cindy (Kenny) Grimm of
Wellsville.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Gehm-Ballinger
Funeral Home in Prospect. The Rev. David L. Hoffman will officiate and
burial will be at the Prospect Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8
p.m. today.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

MARY FRANCES SALYERS
Mary Frances Salyers, 84, of Westerville died peacefully at the home of
her daughter Friday, Jan. 9, 2004, after an extended illness.
She was a 30-year retiree from Rockwell International. She had been a
member of Hickory Grove United Baptist Church in Mechanicsburg since
1958 and during the seven years of her illness, she was ministered to by
St. Andrew's Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
She was predeceased by her parents, Russell William and Hattie Rice
Dalton of Ashland, Ky.; her husband of 59 years, Troy H. Salyers; two
brothers, Frank and Fred Dalton; and four infant siblings.
She is survived by a son, Russell William (Ruth) Salyers of Westerville;
a daughter, Patricia A. (William) Scott of Westerville; six grandsons,
Mark W. Salyers of Las Vegas, Nev., Jeffrey A. Salyers of Jacksonville,
Fla., Troy H. (Dianna) Taylor of Powell, Timothy D. (Barb) Taylor of
Powell, Trent M. (Robyn) Taylor of Westerville and Charles R. (Emily)
Bice of Hilliard; a granddaughter, Melanie Scott of Fort Myers, Fla.;
nine great-grandchildren, Samantha, Justin, Sarah, Nick, Emily, Madison,
Briana, Taylor and Ashley; a sister, Ella Pennington of Ashland, Ky.; a
brother, Russell W. Dalton Jr. of Ashland; three sisters-in-law, Beth
Dalton of Ashland, Belva Holbrook of Russell, Ky., and Mada Foughty of
South Point; a brother-in-law, Bill Howard of Russell; and numerous
nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Andrew's
Christian Church, 1985 Swansford Drive in Dublin. Morgan Wickizer will
officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to Missions of St. Andrew's Church or
the Cleveland Christian Home, 2002, Prame Ave., Cleveland, OH 44109.

ALMIRA AMELIA  "JONNIE" TULLER
Almira Amelia "Jonnie" Tuller, 80, of Plain City died Sunday, Jan. 11,
2004, at Doctor's West Hospital surrounded by her loving family.
She was a loving and caring mother, grandmother and great-grandmother
who enjoyed spending time with her family. She was an avid shopper and
would never turn down a chance to go to Odd Lots.
She was born Feb. 26, 1923, in Unionville Center to the late Fred and
Cora Warner Page and was predeceased by two brothers; two sisters; and
in 1990 by her husband, Richard D. "Mickey" Tuller.
She is survived by her children, Tonya (Bill) Bowling of London, Michael
(Annabelle) Tuller of Plain City, Julie (Bill) VanHoose of Raymond and
Douglas (Janell) Tuller of Plain City; six grandchildren; and seven
great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Ferguson
Funeral Home in Plain City. The Rev. Don Hilkerbaumer will officiate and
burial will be at Forest Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9
p.m. Tuesday.

CLAY CANTER JR.
Clay Canter Jr., 21, died Thursday, Jan. 8, 2004, at Mary Rutan Hospital
in Bellefontaine.
He attended Tri-Rivers Joint Vocational School, was a member of FFA and
graduated in June 2002 from the University of Northwestern Ohio in Lima.
He was a diesel technician.
He is survived by his father, Clay E. Canter Sr.; his mother, Vicky L.
Kirian Canter; two brothers, Jesse J. Canter and Loren D. Canter; and
his fiancee, Marilyn Collins.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the D.W. Davis Funeral
Home in South Webster. Daina Booth will officiate and burial will be at
the Pinkerman Cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Sunday.

MAXINE DAUM GABRIEL
Maxine Daum Gabriel, 78, of Milford Center died Thursday, Jan. 8 , 2004,
at Riverside Methodist Hospital.
She was a homemaker and former bookkeeper. She was a 1943 graduate of
Union Rural High School, attended Miami University and was a member of
the Suzanna Guild and the Milford Center United Methodist Church. She
enjoyed taking walks along the Big Darby Creek behind her home and
watching the wildlife.
She was born July 1, 1925, in Irwin to the late Carl H. and Edna l. Ray
Daum and spent the early years of her life there before raising her
family in Milford Center. She was predeceased by two sisters, Ruth
Hosack and Kathleen Elliott; a special nephew, Carl H. Elliott; and her
former husband, Deurelle L. Gabriel Jr.
She is survived by her children, Joseph M. Gabriel and Kevin L. (Beth)
Gabriel of Milford Center, Julia D. (Leslie) Robertson of Perrysburg,
Marianna C. "Molly" (Bart) Williams of Dyersburg, Tenn., and Nancy J.
Gabriel of Marysville; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a
sister, Anna Mae Nunamaker of Plain City; and special friends, Jean Holt
of Irwin and Pat Miller of Delaware.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at the
Milford Center United Methodist Church with the Revs. Mary Ellen Walters
and Ronald Payne officiating. Following the service, a luncheon will be
held at the church, at which time the family will receive family and
friends.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church in care of the Ingram
Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.


LEONA LOVEY BROWN
Leona Lovey Brown, 84, of Richwood died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2004, at the
OSU Medical Center.
She was a homemaker and lifelong member of the Byhalia/York community.
She was a lifetime member of McKendree United Methodist Church and was
formerly active at Grace Chapel United Methodist Church. She was a
former member of the Navy Mothers Club, Richwood Civic Center and
Richwood Garden Club.
She was born Dec. 3, 1919, in Richwood to the late Elsworth and Mae E.
Rosebrook Laughrey and was predeceased by a daughter, Linda Duncan; a
sister, Bertha Cameron and four great-grandchildren. She married Ralph
Brown March 1, 1939, in Kenton and he died Aug. 21, 1983.
She is survived by three sons, Charles (Kathy) Brown of Willard, Ronald
E. (Gay) Brown of Julian Calif., and Steve (Becky) Brown of Richwood; a
daughter, Judy May (Lloyd) Collins of Montrose, Colo.; a son-in-law,
Dave Duncan of Raymond; 17 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; seven
great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Starling (Clifford) Gibson
and Betty (Dick) Tevis of Richwood.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the York McKendree
United Methodist Church in York Center and burial will be at the York
Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the
Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church.

LEONA LOVEY BROWN
Leona Lovey Brown, 84, of Richwood died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2004, at the
OSU Medical Center.
She was a homemaker and lifelong member of the Byhalia/York community.
She was a lifetime member of McKendree United Methodist Church and was
formerly active at Grace Chapel United Methodist Church. She was a
former member of the Navy Mothers Club, Richwood Civic Center and
Richwood Garden Club.
She was born Dec. 3, 1919, in Richwood to the late Elsworth and Mae E.
Rosebrook Laughrey and was predeceased by a daughter, Linda Duncan; a
sister, Bertha Cameron and four great-grandchildren. She married Ralph
Brown March 1, 1939, in Kenton and he died Aug. 21, 1983.
She is survived by three sons, Charles (Kathy) Brown of Willard, Ronald
E. (Gay) Brown of Julian Calif., and Steve (Becky) Brown of Richwood; a
daughter, Judy May (Lloyd) Collins of Montrose, Colo.; a son-in-law,
Dave Duncan of Raymond; 17 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; seven
great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Starling (Clifford) Gibson
and Betty (Dick) Tevis of Richwood.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the York McKendree
United Methodist Church in York Center and burial will be at the York
Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the
Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church.

BABY BOY SAM
Baby Boy Sam, infant son of Tammy Pettit of Marysville, died Wednesday,
Jan. 7, 3004, at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
Private graveside services will be held at Oakdale Cemetery.
The Underwood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

FREDERICK LEE DETLOR
Frederick Lee Detlor, infant son of Amy Lynn Detlor of Milford Center,
died Tuesday, July 1, 2003.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his grandparents, Richard
L. and Carolyn D. Detlor of Milford Center; great-grandparents, Mary
Detlor of Columbus and Carol and Ervin Stuckart of Green Bay, Wis.; and
numerous aunts and uncles. He was predeceased by a great-grandfather,
Carl F. Detlor.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Walnut Grove
Cemetery in Worthington with the Rev. Beverly Hume officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Detlor Family Memorial Fund,
c/o Merchant's Bank, 279 Lafayette St., London, OH 43140.
The Eberle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be
sent to www.eberlefisherfuneralhome.com.

LONIE GAMBILL JR.
Lonie Gambill Jr., 79, of Centerburg died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2004, at
his home.
He began working for International Harvester in 1946, became manager of
the Westerville Farmers Exchange and later owned and operated
Westerville Lawn and Garden. He attended grade school at Allen Center,
his freshman and sophomore years at New Dover High School and was a 1943
graduate of Plattsburg High School. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and a
member of Linden Lodge 637 F&AM.
He was born Jan. 1, 1925, in Blaine, Ky., to the late Lon C. and Lillian
M. Holbrook Gambill and was predeceased by a son, Charley; three
sisters, Irene and Dorothy Gambill and Maxine Coulter; and his wife of
46 years, Ruth Ann Sells Gambill.
He is survived by a son, Gary (Mary Lou) Gambill of New Albany; a
daughter, Linda (Gerry) Pozmantir of Powell; five grandchildren, Ashley,
Justin, Jordan, Chad and Josh; and a sister, Pauline (Lowell) Amrine of
Marysville.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Oakdale Cemetery
with pastor Wayne Booth officiating. Friends may call from 3 to 6 p.m.
Saturday at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Route 3 at Route 61 in
Sunbury.
Memorial contributions may be made to Harbor Light Hospice, 253 N. State
St., Suite 100, Westerville, Ohio 43081.
Condolences may be sent to www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.

HENRY TROYER JR.
Henry Troyer Jr., 71, of Dublin died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2004, at his home.

He owned and operated the Farm and Home Supply of Plain City and was
treasurer and officer of Troyer Farms Inc. He was a veteran of the U.S.
Army.
He was born April 5, 1932, in Plain City to the late Henry D. and Ada
Miller Troyer and was predeceased by two brothers, Harold Troyer and
Paul Troyer.
He is survived by two children, Tracy (Cydney) Troyer and Teresa (Jeff)
Freshcorn of Marysville; four grandchildren, Phillip and Samuel Troyer
and Tyler and Jessika Freshcorn; two brothers, Ferman L. Troyer of Plain
City and Leland "Lee" (Sandra) Troyer of Indiana; two sisters, Beulah
(George) Horst of Alabama and Nila Troyer of Alabama; and many nieces
and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Ferguson
Funeral Home in Plain City. Pastor Dale Baker will officiate. Friends
may call two hours prior to the service.

LUCILLE CRAMER
Lucille Cramer, 84, of Essex died Monday, Jan. 5, 2004, at Marion
General Hospital.
A graduate of Ostrander High School, she was a homemaker and worked as a
seamstress out of her home. She attended the Essex United Methodist
Church and was a 4-H leader for more than 25 years with the Stitch &
Stir Club. She used to square dance with the Village Squares in
Pharisburg and the Circle Stars in Marion.
She was born Nov. 3, 1919, in Union County to the late Melvin Lee and
Mary Elizabeth Jerew Douglas and was predeceased by two sisters, Helen
Ledley and Gertrude Phipps Redmond. She married Francis B. Cramer Jan.
20, 1938, in Claibourne and he died Nov. 19, 1990.
She is survived by five children, Martha (Joseph Jr.) Ventolo of Enon,
Georgiana (Edward) Almazon of Gordan, Ga., Elizabeth (Vernon) Jones of
Essex, Francis "Eddie" (Ruth) Cramer of Marysville and David (Karen)
Cramer of Dayton; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two
brothers, Melvin Lee (Ruth) Douglas Jr. of East Liberty and Richard
Douglas of Otisville, Mich.; and a sister, Isabella Moffet of Alabama.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Stofcheck
Funeral Home in Richwood. The Revs. James Woodward and Dan Grose will
officiate and burial will be at the Price Cemetery. Friends may call
from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Essex United Methodist Church,
32697 Route 37, Richwood, or Union County Meals on Wheels, 500 London
Ave., Marysville.

BURNETTE M. HEGENDERFER NICOL
Burnette M. Hegenderfer Nicol, 84, of Marysville died Tuesday, Jan. 6,
2004, at Heartland of Marysville.
She was a homemaker and retired from the Scotts Co. in 1982 as an office
and accounting clerk. She was a member of First English Lutheran Church
where she participated in the morning Bible study and was a member of
Women of the ELCA. A former longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church,
she was involved in various women's activities and helped with food
preparation for the church school. From 1938 to 1947 she worked at
Nestle's as a payroll clerk. She was known for her good cooking,
especially Christmas cookies, rhubarb pie, potato salad and deviled
eggs. She enjoyed reading and traveling.
She was born July 26, 1919, in Darby Township to the late Eric and Eva
Ruhl Hegenderfer. She was baptized Aug. 10, 1919, at St. John's Lutheran
Church by the Rev. Kuechle and was confirmed Palm Sunday, April 9, 1933,
at Trinity Lutheran Church by the Rev. E.J. Goedeking.
She was predeceased by an infant son, Herbert; sisters, Florence Geer,
Tessa Parr, Elsie Van Hoose and Irene Hegenderfer; and brothers, Floyd
and Gilbert Hegenderfer. She was predeceased in 1959 by her husband,
Herbert J. Nicol and in 1945 by her husband, Richard Elsbree who was
killed in action in Okinawa.
She is survived by a daughter, Dorothy L. Nicol of Marysville; two sons,
Michael (Diane) Nicol of Oak Ridge, Tenn., and Daniel (Diane) Nicol of
Louisville, Ohio; granddaughters, Monica, Mandi, Danielle and Carly
Nicol; a brother-in-law, Kermit Nicol of Marysville; and numerous
nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at First English
Lutheran Church. The Rev. Carl A. Roepcke will officiate and burial will
be at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
Thursday at the Underwood Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church building fund.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

LEONA M. LEWIS RUHL
Leona M. Lewis Ruhl, 94, of Richwood died Monday, Jan. 5, 2004, at The
Gables at Green Pastures.
She was a homemaker and a member of York McKendree United Methodist
Church and it's women's society. She attended Central United Methodist
Church in Richwood and was a member of Richwood Navy Mothers Club 961,
Richwood Civic Center and Farm Bureau Council 1. She was a volunteer at
Memorial Hospital of Union County for many years.
She was born Dec. 9, 1909, in Raymond to the late Fay and Bessie Black
Jackson and was predeceased by five brothers and six sisters. She
married Merle Lewis and he died in 1973. She then married Harry Ruhl and
he died in 1977.
She is survived by a son, Richard L. (Brenda Kay) Lewis of West
Mansfield; a daughter, Shirley Phipps (Mike Grabovich) of Kentucky; six
grandchildren, Chris (Marla) Phipps, Ryan Phipps, Matthew Phipps, Cindy
(Rick) Lewis Crippen, Greg (Angie) Lewis and Susan Jackson; and three
great-grandchildren, Nathan Crippen, Jamie Lewis Rings and Michael
Phipps.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Stofcheck
Funeral Home in Richwood. The Rev. Bryan Lauzau will officiate and
burial will be at the York Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m.
Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to York McKendree United Methodist
Church, 28677 Route 739, West Mansfield, OH 43358.

SANDRA L. CRIDER
Sandra L. Crider, 64, of Marysville died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2004, at
Heartland of Marysville after a brief illness.
She was a homemaker and attended Christian Assembly Church. She was a
humorous person who enjoyed teasing and hearing jokes and was a loving
mother and grandmother.
She was born Jan. 5, 1939, in Richwood to the late Leroy M. and Reva M.
Phelps Warner. She married Junior R. "Buss" Crider Dec. 8, 1960 and he
died Oct. 21, 1982.
She is survived by her children, R. Ann Lanier and Steven G. Crider of
Marysville; a grandson, Johnathan D. Lanier; and a sister, Shirley
Jewell of Marysville.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Raymond
Cemetery with the Rev. Donald Moceri officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family to defray funeral
expenses.
Arrangements are being completed by the Ingram Funeral Home.

CONNIE MARIE STULTZ PATTERSON
Connie Marie Stultz Patterson, 49, of Beckley, W.Va., formerly of North
Lewisburg, died Friday, Jan. 2, 2004, at Appalachian Regional Hospital.
A graduate of Triad High School, she was a homemaker and formerly worked
in food service.
She was born Sept. 21, 1954, in Marysville to the late Dallas and Evelyn
Kitchen Stultz and was predeceased by her father-in-law, Nelson
Patterson.
She is survived by her husband, James Patterson; a daughter, Kristen
Stultz and her friend, Chris Cox of West Virginia; a brother, Jerry
(Kay) Stultz of North Lewisburg; three sisters, Beverly (Ron) Bohlen of
Reynoldsburg, Sandra Thompson of Richwood and Donna (Jerry) Munnerlyn of
Irwin; a mother-in-law, Barbara Patterson of Beaver, W.Va.; and many
nieces, nephews and other family members.
Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Marysville Free
Will Baptist Church, 280 N. Cherry St., where the family will receive
friends two hours prior to the service The Revs. Jon Mountjoy and
William Nicholas will officiate and burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday
at Maple Grove Cemetery in North Lewisburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church.
The Underwood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

PEGGY J. PAXTON
Peggy J. Paxton, 75, of Marysville died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2004, at
Heartland of Marysville following an extended illness.
She was retired from the housekeeping department at Memorial Hospital of
Union County and enjoyed a faithful membership with the Marysville First
Baptist Church. She was an avid knitter and a member of the Union County
Civil Defense Auxiliary, the VFW Auxiliary, the Women of the Moose and
the Eagles Auxiliary.
She was born Dec. 23, 1928, in Huntington, W.Va., to the late Earl and
Tesse Ellis Gibson and was predeceased by three great-grandchildren; a
sister, Wanda Zorn; and a brother, Earl Gibson. She married Denver
Paxton Aug. 8, 1945, and he died Nov. 8, 1999.
She is survived by a daughter, Ernestine (Larry) Wise of Florida; a
granddaughter; six great-grandchildren; a close friend, John Ridgeway of
Marysville; and numerous friends from Countryside Mobile Home Park and
the Marysville First Baptist Church.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the
Marysville First Baptist Church. The Rev. Peter Miller will officiate
and burial will be at the Claibourne Cemetery. The Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the church or
the Union County Humane Society in care of the funeral home.

EVERETT SALYER
Everett Salyer, 86, of Marysville died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004, from
complications of surgery at Mount Carmel West.
He was an antique furniture dealer for the past 20 years and was
previously the Brookside Country Club greenskeeper.
He was born May 29, 1917, in Volga, Ky., to the late Lonnie and Lillie
Osborne Salyer and was predeceased by his wife, Anna Mary Williams
Salyer in 1994; two sons, Rick Salyer in 1979 and Jimmie Salyer in 1985;
five brothers; and two sisters.
He is survived by three sons, Jack Salyer of Worthington, Donnie (Emma)
Salyer of Plain City and Ronnie (Janet) Salyer of Virginia; a daughter,
Brenda (Scott) Davenport of Marysville; five grandchildren, Tamra
Salyer, Donnie (Terri) Salyer Jr., Shannon Salyer, Sayward (Jason)
Tatman and Sarah Salyer; four great-grandchildren, Peyton, Taylor and
Avery Salyer and Ashtyn Tatman; a brother, George Salyer of Ironton; and
three sisters, June Caudill and Orie Brown of Kentucky and Ruby (Dick)
Wright of Dayton.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Ferguson
Funeral Home in Plain City. Pastor Elton Yutzy will officiate and burial
will be at Forest Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m.
Tuesday.

HENRY W. SHIERA
Henry W. Shiera, 90, of the Milcrest Nursing Center, died Friday, Jan.
2, 2004.
He was a longtime resident of the Richwood area and former caretaker of
the Claibourne Cemetery near Richwood. He had lived at Milcrest for the
past eight years. He served in the United States Army from January 1943
to March 1946, receiving the Good Conduct Medal, World War II Victory
Medal and American Campaign Medal. He was qualified as a sharpshooter
with the M-l rifle and served as a supply clerk, receiving the grade of
corporal. He was a model railroader, avid crossword puzzle enthusiast
and bingo competitor and was active in the Richwood Civic Center in his
years of residence there.
He was born June 9, 1913, in LaRue to the late Matthew and Melinda
VanBuskirk Shiera and was predeceased by sisters, Frieda Jerew, Leona
Kull, Ethel, Lilly and Alma; a brother, Fred; and his first wife, Anna
Mae Orahood Shiera, the mother of their son. He married Katherine Benson
Cicanese, whose son, Roland, lived with the couple, and she died in
1980. His third wife, Frances Easterday Shiera, died in 1996.
He is survived by a son, Larry (Connie) of Virginia Beach, Va.; four
grandchildren, Donald Ray, Carolyn Ann Baxter, Darrell William and
Catherine Lynn Archer; a niece, Anna Nichols; step-grandchildren, John
Cicanese and Teresa Randels of Florida; and numerous
great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Fulton
Cemetery in Morrow County with the Rev. Fred Cheney officiating. Friends
may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the Ballinger Funeral Home in
Richwood.

GORDON E. BROWN
Gordon E. Brown, 73, of Greenville died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2003, at
Wayne Hospital in Greenville.
He was a farmer most of his life and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He
was a member of Trinity Wesleyan Church.
He was born March 18, 1930 in Hardin County to the late Percy N. and
Celesta Penny Brown and was predeceased by a brother, Wilbur Brown.
He is survived by his wife, Dora Miller Brown whom he married March 18,
1955; two sons, Mark (Beverly) Brown of Decatur, Ill., and David Brown
of Troy; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; seven brothers,
Charles Brown and Russ Brown of Richwood, Guy Brown of Mount Victory,
James Brown and Irvin Brown of Columbus, Nolan Brown of Marion and
Bernard Brown of Morral; and two sisters, Erdine Grose of Richwood and
Sally Sayre of Morral.
Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Zechar Bailey
Funeral Home in Greenville where friends may call one hour prior to the
service. The Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home is assisting the family
locally.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army.


MARCELLA SCHIRTZINGER DODGE
Marcella Schirtzinger Dodge, 77, died Monday, Dec. 29, 2003, at her
daughter's home in Deer Park, Texas.
She moved to Union County after her marriage in 1953, at which time she
joined the New California United Presbyterian Church where she has since
been an active member. She was a graduate of Bliss Business College and
worked for General Motors for eight years. She also worked as a manager
and consultant for Beeline Fashions of Chicago for nine years. She was
active in 4-H and PTO and was a Cub Scout leader.
The family relocated to Delaware County in the early 1970s and she
worked for 26 years as a full-time realtor, 25 of those years as a
manager. She was a member of the Delaware County Board of Realtors,
Union County Board of Realtors, Columbus Board of Realtors and Ohio
Association of Realtors. She enjoyed her work and the people she worked
with. After her retirement from HER Realtors, she and her husband
traveled extensively.
She was born Dec. 19. 1926, in Columbus to the late Ernest and Edith
Hitchcock Schirtzinger; three sisters, Ethel Evans, Thelma Ishler and
Mildred Howard; and a brother, Raymond Schirtzinger.
She is survived by her husband, Homer "Jim" Dodge; a daughter, Brenda
(Joe) Sims of Deer Park; a son, Donald (Judy) Dodge of Delaware; two
grandchildren, Brian and Cory Dodge of Delaware; a sister, Helen King;
many wonderful nieces and nephews; and a host of wonderful friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the New California
United Presbyterian Church, 10089 Industrial Parkway. The Rev. Philip
Bougher will officiate and burial will be at the New California
Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the Ferguson
Funeral Home.

ROXIE CASTALINE SPARKS
Roxie Castaline Sparks, 91, of Marysville, formerly of Urbana, died
Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2003, at The Gables at Green Pastures.
She taught school in Kentucky for nine years and retired from
Westinghouse in Bellefontaine. She was a member of the Gallup Methodist
Church in Gallup, Ky., and attended the First Christian Church in
Urbana.
She was born May 2, 1912, in Louisa, Ky., to the late Joseph Kinner and
Daisy Stella McClure Cheek and was predeceased by her husband, Delorace
"Buster" Sparks whom she married Nov. 5, 1943, in Westville.
She is survived by a son, Ed (Tina) Sparks of Marysville; a
granddaughter, Keri Ann (Dave) Kovanda of Marysville; two
great-grandchildren, Kaela and Kaden Kovanda; and special friends, June
Gearhart and Ruth Brown of Urbana.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the
Kauffman-Eichholtz Funeral Home in West Liberty and burial will be at
Fairview Cemetery in West Liberty. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m.
today.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Gables activity fund.

Edith E. Young
Edith E. Young, 90, of Marysville died Friday, Feb. 27, 2004, at Spring
Meadows Care Center in Woodstock.
She was retired from Memorial Hospital of Union County and Don Cook
Realty. She was a graduate of Marysville High School and had attended an
office training school. She was a former member of Faith Baptist Temple
where she was involved with a monthly Friends Gathering.
She was born March 4, 1913, in Marysville to the late James W. and
Estella Cassiday Orr and was predeceased by her husband, David E. Young
May 23, 2003.
She is survived by her stepchildren, Roderick (Joy) Young of Columbus,
Judith (Richard) Teeters of Washington C.H., Joellen Thompson of Ashley,
Marie Beckley of Dublin and David Young of Jeffersonville.
Graveside services will be held at noon Tuesday at Oakdale Cemetery with
the Rev. Wayne Engle officiating. Friends may call at the Ingram Funeral
Home from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

LARRY D. CRUM
Larry D. Crum, 57, of Kenton died Monday, Feb. 23, 2004, at Lima
Memorial Hospital.
He was the former operator of the Indian Lake Flea Market.
He was born Jan. 8, 1947, in Plain City to the late Willie and Rachel M.
Thompson Crum and was predeceased by six brothers, Billy Crum, Ernest
"Ernie" Crum, Cletus Crum, Robert "Bobby" Crum, Calvin Crum and Timmy
Crum.
He is survived by two daughters, Cindy (Rich) Organ of West Mansfield
and Lori Crum of Mount Victory; two stepdaughters, Pamela Mamon and Lesa
Jordan of Marysville; an adopted daughter, Ronda (Mack) Buroker of
Kenton; 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two sisters,
Swanie White of Seal Beach, Calif., and Rhoda (Rodney) Eaton of West
Jefferson.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Ingram Funeral Home.
The Rev. James Taylor officiated and burial was at the Mitchell Cemetery
in Milford Center.

MICHAEL "MIKE" DENNIS O'MALLEY JR.
Michael "Mike" Dennis O'Malley Jr., 30 of Ocoee, Fla., died Tuesday,
Feb. 24, 2004, as the result of an industrial accident.
He was a bridge carpenter for Granite Construction and enjoyed baseball,
bowling, golf and his children. He was of the Catholic faith. He was a
1992 graduate of Marysville High School and moved to central Florida in
May 1995.
He was born in Livonia, Mich., and is survived by his parents, Michael
and Patricia O'Malley Sr. of Atlanta, Mich.; his wife, Deanna O'Malley;
a son, Bronson Spears of Ocoee; three daughters, Brianna Spears, Megan
O'Malley and Morgan O'Malley of Ocoee; a brother, Tom O'Malley of
Nashville; and a sister, Michelle O'Malley Anderson who is stationed in
Korea.
Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday at the
Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home, 428 E. Plant St., Winter Garden, Fla.

WALTER "JR." SANDERSON
Walter "Jr." Sanderson, 80, of rural Marysville died Wednesday, Feb. 25,
2004, at his home.
He was an Army veteran of World War II and was retired from B.F.
Goodrich in Green Camp where he worked for 25 years. He also worked five
years for the Union County Engineer's office and for the last four years
he drove for Kalmbach Feeds. He attended the Pharisburg United Methodist
Church. He enjoyed playing the guitar and attending his grandchildren's
activities. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and his
family was the center of his life.
He was born June 20, 1923, in Marion to the late Walter I. and Flora
Riley Sanderson and was predeceased by two brothers, Harold and Richard;
and a sister, Joann Harrington.
He is survived by his wife, Martha Jane Garee Sanderson whom he married
May 30, 1946, at the Pharisburg United Methodist Church; two daughters,
Sandra (Richard) Ridge of Richwood and Shirlee (Rodney Koons) Sanderson
of Hartsville, S.C.; a son, Steve Sanderson of Kansas City, Mo.;
grandchildren, Shelly, Erin, Lance, Ashley, Logan, Matthew and Nicholas;
a brother, Robert (Marilyn) Sanderson of Salem; and two sisters, Dorothy
Hopkins of Lima and Marilyn Beckley of Marysville.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Stofcheck
Funeral Home in Richwood. The Revs. Geri Lampton and Mo Dunn will
officiate and burial will be at the Broadway Cemetery where veteran
graveside services will be conducted by Richwood American Legion Post 40
and VFW Post 870. Friends may call from 1 to 4 and 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice or the
Pharisburg United Methodist Church.

MICHAEL M. BERESTECKY
Michael M. Berestecky, 38, of Ostrander died Monday, Feb. 23, 2004 at
his home.
He was a graduate of Christian Brothers Academy in Lincroft, N.J., and
the University of Akron. He regularly attended Powell Grace Brethren
Church. He was a devoted husband and father who enjoyed camping with his
family and designed and built various projects around the house.
He was predeceased by his grandfather, John Petrus and his grandparents,
Charles and Kathryn Berestecky.
He is survived by his wife of 13 years, Christine; a daughter, Emily;
his parents, Charles and Marlene Berestecky of Colts Neck, N.J.; his
grandmother, Susan Petrus of Donora, Pa.; sisters, Patti (Joel) Hobbs of
Mathews, N.C., Kathi (Phil) Cesen of Monclova, Mary (Kerby) Wallick of
Grand Rapids, Mich., and Maureen Berestecky or Arlington, Va.; and many
nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Grace Brethren
Church, 7600 Liberty Road, Powell. Pastor Rick Nuzum will officiate and
burial will be at St. Dominics Cemetery, Donora, Pa. Friends may call
from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Rutherford Funeral Home, 450 W.
Olentangy St., Powell.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to
Hematology/Oncology Research Fund, c/o Hematology/Oncology Consultants,
8100 Ravines Edge Court, Columbus, OH 43235.

LARRY D. CRUM
Larry D. Crum, 57, of Kenton died Monday, Feb. 23, 2004, at Lima
Memorial Hospital.
He was the former owner of the Indian Lake Flea Market.
He was born Jan. 8, 1947, in Plain City to the late Willie and Rachel M.
Thompson Crum and was predeceased by six brothers, Bill Crum, Ernest
"Ernie" Crum, Cletus Crum, Robert "Bobby" Crum, Calvin Crum and Timmy
Crum.
He is survived by two daughters, Cindy (Rich) Organ of West Mansfield
and Lorie Crum of Mount Victory; two stepdaughters, Pamela Mamon and
Lesa Jordan of Marysville; an adopted daughter, Ronda (Mack) Buroker of
Kenton; 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two sisters,
Swanie White of Seal Beach, Calif., and Rhoda (Rodney) Eaton of West
Jefferson.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. James Taylor will officiate and burial will be at the
Mitchell Cemetery in Milford Center. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until
the time of the service.

JAMES LACE HATCHER JR.
James Lace Hatcher Jr., 73, of Kenton died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2004, at
his home.
He was retired from Lima Clark Equipment and Kenton Imperial Cup. He was
a U.S. Army infantry veteran of World War II and the Korean War and was
a member of American Legion Post 198, VFW Post 3333 and Christian
Missionary Alliance Church.
He was born April 29, 1930, in Hardin County to the late James Lace and
Isabella Mabrey Hatcher Sr. and was predeceased by two sons, Billy Joe
Hatcher and Carlous Taylor; and seven brothers and sisters, Daniel,
Paul, Betty and Opal Hatcher, Ruth Cronley, Helen Columber and Lucille
Beer.
He married Barbara Miller and Stella Gibson and was divorced from them.
He is survived by his wife, Julia Parthemore Taylor Hatcher; four sons,
Robert (Karen) Hatcher of Lima, Nevin (Deana) Taylor of Marysville and
James (Alisha) Hatcher and Gary (Jackie) Hatcher of Kenton; two
daughters, Lauretta Collins of Kenton and Rebecca (Gary) Brill of West
Mansfield; and a brother, Carl Edward (Faye) Hatcher of Bellevue, Mich.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the
Schindewolf-Stevens-Stout Funeral Home. Pastor Steve Hess will officiate
and burial will be at the Byhalia Cemetery where graveside military
services will be conducted by the AmVets Post 1994 Honor Guard. Friends
may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Christian Missionary Alliance
building fund, Gifts for Yanks or Hardin County Hospice.

JULIA A. FRAHER STANG
Julia A. Fraher Stang, 80, of Marysville, formerly of Columbus, died
Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2004, at Riverside Methodist Hospital.
A graduate of the Upper Arlington High School and Ohio State University,
she was retired from the Franklin County Clerk of Courts office. She was
a member of the First United Methodist Church of Marysville, former
member of Overbrook Presbyterian Church in Columbus and member of Delta,
Delta, Delta sorority, Memorial Hospital Twig, Clintonville Women's Club
and United Methodist Women.
She was predeceased by her parents, Stephen and Ruth Chenoweth Fraher
and her husband, John H. Stang.
She is survived by two daughters, Jane (Frederick) Johnson of Marysville
and Betsy (James) Bullock of Columbus; grandchildren, Ben and Alex
Johnson of Marysville and Abbie, Bryan and Benjamin Bullock of Columbus;
a sister, Susan Rothe of California; a special nephew, Dr. James Rothe
of Columbus; and other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Friday at the Rutherford-Corbin
Funeral Home, Worthington Chapel, 515 High St. The Rev. Richard Teller
will officiate and a graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at
the North Murray Ridge Cemetery in Elyria. Friends may call from 2 to 4
and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.


HENRY H. PIERCE JR.
Henry H. Pierce Jr., 82, of Irwin died Monday, Feb. 23, 2004.
A graduate of Tabor Academy in Marion, Mass., and Colgate University in
Hamilton, N.Y., he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity. He was a U.S.
Navy veteran of World War II. He was retired from Marsh McLennan and AON
Corporation, served as vice president of the Insurance Board of Columbus
and was a member of the Columbus Life Underwriters Agents.
He served as Franklin County chairman of the American Red Cross Blood
Center and on the board of managers of the Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts
and board of trustees of the Columbus Symphony, Center of Science and
Industry, Ohio Chapter of the Nature Conservancy and The Johnny
Appleseed Foundation. He was a board member and one of the founders of
the Aviation Safety Institute in Worthington and a member of the Ohio
Association of Insurance Agents.
He was a member of the Church of the Epiphany in Urbana, Rocky Fork Hunt
& Country Club, Urbana Country Club and the Columbus Club.
He was born March 29, 1921, in Hingham, Mass.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Susan McIlroy Pierce; a
daughter, Priscilla Pierce of Bath, N.C.; a son, Stephen of Irwin; and
two granddaughters, Amanda Edwards of Bath, N.C., and Heather Guay of
Fairhaven, Mass.
Friends may call at the family farm, Elmwood Place in Irwin, from 2 to 4
p.m. Friday and at 12 Sessions Drive in Columbus from 1 to 4 p.m.
Sunday. A private family burial will be held and memorial services will
be held in May at the Church of the Ephiphany.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the church,
236 Scioto St., Urbana, OH 43078, or a charity of the donor's choice.
The family is being serviced by the Skillman, McDonald and Vernon
Funeral Home in Mechanicsburg.

CLARENCE D. BEIGHTLER
Clarence D. Beightler, 89, of Bellefontaine died Saturday, Feb. 21,
2004, at Green Hills Care Center in West Liberty.
He was retired as an internal auditor for City Loan and Savings Company
and Commercial Credit. He moved to Bellefontaine in 1957 from Marysville
where he had been a city councilman for a number of years. He was a
member of First Lutheran Church in Bellefontaine and a former member of
the church council and New Life Foundation of the church. He was active
in Boy Scouts most of his life and was a former member of Tecumseh
District. After retirement, he served on the Bellefontaine Shade Tree
Commission for 18 years, the last 10 years as chairman. He was very
active in the Bellefontaine Kiwanis Club where he was president in 1960,
past president of United Way in 1961-1962 and member of Elks Lodge 132.
He was an active 50-year member of Palestine Lodge 158 F&AM in
Marysville where he was a past Master Mason, past officer of Chapter 99
Royal Arch Masons and member of Council 89 Royal and Select Masons, York
Rite, Bellefontaine Knights Templar 61 Commandery, Antioch Shrine and
50-year member and Past Patron of Mary Chapter 9 Order of the Eastern
Star.
He was born July 29, 1914, in Marysville to the late Gordon and Caroline
Leffler Beightler.
He is survived by his wife, Bernice Wolff Beightler whom he married Dec.
24, 1935, in Marysville; two daughters, Joyce Ritter of Bellefontaine
and Nancy (Dr. Richard) Traul of Bellefontaine; five grandchildren, Anne
(T.J.) Fitzpatrick of Bellefontaine, Michael (Traci) Ritter of West
Liberty, Dr. John (Abigail) Traul of Pocatello, Idaho, Suzanne (Nick)
Selvaggio of Urbana and Dr. David (Dr. Christine) Traul of
Charlottesville, Va.; and five great-grandchildren, Hannah and Rachel
Ritter, Zachary and Zoe Traul and Stephanie Selvaggio.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Lutheran
Church. The Rev. Jonathan Bull will officiate and burial will be at the
Bellefontaine Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the
Eichholtz Funeral Home in Bellefontaine.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the church.

LOWELL E. GEHO
Lowell E. Geho, 66, of Raymond died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2004, at Grant
Medical Center after a brief illness.
He was a retired supervisor with Siemans-Alice Corp., formerly Bulldog
Electric Products, ITE-Imperial Eastman, ITE Products and Gould, after
more than 43 years of service in Marysville and Bellefontaine. He was a
member of Millcreek Church of Christ in Raymond. For many years, he
coached junior league baseball and he was a member of the Raymond Junior
Baseball Association and former association president. As an
outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting and fishing but more importantly, he
enjoyed attending his children's and grandchildren's sporting events.
He was born June 14, 1937, in Champaign County to the late Paul and
Dorothea Poling Geho and was predeceased by a son, Carson; and a
brother, Herman.
He is survived by his wife, G. Ruth Noland Geho whom he married Oct. 29,
1960, in Wise, Va.; his children, Terri (Glen) Buettner of
Bellefontaine, Sherri (Robert) Wortman of New Milford, Conn., Bryon
(Jeannie) Geho of Roanoke, Va., Lori (Jeff) Sanders of Ansonia and Paul
(Taylor) Geho of Raymond; a daughter-in-law, Linda Geho of North
Lewisburg; 14 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Roberta
(Clyde) Rice of Portsmouth; two brothers, Marvin (Peggy) Geho of
Marysville and James Geho of Jackson; and a sister-in-law, Sharon Geho
Hook of Florida.
Memorial services will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Ingram Funeral
Home with the Rev. Jack Knox officiating. Friends may call from 2 to 4
and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

OPAL JEAN SPROULL
Opal Jean Sproull, 64, of Marysville died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2004, at
her residence surrounded by her family.
She was retired after 26 years with The Scotts Company and operated
Grandma Opal's Sewing from her home for seven years. She was a member of
the Pharisburg United Methodist Church and a former 4-H leader for 10
years. Her family was the joy of her life.
She was born Feb. 9, 1940, in Marion and was predeceased by her mother,
Loma McClaskey Henkey. She married Nelson Sproull April 25, 1960, and he
died Jan. 22, 1985.
She is survived by her children, Debra (Andy) Caldwell, Gene (Terri)
Sproull and Susan (Matt) Strayer of Marysville, Steve (Debbie) Sproull
of West Mansfield and Bill Sproull of Mount Victory; eight
grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Sandy (Jim) Foster
of Richwood and Lisa (Bill) Wood of Ann Arbor, Mich; and a brother, Mike
Coats of West Mansfield.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Mo Dunn will officiate and burial will be at the Hopewell
Cemetery near Magnetic Springs. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today.

Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice in care of the
funeral home.

CHARLES W. "CHUCK" WIBLEY
Charles W. "Chuck" Wibley, age 69, of Marysville died Friday, Feb. 20,
2004, in the comfort of his own home with his family by his side
following a long illness.
He was employed for more than 30 years with Eljers Manufacturing and
upon his retirement worked at the Warrensburg Stone Quarry and Scioto
Valley Janitorial Services. He was a devoted fan of OSU football and
NASCAR racing and will be remembered as a loving family man.
He was born Jan. 18, 1935, in Marysville to the late Charles L. and Mary
Speakman Wibley. He was preceded in death by a son, John Wibley, on Feb.
15, 1977; two brothers:  Richard Wibley and Edgar Wibley; and two
sisters-in-law: Maxine Wibley and Wilma Wibley.
Survivors include his wife of nearly 50 years, Mary Milton Wibley, whom
he married Oct. 16, 1954, in Marysville; three daughters:  Rosetta
(Mike) Drumm, Patty (Richard) Bolenbaugh, and Betty (Vaughn) Organ, each
of Marysville; a son, Bill Wibley, and his fiancÚ, Rose Fogle, of
Marysville; 13 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a sister: Mary
(Robert) McConnahea, Lakeview; two brothers:  Paul (Joyce) Wibley,
Marysville; and Kenneth "Butch" (Velda) Wibley, Lakeview; and many
nieces, nephews, and friends.
Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Mannasmith-Hale Funeral
Home.  The reverend Donald Moceri will officiate and burial will take
place at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the
funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to Grant Riverside
Hospice or the Union County Cancer Society in care of the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Richard Bolenbaugh, Danny Bolenbaugh, Mike Drumm,
Jr., Bruce Loudermilk, Dave Loudermilk, Cody Wibley, and Daniel Beckley.

HAROLD L. DILDINE
Harold L. Dildine, 82, of Morral died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2004, at Mount
Carmel West Hospital in Columbus
He was an Air Force veteran of World War II and worked in agriculture
all his life. He, his father and his brother operated the former Dildine
Feed Mill in Raymond for 25 years and he managed the Green Camp
Cooperative elevator. Most recently, he worked with insurance and estate
planning.
He was a past president of Ohio Grain and Feed, an active member of the
Ohio Seed Improvement Association and a charter member of Wood/Longbrake
VFW Post in Raymond. He was on the building committee at Marion General
Hospital at the time of the north addition, had been a Republican
committeeman and was active with sponsorship of 4-H and FFA. He was a
member of the Green Camp Lions Club and American Legion Post 584.
He was born Oct. 17, 1921, in Richwood to the late Paul and Mildred
Moehn Dildine and was predeceased by a son, Dale Wendell Dildine and a
brother, Bill Dildine.
He is survived by his wife, Laurabel Stratton Dildine whom he married
June 28, 1946, in Raymond; a daughter, Diane (Doug) White of Morral; a
son, Don Dildine of Marion; five grandchildren, Wes and Lori White and
Paul, Amber and Sammie Jo Dildine; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Stofcheck Funeral
Home in Richwood. The Rev. Douglas Dean will officiate and burial will
be at the Claibourne Cemetery where veterans graveside services will be
conducted by the Marion County United Veterans Council. Friends may call
from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association,
5455 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43214, or the American Cancer Society,
1105 Mount Vernon Ave., Marion, OH 43302.

CHARLES W. "CHUCK" WIBLEY
Charles W. "Chuck" Wibley, age 69, of Marysville died Friday, Feb. 20,
2004, in the comfort of his own home with his family by his side
following a long illness.
He was employed for more than 30 years with Eljers Manufacturing and
upon his retirement worked at the Warrensburg Stone Quarry and Scioto
Valley Janitorial Services.  He was a devoted fan of OSU football and
NASCAR racing and will be remembered as a loving family man.
He was born Jan. 18, 1935, in Marysville to the late Charles L. and Mary
Speakman Wibley. He was preceded in death by a son, John Wibley, on Feb.
15, 1977; two brothers:  Richard Wibley and Edgar Wibley; and two
sisters-in-law: Maxine Wibley and Wilma Wibley.
Survivors include his wife of nearly 50 years, Mary Milton Wibley, whom
he married Oct. 16, 1954, in Marysville; three daughters:  Rosetta
(Mike) Drumm, Patty (Richard) Bolenbaugh, and Betty (Vaughn) Organ, each
of Marysville; a son, Bill Wibley, and his fiancÚ, Rose Vogle, of
Marysville; 13 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a sister: Mary
(Robert) McConnahea, Lakeview; two brothers:  Paul (Joyce) Wibley,
Marysville; and Kenneth "Butch" (Velda) Wibley, Lakeview; and many
nieces, nephews, and friends.
Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Mannasmith-Hale Funeral
Home.  The Rev. Donald Moceri will officiate and burial will take  place
at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the
funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to Grant Riverside
Hospice or the Union County Cancer Society in care of the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Richard Bolenbaugh, Danny Bolenbaugh, Mike Drumm,
Jr., Bruce Loudermilk, Cody Wibley, and Daniel Beckley

CHARLOTTE J. LIVINGSTON
Charlotte J. Livingston, 71, of Marion died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2004, at
her home.
She was a homemaker and had worked in housekeeping at the old Marion
General Hospital and the current Marion General Hospital. She was a
former member of the Abundant Life Assembly of God Church in Marion. She
enjoyed camping cooking and the joy of her life was her family, her
husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was born Feb. 28, 1932, in New Lexington to the late John and
Garnett Vernon Murray.
She is survived by her husband, William "Bill" Livingston whom she
married at Grace Baptist Church in Marion June 16, 1969; children, Judy
Cochran of Mount Gilead, Lori (Nicholas) Yeager of Delaware, Pam
Franklin, Tracey Livingston, John (Patty) Ryan and Mike (Pam) Ryan of
Marion; grandchildren, Timothy Landon, Heather Cellar, Jasmyne Landon,
John Ryan, Jason Ryan, Billy Cochran, Sarah Yeager, Whitney Ryan, Taylor
Livingston and Morgan Hollenbach; stepchildren, Sally Jo Smith, Connie
Buskirk, Bill Livingston, Tim Livingston, Sheila Dickerson and Renee
Morgan; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous step-grandchildren and
step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Stofcheck
Funeral Home in Richwood. Chaplain Daniel Kiger will officiate and
burial will be at the Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4
and 6 to 8 p.m. today.
Memorial contributions may be made to Quality of Life Hospice, 278 Barks
Road, Marion, OH 43302.

 

CHARLES E. "RED" COONS
Charles E. "Red" Coons, 86, of Bellefontaine died Wednesday, Feb. 18,
2004, at Mary Rutan Hospital following an extended illness.
A real estate broker and owner of Coons Realty, he served Logan County
and surrounding counties for many years. He was a member of Community
United Methodist Church in York Center and will be remembered as an avid
fisherman and devoted family man.
He was born May 8, 1917, in York Center to the late Allen E. and Norma
Titus Coons and was predeceased by a son, Larry Coons; and two brothers,
Brayton Coons and Kenneth Coons. He married Martha Louise Brooks Oct.
17, 1936, and she died May 9, 1997.
He is survived by a son, Garry (Barb) Coons of Bellefontaine; a
daughter-in-law, Judy Coons of Bellefontaine; four grandchildren, Tammy
(Bill) Yelton, Bob Coons, Beth VanOsdol and Jason Coons; four
great-grandchildren, Kyle and Larilynn Yelton and Larry and Mallory
Coons; two sisters-in-law, Mary Coons of Bellefontaine and Shirley
Mitchell of Zionsville, Ind.; a brother-in-law, the Rev. Henry Brooks of
Dayton; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield. The Rev.
Henry Brooks will officiate and burial will be at the York Cemetery.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church in care of the funeral
home.

BLANCHE "BEA" SHAW DUNN
Blanche "Bea" Shaw Dunn, 93, of Gahanna died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2004,
at the New Albany Care Center following an extended illness.
She was retired from the American Red Cross. She attended Broadway High
School through her junior year and completed her senior year at
Marysville High School. She graduated from office training school in
Columbus in 1928. She was a volunteer at St. Anthony's Medical Center
for many years and was honored in 1990 for contributing more than 17,500
volunteer hours.
She was born April 8, 1910, near Broadway to the late Oliver and Emma
Vanatta Shaw. She married Lewis E. Dunn March 2, 1937, and he died Nov.
5, 1986.
She is survived by a sister-in-law, Opal McAlister of Marysville;
several nieces and nephews, including Esther Bunker of Delaware, Larry
(Jan) Dunn of Marysville and Shirley (Jean) Hadley of Indianapolis,
Ind.; former neighbors, Stan and Sandy Gatten of Gahanna; and special
friends, Patricia Miller and her children, Karen (Tom) McCafferty of New
Albany and Janet Miller and Paul (Stephanie) Miller of Gahanna.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Oakdale Cemetery with
the Rev. John M. Groat officiating. There will be no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross.
The Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.

GLENDORA GRACE DALL MOHL
Glendora Grace Dall Mohl, 81, of Richwood died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2004, at
Memorial Hospital of Union County.
She was a homemaker and a member of Lighthouse Christian Fellowship near
Pharisburg. She will be sadly missed by many friends and family members.

She was born March 24, 1922, in Fostoria to the late Dewey K. and Carrie
M. Smith Dall and was predeceased by a sister, Lillian Irene Smith; and
two husbands, Charles "Chuck" Yoakum and Frank Mohl.
She is survived by a sister, Ida Mae Philipa of Marion; two nephews,
Richard P. (Mary S.) and Harold W. (Helen Jean) Smith of Richwood; and
other nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Claibourne
Cemetery. Pastor Linda Lee White will officiate. There will be no
calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lighthouse Christian Fellowship,
23080 Route 4 North, Marysville.
The Stofcheck Funeral Home in Richwood is in charge of arrangements.

CHRIST J. RABER
Christ J. Raber, 90, of Plain City died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2004, at
Doctors West Hospital.
He was a retired farmer and a member of Sharon Mennonite Church.
He was born Nov. 7, 1913, in Millersburg to the late John B. and Susan
B. Miller Raber and was predeceased by an infant daughter, Martha Ellen.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Schlabach Raber whom he married
May 15, 1946; six children, David (Linda) Raber, Phillip (Wanda) Raber,
Paul (Rebecca) Raber and Tim Raber of Plain City, Stephen (Dianne) Raber
of Burn City, Ind., and Barbara Ann (Allen) Meyer of Bradenton, Fla.;
and six grandchildren, Steven Travis Raber, Spencer Phillip Raber and
Ronald Allen Egnot II of Plain City, Christopher Scott Raber of Hilliard
and Mathew Christ Raber and Stephanie Nicole (Perry) Marner of Odon,
Ind.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Sharon Mennonite
Church. Pastor Howard S. Schmitt will officiate and burial will be at
the church cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the
Ferguson Funeral Home in Plain City and at the church one hour prior to
the service.

HAZEL DANIELS COLLIER
Hazel Daniels Collier, 74, of North Lewisburg, formerly of Plain City,
died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2004, at The Gables at Green Pastures.
She was an assembler at Ranco Controls in Plain City for 12 years and
attended First Freedom Baptist Church in North Lewisburg. She enjoyed
cooking and spending time with her grandchildren.
She was born March 8, 1929, in Van Lear, Ky., to the late F.B. and Lyda
Hatfield Debord and was predeceased by her first husband, Wilmer R.
Daniels in 1987; a daughter, Donna Jean Daniels in 1962; a
granddaughter, Andi Jenkins; three brothers, Beecher Debord, Richard
Debord and Lewis Debord; and a sister, Erma Northup.
She is survived by her husband, Reginald Collier; three children, Brenda
(James) Roberts of North Lewisburg, Ronnie (Cindy) Daniels of Unionville
Center and Sheila (Richard) Jenkins of Auxvasse, Mo.; grandchildren,
Angel (John) Rideout, Rachel (Jimmy) Mackey, J.P. Roberts and Ryan
Daniels; great-grandsons, Andy Rideout, Evan Mackey and Cameron Rideout;
stepchildren, Michael Collier, Mitchell Collier, Mark Collier, Melanie
Dowell and John Collier; 10 step-grandchildren; four
step-great-grandchildren; a brother, Dallas Debord of Pomeroy; and
sisters, Opal Cordial of London, Eula Preston of Columbus and Rowena
Borders, Lena Roberts and Alice Roberts of West Jefferson.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Ferguson Funeral
Home in Plain City. Pastor George Konkus will officiate and burial will
be at Forest Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Pallbearers will be J.P. Roberts, Ryan Daniels, John Rideout, Jimmy
Mackey, David Collier and Eric Collier.

ROBERT E. "BOB" STRUTNER
Robert E. "Bob" Strutner, P.E., 77, of Marysville died Sunday, Feb. 15,
2004, at Milcrest Nursing Center following a short illness.
A capable man, he enjoyed a 40-year career as an engineer in the steel
and non-ferrous metal working industries. He was experienced in many
facets of engineering and his work provided many assignments in Europe,
Asia, South America and the Middle East as well as the United States. He
received his bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University
of Toledo and was a graduate of Toledo's Waite High School. He was
registered as a professional engineer in Ohio and held membership with
the Association of Iron & Steel Engineers and the American Society of
Civil Engineers.
He was a veteran of World War II, attaining the rank of sergeant while
serving with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He was a member of Our
Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and was a knowledgeable history buff, an
avid reader and golfer and an extremely good cribbage player.
He was born Oct. 25, 1926, in Milwaukee, Wis., to the late Alexander L.
and Alice Irene Long Strutner. He married Frances Mary Valiquette Aug.
21, 1948, in Toledo and she died July 22, 2002.
He is survived by three sons, John R. (Linda) Strutner of Gate City,
VA., Richard E. (Carolyn) Strutner of South Bend, Ind., and Gary A.
(Susan) Strutner of Marysville; four grandchildren, Matthew, Amanda,
Robert and William; his mother-in-law, Mary Margaret Valiquette of
Toledo; three brothers, Dr. Norman L. (Carolyn) Strutner of Worthington,
Raymond J. (Laura) Strutner of Lewis Center and Gerald E. (Joyce)
Strutner of Venice, Fla.; and a brother-in-law, Donald (Irene)
Valiquette of Oregon.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in
the chapel mausoleum at Holy Cross Cemetery in Pataskala. The Rev. Barry
Bentz will officiate and friends may call 30 minutes prior to the
service.
Mass intentions for the deceased may be made to Our Lady of Lourdes
Catholic Church, 1033 W. Fifth St., Marysville.
The Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

ROBERT WILLIAM CRAIG
Robert William Craig, 86, of Dade City, Fla., died Wednesday, Feb. 11,
2004, at the James A. Haley VA Hospital in Tampa, Fla.
He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, VFW, DAV, American
Legion and Moose Lodge in Florida. At one time, he owned and operated a
children' day care center in New Mexico, a rest home in Missouri and a
tavern in Richwood. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
He was born Dec. 2, 1917, in Grimms Landing, W.Va., to the late Ira and
Myrtle McCall Craig and was predeceased by three brothers, Ace Craig,
Chancey Craig and Charles Craig; and a sister, Wavie Wood. He married
Bessie Jordan and she died Jan. 5, 1982.
He is survived by his wife, Eva Eddress Bohanan whom he married Dec. 3,
1984; 14 nieces; five nephews; a step-nephew; and three stepchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Stofcheck
Funeral Home in LaRue. The Rev. Tim Pasma will officiate and burial will
be at the LaRue Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the VA hospital in Tampa in care
of the funeral home.

DOROTHY L. FITE
Dorothy L. Fite, 77, of Marysville, formerly of Milford Center, died
Friday, Feb. 13, 2004, at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
She was retired after 30 years at Ranco in Plain City. She enjoyed her
family, playing and winning at cards, crossword puzzles and music and
was an avid OSU fan.
She was born Nov. 28, 1926, in Harrison County, Ky., to the late Clyde
and Nellie Jane Lee Readnour and was predeceased by a brother, Charles
Readnour; and two sisters, Mabel Keller and Ruby Platt. She married
Melvin C. Fite Jan. 31, 1945, in Paris, Ky., and he died Feb. 25, 2000.
She is survived by her children, Dave (Kathy) Fite of Germantown, Ky.,
Geraldine (Richard) Weber and Debbie Fite of Reynoldsburg, Eileen Fite
and Barbara (Steve) Daum of Marysville, Janet (David) Francis of
McConnelsville, Michael (Linda) Fite of Ostrander, Jeff (Kathy) Fite of
McArthur and Gary (Amy) Fite of Dayton; 24 grandchildren; 24
great-grandchildren; four sisters, Sue Holley of Merrills Inlet, S.C.,
Wittie (Milt) Noe and Billie Coffman of Gravel Switch, Ky., and Lucille
McRoberts of Indiana; and a brother, Paul Readnour of Gravel Switch, Ky.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. Mark Ryan will officiate and private burial will be held at the
Union Township Cemetery in Milford Center. Friends may call from 5 to 8
p.m. Tuesday.

DONALD L. FRYE
Donald L. Frye, 76, of Delaware died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2004, in Mesa,
Ariz.
He was an insurance agent and owner with the Ditsler and Frye Insurance
Company in Delaware and was a lifetime Delaware County resident. He was
a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was active in numerous service
organizations, including the Postmasters Club, Senior Citizens,
Salvation Army and Boy Scouts.
He was born Sept. 20, 1927 in Union County to James and Eva Smith Frye
and was predeceased by a brother, Paul.
He is survived by two sisters, Mary Meddles of Richwood and Betty Marsh
of Cottonwood, Ariz.; a brother, Harold Frye of Avon Lake; and a very
special friend, Tomia Lowe of Marysville.
There will be no calling hours or services at this time.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, 252 Curtis
St., Delaware, OH 43015.
The Bennett Brown Rodman Funeral Home in Delaware is in charge of
arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to www.bennettbrownrodman.com.

MARY VIRGINIA BOZMAN
Mary Virginia Bozman, 96, of North Lewisburg, formerly of North
Greenfield, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2004, at Heartland of Marysville
following a two-week illness.
A loving homemaker, she truly was the treasured matriarch of her family
and was quite proud to have completed five generations with 17
great-great-grandchildren. She was a lifetime member of the North
Greenfield United Methodist Church and had been active in several garden
clubs. She enjoyed crocheting and especially liked to make baby blankets
and slippers. She had a wonderful sense of humor and possessed a keen
mind up to her final days.
She was born Sept. 4, 1907, in Adena to the late Jesse Craig and Cathern
Brown Singhaus and was predeceased by a daughter, Theresa Griffin; two
daughters-in-law, Fay Bozman and Janet Bozman; a sister, Dorothy Hackle;
and two brothers, Howard Singhaus and Joseph Singhaus. She married
Clarence E. Bozman March 20, 1926, and he died Sept. 12, 1983.
She is survived by a daughter Marylyn ((James) Griffin of North
Lewisburg; three sons, Craig Bozman of Russells Point, James Bozman of
Fort Myers, Fla., and Calvin (Ida Mae) Bozman of Bellefontaine; a
son-in-law, LeeRoy Griffin of Lakeview; 14 grandchildren; many
great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces
and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the North Greenfield
United Methodist Church. The Rev. Winnie Bateson will officiate and
burial will be at the North Greenfield Cemetery. Friends may call from 2
to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West
Mansfield.
Pallbearers will be the deceased's grandsons, Charles Griffin, Terry
Griffin, Richard Griffin, Ray Griffin, Michael Ray and Michael Moler.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church in care of the funeral
home.

CLARICE PAULINE "PUD" HUTCHISSON
Clarice Pauline "Pud" Hutchisson, 85, of Marysville died Friday, Feb.
13, 2004, at The Gables at Green Pastures after a long illness.
She retired from the Fort Wayne Credit Bureau in Fort Wayne, Ind., after
31 years of service. She lived in Fort Wayne for 40 years and moved back
to Marysville in 1988. She was a 1936 graduate of Marysville High School
and had worked at O.M. Scotts for several years. She had a great sense
of humor and was interested in sports and world events. She will be
greatly missed by family and many friends and will be remembered for her
compassion for the less fortunate.
She was born June 27, 1918, in Marysville to the late Clinton M.
"Connie" and Kittie Vernon Hanawalt Croy and was predeceased by a
sister, Elloise Kleiber; and two brothers-in-law, Albert Kleiber and
Eber Bell. She married Herbert Hutchisson, formerly of Ostrander, and he
died Aug. 14, 1968.
She is survived by two sisters, Joan Kestella and Georgia Bell of
Marysville; three nephews, Lou Kestella of Marysville, Joe Kestella of
North Lewisburg and John Kestella of Worthington; two nieces, Connie
(Gene) Morrison of Fenton, Mich., and Alice Ann Hutchisson of Fort
Wayne; and several great-nieces and -nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. The Rev. John M. Groat will officiate and burial will be 3
p.m. at Covington Memorial Cemetery in Fort Wayne. Friends may call from
2 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice in
care of the funeral home.

WILLARD ODELL PICKLESIMER
Willard Odell Picklesimer, 69, of Milford Center died Friday, Feb. 13,
2004, at his residence, surrounded by his family.
He was retired from the Nestle Company in Marysville. He attended
Trinity Chapel in Milford Center, was an Air Force veteran of the Korean
War and was a member of the Milford Center VFW Post. He was a wonderful
husband, father and grandfather and a good provider.
He was born Nov. 12, 1934, in Flat Gap, Ky., to the late Charles W. and
Fanny Hitchcock Picklesimer.
He is survived by his wife, Georgia M. Fairchild Picklesimer whom he
married June 17, 1954, in Flat Gap; two sons, Jimmy D. Picklesimer of
Marysville and Larry J. (Jackie) Picklesimer of Irwin; two daughters,
Kathy L. (Dwayne) Walk of Unionville Center and Brenda K.
Picklesimer-Farabee of Milford Center; seven grandchildren, Jason
Picklesimer, Laryssa, Abby and Shawna Goldsberry and Kaylee, Courtney
and Brittany Walk; three brothers, Bobby G. (Toodie) Picklesimer of
Milford Center, Charles A. (Pat) Picklesimer of West Palm Beach, Fla.,
and Karl W. (Margaret) Picklesimer of Marysville; four sisters, Phyllis
J. Roberts of Irwin, Mary E. (Steve) White of Springfield, Frances A.
(Audney) Combs of North Lewisburg and Nina M. (Robert) Fairchild of
Milford Center; a sister-in-law, Virgie Picklesimer of Woodstock; and
many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Robert Flint will officiate and burial will be at the
Union Township Cemetery in Milford Center with military honors conducted
by the Union County Honor Guard. Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m.
Sunday.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Picklesimer, Larry Picklesimer, Lee Cantrel,
Jason Picklesimer, Dwayne Walk and Phillip Harbold.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Cancer Society or
Loving Care Hospice in care of the funeral home.

OBERA J. "RED" SKAGGS
Obera J. "Red" Skaggs, 69, of Marysville died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2004,
at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
He was a retired truck driver. He was a member of Hayden Baptist Church
in Hilliard and enjoyed doing mechanical work on cars, trucks and lawn
mowers.
He was born Dec. 30, 1934, in Kentucky to Jay and Anna Mae Gillum Skaggs
and was predeceased by his father.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara L. Massie Skaggs whom he married
July 10, 1954, in Liberty, Ind.; his mother of Marysville; children,
Carl J. (Sheila) Skaggs of Plain City, Christine L. (Jerry) McClain of
Marysville and Carla A. (Joe) Reinhard of Milford Center; five
grandchildren; a brother, Ray Skaggs of Indiana; a sister, Melinda Banks
of Florida; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Ingram Funeral
Home and burial will be at the Watkins Cemetery. Friends may call from 7
to 9 p.m. Monday.

DAVID WILLIAM GAMBLE
David William Gamble, 47, of Marysville, formerly of the Columbus west
side, died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2004, at Heartland of Marysville after a
long illness with multiple sclerosis.
A former associate of the state of Ohio Department of Industrial
Relations, he also worked as an insurance underwriter. He was a 1974
graduate of Marysville High School and attended the Ohio State
University at Mansfield. An outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and
playing golf. A fan of the OSU Buckeyes and a baseball card collector,
he enjoyed all varieties of sports. He was a member of the New Dover
United Methodist Church.
He was born June 30, 1956, in Marysville and was predeceased in 2003 by
a brother-in-law, Steve Pittman.
He is survived by his parents, Clarence W. and Renua Jane Gamble of New
Dover; a sister, Karen J. Pittman of New Dover; a nephew, Steven "Ryan"
Pittman of Marysville; a great-nephew, Gavin Ryan Pittman; and aunts,
uncles, cousins and other relatives.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Underwood Funeral
Home. The Revs. Leo A. Cunningham and Wayne Engle will officiate and
burial will be at the Mount Herman Cemetery in Dover Township. Friends
may call from 4 to 7 p.m. today.
Memorial contributions may be made to the New Dover United Methodist
Church or the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Columbus Office, 651G
Lakeview Plaza Blvd., Worthington, OH 43085.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

FRANCIS W. STEINER
Francis W. Steiner, 100, of Marysville died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2004, at
Heartland of Marysville.
He was owner and operator of the Marathon Oil Company in Marysville for
34 years. He joined the Ohio National Guard in 1921 and served for 30
years in Co. E, 37th Division, a part of the Rainbow Division. In 1937
he received silver and gold medals on the Regimental Rifle Team. In his
early years he played semi-professional baseball and played basketball
for the Kenton Reds basketball team. He was a former employee of Marion
Power Shovel and the Lima Locomotive Works. He enjoyed Ohio State
University sports and was an avid fisherman and sports enthusiast. He
formerly attended the Church of Christ in Kenton.
He was born Jan. 25, 1904, in Hardin County to the late Charles and
Carrie Ducker Steiner and had just celebrated his 100th birthday with
family and friends. He married Hattie E. Smith June 2, 1923, and she
died May 9, 1997.
He is survived by a daughter, Lavonne B. Huffman of Ocala, Fla.; a son,
Marvin C. (Ruby) Steiner of Delaware; four grandchildren, Sandra L.
Hartman, Rita K. Hoppes, Steven Huffman and Bruce Steiner; four
great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces
and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Peter Miller will officiate and burial will be at Oakdale
Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the time of the service
Saturday.

DAVID WILLIAM GAMBLE
David William Gamble, 47, of Marysville, formerly of the Columbus west
side, died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2004, at Heartland of Marysville after a
long illness with multiple sclerosis.
A former associate of the state of Ohio Department of Industrial
Relations, he also worked as an insurance underwriter. He was a 1974
graduate of Marysville High School and attended the Ohio State
University at Mansfield. An outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and
playing golf. A fan of the OSU Buckeyes and a baseball card collector,
he enjoyed all varieties of sports. He was a member of the New Dover
United Methodist Church.
He was born June 30, 1956, in Marysville and was predeceased in 2003 by
a brother-in-law, Steve Pittman.
He is survived by his parents, Clarence W. and Renua Jane Gamble of New
Dover; a sister, Karen J. Pittman of New Dover; a nephew, Steven "Ryan"
Pittman of Marysville; a great-nephew, Gavin Ryan Pittman; and aunts,
uncles, cousins and other relatives.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Underwood Funeral
Home and burial will be at the Mount Herman Cemetery in Dover Township.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the New Dover United Methodist
Church or the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Columbus Office, 651G
Lakeview Plaza Blvd., Worthington, OH 43085.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com

DORIS M. BAILEY
Doris M. Bailey, 85, of Bellefontaine died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2004, at
Heartland of Bellefontaine.
She worked at DAB from 1953 to 1965.
She was born June 10, 1918, in Zanesfield to the late Frank and Minnie
Johnston Small and was predeceased by four brothers, Robert, Carrol,
Larry and Harold Small; and a sister, Mary Huffman.
She is survived by her husband, Charles Bailey whom she married Oct. 21,
1939, in Newport, Ky.; a daughter, Connie (Ron) Brown of Bellefontaine;
two sons, Bud Bailey and Bob (Suzanne) Bailey of Bellefontaine; seven
grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a sister, Helene Pratt of Grove
City; and a number of niece and nephews in Logan, Union and Franklin
counties.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Eichholtz
Funeral Home in Bellefontaine. The Rev. A.W. Purdin will officiate and
burial will be at Highland Memorial Cemetery in West Liberty. Friends
may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday.

MAXINE ELIZABETH CLEGG BRUST
Maxine Elizabeth Clegg Brust, 90, of Milford Center, died Tuesday, Feb.
3, 2004, at Milcrest Nursing Center.
A homemaker, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she was a
longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church of Marysville where she
was active with the Presbyterian Women's Association. She was a former
member of King's Daughters, a volunteer at Memorial Hospital of Union
County, a den mother for Cub Scouts and an advisor for the Merry Mixers
4-H Club. She enjoyed songwriting and playing the piano, organ and
dulcimer. She was a fan of the Grand Ole Opry which she visited many
times, socializing with many Opry stars and enjoying the shows from the
front row. She enjoyed crocheting, crossword puzzles, fishing, playing
cards and traveling and was an avid reader. Known for her good cooking
and baking, she enjoyed roses and hummingbirds. She was a 1930 honors
graduate of Marysville High School and worked at her family's business
in Milford Center, Clegg Dairy, upon graduation.
She was born Oct. 1, 1913, in Bellaire to the late Chester G. and Myrtle
Brannen Clegg and was predeceased by a son, Richard Brust in 1965; a
brother, John Clegg; and her husband, Ralph M. Brust in 1984.
She is survived by two daughters, Beverly (Bernard) Burns of Milford
Center and Joan (Burke) Kile of Franklin, Tenn.; five grandchildren,
Grant (Susan) Cole of Alexandria, Va., Debra Fite of Milford Center,
Kerri (Sean) Rengert of Milford Center, Jeffery (Laurel) Burns of Powell
and Lisa Burns of Florida; seven great-grandchildren, Olivia and Amelia
Cole, Kati and Kara Fite, Seth and Samuel Rengert and Alyssa Powell; a
sister, Donna Miller of Marysville; three brothers, William (Garnet)
Clegg of Lake Panasoffkee, Fla., Robert (Barbara) Clegg of Columbus and
Chester (Betty) Clegg of West End, N.C.; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Underwood
Funeral Home. The Rev. Dr. Thomas Mori and the Rev. John M. Groat will
officiate and burial will be at the Union Township Cemetery in Milford
Center. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Pallbearers will be Jeffery Burns, Grant Cole, Richard Dodge, Paul
Nicol, Gale Trees and Sean Rengert.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice or the
Presbyterian Women.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

JEFFIE "JAY" GAMBLE
Jeffie "Jay" Gamble, 75, of Marion died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2004, at the
Ohio State University Hospital.
A Marion resident for almost 60 years, he worked as a mechanic's helper
with the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad for 30 years.
He was born April 26, 1928, in Salyersville, Ky., to the late John and
Gencie Blanton Gamble and was predeceased by three brothers and a
sister.
He is survived by his wife, Minnie "Mickey" Hinton Gamble whom he
married March 27, 1973, in Marion; nine sons, John (Susie) Gamble of
Marysville; Jeff (Paula) Gamble, Scott (Tina) Aldridge, Kenny Ray
Aldridge, David Gamble and Jerry (Dot) Gamble of Marion, Jim (Chris)
Thompson of Georgetown, Ky., Dean (Kim) Aldridge of Prospect and Rick
Gamble of North Carolina; five daughters, June (Skip) Rox of Mansfield,
Lynn (Kevin) Schultz and Vickie (Paul) Van Dorn of Marion, Debbie (Tom)
Rowland of Troy and Sue Wood-Olack; 31 grandchildren; 11
great-grandchildren; two brothers, Hollie and Tollie Gamble of Marion;
and two sisters, Hazel Jackson of Marion and Ruthie Guy of Indiana.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Marion Enterprise
Baptist Church. The Rev. Fred Buckner will officiate and burial will be
at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Mount Victory. Friends may call from 2 to
4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Boyd Funeral Home, 122 W. Columbia St.,
Marion.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis
Foundation.

MARTHA LENORA LITTELL
Martha Lenora Littell, 87, of Richwood died Monday, Feb. 2, 2004, at
Heartland of Marysville.
She was a retired teacher and tutor, having taught in numerous area
school districts. She was a member of Union Baptist Church.
She was born July 19, 1916, in Jackson Township to the late Nathan
Marion and Eva Florence Lane Temple and was predeceased by two sons,
Larry and Lanny; two sisters, Blanch Marsh and Mary Fields; and a
brother, Joe Temple. She married Lester Howard Littell in 1937 and he
died in 1972.
She is survived by two daughters, Joanne Littell of Fort Myers, Fla.,
and Dianne (Karl) Mahr of Torrance, Calif.; a son, David (Michele)
Littell of Grand Rapids, Mich.; eight grandchildren; and 10
great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Union Baptist
Church in Richwood. The Rev. Tim Peria will officiate and burial will be
at the Price Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the
Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church memorial fund in care
of the funeral home.

JAMES M. MAXWELL
James M. Maxwell, 71, of Marysville died unexpectedly Tuesday, Feb. 3,
2004, in Melbourne, Fla.
He was a manager and operator for the Standard Oil/BP Company, retiring
after 32 years of service. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War
where he served as a tank commander in the 224th Tank Company. He
achieved the rank of sergeant and was awarded three Bronze Stars, the
Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal and the Combat
Infantryman Badge. He had achieved Expert Marksmanship status and was
discharged in 1953. He was a member of VFW Post 3320,  a longtime member
of the Marysville First United Methodist Church and was a devoted
husband, father and grandfather.
He was born Jan. 16, 1933, in Delaware County to the late William A. and
Ivy M. Breece Maxwell. Before he was old enough to start school, his
parents had died and he was raised by his maternal aunt and uncle, the
late Caroline and Homer Christian. He was also predeceased by a brother,
Warren "Shorty" Maxwell and a son-in-law, Brian H. Nicol.
He is survived by his wife, Judith F. Layman Maxwell, his high school
sweetheart, whom he married in 1954 in Richmond, Ind.; four daughters,
Deborah G. (Lawrence) Jermyn, Deanna M. Maxwell and Dawna G. Nicol of
Marysville and Denise M. (Douglas) Scheiderer of Berne, Ind.; five
grandchildren, Cole and Blake Scheiderer of Berne and Brianne, Bailey
and Brent Nicol of Marysville; two sisters, Pearl Burch of Columbus and
Doris Elliot of Melbourne; a brother, Harold (Donna) Maxwell of
Melbourne; his mother-in-law, Wanda Layman of Marysville; a sister- and
brother-in-law, Kay and Gene Gregory of Melbourne; a brother- and
sister-in-law, Larry and Arlene Layman of Galion; cousin, Russell
Christian of Shelby; many nieces and nephews; and his four-legged buddy,
Bear.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Ingram
Funeral Home. The Rev. Richard Teller will officiate and burial will be
at Oakdale Cemetery with military honors conducted by the Union County
Honor Guard. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to VFW Post 3320 or the Marysville
First United Methodist Church in care of the funeral home.

WILLIAM THOMAS "BILL" BROWNING
William Thomas "Bill" Browning, 52, of Marysville died unexpectedly
Monday, Feb. 2, 2004, at his home.
He was a certified restorative nurse aide and was a former associate of
Arlington Court Nursing Home. He was an avid fisherman.
He was born Feb. 1, 1952, in Delaware to the late Howard K. and Dorothy
Shaw Browning.
He is survived by his wife, Debra Colleen Baker Browning whom he married
Aug. 7, 1971; two daughters, Billie Jo Browning of Colorado and Tracey
Lynn Chavara of Texas; three grandsons, Matthew, Hosea and Brian; three
granddaughters, Alicia, Alex and Amber; two sisters, Pat Henry of West
Virginia and Marla Browning of Cardington; four brothers, Larry (Kathy)
Browning of Marysville, Mike (Diane) Browning of Colorado, Don (Judy)
Browning of Delaware and Kelly Browning of Marion; his maternal
grandmother, Queen Victoria Hardin of Lewis Center; nieces and nephews,
Shellie, Mindy, Becky, David, Tammy, Judy Lynn, Meagan, Michelle, Keiko,
Johnny, Jody, Miki, Nikki, Jamie, Chris, Larry, Joshua, Danny, Eric,
Joey and Michael; his mother-in-law, Carole Baker of Delaware; two
brothers-in-law, Brian Baker of Delaware and Greg Baker of Cardington;
his step-mother-in-law, Ann Browning of Cardington; three aunts, Juanita
McCrary of Delaware, Donna Shaw of Westfield and Charmaine Mattox of
Delaware; and two uncles, Robert (Sue) Shaw of Delaware and Jack
Bachelor of Tennessee.
Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Underwood
Funeral Home.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.


MELBA S. COAKLEY
Melba S. Coakley, 83, of Raymond died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2004, at The
Gables at Green Pastures after an extended illness.
A loving homemaker, she will be remembered as a devoted wife, mother,
grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a faithful and active
lifetime member of the Millcreek Church of Christ and was a 1938
graduate of Raymond High School. She was a former member of the Raymond
Country Culture Club, served as a 4-H advisor, was a member of Mary
Chapter 9 Order of the Eastern Star and was previously affiliated with
Harriett Chapter OES. She enjoyed playing the piano and reading and
especially enjoyed laughing. Her greatest joy came from her
grandchildren.
She was born Oct. 28, 1920, in the family home to the late Azel A. and
Beatrice Allen Skidmore and lived most of her life in that home. She was
predeceased by a son, David Coakley; a son-in-law, Daniel L. Calnan; a
grandson, Daniel L. Calnan II; two brothers, Robert Thomas Skidmore and
H. Allen (Myrtle) Skidmore; and two brothers-in-law, Paul and Neil
Coakley.
She is survived by her husband of more than 63 years, Kenneth L. Coakley
whom she married Oct. 13, 1940, in Mentor; a daughter, Patricia Calnan
of Columbus; two sons, Kenneth A. (Patricia M. Sweeney) Coakley of
Marysville and Thomas L. (Carol) Coakley of Apple Valley, Minn.; five
grandchildren, Christine Calnan, Kelly (Scott) Buchanan, Mary Murtaugh,
Michael Calnan and Benjamin (Jaime) Calnan; 10 great-grandchildren, Zach
and Ally Buchanan, April Dickman, Hannah and Luke Mills, Scott, Mark and
Abby Calnan and Brittany and Tristan Calnan; seven sisters-in-law, Elsie
Skidmore of West Mansfield, Maxine Purdy of Saint Marys, Joanne (Bob)
Predmore, Alice Coakley and Marilyn Coakley of Marysville, Darlene
(Bill) Ferryman of Urbana and Joan Coakley of Land-o-Lakes, Fla; a
brother-in-law, Jack (Patsy) Coakley of Springhill, Fla.; and many
nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Millcreek Church
of Christ. Jack Knox will officiate and burial will be at the church
cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the
Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home where an Order of the Eastern Star memorial
service will be held after calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church or the American Heart
Association in care of the funeral home.

THOMAS ARTHUR KERR
Thomas Arthur Kerr, 77, of Delaware died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2004, at the
Arbors at Delaware.
A wood craftsman, he retired after working 40 years with World Wide
Games, a manufacturer of handmade hardwood table games and puzzles. He
was a longtime brick and stone mason and he also showed world champion
Pekinese dogs with his wife. As one of the original founding members of
the Delaware County Mounted Deputy Sheriffs, he remained active with the
unit for nearly 40 years. Most recently, he served as the unit's
treasurer and was given the 2003 Mounted Deputy of the Year award. He
was a U.S. Navy veteran and served as a gunner aboard the USS Sperry, a
submarine tender, in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He was a
graduate of Radnor High School.
He was born April 4, 1926, in Delaware County to the late Chester Arthur
and Daisy Price Kerr and was predeceased by his wife, Candace Sue Kerr
on Aug. 11; and a sister, Martha Honeter.
He is survived by a son, Ted (Mary) Kerr of Sunbury; four daughters,
Carol Ann Myhre of Norway, Sherry Loftfield of North Carolina, Victoria
Lynn Glogaer of California and Jennifer Lou Friday of New Mexico; nine
grandchildren; two sisters, Florence Curtis of Delaware and Sue Kerr of
Florida; five brothers, Robert Kerr of Prospect, Raymond (Dorothy) Kerr
of Marietta, Ga., Bill (Eileen) Kerr of Pennsylvania, Jim (Donna) Kerr
of Florida and Chuck (Pansy) Kerr of Delaware; many nieces and nephews;
other relatives; and special friends at the Hamburger Inn.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Underwood Funeral
Home. Pastors Bob and Lynn Blevins will officiate and burial with
military honors will be at Mount Herman Cemetery in New Dover. Friends
may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Delaware County Mounted Deputy
Sheriffs, P.O. Box 422, Delaware OH 43015.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

LARRY KEITH LOVE
Larry Keith Love, 55, of Delaware, formerly of Plain City, died Monday,
Feb. 2, 2004, at Grady Memorial Hospital.
He was born July 5, 1948, in Jerome to Paul E. and Murial Brown Love and
was predeceased by a son, Brian Love in 1991 and his father.
He is survived by a special friend, Sandra Ramey of Delaware; children,
Angela Smith of Columbus, Patrick Love of Delaware and Heather Graves of
Michigan; nine grandchildren; two brothers, Donnie Love of Marion and
Ronnie (Rita) Love of Amlin; a half-brother, Lester Copley of Plain
City; and six sisters, Sharon Hostetler of London, Polly (Jerry) Rainer
and Mary (John) Pierce of Marysville, Ginny (Joel) Brofford of Columbus,
Sandy (Frank) Phillips of Hilliard and Bonnie Cornell of West Virginia.
Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Ferguson Funeral
Home in Plain City. Friends may call two hours before the services.

EMERSON MARCUS HENRY BOERGER
Emerson Marcus Henry Boerger, 81, of Marysville died Sunday, Feb. 1,
2004, at his farm home where he was born and lived his entire life.
He was a retired Union County dairy farmer, a lifelong member of several
agricultural associations and a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. As
the result of his faithful 32 years of service as a Darby Township
Trustee, the new children's playground in Unionville Center was named
the Emerson Boerger Playground.
He was predeceased by his parents, Elmer and Marie Doellinger Boerger
and his wife of 38 years, Alice May Upperman Boerger.
He is survived by two sons, Fred of Grandview and George (Beverley) of
Kingston, Mass.; a daughter, Kathy (John) Hornsby of Marysville;
grandchildren, Kelly Hornsby and Alison, Emily and Colin Boerger;
brothers-in-law, Jack Upperman of Akron and Dallas Upperman of Hilliard;
sisters-in-law, Erdeen Kearney of Columbus and Minnie (Melvin) Shaver of
Hilliard; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Paul Lutheran
Church in Chuckery. The Rev. Gerald Matzke will officiate and burial
will be at the church cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8
p.m. Wednesday at the Ingram Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church in care of the funeral
home.

THOMAS ARTHUR KERR
Thomas Arthur Kerr, 77, of Delaware died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2004, at the
Arbors at Delaware.
A wood craftsman, he retired after working 40 years with World Wide
Games, a manufacturer of handmade hardwood table games and puzzles. He
was a longtime brick and stone mason and he also showed world champion
Pekinese dogs with his wife. As one of the original founding members of
the Delaware County Mounted Deputy Sheriffs, he remained active with the
unit for nearly 40 years. Most recently, he served as the unit's
treasurer and was given the 2003 Mounted Deputy of the Year award. He
was a U.S. Navy veteran and served as a gunner aboard the USS Sperry, a
submarine tender, in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He was a
graduate of Radnor High School.
He was born April 4, 1926, in Delaware County to the late Chester Arthur
and Daisy Price Kerr and was predeceased by his wife, Candace Sue Kerr
on Aug. 11; and a sister, Martha Honeter.
He is survived by a son, Ted (Mary) Kerr of Sunbury; four daughters,
Carol Ann Myhre of Norway, Sherry Loftfield of North Carolina, Victoria
Lynn Glogaer of California and Jennifer Lou Friday of New Mexico; nine
grandchildren; two sisters, Florence Curtis of Delaware and Sue Kerr of
Florida; five brothers, Robert Kerr of Prospect, Raymond (Dorothy) Kerr
of Marietta, Ga., Bill (Eileen) Kerr of Pennsylvania, Jim (Donna) Kerr
of Florida and Chuck (Pansy) Kerr of Delaware; many nieces and nephews;
other relatives; and special friends at the Hamburger Inn.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Underwood Funeral
Home. Pastors Bob and Lynn Blevins will officiate and burial with
military honors will be at Mount Herman Cemetery in New Dover. Friends
may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Delaware County Mounted Deputy
Sheriffs, P.O. Box 422, Delaware OH 43015.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

ARTHUR HENRY "ART" KANDEL
Arthur Henry "Art" Kandel, 78, of Marysville died Monday, March 29,
2004, at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
He retired from Denison Hydraulics in 1988 as a machine operator after
25 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and served in the
7th Division, 32nd Infantry, in the Pacific Theater. He was a member of
Trinity Lutheran Church, American Legion Union Post 79, Loyal Order of
Moose Lodge 1651, Palestine Lodge 158 F&AM and Scottish Rite. He was a
life member of VFW Post 3320 and BPO Elks Lodge 1130. Known for his
generosity, humor and big heartedness, he enjoyed cards, playing golf
with the Old Timers on Wednesdays and senior bingo.
He was born March 9, 1926, in Marysville to the late George and Laura
Blumenschein Kandel and was predeceased by a son, Jeff Kandel in 1974;
an infant granddaughter, Brooke Rene Bright in 1981; a son-in-law, Edgar
Jackson in 2002; a brother, Ralph Kandel; two sisters, Ruth Kandel and
Lillian Thiergartner; and his first wife, Ferne Butler Kandel on Aug.
14, 1964.
He is survived by his wife, Elsie Boerger Kandel whom he married April
30, 1966, at Trinity Lutheran Church; two daughters, Debra Jackson and
Connie (Rick) Bright of Marysville; a stepson, Terry (Rhonda) Boston of
Bowling Green; a stepdaughter, Virginia Shaffner of West Liberty; eight
grandchildren, Brenda (Rick) Blagg and Mandy Bright of Marysville, Betsy
(Aaron) Boerger of Oceanside, Calif., Kami Kandel of Delaware, Mike
(Angel) Shaffner of Quincy, Jamie (Jamie) Shaffner of Urbana and Sandy
(Caleb) Ziebold and Becky Boston of Bowling Green; six
great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; a brother, Herb
(Elizabeth) Kandel of Marysville; three sisters, Martha (Harry) Gase,
Bertha Scheiderer and Marguerite Keller of Marysville; two
sisters-in-law, Lillian Taylor of Englewood, Fla., and Martha (Leo)
Miers of Marion; and four brothers-in-law, Luther (Mabel) Boerger of
Tucson, Ariz., Charles (Jane) Boerger of Springfield, John (Rose) Arth
of Marysville and Lloyd Calvert of New Mexico.
Funeral services and military honors will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at
the Underwood Funeral Home. The Rev. Jay R. Decker will officiate and
private burial will be held at a later date at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends
may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Honorary pallbearers will be John Arth, Charles Boerger, Karl Chapman,
John "Crawdad" Simpson and Noel Underwood.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.


TIFFANY SUE PHILLIPS
Tiffany Sue Phillips, 14, of Marysville died March 30, 2004, of injuries
sustained in an auto accident in Union County.
She was an eight grader at Marysville Middle School and her goal and
ambition was to be a cosmetologist.
She was born March 2, 1990, in Findlay to Keith W. and Betty Maag
Phillips. She is survived by her father of Arlington; her mother, Betty
Phillips Drain of Marysville; two sisters, Kristy S. Phillips and
Brittany Phillips of Marysville; paternal grandparents, Delmar and Karen
Phillips or Arlington; and maternal grandmother, Marilyn Vermillion of
Findlay.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Crates Funeral
Home, 620 N. Main St., Arlington. The Rev. Jerry Kellogg will officiate
and burial will be at the Arlington Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to
4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.
A memorial service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the First
United Methodist Church of Marysville with the Rev. James Taylor
officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Tiffany Phillips Memorial
Fund, c/o Lura Hayes, Huntington National Bank, P.O. Box 422,
Marysville.
Condolences may be sent to www.coldrencrates.com.

MIRIAM A. WEITZENECKER
Miriam A. Weitzenecker, 76, of Marysville died Tuesday, March 30, 204 at
Heartland of Marysville.
She was a homemaker and member of FOE Lodge 3506 Auxiliary. She loved
dogs, was an avid doll collector and enjoyed working with ceramics,
making ceramic dolls.
She was born Jan. 12, 1928, in Mechanicsburg to the late Robert B. and
Minnie McIntire Rutan. She married Paul E. Weitzenecker July 31, 1948,
and he died May 7, 1992.
She is survived by a daughter, Dorothy M. Weitzenecker of Marysville;
two sons, Don P. (Peggy) Weitzenecker of Marysville and William O.
(Georgianna) Weitzenecker of Delaware; four grandchildren; two
great-grandchildren; and a brother, Robert L. (Mary) Rutan Sr. of
Milford Center.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. James Taylor will officiate and burial will be at a later
date at Milford Center.
Memorial contributions may be made to the BPOE 3506 Auxiliary or the
Union County Humane Society in care of the funeral home.

KATHRYN ISABEL MARSH COLEMAN
Kathryn Isabel Marsh Coleman, 87, a longtime resident of Marysville,
died Tuesday, March 30, 2004, at The Gables at Green Pastures.
A homemaker, she was a former restaurant owner and operator in Tucson,
Ariz. A longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church, she was a former
volunteer cook at Trinity Lutheran School. She was a 1934 graduate of
Magnetic Springs High School.
She was born July 21, 1916, in Radnor Township in Delaware County to the
late Herman and Hazel Hanson Marsh and was predeceased by a sister, Ruth
Rupprecht, and in 1970 by her husband, George F. Coleman.
She is survived by a son, James H. Coleman of Marysville; two
sisters-in-law, Roseanna Coleman of Marysville and Dorothy Ruth
Buckingham of Sunbury; a brother-in-law, Donald G. Coleman of Redmond,
Wash.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Underwood
Funeral Home. The Revs. Carl A. Roepcke and Jay R. Decker will officiate
and burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call two hours prior
to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity Lutheran School lunch
program.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

ARTHUR HENRY "ART" KANDEL
Arthur Henry "Art" Kandel, 78, of Marysville died Monday, March 29,
2004, at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
He retired from Denison Hydraulics in 1988 as a machine operator after
25 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and served in the
7th Division, 32nd Infantry, in the Pacific Theater. He was a member of
Trinity Lutheran Church, American Legion Union Post 79, Loyal Order of
Moose Lodge 1651, Palestine Lodge 158 F&AM and Scottish Rite. He was a
life member of VFW Post 3320 and BPO Elks Lodge 1130. Known for his
generosity, humor and big heartedness, he enjoyed cards, playing golf
with the Old Timers on Wednesdays and senior bingo.
He was born March 9, 1926, in Marysville to the late George and Laura
Blumenschein Kandel and was predeceased by a son, Jeff Kandel in 1974;
an infant granddaughter, Brooke Rene Bright in 1981; a son-in-law, Edgar
Jackson in 2002; a brother, Ralph Kandel; two sisters, Ruth Kandel and
Lillian Thiergartner; and his first wife, Ferne Butler Kandel on Aug.
14, 1964.
He is survived by his wife, Elsie Boerger Kandel whom he married April
30, 1966, at Trinity Lutheran Church; two daughters, Debra Jackson and
Connie (Rick) Bright of Marysville; a stepson, Terry (Rhonda) Boston of
Bowling Green; a stepdaughter, Virginia Shaffner of West Liberty; eight
grandchildren, Brenda (Rick) Blagg and Mandy Bright of Marysville, Betsy
(Aaron) Boerger of Oceanside, Calif., Kami Kandel of Delaware, Mike
(Angel) Shaffner of Quincy, Jamie (Jamie) Shaffner of Urbana and Sandy
(Caleb) Ziebold and Becky Boston of Bowling Green; six
great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; a brother, Herb
(Elizabeth) Kandel of Marysville; three sisters, Martha (Harry) Gase,
Bertha Scheiderer and Marguerite Keller of Marysville; two
sisters-in-law, Lillian Taylor of Englewood, Fla., and Martha (Leo)
Miers of Marion; and four brothers-in-law, Luther (Mabel) Boerger of
Tucson, Ariz., Charles (Jane) Boerger of Springfield, John (Rose) Arth
of Marysville and Lloyd Calvert of New Mexico.
Funeral services and military honors will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at
the Underwood Funeral Home. The Rev. Jay R. Decker will officiate and
private burial will be held at a later date at Oakdale Cemetery. Friends
may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Honorary pallbearers will be John Arth, Charles Boerger, Karl Chapman,
John "Crawdad" Simpson and Noel Underwood.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.


ANNA IRENE OVERTURF
Anna Irene Overturf, 84, of Plain City died Wednesday, March 31, 2004,
at the Convalarium of Indian Run.
She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Chuckery and the Plain
City VFW Auxiliary.
She was predeceased by her husband, Richard Overturf in 1995; two
daughters, Sue Starrett in 1981 and Diane Mullin in 1986; and a sister,
Alice Wibright.
She is survived by two daughters, Joan (Ed) Fry of Columbus and Kitty
(Pat) Whitehead of Dublin; grandchildren, David Reiselt, Kevin Reiselt,
Melanie Blumenschein, Joy Litteral, Vicki McComis, Carol O'Cock, Brad
Fry, Christi Edmonds, Jarrod Fry, Tammie Wittenuer and Tom Starrett;
numerous great-grandchildren; a sister, Betty Laule; and good friends
and neighbors, Jim and Joyce Thacker.
Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Plumwood
Cemetery with the Rev. Gerald D. Matzke officiating. Friends may call
from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Plain City.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul
Lutheran Church, 7960 Route 38, Milford Center, OH 43045, or a charity
of the donor's choice.

JOHNNY RIHL
Johnny Rihl, 79, of Plain City died Monday, March 29, 2004, at the
Convalarium at Indian Run after an extended illness.
He was the owner of Johnny Rihl Realty for a number of years and was a
past member of the Madison County Zoning Board and Madison County Port
Authority at the Madison County Airport. He was a member of the Plain
City Presbyterian Church for more than 65 years and served as a deacon
for many years. He was a member of Urania Lodge 311 F&AM of Plain City
and the Ohio Auctioneers Association and one of the founding members of
the Plain City Little League Association.
He was born Nov. 28, 1924, in Sedalia to the late John and Gretchen
Walker Rihl.
He is survived by his wife Mary Lou Hennigh Rihl whom he married April
3, 1948; two sons, Leonard (Donna) Rihl of Plain City and O.K (Pamela)
Rihl of Tucson, Ariz.; and four grandchildren, John (Beth) Rihl, Julie
Rihl, Lindsay Rihl and Alexander Rihl.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Ferguson
Funeral home in Plain City. The Rev. Don Hilkerbaumer will officiate and
burial will be at Forest Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8
p.m. Wednesday with Masonic services conducted at 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Plain City
Presbyterian Church new entry/building improvement fund, 231 E. Main
St., Plain City, OH 43064.

CLIFTON CONRAD ALFRED SCHEIDERER
Clifton Conrad Alfred Scheiderer, 74, died Sunday, March 28, 2004, at
the Ohio State University Hospital after an extended illness.
He was an avid farmer and had a great love for raising horses. He
enjoyed rodeos and participated in the Heart of Ohio Saddle Club. He was
employed for 18 years by the Swift Meat Packing Company and for 10 years
by Ranco of Delaware. He attended St. Paul Lutheran School and Union
Township School and was a member of Berean Bible Church in Dublin. He
was an Army veteran of the Korean War and in 2000, the 50th anniversary
of the war, received the Korean War Service Medal,
He was born Sept. 17, 1929, to the late Julius G. and Rachel Rausch
Scheiderer and was predeceased by a brother, Carlton Scheiderer in 1978;
a sister-in-law, Vida Lucas Scheiderer; his stepmother, Maude
Scheiderer; a stepsister, Eloise Carlson; and a great-nephew, Kyle
Alexander.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 49 years, Joy Scholer Scheiderer;
a son, Duane of Illinois; two daughters, Jeannine (Terry) Maynard of
Hamilton and Theresa (Rhett) Dodson of Coatesville, Pa.; four
stepsisters, Evelyn (Ervin) Coffman of Columbus, Gerri (Charlie) Miller
of Plain City, Ruth (Gary) Lentz of Berry Creek, Calif., and Betty Davie
of West Mansfield; three nieces; a nephew; 19 step-nieces and -nephews;
and many great- and great-great-nieces and -nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Berean Bible
Church, 7541 Dublin Road, Dublin. Pastor Roger Vogel will officiate and
burial will be at the Watkins Cemetery where military services will be
conducted by the Union County Honor Guard. Friends may call from 5 to 8
p.m. Thursday at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Plain City.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church or the OSU Family
Research Fund, attn.: Libby Sparks, 2nd Floor HLRI, 473 W. 12th Ave.,
Columbus, Ohio 43210.

RACHEL E. GRAUMAN GRAHAM
Rachel E. Grauman Graham, 89, of Woodstock died Saturday, March 27,
2004, at Community Hospital in Springfield.
She was valedictorian of the class of 1935 at North Lewisburg High
School and attended the North Lewisburg United Methodist Church. She
enjoyed reading, working of crossword puzzles, crocheting and gardening.

She was born Feb. 1, 1915, in Marysville to the late Evan Wayne and
Margaret V. Cook Grauman and was predeceased by an infant son, Jerry,
Lee, and two brothers, Richard and Roland Grauman.
She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Herman L. Graham whom she
married June 4, 1934, in Richmond, Ind.; a daughter, Patricia (Kenneth)
Bird of Cardington; three sons, Lawrence M. "Mick" (Margaret) Graham of
Urbana, David A. (Jean) Graham of Sidney and Terrence K. (Tami) Graham
of Marysville; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two brothers,
Charles Grauman of Cable and Lionel (Kathryn) Grauman of North
Lewisburg; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Freshwater,
McDonald and Vernon Funeral Home in North Lewisburg. The Rev. Kathy
Reiff will officiate and burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery. Friends
may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

LILLIAN MAGDALENE GUENTHER
Lillian Magdalene Guenther, 91, of Raymond died peacefully Sunday, March
28, 2004, in the comfort of her own home following a two-week illness.
A loving homemaker, she found great joy in being surrounded by her
grandchildren and enjoyed the serenity of her home and farm.
She was born July 14, 1912, in Beltzhoover, Pa., near Pittsburgh, to the
late Albert and Marie Feldman Roessler and was predeceased by her six
brothers, Albert, Norman, Henry, Ralph, Milton and Robert; and two
sisters, Esther Stocker and Katherine Weslager. She married Raobert A.
Guenther Nov. 15, 1937, in Pittsburgh and he died April 22, 1983.
She is survived by her son, Ron (Marjorie) Guenther of Raymond; three
grandchildren, Kurt (Lisa) Guenther, Shane (Patty) Guenther and Tara
(Alan) Wertz; six great-grandchildren, Paige and Logan Guenther and
Aspen Fanin, Colt and Shelby Guenther and Wyatt Wertz; a sister-in-law,
Betty Jean Roessler of Bethel Park, Pa.; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. Joe Thompson will officiate and burial will be at 1:30
p.m. Wednesday at Jefferson Memorial Park in Pittsburgh. Friends may
call from 6 p.m. until the time of the service Tuesday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care
Hospice in care of the funeral home.


SUE ANN HOFFMAN
Sue Ann Hoffman, 68, of Morral died Sunday, March 28, 2004, at Marion
General Hospital under the care of Quality of Life Hospice during an
extended illness.
She was a homemaker and managed the House of Cards. She had also worked
for Elder Beerman and Wal-Mart. She was a member of the Prospect United
Methodist Church, was active in Job's Daughters and was elected
Honorable Queen in high school. She loved her family, especially her
grandchildren, and enjoyed working in her flowers.
She was born Feb. 6, 1936, in Marion to the late Harold and B. Avis
Melvin Coffey and was predeceased by her first husband, Larry Evans.
She is survived by her husband, Max E. Hoffman whom she married in
Dayton June 26, 1964; four sons, Scott (Margo) Hoffman of Marion, Todd
(Melissa) Hoffman of Alexandria, La., the Rev. David (Melissa) Hoffman
Prospect and Douglas (Katy) Hoffman of Columbus; a daughter, Beth (Bill)
McKinnell of Peach Tree City, Ga.; 11 grandchildren, Brittany, Hayley
and Carolyn McKinnell, Maria, Kelsey, Anna, Evan, Alex, Meredith, Andrea
and Alyson Hoffman; a brother, Fred (Rosalie) Coffey of Marion.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Prospect
United Methodist Church. The Rev. Daniel Kiger will officiate and burial
will be at the Prospect Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m.
Tuesday at the Stofcheck Funeral Home in Richwood.
Memorial contributions may be made to Project Faith at the Prospect
United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 6, Prospect, OH 43342; or Cystic
Fibrosis Foundation, Central Ohio Chapter, 960 Kingsmill Parkway, Suite
101, Columbus, OH 43229.


FARREL JEAN HUTCHINSON
Farrel Jean Hutchinson, 77, of London, died Saturday, March 27, 2004, at
her home.
She was employed by Ranco Industry for many years, then worked for Eddie
Bauer for several more years. She very much enjoyed spending time with
her family and grandchildren.
She was born Jan. 21, 1927, in Madison County to the late Russell and
Gladys Archer Bush and was predeceased by her husbands; a sister, Eileen
Reed; and two brothers, Carl Bush and Eugene Bush.
She is survived by a daughter, Vicky Clifton of London; two sons,
Seymour Buchanan of Mechanicsburg and Richard (Tonya) Buchanan of
London; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; a sister, Dorothy
Grimes of Mechanicsburg; three brothers, Russell Bush of Mechanicsburg,
Floyd Bush of Ypsilanti, Mich., and Chester Bush of Gainesville, Fla.;
numerous nieces and nephews; and special friends, Barb Henry and Lucy
Miller.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Rader-Lynch
and Dodds Funeral Home in London. The Rev. Charles Wertz will officiate
and burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8
p.m. Tuesday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American
Kidney Association in care of the funeral home.

BARBARA H. SHAW
Barbara H. Shaw, 67, of Marysville died Saturday, March 27, 2004, at
Memorial Hospital of Union County surrounded by her family after an
extended illness with emphysema.
A homemaker, she was an avid crossword puzzle work and enjoyed shopping
at Wal-Mart. She was dedicated to her children and grandchildren.
She was born April 29, 1936, in Columbus to the late John E. and Madge
Messer Parrott and was predeceased by two sons, Charles Harrison and
Kenneth Shaw; a granddaughter, Sonia Wall; a son-in-law, Michael Schall;
and three sisters, Ern, Sis and Vernie. She was married to Charles
Harrison of Rushville and Edward Shaw and was predeceased by Shaw.
She is survived by her children, Sara (Kurt) Wall of Raymond, Linda
(Jerry Pyett) Schall of Columbus, Wanda (Todd) Michael of Bellefontaine,
Tina (Steve) Kerns of Marysville and Lisa Shaw of West Mansfield; 11
grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; four sisters, Liz Springer of
Whitehall, Gladys (Greg) Shirin of Westerville and Marie Deyo and Jean
(Merrill) Edwards of Columbus; four brothers, Jim (Millie) Parrott of
Raymond, Henry (Donna) Parrott of Maryland and Eck (Wanda) Parrott and
Harry Parrott of Columbus.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Ingram Funeral
home. The Rev. Keith Matthews will officiate and burial will be at
Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today and one hour
prior to the service Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Children's Hospital in care of the
funeral home.

CELESTE B. DAWSON
Celeste B. Dawson, 81, of Marysville died Thursday, March 25, 2004, at
The Gables at Green Pastures.
She retired after 20 years of service as a secretary in the purchasing
department of O.M. Scott and Sons. She was a member of Our Lady of
Lourdes Catholic Church and was an avid flower gardener who for many
years grew flowers for the sanctuary of the church. She enjoyed reading,
crocheting, playing bridge, crossword puzzles and fishing. She founded
Grandma's Fishing Excursions, to the delight of her grandchildren.
She was born Jan. 14, 1923, in Labadieville, La., to the late Camille B.
and Alice Barlow Blanchard. She married Eugene M. Dawson Feb. 21, 1944,
in Baton Rouge, La., and he died Sept. 27, 1984.
She is survived by three children, Rita J. Rausch of Marysville, Maxwell
E. (Yolanda) Dawson of Lithia, Fla., and Tammie A. (S. Doug) Chute of
Wise, Va.; grandchildren, Angela (Sam) Peake, Aaron (Holly) Rausch, Adam
(Laura) Rausch, Julie and Laurel Dawson, Christopher (Suzanne) Chute and
Elizabeth Chute; great-grandchildren, Sydney and Alexis Peake, Cody and
Kelsey Rausch, Nathaniel Chute and Meghan Chute; three sisters, Pauline
Clause of California and Estelle Hull and Alice Melanson of Louisiana; a
nephew, William (Pat) Dawson and a niece, Alice Dawson of Columbus; and
family friends, John Rausch and Pam Gould.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at Our
Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. The Rev. J. Barry Bentz will officiate
and burial will be at Sunset Cemetery near Galloway. Friends may call
from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Ingram Funeral Home where a Rosary will
be read at 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church.

ROGER ALLEN HUMBLE
Roger Allen Humble, 64, of Marysville died unexpectedly Tuesday, March
23, 2004, in the emergency room at Celebration Health Hospital in
Celebration, Fla.
A skilled drywall contractor, he owned and operated Humble & Sons
Drywall for many years. He was a 1957 graduate of Marysville High School
and had wintered for the past 10 years near Kissimmee, Fla. He and his
wife raised poodles for several years and he compassionately cared for
all animals.
He will best be remembered for his love of automobiles, especially
Fords. He was a member of the National Hot Rod Association and was a
formidable drag racer in his younger years and in recent years while
working side by side with his sons in their drag racing endeavors. He
and his sons were recognized as the Best Dressed Pit Crew for the orange
and white shirts they wore to match their dragster's paint job. He
shared his passion for cars with his sons and brothers and together they
restored hundreds of antique and hot rod automobiles.
He found peace and confidence while working on cars and thrived on the
adrenaline and thrill that only speed could offer. He was a true friend
to his children and will be remembered as a devoted husband, dedicated
father and proud and loving grandfather.
He was born June 3, 1939, in Columbus to the late Paul Charles and
Gladys Eloise McKitrick Humble and was predeceased by a brother, Charles
Humble; his mother- and father-in-law, Al and Marjorie DeVore; and a
brother-in-law, Charles "Punk" DeVore.
He is survived by his wife of more than 46 years, Carol Ann DeVore
Humble whom he married Sept. 6, 1957; three sons, Gregory (Beth Ann)
Humble, Mark (Linda) Humble and Chris (Patti) Humble of Marysville; a
daughter, Lori Humble of Marysville; 13 grandchildren, Lakrina (Chris)
Carnes and Sarah, Emily, Nicholas, Kalyn, Allison, Tyler, Shawn, Joshua,
Justin, Jared, Jordan and Jason Humble; a brother, Bill (Sharon) Humble
of Maldon, S.C.; a sister, Cheri (Walter) Adkins of Marysville; two
sisters-in-law, Jeanie Humble and Sharon DeVore of Marysville; a
brother-in-law, Tom (Martha) DeVore of Hilliard; several nieces and
nephews; countless friends; and close personal friends, Gena Burke, Paul
Haueisen and Brian Steele.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. Pastor Tony Pfarr will officiate and burial will be at
Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday.
As a reflection of Roger's love of automobiles, family and friends are
encouraged to drive their restored hot rods or automobiles to visitation
and the funeral.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Heart Association
in care of the funeral home.

AUGUSTA C. "GUSSIE" SWEET DAVISSON
Augusta C. "Gussie" Sweet Davisson, 94, of Marysville, formerly of Dover
Township, died Wednesday, March 24, 2004, at The Gables at Green
Pastures.
She was retired as a file clerk with the O.M. Scott Company after more
than 10 years of service and enjoyed reading, bird watching and
gardening.
She was born Sept. 16, 1909, in Whitney Point, N.Y., to the late Laverne
and Pearle Springer Sweet and was predeceased by a sister, Sara
Whittaker; two brothers, Howard and Herb "Curly" Sweet; and on Feb. 13,
1967, by her husband, Maynard Davisson.
She is survived by a son, Stephen (Linda) Davisson of Marysville; two
granddaughters, Stephanie (Tracy) Morgan of Prospect and Shannon
Sedgwick of Olympia, Wash.; three great-granddaughters, Alexandra,
Jessica and Lauren of Prospect; a sister-in-law, Helen Sweet of Whitney
Point, N.Y.; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and a special friend,
Betty Moseley of Marysville.
Private services will be held at a later date. Friends may call from 5
to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Underwood Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the National Audubon Society in
care of the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

MAYA CHREE OLIVIA TACKET
Maya Chree Olivia Tackett, 27 days, died Wednesday, March 24, 2004, at
Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital in Cleveland.
She was born Feb. 27, 2004, in Canton and is survived by her mother,
Tiffany Tackett; a sister, MaKayla Tackett; grandparents, James and
Karen Wallace of Alliance; great-grandparents, Lois Crockett of Prospect
and Willis Crockett, Helen Tackett and C.J. and Ann Wallace of Marion;
two uncles, Randy Davenport II of Richwood and Michael LeMaster of
Alliance; two step-uncles, Chris Wallace of Reynoldsburg and James
Wallace II of Marion; a step-aunt, Michelle Morris of Albany, Ga.; five
great-aunts, Jane Burris and Liz (Jeff) Lowe of Prospect, Amy (Matt)
Wallace and Teri Wallace of Marion and Tina Lowe of Columbus; a
great-uncle, Ernie (Brenda) Wallace of Marion; Maya's and MaKayla's
special friend, Earl Biggar; and numerous cousins.
The Rev. Mike Reynolds will officiate at graveside services to be held
at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Prospect Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to
9 p.m. today at the Gehm-Ballinger Funeral Home in Prospect.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mercy Hospital NICU in Canton.

CELESTE B. DAWSON
Celeste B. Dawson, 81, of Marysville died Thursday, March 25, 2004, at
The Gables at Green Pastures.
She retired after 20 years of service as a secretary in the purchasing
department of O.M. Scott and Sons. She was a member of Our Lady of
Lourdes Catholic Church and was an avid flower gardener who for many
years grew flowers for the sanctuary of the church. She enjoyed reading,
crocheting, playing bridge, crossword puzzles and fishing. She founded
Grandma's Fishing Excursions, to the delight of her grandchildren.
She was born Jan. 14, 1923, in Labadieville, La., to the late Camille B.
and Alice Barlow Blanchard. She married Eugene M. Dawson Feb. 21, 1944,
in Baton Rouge, La., and he died Sept. 27, 1984.
She is survived by three children, Rita J. Rausch of Marysville, Maxwell
E. (Yolanda) Dawson of Lithia, Fla., and Tammie A. (S. Doug) Chute of
Wise, Va.; grandchildren, Angela (Sam) Peake, Aaron (Holly) Rausch, Adam
(Laura) Rausch, Julie and Laurel Dawson, Christopher (Suzanne) Chute and
Elizabeth Chute; great-grandchildren, Sydney and Alexis Peake, Cody and
Kelsey Rausch, Nathaniel Chute and Meghan Chute; three sisters, Pauline
Clause of California and Estelle Hull and Alice Melanson of Louisiana; a
nephew, William (Pat) Dawson and a niece, Alice Dawson of Columbus; and
family friends, John Rausch and Pam Gould.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at Our
Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. The Rev. J. Barry Bentz will officiate
and burial will be at Sunset Cemetery near Galloway. Friends may call
from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Ingram Funeral Home where a Rosary will
be read at 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church.

ROGER ALLEN HUMBLE
Roger Allen Humble, 64, of Marysville died unexpectedly Tuesday, March
23, 2004, in the emergency room at Celebration Health Hospital in
Celebration, Fla.
A skilled drywall contractor, he owned and operated Humble & Sons
Drywall for many years. He was a 1957 graduate of Marysville High School
and had wintered for the past 10 years near Kissimmee, Fla. He and his
wife raised poodles for several years and he compassionately cared for
all animals.
He will best be remembered for his love of automobiles, especially
Fords. He was a member of the National Hot Rod Association and was a
formidable drag racer in his younger years and in recent years while
working side by side with his sons in their drag racing endeavors. He
and his sons were recognized as the Best Dressed Pit Crew for the orange
and white shirts they wore to match their dragster's paint job. He
shared his passion for cars with his sons and brothers and together they
restored hundreds of antique and hot rod automobiles.
He found peace and confidence while working on cars and thrived on the
adrenaline and thrill that only speed could offer. He was a true friend
to his children and will be remembered as a devoted husband, dedicated
father and proud and loving grandfather.
He was born June 3, 1939, in Columbus to the late Paul Charles and
Gladys Eloise McKitrick Humble and was predeceased by a brother, Charles
Humble; his mother- and father-in-law, Al and Marjorie DeVore; and a
brother-in-law, Charles "Punk" DeVore.
He is survived by his wife of more than 46 years, Carol Ann DeVore
Humble whom he married Sept. 6, 1957; three sons, Gregory (Beth Ann)
Humble, Mark (Linda) Humble and Chris (Patti) Humble of Marysville; a
daughter, Lori Humble of Marysville; 13 grandchildren, Lakrina (Chris)
Carnes and Sarah, Emily, Nicholas, Kalyn, Allison, Tyler, Shawn, Joshua,
Justin, Jared, Jordan and Jason Humble; a brother, Bill (Sharon) Humble
of Maldon, S.C.; a sister, Cheri (Walter) Adkins of Marysville; two
sisters-in-law, Jeanie Humble and Sharon DeVore of Marysville; a
brother-in-law, Tom (Martha) DeVore of Hilliard; several nieces and
nephews; countless friends; and close personal friends, Gena Burke, Paul
Haueisen and Brian Steele.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. Pastor Tony Pfarr will officiate and burial will be at
Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday.
As a reflection of Roger's love of automobiles, family and friends are
encouraged to drive their restored hot rods or automobiles to visitation
and the funeral.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Heart Association
in care of the funeral home.

BILLY D. NEAL
Billy D. Neal, 69, of Kenton died Friday, March 26, 2004, at his home.
He was retired as a supervisor in the service department at Tecumseh
Products in Marion after 31 years of service and was plant manager at
Shape Form in Plain City for nine years. He was a 1952 graduate of Mount
Victory High School and was a member of St. Johns United Church of
Christ, Kenton Elks Lodge 157, Kenton Moose Lodge 428, Eagles lodges in
Indian Lake and Wapakoneta and Amvets Post 20.
He was born May 2, 1934, in Hardin County to the late Randall Lee and
Audrey J. Hammitt Neal. He married Norma J. Rogers Nov. 7, 1952, and she
died April 30, 1999.
He is survived by a daughter, Jill (Jack) Silverthorn of West Mansfield;
two sons, Jack (Debbie) Neal of Lima and Randy (Robin) Neal of West
Mansfield; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a sister, Sally Sue
(Paul) Coen of Charleston, S.C.; his best friend, Pat Scott of Kenton;
and a cousin, Dee Schertzer.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the
Schindewolf-Stevens-Stout Funeral Home in Kenton. The Rev. Scott Johnson
will officiate and burial will be at Grove Cemetery. Friends may call
from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Moose
Lodge 428 will conduct a memorial service at 7 p.m. Saturday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hardin County Hospice.

VIRGINIA F. PHELPS
Virginia F. Phelps, 82, of Milford Center died Wednesday, March 24,
2004, at her home surrounded by her family.
She was retired after 28 years as a bus driver for the Fairbanks school
district. She was a member of the Milford Center United Methodist Church
and was an avid card player. She enjoyed cooking for her family and
watching her grandchildren in their many sports endeavors.
She was born Dec. 7, 1920, in Louisa, Ky., to the late Charles and Lorna
Carter Adams and was predeceased by a brother, Roy Adams; two sisters,
Lucille Hammand and RoseMary Brill; and two nieces, Eula Hammand Ortman
and Marilyn Adams Burns. She married Damon David "Dick" Phelps on Oct.
4, 1941, and he died Nov. 23, 1960.
She is survived by her children, Damon Dale (Kay) Phelps of Barrington,
Ill., and Larry Lyn (Jenny) Phelps, Charles Alan (Darlene) Phelps and
Marsha Ann McCreary of Milford Center; nine loving grandchildren,
Richard (Kristy) Phelps of Princeton, Ky., Lori Lyn Phelps of Columbus,
Douglas Alan (Trisha) Phelps of Phoenix, Ariz., Michelle Rhea McCreary
of Cleveland, Brian David (Summer) Phelps, Damon David, Justin Alan and
Greg Phelps of Milford Center and Marc Arron McCreary of Delaware; five
great-grandchildren, Kate and Margaret Chase Phelps of Princeton, Ky.,
Jaden Phelps of Phoenix, Ariz., and Jenna and Brice Phelps of Milford
Center; a brother, John Charles (Elinor) Adams of Woodstock; two
sisters-in-law, Alice Adams of Milford Center and Arlene Phelps of North
Lewisburg; 43 nieces and nephews who will greatly miss Aunt Gin; and
special school bus driver friends, Ruth Thalgott of Reynoldsburg, Dottie
Murish of Galloway, Nancy Bird of Delaware, Corrine Mullins of Grove
City, Pat Agristi of Columbus and Marjorie Lietnaker of Baltimore.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Buster Hammons will officiate and burial will be at the
Union Township Cemetery in Milford Center. Friends may call from 2 to 4
and 6 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Phelps Fairbanks Special Needs
Fund in care of the funeral home.

MARY L. RISTER
Mary L. Rister, 61, of Marysville died Wednesday, March 24, 2004, in the
Morey Center at Memorial Hospital of Union County following an extended
illness.
A loving wife and mother, she will be remembered in the area for her
longtime affiliation as a cook and associate with Hermie's Restaurant
and Herschel's Restaurant. She was devoted to her family and found
enjoyment in watching movies and playing Yahtzee and in recent years
became an avid NASCAR fan, following Sterling Marlin and Brian Vickers.
She was born June 5, 1942, in Peoria to Jacob and Frances Underhill
Sarver and was predeceased by her father; a daughter, Kathy Rister; an
infant son, Carl Eugene Rister; a sister, Donna Belle Hamilton; a
brother, Donald L. Sarver; two infant siblings; and two brothers-in-law,
Richard Shreve and John Owen. She married John C. Rister on Oct. 6,
1956, and he died June 13, 2002.
She is survived by her mother, Frances Sarver of Peoria; two daughters,
Patricia (Jim) Warren of Bellefontaine and Karen (Larry) Payne of
Plymouth, Ind.; a son, John Rister Jr. of Marysville; four
grandchildren, Sara and Wayne Vigar, Jessica Payne and Lindsey
Loudermilk; a great-grandson, Taylor Foreman; three sisters, Winnifred
Shreve of Bellefontaine and Elaine Thompson and Lorna Owen of
Marysville; two brothers, Bill (Donna) Sarver of Broadway and Jacob
"Jakie" (Sue) Sarver of Richwood; a brother-in-law, Billy Hamilton of
Peoria; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. Paul Reynolds will officiate and burial will be at the
Raymond Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association in
care of the funeral home.

GERALD L. DYSERT
Gerald L. Dysert, 87, of rural Richwood died Tuesday, March 23, 2004, at
Heartland of Marysville.
He was a retired farmer and a 1937 graduate of Byhalia High School. He
was a member of the former Grace Chapel United Methodist Church and
attended Community United Methodist Church in York Center. He enjoyed
gardening, talking on CB radio and wintering in Florida.
He was born March 23 1917, in Union County to the late John Williard and
Delphia Fields Dysert and was predeceased by a brother, Ralph Dysert;
and a sister, Gertrude Gamble. He married Betty Shirk in 1940 and she
died in 1947.
He is survived by his wife, Wilma D. Marsh Dysert whom he married Sept.
8, 1950, in LaRue; a son, Larry (Janet) Dysert of Richwood; three
grandchildren, Roger Dysert, Jeffrey Dysert and April Keiffer; and five
great-grandchildren, Alicia Dysert, Kayla Dysert, Colton Dysert, Evan
Keiffer and Jenna Keiffer.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Stofcheck
Funeral Home in Richwood. The Rev. Roger Gordon will officiate and
burial will be at the Price Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m.
Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Northern Union County Fire and
EMS Association.

 

GERALD L. DYSERT
Gerald L. Dysert, 87, of rural Richwood died Tuesday, March 23, 2004, at
Heartland of Marysville.
He was a retired farmer and a 1937 graduate of Byhalia High School. He
was a member of the former Grace Chapel United Methodist Church and
attended Community United Methodist Church in York Center. He enjoyed
gardening, talking on CB radio and wintering in Florida.
He was born March 23 1917, in Union County to the late John Williard and
Delphia Fields Dysert and was predeceased by a brother, Ralph Dysert;
and a sister, Gertrude Gamble. He married Betty Shirk in 1940 and she
died in 1947.
He is survived by his wife, Wilma D. Marsh Dysert whom he married Sept.
8, 1950, in LaRue; a son, Larry (Janet) Dysert of Richwood; three
grandchildren, Roger Dysert, Jeffrey Dysert and April Keiffer; and five
great-grandchildren, Alicia Dysert, Kayla Dysert, Colton Dysert, Evan
Keiffer and Jenna Keiffer.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Stofcheck
Funeral Home in Richwood. The Rev. Roger Gordon will officiate and
burial will be at the Price Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m.
Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Northern Union County Fire and
EMS Association.

SANDRA LEE "SANDY" JOHNSON
Sandra Lee "Sandy" Johnson, 62, of West Mansfield died Tuesday, March
23, 2004, in the comfort of her home with her family by her side
following an extended illness.
A loving wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker, she opened her home to
the community as a child care provider for more than 20 years and
formerly served as secretary for the Horton Landmark. She moved from
Ohio to California at the age of 13 and returned after graduating from
Colton High School in 1960. She enjoyed a collection of unique salt and
pepper shakers and especially enjoyed camping. Affectionately known as
MaMa, she was happiest when surrounded by her family, especially her
grandchildren.
She was born Jan. 23, 1942, in Springfield to John R. and Thelma L.
Stott Bryant and was predeceased by her father; her father-in-law,
Harold Johnson; and an infant grandson, Aaron Alexander.
She is survived by her mother of San Bernardino, Calif.; her husband of
nearly 33 years, Ronald L. "Ron" Johnson whom she married April 23,
1971, in Rialto, Calif.; four children, Rob Dodds and Ron Dodds of
Bellefontaine, Robin (Jerry) Regula of West Mansfield and Terri (Travis)
Lance of Mount Victory; six grandchildren, Dusty Little, Reggie and
LeAnn Regula, Kyle Van Buskirk and Alexis and Nickolas Lance; a brother,
Gary (Bev) Bryant of Genoa City, Wis.; three sisters, Cheryl Lynn of
Kalispell, Mont., Dru Lane of Belle Center and Denise (Matt) Petersen of
San Bernardino; her mother-in-law, Betty Johnson of Raymond; two
brothers-in-law, Dick (Patty) Johnson and Bruce (Karen) Johnson of
Raymond; a sister-in-law, Deb (Dave) Nicol of Marysville; and several
nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield. The Rev. J.
Mac Geissinger will officiate and burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Tri-Care Hospice in care of the
funeral home.

CAROLYN M. NICOL
Carolyn M. Nicol, 75, of Jupiter, Fla., died Saturday, March 20, 2004,
at Hospice of Palm Beach County.
She moved to Jupiter from Marysville in 1984 and was a receptionist with
the physicians' office of Thomas R. Rowe, M.D., and Robin A. Sykes,
M.D., retiring in March 1998. She was a former member of the First
United Methodist Church of Marysville and was an active member of the
First Methodist Church of Jupiter/Tequesta. She was affectionately known
as Mom and Nana and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
She will be most remembered for the unconditional support and love she
gave her children and grandchildren. She reveled in their individual
accomplishments and was extraordinarily proud of their achievements.
She was born Oct. 29, 1928, in Columbus to the late Murl Stanley and
Kathryn Weisheimer Lake and was predeceased by her husband, Gerald E.
Nicol in 1979.
She is survived by her children, Kathy K. (David) Hale of Jupiter, Ray
A. (Jennifer) Kennedy of Winter Park, Fla., Nancy K. (Raymond F.
Faloona) Nicol of Jupiter, and David L. (Gale) Nicol of Marysville;
grandchildren, Matthew, Ryan, Courtney, Max, Mitch, Alexandria, Tessa,
Noah, Jensey and Tucker; a brother, John M. Lake of Santa Fe, N.Mex.;
and her precious long-haired dachshund, Muffy.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First
Methodist Church of Jupiter/Tequesta, 815 E. Indiantown Road in Jupiter.
The Rev. Patricia M. Daniels will officiate and burial will be at
Riverside Memorial Park Mausoleum in Tequesta. Friends may call from 6
to 8 p.m. Friday at the Taylor and Modeen Funeral Home, 250 Center St.,
Jupiter.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the
American Heart Association.

RONALD D. TANNER
Ronald D. Tanner, 67, of Marysville died Wednesday, March 24, 2004, at
his home surrounded by his family after a long battle with cancer.
He retired after 22 years as a maintenance engineer from the Ohio State
University where he worked primarily at Ohio Stadium. An avid OSU and
WWF wrestling fan, he enjoyed music and took pride in his yard work,
flowers and landscaping.
He was born Feb. 3, 1937, in Columbus to the late John Gordon and
Alberta A. Tanner and was predeceased by a sister, Lynda Cherri.
He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Doris May Clark Tanner; four
children, Larry Tanner of Cape Canaveral, Fla., John Tanner of Columbus,
Nancy (Todd) Rebbin of North Lewisburg and Debbie (Shawn) Chapman of
Alexandria; five grandchildren, Michael Howard, Mallory Tanner, Daniel
Chapman, Jodi Huff and Canden Chapman; two brothers, Denny (Carol)
Tanner of Columbus and Thomas (Rebecca) Tanner of Marengo; and two
sisters, Carol Jean (Dave) Phelps of Logan and Barbara Lilly of
Columbus.
The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the
Underwood Funeral Home and pastor Kevin Hall will officiate at graveside
services to follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in London.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

ETHEL JANET FICKLE
Ethel Janet Fickle, 79, of Delaware, formerly of Union County, died
Tuesday, March 23, 2004, at Delaware Court Nursing Home.
A homemaker, she attended the Columbus School for the Deaf. She enjoyed
knitting, gardening and children.
She was born Sept. 14, 1924, to the late John and Ethel Spurgeon Fickle
and was predeceased by a sister, Doris Claar; and three brothers,
Howard, John and Walter Fickle.
She is survived by three sisters-in-law, Dorothy Fickle and Idella
Fickle of Marysville and Mary Ellen Harrison of Delaware; a former
brother-in-law, G.W. Claar; caregivers, Ken and Diana Bird and Lori and
Joe Fehan of Delaware and Tom Stinemetz of Marysville; and many nieces
and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Millcreek
Cemetery in Ostrander. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at
the Ingram Funeral Home.

HAROLD KEITH EDWARDS
Harold Keith Edwards, 67, of Mechanicsburg died Saturday, March 20,
2004, in Grant Medical Center, Columbus.
He was born July 4, 1936, in Mechanicsburg, the son of Clayton O. &
Easie Ferryman Edwards. He is preceded in death by his parents, 3
brothers, William "Buss", Floyd & Eldon Edwards, and a sister, Ruth
Wilson.
A 1954 graduate of Mechanicsburg High School, he served his country in
the United States Air Force and retired from Westreco/Nestle R&D. He was
a member of the Mechanicsburg United Methodist Church and The Palestine
Lodge # 158 F. & A. M. Marysville.  He loved to read and spend time with
his family.
Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Barbara A. Waldrop of
Mechanicsburg; a son, Michael K. Edwards of Mechanicsburg; a daughter,
Donna R. (Todd A.) Mullins of Springfield; a grandson, Matthew A.
Mullins; four sisters, Evelyn (Lowell) Harner of Bellefontaine, Janice
Rae (James) Weese of Unionville Center, Wanda (Walter) McFann of Urbana
and Connie (Ronald) Anderson of Springfield; a brother, Vernon (Nancy)
Edwards of Oscoda, Mich.; two sisters-in-law, Betty Edwards of Cable and
Phyllis Edwards of Mechanicsburg; a brother-in-law, James Wilson of
Richwood; several nieces & nephews.
The family invites friends to call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on
Tuesday in the Skillman, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home of
Mechanicsburg.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday in the funeral
home with the Rev. Andrew Scott officiating.  Burial will follow in
Maple Grove Cemetery of Mechanicsburg.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mechanicsburg Public Library, 60
S. Main St., Mechanicsburg, OH 43044.

LINDA GEHO
Linda Geho, 48, of Cable died Friday, March 19, 2004, in Community
Hospital of Springfield.
She was born Sept. 2, 1955, in Urbana, the daughter of John and Jayne
Eubanks Dingey. She is preceded in death by her father; husband, Jack C.
Geho; a sister, Theresa Kiser; and a brother, Mike Dingey.
She received her LPN in 1987 and was employed at Heartland of Urbana.
She also was a member of the Tennessee Walking Horse Association.
Survivors include her mother, Jane Dingey of North Lewisburg; a
daughter, Rachel Geho of Urbana; two sons, Phillip and Mark Geho of
Cable; a sister, Sandy (Dan) Boggs of West Liberty; a brother, Steve
Dingey of North Lewisburg; and several nieces and nephews.
The family invites friends to call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday
in the Freshwater, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home of North Lewisburg.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home with
the Rev. Frank Summerfield officiating. Burial will follow in the Maple
Grove Cemetery of North Lewisburg.

ZETA LORETTA HICKOK
Zeta Loretta Hickok, 92, of Marion, died Friday, March 19, 2004, at
Marion General Hospital.
A homemaker and mother, she was of the Methodist faith.
She was born Dec. 15, 1911, in Midland, Mich., the daughter of John and
Rosa Knight Sherwood. On Aug. 1, 1931, she was married in Midland,
Mich., to William L. Hickok, who preceded her in death in 2001. She was
also predeceased by her parents, a son, Jim; a brother; five sisters; a
daughter-in-law, Peggy; a granddaughter, Lisa; a great-grandchild; and a
great-great-grandchild.
Survivors include two sons, Ernest Hickok of Marion and William Hickok
of Ashland; a daughter, Mae (James) Schilling of Marion; a
daughter-in-law, Phyllis Hickok; 15 grandchildren; 29
great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held today at 11 a.m. in the Ballinger Funeral
Home of Richwood with the Rev. John Wildman officiating. Burial was in
Claibourne Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association of North Central
Ohio, 5455 N. High St., Columbus, Ohio, 43214. Cards are available at
the funeral home.

MARY HELEN SKIDMORE
Mary Helen Skidmore, 98, a lifetime resident of West Mansfield died
Saturday, March 20, 2004, surrounded by her daughters at the Kenton
Nursing Rehabilitation Center in Kenton.
She was a prominent citizen of West Mansfield, dedicated to public
service. She was retired from the West Mansfield Post Office and had
served as a clerk for the Buckeye Local School Board and the Bokescreek
Township Emergency Squad. She also took pride in working from her home
to assist clients with income tax filing and as a younger lady, worked
with several area banks. She was a member of the West Mansfield Church
of Christ and its Ladies Aid and a former member of the Kings Daughters.
In 2002, she and Mildred Ballinger were named co-citizens of the year in
West Mansfield. She found great pleasure in raising hybrid T-rose bushes
and especially enjoyed her family.
She was born March 7, 1906, in West Mansfield to the late Pearl and
Estella Stockton McDonald. She was preceded in death by an infant
daughter; a sister, Zula Atkinson; and two brothers, Harold and Herschel
McDonald. She married Herbert "Pete" Skidmore on April 5, 1931 and he
preceded her in death on Dec. 26, 1965.
She is survived by two daughters, Carol Ann (Don) Grimes of Kenton and
Nancy (Ron) Carpenter of West Mansfield; four grandchildren, Dawn (Ron)
Barker of Kenton, Michael (Jennifer) Grimes of Mount Victory, Lori
(Chris) Roberts of Huntsville and Aaron (Kristy) Carpenter of West
Mansfield; four great-grandchildren, Michaela and Megan Grimes, Caitlin
Barker and Tyler Roberts; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the West Mansfield Church
of Christ. Pastor Willis Moe will officiate and burial will take place
next to her husband in Greenlawn Cemetery of West Mansfield.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home of West Mansfield.
Memorial contributions may be made to the West Mansfield Church of
Christ Ladies Aid in care of the funeral home.

NEVA LEE CHALFIN
Neva Lee Chalfin, 88, of Marysville died Thursday morning, March 18,
2004, at The Gables at Green Pastures.
She was a homemaker and loving mother, grandmother and
great-grandmother.
A longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church, she was a member of the
Senior Mothers Study Group and Trinity Ladies Aid. She and her husband,
Jack, enjoyed traveling and camping in their Air Stream travel trailer.
A very social and fun loving persons, she enjoyed performing her Minnie
Pearl impression for her camping friends.
She was born March 16, 1916, in Catlettsburg, Ky., to the late Chester
A. and Minnie Jane Brumfield Arthur. She was married Nov. 15, 1934, in
Catlettsburg to Jack W. Chalfin and he preceded her in death on Oct. 23,
2001.
Survivors include her daughters, Mary Jane (Dale) Dasher of Marysville
and Sue (Sandy) Beech of Columbus; three grandchildren, Michael Dasher
and friend Mary Coberly, Molly (Brady) Gillispie and Amy (Gary)
Williams; and five great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Forest
Cemetery in Circleville with the Rev. Jay R. Decker officiating. Calling
hours will be Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Ingram Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Loving Care Hospice or the
activities fund at The Gables in care of the funeral home.


JOHN E. KANDEL
John E. Kandel, 85, of Lancaster died Wednesday, March 17, 2004, at
Lanfair Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing Care.
An accountant, he retired in 1985 after serving 45 years with the
Mid-States Wool Growers Co-Op Association. He was a member of David
Evangelical Lutheran Church, Olivedale Senior Citizens, a 4-H advisor
and cub scout leader.
He graduated from Marysville High School in 1936 and Bliss College. He
was a World War II veteran serving in the army.
Survivors include his sons and daughters-in-law, Larry E. (Sharon)
Kandel of Pleasantville and Tom E. (Linda) Kandel of Port Tobacco, Md.;
grandchildren, Cori Kandel, Kyle Kandel and Hayden (Jennifer) Kandel;
and great-grandchildren, Masyn and Kade Kandel.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Marjorie, in 1994; his
second wife, Wreatha Kocher Kandel in 2002; a sister, Ella Coy; and
grandson, Eric Kandel.
Friends may call at the Dwayne R. Spence Funeral Home, 650 W. Waterloo
St., Canal Winchester, Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday at David Evangelical Lutheran
Church, 300 Groveport Pike, Canal Winchester, 43110. Pastor Roger
Lawrence will officiate and burial will be at the Wesley Chapel
Cemetery, Rockmill Road, Lancaster.
Memorials may be made to the church building fund in his memory.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.spencefuneralhome.com.

DEBBIE ANN ALLOWAY LONEY
Debbie Ann Alloway Loney, 33, of Marysville died Wednesday, March 17,
2004, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus after a brief illness.

She was a business manager for the Arbors of Marysville, Oakwood
Management Company and a former beautician for the Hair Happening.
A loving and dedicated wife, mother and grandmother, she was a committed
employee.
She was born March 22, 1970, in Marysville to Raymond and Frances Pack
Alloway.
Survivors include her parents of Peoria; husband, James W. Loney; a
daughter, Brandy N. Hildreth and a son, Brandon M. Hildreth, both of the
home; stepchildren, Johnna and Jennifer Maynard, Rebecca Cregmiles and
Michael Loney; five grandchildren, all of Naples, Fla.; a sister, Kim
Soller of Marysville; three brothers, Brian (Trisha) Alloway of Mount
Victory, Robert (Jackie) Alloway of Oxford, Ala. and Jeff Alloway of
Portsmouth; six nephews; two nieces; numerous cousins; and her dog,
Buckeye.
Funeral services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at the Ingram Funeral Home
with the Rev. Doward Runyan officiating. Burial will follow in the
Raymond Cemetery.
Calling hours are Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia Society - Central
Ohio Chapter in care of the funeral home.

GENE L. VOLLRATH
Gene L. Vollrath, 80, a lifetime resident of Marysville, died Wednesday,
March 17, 2004, at Heartland of Marysville of congestive heart failure.
He was the second-generation owner of H.I. Huffman & Company, the local
Buick-Pontiac dealership, established in 1919. Following in the
footsteps of his father, August Vollrath, he devoted more than 50 years
to the family business. He was a lifetime member of Trinity Lutheran
Church, where he was baptized, confirmed and became involved in many
church activities. He served on the church council and was former Sunday
School superintendent.
As a proud patriot and a Bronze Star medal recipient, he was a veteran
of World War II, having served in the European Theatre with the 399th
Infantry Regiment, 100th Infantry Division. He was a member of American
Legion Union Post 79 and assisted his grandson in procuring military
memorabilia for the renovation of Union County Veterans Memorial
Auditorium.
He was a longtime member and past president of Marysville Kiwanis Club
and a life member of Heart of Ohio Fish and Game Club. Supportive of the
community in which he lived, he donated land on Milford Avenue, now
known as Vollrath Park.
He was a 1941 graduate of Marysville High School and recently served on
the board of the MHS Alumni Scholarship Foundation. He attended
Wittenberg University, where he participated in speech and debate. He
was a 1948 graduate of General Motors Institute.
He was born Oct. 15, 1923, in Marysville to the late August and Theresa
Blumenschein Vollrath. He was preceded in death on Jan. 31, 1992, by his
wife, Georgeann Fox Vollrath, whom he married on Aug. 29, 1948, at
Trinity Lutheran Church.
He is survived by three sons, William G. (Renee) Vollrath of Downers
Grove, Ill., John L. Vollrath of Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif. and
David A. (Jane) Vollrath of Marysville; four grandchildren, Kristen,
Adam, Matthew and Benjamin Vollrath; and a brother and sister-in-law,
John (Gwen) Fox of Warren.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Underwood Funeral Home,
where the family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. The Revs.
Scot H. Ocke and Jay R. Decker will officiate and burial will be at
Oakdale Cemetery beside his wife.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Georgeann Vollrath Memorial
Fund for the benefit of Christian school scholarships in care of the
Union County Foundation, P.O. Box 608, Marysville, Ohio, 43040 or to
Trinity Lutheran Church, 311 E. Sixth St., Marysville, Ohio, 43040.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

GLEN F. FITZENRIDER
Glen F. Fitzenrider, 91, of Bryan died Wednesday, March 17, 2004, at the
Community Hospitals Williams County in Bryan.
Until his retirement, he owned and operated Fitzenrider Brothers
Construction with his brother, Clarence. He was a veteran of the United
States Army, serving in Panama during World War II as a staff sergeant.
An avid outdoorsman, he was a member of the Williams County Conservation
League, Pheasants Forever, Ducks Unlimited and the Black Swamp Audubon
Society. He engineered and planted more than 5,000 trees in Bryan and
the Williams County area, including 69 trees at the Fountain Grove
Cemetery in Bryan that he planted with his brother.
Born on Aug. 6, 1912, in Bryan to Henry and Ella Schlack Fitzenrider, he
married Irma Guy on June 26, 1948, in Marysville and she survives, along
with nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother.
Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Burr Funeral Home and
Crematory in Bryan with the Rev. Dwight Bowers officiating. Burial will
follow at the Fountain Grove Cemetery in Bryan.
The family will receive friends Saturday two hours prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to the Bryan Area Foundation 4-H Activities Fund
or the Williams County Sportsman's Educational Fund.

GENE L. VOLLRATH
Gene L. Vollrath, 80, a lifetime resident of Marysville, died Wednesday,
March 17, 2004, at Heartland of Marysville of congestive heart failure.
He was the second-generation owner of H.I. Huffman & Company, the local
Buick-Pontiac dealership, established in 1919. Following in the
footsteps of his father, August Vollrath, he devoted more than 50 years
to the family business. He was a lifetime member of Trinity Lutheran
Church, where he was baptized, confirmed and became involved in many
church activities. He served on the church council and was former Sunday
School superintendent.
As a proud patriot and a Bronze Star medal recipient, he was a veteran
of World War II, having served in the European Theatre with the 399th
Infantry Regiment, 100th Infantry Division. He was a member of American
Legion Union Post 79 and assisted his grandson in procuring military
memorabilia for the renovation of Union County Veterans Memorial
Auditorium.
He was a longtime member and past president of Marysville Kiwanis Club
and a life member of Heart of Ohio Fish and Game Club. Supportive of the
community in which he lived, he donated land on Milford Avenue, now
known as Vollrath Park.
He was a 1941 graduate of Marysville High School and recently served on
the board of the MHS Alumni Scholarship Foundation. He attended
Wittenberg University, where he participated in speech and debate. He
was a 1948 graduate of General Motors Institute.
He was born Oct. 15, 1923, in Marysville to the late August and Theresa
Blumenschein Vollrath. He was preceded in death on Jan. 31, 1992, by his
wife, Georgeann Fox Vollrath, whom he married on Aug. 29, 1948, at
Trinity Lutheran Church.
He is survived by three sons, William G. (Renee) Vollrath of Downers
Grove, Ill., John L. Vollrath of Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif. and
David A. (Jane) Vollrath of Marysville; four grandchildren, Kristen,
Adam, Matthew and Benjamin Vollrath; and a brother and sister-in-law,
John (Gwen) Fox of Warren.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Underwood Funeral Home,
where the family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. The Revs.
Scot H. Ocke and Jay R. Decker will officiate and burial will be at
Oakdale Cemetery beside his wife.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Georgeann Vollrath Memorial
Fund for the benefit of Christian school scholarships in care of the
Union County Foundation, P.O. Box 608, Marysville, Ohio, 43040 or to
Trinity Lutheran Church, 311 E. Sixth St., Marysville, Ohio, 43040.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at
www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

CHANCY L. CHRISTY
Chancy L. Christy, 91, of Richwood died Tuesday, March 16, 2004, at
Heartland of Marysville following a brief illness.
He retired from Urbana Mills after 25 years as a salesman and before
that, had worked with Christy Brothers Produce in Woodsfield for 14
years. Following retirement, he was manager of the Richwood Community
Apartments for 10 years. He was a dedicated member of the Richwood First
United Methodist Church where he served on various boards and committees
and as custodian for many years. He served on the board of Memorial
Hospital of Union County for 18 years and received his 2,000-hour
volunteer pin through the hospital. Many of those hours were spent
volunteering at the Richwood Civic Center of which he was a member. He
enjoyed coon and deer hunting.
He was born Dec. 27, 1912, in Graysville to the late Robert McClennan
"Mac" and Isadore Arbell Byers Christy and was predeceased by four
brothers and three sisters.
He is survived by his wife, Elifrede Harman Christy whom he married
Sept. 2, 1939, in Woodsfield; two sons, the Rev. James R. (Sandra)
Christy of Piqua and Terry K. (Joyce) Christy of Covington; four
grandchildren, Laina Makar, Jason "Andy" Christy, Jill R. Arent and
Keith M. Christy; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Richwood First
United Methodist Church. The Rev. Joseph Rhea will officiate and burial
will be at the Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m.
Thursday at the Stofcheck Funeral Home.

INEZ CHRYSTAL LOWERY
Inez Chrystal Lowery, 89, of Crossville, Tenn., formerly of the
Unionville Center and Raymond areas, died Tuesday, March 16, 2004, at
the Wyndridge Nursing Home in Crossville following an extended illness.
A loving homemaker, she was employed as an inspector for more that 22
years with Ranco in Delaware. She was a member of the Seventh Day
Adventist Church in Delaware and enjoyed traveling, baking and spending
time with her family.
She was born Jan. 29, 1915 in Corning to the late Calvin Augustus and
Viola Edith Hogue Embrey and was predeceased by a grandson, Donald Joe
Griffith Jr.; a sister, Ethel Embrey; and five brothers, Wilbert,
Russell, Ernest, Rolland and Isham Embrey. She was married to Ray King
Lowery on July 9, 1938, in St. Marys, W.Va., by the Rev. Carl B. Johnson
and he died May 11, 1973.
She is survived by a daughter, Patricia (Donald Joe) Griffith of
Crossville; two grandsons, Kenneth Ray Griffith and Ronald Eugene
Griffith; seven great-grandchildren, Craig Allen Griffith, Sherry Ann
Griffith, Melissa Lynn (Michael) Griffith Thomas, Whitney Leigh
Griffith, Joseph Keith Griffith, Jordan R. Griffith and Cody A.
Griffith; four great-great-grandchildren, Weston Joseph Leiter Griffith,
Michael Raymond Thomas Jr., Emilee Nicole Thomas and Wyatt Jacob
Griffith; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. The Rev. Jim Taylor will officiate and burial will be at
Fairview Memorial Park in Delaware. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m.
Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Liberty Township Fire
Department in care of the funeral home.

MARTHA ROSE "PEEPAW" LIBBERT
Martha Rose "PeePaw" Libbert, 84, of Marysville died Sunday, March 14,
2004, at The Gables at Green Pastures.
A beloved homemaker and former foster mother, she was retired as a nurse
aide at Grant Hospital and was a member of Fellowship Lutheran Church.
She was predeceased by her husband, William C. Libbert.
She is survived by her children, Carolyn "Sue" Fraley and Barbara
(Bruce) Reierson of Delaware, Sally (Donald) Gartner of Westerville,
Nancy (Ron) Shortridge of Marysville and Deborah (Max) Neer of DeGraff;
grandchildren, Shantell Newcomb, Sandy Fraley, Jennifer Austin, Bill
Fraley, Bethany Thompson, Michael Popick, Benjamin Neer, Daniel Neer,
Joshua Neer and John Reierson; step-grandchildren, Karen Compton, Tracey
Shortridge, Bethany Gartner and Laura Reierson; 11 loving
great-grandchildren; brothers, Don (Helen) Doherty, Frank (Frances)
Doherty and George Doherty; sisters, Dorothy Lyons, Viola (Joe) Maurath,
Helen Hursey and Mary Ann Park; and foster children, John Bretschneider
of Olympia, Wash., and Pam Bretschneider of Hampton, Va.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Fellowship
Lutheran Church, 7350 Sawmill Road, Columbus. The Rev. Michael Sayre
will officiate and entombment will be at Franklin Hills Memory Gardens
in Lithopolis. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the
Schoedinger Worthington Chapel, 6699 N. High St.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice, P.O. Box 613,
Marysville.

WILBUR B. "BILL" MOORE
Wilbur B. "Bill" Moore, 89, of Stanton, Ky., formerly of East Liberty,
died Friday, March 12, 2004, at the Clark Regional Medical Center in
Winchester, Ky.
He owned and operated the IGA grocery store for 25 years and prior to
that, was employed as a salesman with Bobb Chevrolet in Bellefontaine.
He was a former member of the East Liberty United Methodist Church and
was a member of Shiloh Methodist Church in Stanton. He was a 50-year
Mason and was recognized as a Kentucky Colonel. He had held a pilot's
license and found much excitement in flying and traveling. He was an
avid poker player and especially enjoyed fishing and hunting and his
greatest joy came from spending time with his family.
He was born April 7, 1914, in Indiana to the late H.J. and Mary Bigger
Moore and was predeceased by two sisters, Florence Moore and Dorothy
Bierly; and two brothers, Herb and Harold Moore. He married Winifred E.
Evans in 1935 and she died March 4, 1978.
He is survived by his second wife, Maurine Baker Davis Moore; a son,
James (Roberta) Moore of East Liberty; two daughters, Constance (Robert)
Huffman of Flagstaff, Ariz., and Nancy Kay (George) Barr of East
Liberty; a stepson, Tom (Ruth Ann) Davis and stepdaughter, Dixie (Mike)
Lockard of Stanton; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; a
great-great-grandson; four step-grandchildren; and four
step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield. The Rev.
Winnie Bateson will officiate and burial will be at the East Liberty
Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the
funeral home where a Masonic memorial service will be held at 6 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Logan County Cancer Society or
the American Heart Association in care of the funeral home.

BARBARA L. FREDERICK YOUMANS MOTT
Barbara L. Frederick Youmans Mott, 77, of Alexandria, formerly of
Marysville, died Sunday, March 14, 2004, at Mount Carmel-St. Ann's
Hospital in Westerville following an extended illness with pulmonary
complications.
A homemaker, loving mother, devoted grandmother and wonderful cook, she
was a former reservations associate of Trans World Airlines. She was a
1944 graduate and class officer of Marysville High School and a 1948
graduate of Denison University where she received her bachelor of
science degree in pre-medicine. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta
sorority and a former volunteer in the radiology department at Memorial
Hospital of Union County. She was a member of Union Post 79 American
Legion Auxiliary and Hanna Emerson Dustin Chapter of the Daughters of
the American Revolution. She was a former member of the Marysville First
United Methodist Church and the Cat Welfare Association of Columbus.
She was born Oct. 28, 1926, in Worthington to the late Harold E. and
Lola "Johnnie" Bailey Frederick.
She is survived by her husband, Richard A. Mott whom she married April
3, 1982, a daughter, Susan Y. (Randy) Keller of Seville; a son, Steven
F. (Susan) Youmans of Westerville; her children's father, David H.
Youmans of Grandview; a granddaughter, Rachael Elizabeth Youmans; twin
grandsons, Jonathan Bailey and Zachary David Youmans; three
stepchildren; seven step-grandchildren; and three
step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at noon Thursday at the Underwood Funeral
Home. The Rev. John M. Groat will officiate and burial will be at
Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Veterans Memorial
Auditorium in care of the Union County Foundation, P.O. Box 608,
Marysville, or the Cat Welfare Association of Columbus, 741 Wetmore
Road, Columbus, OH 43214.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

NANCY AVENIUS RANSOME
Nancy Avenius Ransome, 48, of Delaware died unexpectedly Saturday, March
13, 2004, at her home.
She was a graduate of Hampshire College in Amherst, Mass., and enjoyed
making baskets, doing beadwork and taking care of her precious bulldogs.

She was born Feb. 21, 1956, in Queens, N.Y., to David J. and Paula
Reeley Avenius and was predeceased by her father.
She is survived by her mother of Delaware and her husband, Charles
Ransome whom she married Oct. 1, 2003, at their home.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Stofcheck
Funeral Home in Richwood. The Revs. Bryan Lauzau and Frank Robinson will
officiate and burial will be at the Price Cemetery. Friends may call
from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Essex United Methodist Church,
32697 Route 37, Richwood.

BRENDA JOYCE CORBIN RUCKER
Brenda Joyce Corbin Rucker, 59, of Marysville died Sunday, March 14,
2004, at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
She was the manager of The Locker Room in Marysville for many years. She
was a vocalist with Cam Rucker and The Midnight Express, performing
dance and dinner music, including jazz, blues and country, with her late
husband and friends Steve Kreis, Fred Ahlborn and Joe Elk. A homemaker,
loving mother, astounding grandmother and great cook, she loved family
gatherings, especially at Christmastime, and was known for her cole slaw
and potato salad. She was a 1962 graduate of Northwestern High School
and a member of the Marysville First United Methodist Church. She
enjoyed frequent jaunts to Atlantic City in the fellowship of her
longtime friends, Walt and Rosemary Smith and Shannon Rivard. She had an
eye for detail and a heart for giving to those she dearly loved.
She was born March 28, 1944, in Urbana and was predeceased by her
husband, Cambron F. "Cam" Rucker on June 12, 2002; a brother-in-law,
Chuck Sullivan; a grandson, Noah Josiah Speicher; a sister, Peggy
Corbin; an infant sister; and an infant daughter.
She is survived by her mother, Dorothy (Marvin) Cooperider of
Marysville; children, Sonja Boerger of Marysville and Tami (David)
Speicher of Marysville and Jerry (Jenny) Allen of Mechanicsburg; six
grandchildren, Sgt. Aaron M. (Betsy) Boerger of Camp Pendleton, Calif.,
Rob Boerger and Caleb and Lydia Speicher of Marysville and Nash and Cole
Allen of Mechanicsburg; three sisters, Sharon Sullivan of Magnetic
Springs and Barbara Wilson and Janet (Rick) DeShazer of Glendale, Ariz.;
three brothers, Dale (Mary Ann) Corbin and Robert (Carolyn) Corbin of
Marysville and Wayne (Liz) Corbin of West Mansfield; a sister-in-law,
Cathy Coleman of Mesa, Ariz.; a cousin, Urma Mains of Portsmouth; and
many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Underwood
Funeral Home. The Rev. Richard Teller will officiate and burial will be
at Oakdale Cemetery beside her husband. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and
6 to 8 p.m. today.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice, Union County
Unit, 113 S. Main St., Marysville.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.


JAMES EDWARD CURRAN
James Edward Curran, 49, of Marysville, formerly of Bourbon County, Ky.,
died Saturday, March 13, 2004, at the James Cancer Center in Columbus.
Arrangements are being handled by the Hinton Turner Funeral Home, 526
Pleasant St., Paris, Ky.

KAREN MAE COX
Karen Mae Cox, 43, of Chillicothe died Saturday, March 13, 2004, at her
home after a five-year battle with cancer.
After graduating from Marysville High School, she moved to Chillicothe
and worked at Heartland Nursing Home, Don's IGA Grocery and Trim-Systems
in Chillicothe. She was actively involved in 4-H with her children and
enjoyed her church activities. She was a member of the Liberty Baptist
Church in Chillicothe and had been attending the Hallsville Methodist
Church.
She was born Dec. 27, 1960, to Willis Lee and Clara Belle Price
Rosebrook and was predeceased by her father.
She is survived by her mother of East Liberty; husband, Dwight Steven
Cox whom she married Jan. 23, 1982; a daughter, Heather; a son, Darren;
four sisters, Mary Rosebrook of Raymond, Ruth (Joe) Giles of Broadway
and Barbara Ropp and Kathy Harvey of Bellefontaine; five brothers, John
(Jan) Rosebrook of Marysville, James Rosebrook and Joe (Annie) Rosebrook
of Bellefontaine, Jeff (Pam) Rosebrook of East Liberty and Kenneth
(Renee) Rosebrook of West Mansfield; her very loving mother-in-law,
Rosemary Cox; and many nieces, nephews, aunts and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Hallsville
United Methodist Church and burial will be at the Charleston Pike Church
of the Brethren. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Adena Hospice Care Center, 111
W. Water St., Chillicothe, OH 45601.
The Ware Funeral Home in Chillicothe is in charge of arrangements.


JUANITA MAY MILLER
Juanita May Miller, 81, of Marysville died Saturday, March 13, 2004, at
Heartland of Marysville with her family by her side after an extended
illness.
A cosmetologist for many years in California, Juanita was affiliated
with the Peoria United Methodist Church and was a former member of VFW
Ladies Auxiliary 7200 in West Farmington. In her younger years, she
enjoyed singing, dancing and yodeling and especially enjoyed fishing,
camping and making Native American jewelry.
She was born Oct. 17, 1922, in Summersville to the late Harry Lewis and
Opal May Underhill Johnson and was predeceased by a granddaughter,
Connie Jan Buck Hubbard; two great-grandsons, Scott Ricky Waddell and
Jared Nathaniel Moore; three brothers, Ross, Lewis and Richard Johnson;
four sisters, Florence Marie Moler, Mary Ritter, Margaret Raymond and
Harriet Culver; and two husbands, James Dolan and Kenneth Miller.
She is survived by three daughters, Barbara Sue (Dennis) Haycook of
Cardington, Marjorie Lou (Dennis) Joy of McArthur and Martha Jane (Jim)
Hopkins of Lake Wales, Fla.; a son, James Edwin (Evelyn) Dolan Jr. of
Columbus; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two
great-great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; seven
step-great-grandchildren; a step-great-great-grandchild; a brother,
Harry "Junior" (Phyllis) Johnson of Marysville; three sisters, Francis
Sarver of Peoria, Evelyn Sarver of Broadway and Martha Wynn of New York;
a brother-in-law, Clifford "Zellon" Ritter of Tucson, Ariz.; a
sister-in-law, Helen Johnson of Sycamore; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. The Rev. Richard Teller will officiate and burial will be
at the Raymond Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Heartland of Marysville
activity fund.

BARBARA L. FREDERICK YOUMANS MOTT
Barbara L. Frederick Youmans Mott, 77, of Alexandria, formerly of
Marysville, died Sunday, March 14, 2004, at Mount Carmel-St. Ann's
Hospital in Westerville following an extended illness with pulmonary
complications.
A homemaker, loving mother, devoted grandmother and wonderful cook, she
was a former reservations associate of Trans World Airlines. She was a
1944 graduate and class officer of Marysville High School and a 1948
graduate of Denison University where she received her bachelor of
science degree in pre-medicine. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta
sorority and a former volunteer in the radiology department at Memorial
Hospital of Union County. She was a member of Union Post 79 American
Legion Auxiliary and Hanna Emerson Dustin Chapter of the Daughters of
the American Revolution. She was a former member of the Marysville First
United Methodist Church and the Cat Welfare Association of Columbus.
She was born Oct. 28, 1926, in Worthington to the late Harold E. and
Lola "Johnnie" Bailey Frederick.
She is survived by her husband, Richard A. Mott whom she married April
3, 1982, a daughter, Susan Y. (Randy) Keller of Seville; a son, Steven
F. (Susan) Youmans of Westerville; her children's father, David H.
Youmans of Grandview; a granddaughter, Rachael Elizabeth Youmans; twin
grandsons, Jonathan Bailey and Zachary David Youmans; three
stepchildren; seven step-grandchildren; and three
step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at noon Thursday at the Underwood Funeral
Home. The Rev. John M. Groat will officiate and burial will be at
Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union County Veterans Memorial
Auditorium in care of the Union County Foundation, P.O. Box 608,
Marysville, or the Cat Welfare Association of Columbus, 741 Wetmore
Road, Columbus, OH 43214.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

BRENDA JOYCE CORBIN RUCKER
Brenda Joyce Corbin Rucker, 59, of Marysville died Sunday, March 14,
2004, at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
She was the manager of The Locker Room in Marysville for many years. She
was a vocalist with Cam Rucker and The Midnight Express, performing
dance and dinner music, including jazz, blues and country, with her late
husband and friends Steve Kreis, Fred Ahlborn and Joe Elk. A homemaker,
loving mother, astounding grandmother and great cook, she loved family
gatherings, especially at Christmastime, and was known for her cole slaw
and potato salad. She was a 1962 graduate of Northwestern High School
and a member of the Marysville First United Methodist Church. She
enjoyed frequent jaunts to Atlantic City in the fellowship of her
longtime friends, Walt and Rosemary Smith and Shannon Rivard. She had an
eye for detail and a heart for giving to those she dearly loved.
She was born March 28, 1944, in Urbana and was predeceased by her
husband, Cambron F. "Cam" Rucker on June 12, 2002; a brother-in-law,
Chuck Sullivan; a grandson, Noah Josiah Speicher; a sister, Peggy
Corbin; an infant sister; and an infant daughter.
She is survived by her mother, Dorothy (Marvin) Cooperider of
Marysville; children, Sonja Boerger of Marysville and Tami (David)
Speicher of Marysville and Jerry (Jenny) Allen of Mechanicsburg; six
grandchildren, Sgt. Aaron M. (Betsy) Boerger of Camp Pendleton, Calif.,
Rob Boerger and Caleb and Lydia Speicher of Marysville and Nash and Cole
Allen of Mechanicsburg; three sisters, Sharon Sullivan of Magnetic
Springs and Barbara Wilson and Janet (Rick) DeShazer of Glendale, Ariz.;
three brothers, Dale (Mary Ann) Corbin and Robert (Carolyn) Corbin of
Marysville and Wayne (Liz) Corbin of West Mansfield; a sister-in-law,
Cathy Coleman of Mesa, Ariz.; a cousin, Urma Mains of Portsmouth; and
many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Underwood
Funeral Home. The Rev. Richard Teller will officiate and burial will be
at Oakdale Cemetery beside her husband. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and
6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice, Union County
Unit, 113 S. Main St., Marysville.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

CARL M. "WOODY" GRUENBAUM
Carl M. "Woody" Gruenbaum, 84, of Plain City died Friday, March 12,
2004, at Heartland of Marysville.
He was a lifelong member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church and
was baptized and confirmed there. He attended grade school at St. John's
and was a graduate of Chuckery-Darby High school, class of 1938. At
Darby, he lettered in basketball and baseball.
He was a veteran of the United States Army serving in the Pacific
theatre during World War II, where he was stationed in New Guinea.
After the war, he bought a farm on Fladt Road in Union County and farmed
for 34 years, retiring in 1980. He served as a trustee of St. John's
Lutheran Church for a number of years in the 1960s. He was interested in
politics and was a staunch Democrat. He served two terms on the
Fairbanks Local School board in the 1960s and 1970s. In the 1970s he
worked for the Union County Highway Department from which he retired in
1980. He and his wife moved to Florida in 1981 but returned to Ohio in
1987, living in Plain City until the present.
He was born July 30, 1919, to the late William G. and Anna B. (Jordan)
Gruenbaum of Fladt Road. He was also predeceased by three brothers,
William, John L. and Donald.
He married Mary Ann Douglas on April 12, 1947 and they had four
children. He is survived by his wife and children, William T. (Sue
Boettger) Gruenbaum of Rochester, N.Y., John T. (Carolyn) Gruenbaum of
Westerville, Sue Ann (Gene) Dougherty of Plain City, and James M.
(Cindy) Gruenbaum of San Diego, Ca. A brother, Paul (Farrell) Gruenbaum
of Vandalia, Il. also survives.
Also surviving are eight grandchildren: Lee Ann Fraley; Beth (Jason)
Deere; Carla (Bart) Wilson; Jonathan Dougherty; Scott Gruenbaum; Jayna
Gruenbaum; Melanie Gruenbaum and Henry Gruenbaum. Great grandchildren
Tyler and Aaron Fraley and Kaitlyn and Lauren Deere also survive.
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday at St. John's
Lutheran Church in Marysville.
The family will receive friends immediately following the service at St.
John's School.
Contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice, 113 S. Main St.,
Marysville.
The family is being served by the Ferguson Funeral Home.

GOLDIE HICKOK PERKINS
Goldie Hickok Perkins, 97, formerly of Richwood, died Wednesday, March
10, 2004, at Sunbridge Care Center in Marion.
She was valedictorian of the Pharisburg High School class of 1923 and
graduated from Richwood High School in 1924. She attended normal school
at Richwood and Ohio University and taught in one-room school houses in
Richwood and Broadway before her marriage. She was a dedicated member of
the Richwood First Baptist Church.
She was born March 30, 1906, in Union County to the late William M. and
Della Mariah Shreyer Hickok and was predeceased by 12 brothers and
sisters, Glenna Nichols, Lewis Hickok, George Hickok, Sarah Warner, Ora
Patch Kelsey, Dennis Hickok, Cleveland Hickok, Mary Coder, Bertha Davis
Frank Hickok, Delno Hickok and Estelle Lewis Fillinger. She married
Charles H. Perkins July 21, 1928, in the parsonage of the First Baptist
Church in Richwood and they were married for 70 years when he died Aug.
4, 1998.
She is survived by her children, C. Marvin (Georgene) Perkins of
Rockville, Md., D. Duane Perkins and L. Gale (Marilyn) Perkins of
Richwood and H. Ann Perkins of Hagerstown, Md.; grandchildren, Brian
Perkins, Cathy Perkins, Teresa Markham, David Perkins, Christine
Perkins, Mary Jones, Alan Perkins, Gary Perkins, Kevin Perkins, Wendy
Winters, Philip Wolfle and Ernest Wolfle III; and 21
great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Baptist
Church in Richwood. The Rev. Alan Perkins, grandson of the deceased,
will officiate and burial will be at the Claibourne Cemetery. Friends
may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Stofcheck Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church at 101 E. Ottawa St.,
Richwood.

RICHARD E. "DICK" EASTMAN
Richard E. "Dick" Eastman, 66, of Raymond died Saturday, March 6, 2004,
in the comfort of his own home with his family at his side following a
courageous and inspirational four-year fight with cancer.
A lifetime farmer, he worked for 23 years as a plumber with Orahood
Plumbing and previously had worked seven years at Denison Abex. He was a
faithful and active member of the Millcreek Church of Christ, a longtime
member of the Northwestern Lions Club, a life member of the Marysville
FFA Alumni and a proud member of the Union County Fair Board and Union
County Draft Horse Association. He was the first recipient of
Northwestern's Lion of the Year Award and was recognized twice by the
state FFA as an Outstanding Alumni.
He had volunteered as a firefighter for Liberty Township since 1964 and
for the past three years was happy to lead his team of Eastman Belgians
for local parades and outings. He enjoyed pheasant hunting in South
Dakota, snowmobiling, fishing and square dancing. He was a friendly and
personable man who never met a stranger and his wonderful sense of
humor, generous spirit and solid character touched the lives of many. He
truly made a difference. His greatest accomplishment was the love and
devotion he shared for his wife, children, grandchildren and
great-grandchildren.
He was born March 24, 1937, in West Mansfield to David Delbert and
Frankie Roselinda Miller Eastman and was predeceased by his mother on
Dec. 5, 2002.
He is survived by his father who lives on the family farm near Byhalia;
his wife of more than 48 years, Betty Longbrake Eastman to whom he was
married Sept. 17, 1955, at her home by the Rev. Carl Longbrake; a
daughter, Marilyn (Dwight) Brill of Richwood; two sons, David Eastman of
Raymond and Richard Wayne (Suzanne) Eastman of Marysville; nine
grandchildren, Rob Brill, Anita (Kris) Price, Becky Brill, Cathy (Chad)
Holloway, Jason and Meredith Eastman and Bailey, Kayla and Sarah
Eastman; two great-grandchildren, Kody and Kallie Price; two brothers,
Henry (Ellen) Eastman and Jim (Judy) Eastman of West Mansfield; five
sisters, Linda Martin of Findlay, Sharon (Ron) Kissling and Jane (Jack)
Eastman of Byhalia, Marsha (Sam) Hartley of Richwood and Valerie
(Russell) Schone of Dundee, Fla.; two brothers-in-law, Harold (Coranita)
Longbrake of Rushsylvania and Bill (Rae) Longbrake of Chudiak, Alaska;
two sisters-in-law, Bea (Bernhard) Riedmiller of Milford Center and Mary
(Tim) Lyden of Bellefontaine; many nieces and nephews; and countless
friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Millcreek
Church of Christ. Jack Knox will officiate and burial will be at
Millcreek Cemetery. Friends may call from 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday
at the Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be two of the deceased's closest friends, Tim Orahood
and Jerry Rea, and his grandsons, Rob Brill, Jason Eastman, Kris Price
and Chad Holloway.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

DYLAN COLE CONLEY
Dylan Cole Conley, age 3 days, died Friday, March 5, 2004, at Cincinnati
Children's Hospital.
He was born March 2, 2004, in Cincinnati and was predeceased by his
paternal great-grandfather, Ora Lee Conley and an uncle, Lucas Conley.
He is survived by his parents, Darran and Sara Conley of Franklin;
maternal grandmother, Bonnie Duff of Middletown; maternal grandfather,
Mike Rupp of Urbana; paternal grandparents, Ernie and Shirley Sparks of
Marysville; maternal great-grandparents, Neva McKinney of Middletown and
Chuck and Gretchen Zander of Monroe; paternal great-grandparents, Sam
and Rachel Guisinger of Marysville; four uncles, Brandon (Lindsey) Rupp
of Trenton, Ohio, Ryan Rupp and Dustin Rupp of Urbana and James
(Stephanie) Conley of Marysville; two aunts, Chelsey Rupp of Urbana and
Melissa (Todd) Guy of Marysville; and four cousins, Jared Guy, Kyle
Conley, Tyler Guy and Alyssa Rupp.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Baker-Stevens
Funeral Home, 1500 Manchester Ave., Middletown, and graveside services
will be held at 2:30 p.m. at the Union Township Cemetery in Milford
Center.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

HELEN F. SMITH
Helen F. Smith, 82, of Marysville died Monday, March 1, 2004, at The
Gables at Green Pastures with her family by her side following an
extended illness.
A loving mother and devoted wife, she worked for more than 18 years as a
die cast machine operator at Ray Lewis & Son. She also had worked at
Cookie's Restaurant, Butler's and the Elm Dairy. She was a lifetime
member of Trinity Lutheran Church and the Trinity Lutheran Women. She,
along with her husband, was an original volunteer for Memorial Hospital
of Union County's Mobile Meals program, amassing more than 6,000
volunteer hours, and she was a proud member of the Blue Star Mothers.
She enjoyed crocheting and working crossword puzzles and especially
enjoyed her family.
She was born Nov. 21, 1921, in Marysville to the late Albert and Lydia
Weaver Poling and was predeceased by a daughter-in-law, Judy Smith;
three sisters, Bertha Rausch, Ruth Rausch and Martha Hill; and three
brothers, John, Luther and Willard Poling. She married James R. "Jim"
Smith June 21, 1941, at Trinity Lutheran Church and he died Jan. 13,
1993.
She is survived by a daughter, Ruthann "Cookie" (Merrill) Reed of
Marysville; two sons, Ronald Smith of Columbus and Tim (Anne) Smith of
Lexington Park, Md.; eight grandchildren, Kendra Vanscoy, Kelly Reed,
Marybeth (Stephen) Miller, Amy Lakin, Shelley (Joseph) Mascaro,
Christopher (Amy) Myers, Amy (Jim) Gehrig and Gary (Darla) Smith; 10
great-grandchildren, Jacob Vanscoy, Ti Calkins-Reed, Juels Calkins-Reed,
Devyn Reed, Matthew Ryan White, Kayleigh Miller, Victoria Lakin, Jackson
Gehrig, Megan Smith and Sydney Smith; three sisters-in-law, Helen
Poling, Beulah Poling and Eileen Smith of Marysville; and many nieces
and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran
Church. The Rev. Jay Decker will officiate and burial will be at Oakdale
Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the
Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Kelly Reed, Gary Smith, Jim Gehrig, Stephen Miller,
John Mill and Jerry Hill.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, Mobile
Meals or the Alzheimer's Association in care of the funeral home.

April-June

ELIZABETH ANN "BETSY" KUBA
Elizabeth Ann "Betsy" Kuba, 23, of Radnor died unexpectedly Thursday,
April 29, 2004, at Riverside Methodist Hospital.
She graduated in 1999 from Buckeye Valley High School and recently
graduated from the Ohio State University with a bachelor's degree in
psychology. She was employed at Honda of America in Marysville and had
just started a new job working with mentally handicapped adults. She
also worked as a Longaberger consultant. She enjoyed the outdoors and
loved horses, cats and many other animals.
She was a lifetime member of the Radnor Baptist Church and enjoyed
playing on the church softball team, skiing and swimming, especially
participating in the Swim for Diabetes every year. She also participated
in the 2001 Columbus Marathon. She was an active member of 4-H and FFA
during high school. She recently became engaged and a September 2005
wedding was planned. She was a hard worker and enjoyed helping others.
She donated blood at the Red Cross regularly and was an organ donor.
She was born Nov. 13, 1980, in Delaware to Don and Cindy Baxter Kuba and
was predeceased by her grandmothers, Irma Baxter and Clarabelle Kuba.
She is survived by her parents of Radnor; two sisters, Kelly Kuba (Kurt
Sellers) of Radnor and Holly (Matt) Whitaker of Delaware; a niece, Logan
Kuba; grandparents, Jimmie and Christine Baxter of Radnor and Lewis Kuba
of Richwood; her fiance, Mark Moseley of Ostrander; several aunts,
uncles and cousins; many friends and family members; and her special
cat, Mittens.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Radnor Baptist
Church. The Rev. Tony Klinedinst will officiate and burial will be at
the Radnor Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the
Stofcheck Funeral Home in Richwood.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church at 4050 Radnor Road,
Radnor OH 43066.

 

MARVIN MULLIGAN
Marvin Mulligan, 60, of Richwood died Thursday, April 29, 2004, at
Kobacker House after an extended illness.
He was predeceased by his parents and three siblings, Charles, John and
Ruth.
He is survived by two brothers, Donald Mulligan of Richwood and Jerry
(Mary) Mulligan of Kenton; two sisters, Catherine (Joe) Johnson of
Bonita Springs, Fla., and Margaret (Ken) Renshler of Delaware; and a
sister-in-law, Mary Mulligan of West Mansfield.
A memorial Mass will be held at a later date.
The family is being served by Ohio Cremation & Memorial Society/Rodman
Funeral Service

LAWRENCE J. "LARRY" BURKETT
Lawrence J. "Larry" Burkett, 65, of Powell died Wednesday, April. 28,
2004, at Riverside Hospital.
He was an Ohio licensed social worker affiliated with South East Inc.
and was the founder of the former volunteer program at the Carpenter
House. He was a board member of Partners in Active Living and a member
of Ohio Advocates for Mental Health, receiving the Advocacy of the Year
Award in 2000. He graduated from the Ohio Sate University and received a
master's degree in rural sociology from Cornell University.
He was a member of Community Lodge 684 F&AM, Community Chapter 227 RAM,
Valley of Columbus ? 32nd degree Mason, Aladdin Shrine and Ascension
Lutheran Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Thelma Burkett; a
sister, Charla; and a brother, Allen.
He is survived by his wife, Brenda; stepchildren, David (Margaret)
Rohal, Dennis (Lisa) Rohal, Michaelann (Joseph) Jannsen and Stephanie
Leisten; grandchildren, Christine, Jack, Allison, Jaclyn, Cassandra and
David; and a brother, Gale (Carol) Burkett.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Ascension Lutheran
Church, 1479 Morse Road, Columbus. The Rev. Ron Huff will officiate and
a reception will follow. Interment and graveside services will be held
at 3 p.m. Monday at New Teegarden Cemetery in Greenville. Friends may
call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Schoedinger Worthington
Chapel, 6699 N. High St., where a Masonic service will be held at 7:30
p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church or Ohio Advocates for
Mental Health.
Condolences may be sent to www.schoedinger.com.

PAULINE R.E. ELLINGER
Pauline R.E. Ellinger, 69, of Marysville died Wednesday, April 28, 2004,
at Heartland of Marysville.
A homemaker, she worked as a housekeeper and home sitter for many years.
A close companion of local business owner Miriam Hildreth, she helped at
Hildreth's Jewelry Store and at Hildreth's Granary on Sandusky Road. She
was a lifetime member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church where
she was baptized and confirmed. She attended St. John's school and was a
graduate of Marysville High School. An alumnus of 4-H and a junior
livestock exhibitor, she received top honors with her grand champion
goat. She enjoyed animals, especially cats and dogs, and tended to her
potted flowers, crafts and needlework.
She was born Aug. 23, 1934, at her family home at the edge of Marysville
on Route 38 to the late Edwin Henry and Cornelia Blumenschein Ellinger.
She is survived by her special friend of 18 years, Orville L. Weaver of
Marysville; her brother, Hugo (Susan) Ellinger; a nephew, Scott Ellinger
of Marysville; and many cousins, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at St. John's Lutheran
Church. The Rev. Thomas S. Hackett will officiate and burial will be at
the church cemetery. Friends may call at the church two hours prior to
the services.
Pallbearers will be George Ellinger, Stephen Racer, Lloyd Nicol, Dale
Scheiderer, Dana Scheiderer and William Tarleton.
The Underwood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church building fund.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

 

LAWRENCE J. "LARRY" BURKETT
Lawrence J. "Larry" Burkett, 65, of Powell died Wednesday, April. 28,
2004, at Riverside Hospital.
He was an Ohio licensed social worker affiliated with South East Inc.
and was the founder of the former volunteer program at the Carpenter
House. He was a board member of Partners in Active Living and a member
of Ohio Advocates for Mental Health, receiving the Advocacy of the Year
Award in 2000. He graduated from the Ohio Sate University and received a
master's degree in rural sociology from Cornell University.
He was a member of Community Lodge 684 F&AM, Community Chapter 227 RAM,
Valley of Columbus ? 32nd degree Mason, Aladdin Shrine and Ascension
Lutheran Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Thelma Burkett; a
sister, Charla; and a brother, Allen.
He is survived by his wife, Brenda; stepchildren, David (Margaret)
Rohal, Dennis (Lisa) Rohal, Michaelann (Joseph) Jannsen and Stephanie
Leisten; grandchildren, Christine, Jack, Allison, Jaclyn, Cassandra and
David; and a brother, Gale (Carol) Burkett.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Ascension Lutheran
Church, 1479 Morse Road, Columbus. The Rev. Ron Huff will officiate and
a reception will follow. Interment and graveside services will be held
at 3 p.m. Monday at New Teegarden Cemetery in Greenville. Friends may
call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Schoedinger Worthington
Chapel, 6699 N. High St., where a Masonic service will be held at 7:30
p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church or Ohio Advocates for
Mental Health.
Condolences may be sent to www.schoedinger.com.

PAULINE R.E. ELLINGER
Pauline R.E. Ellinger, 69, of Marysville died Wednesday, April 28, 2004,
at Heartland of Marysville.
A homemaker, she worked as a housekeeper and home sitter for many years.
A close companion of local business owner Miriam Hildreth, she helped at
Hildreth's Jewelry Store and at Hildreth's Granary on Sandusky Road. She
was a lifetime member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church where
she was baptized and confirmed. She attended St. John's school and was a
graduate of Marysville High School. An alumnus of 4-H and a junior
livestock exhibitor, she received top honors with her grand champion
goat. She enjoyed animals, especially cats and dogs, and tended to her
potted flowers, crafts and needlework.
She was born Aug. 23, 1934, at her family home at the edge of Marysville
on Route 38 to the late Edwin Henry and Cornelia Blumenschein Ellinger.
She is survived by her special friend of 18 years, Orville L. Weaver of
Marysville; her brother, Hugo (Susan) Ellinger; a nephew, Scott Ellinger
of Marysville; and many cousins, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at St. John's Lutheran
Church. The Rev. Thomas S. Hackett will officiate and burial will be at
the church cemetery. Friends may call at the church two hours prior to
the services.
Pallbearers will be George Ellinger, Stephen Racer, Lloyd Nicol, Dale
Scheiderer, Dana Scheiderer and William Tarleton.
The Underwood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church building fund.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.


JUNE OLIVA POLAND
June Oliva Poland, 87, of West Liberty died Wednesday, April 28, 2004,
at The Gables at Green Pastures.
She was a homemaker and a loving mother and grandmother. She was a
member of the Zanesfield Community Church and the Senior Citizens and
she enjoyed walking, flowers, cooking and being with her family.
She was born June 1, 1916, in Marion to the late Charles and Leona M.
Barr Stroud and was predeceased by a son, Gary Poland; two brothers; and
two sisters. She married Richard Poland Nov. 17, 1934, in Indiana and he
died in 1981.
She is survived by two daughters, Melanie (Clarence) Rees of Zanesfield,
Kathleen (Charles) Contizano of Marysville and Geraldine Sharp of
Spotsylvania, Va.; seven grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren;
and a brother, Glenn Blinn of Tennessee.
The Rev. A.W. Purdin will officiate at graveside services to be held at
2 p.m. Saturday at the Zanesfield Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Gables at Green Pastures.
The Eichholtz Funeral Home in Bellefontaine is in charge of
arrangements.

MARY CATHERINE BRUMBAUGH
Mary Catherine Brumbaugh, 84, of Covington, Ohio, died Wednesday, April
28, 2004, at Piqua Manor Nursing Home.
She was a 1937 graduate of the Newton Schools in Pleasant Hill and
retired in 1981 from Hobart Brothers in Troy. She was a member of St.
Johns Lutheran Church and participated in the ladies aid group, helping
and volunteering for the different ministries of the church. After her
retirement, she and her husband enjoyed their woodworking business and
traveled to area festivals to display their crafts. She enjoyed tole
painting and quilting.
She was born Sept. 6, 1919, in Covington to the late Leander Edward and
Mary Wagner Roeth and was predeceased by a brother-in-law, Robert Penny.

She is survived by her husband, Clifford Leroy Brumbaugh whom she
married Aug. 10, 1940, at St. Johns Lutheran Church; a daughter, Judy
Kay (Herbert) Van Tilburg of Sidney; a son, Gene (Brenda) Brumbaugh of
Marysville; three grandchildren, Jeffrey Van Tilburg, James Van Tilburg
and Jeremy Van Tilburg; two step-grandchildren, Timothy Butt and Brad
Butt; three step-great-grandchildren, Joshua Butt, Matthew Butt and
Isabel Butt; a sister, Glenna Penny of Bradford; and a sister-in-law,
Ruth (James) Roeth of Bradford.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Pearson-Jackson
Funeral Home in Covington. The Rev. Stephen Nierman will officiate and
burial will be at Miami Memorial Park in Covington. Friends may call two
hours prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Miami County.
Condolences may be sent to www.jacksonfuneralhomes.com.

BETTY L. STIDAM
Betty L. Stidam, 67, of Delaware, formerly of Marysville, died
Wednesday, April 28, 2004, at Grady Memorial Hospital after a long
battle with cancer.
She retired as a housekeeping supervisor for Ohio Wesleyan University
and was a member of the Redmen Club, FOE Aerie 376, VFW Post 3297 and
Amvets Post 104. As a child, she sang gospel music and later developed a
love for country music. She enjoyed bird watching and collecting owls.
She was born in Cherokee, Ky., Sept. 25, 1936, to the late Herman and
Wilma Wellman Ward and was predeceased by a brother, Paul Ward; and in
1986 by her husband, Richard "Jack" Stidam Jr.
She is survived by two sons, Rick (Cindy) Stidam of Delaware and Tony
(Janice) Stidam of Ostrander; two daughters, Tammy (Tony) McWherter and
Beth Ann Stidam of Delaware; grandsons, Storm, Joshua, Ricky (Angie),
Benjamin, Brody, Tyrease, Richie, William and Joshua; granddaughters,
Ashley, Chantay and Easha; great-granddaughter, Breanna; five brothers,
Jim Ward of Port Clinton, Donald Ward of Texas, Ronald (Debra) Ward of
Delaware, Freddy Ward of Georgia and Jackie Ward of Pennsylvania; five
sisters, Della (Roy) Hedrick of Georgia, Anna (Ross) Whitney of
Marysville, Lily (Dale) Heironimus of Springfield, Linda Ward of
Cincinnati and Velma (Scott) Cyrus of Pickerington.
Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday at the DeVore-Snyder
Funeral Home, 75 W. William St., Delaware and burial will be at Maple
Dell Cemetery near Magnetic Springs. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m.
Friday and 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1105
Mount Vernon Ave., Marion OH 43302.
Condolences may be sent to www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.

MARGARET "MAGGIE" MARVIN
Margaret "Maggie" Marvin, 86, of Richwood died Tuesday, April 27, 2004,
at Heartland of Marysville.
She was a member of Central United Methodist Church and the Richwood
Civic Center. She had worked at Ranco in Plain City and Bulldog in
Marysville. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the joy of
her life.
She was born Nov. 14, 1917, in Glouster to the late Ernest and Mary S.
Ranier Sedgwick and was predeceased by a daughter, Patsy Hoffman; a
granddaughter, Marilyn K. Tillman; a great-grandson, Joel Graham; two
brothers, Marvin and Kenny; and two sisters, Louise Sedgwick and Bessie
Marvin; and in 1971 by her husband, Jay Marvin of Urbana.
She is survived by her husband, Virgil; a daughter, Yvonne (Sam) Chapman
of Richwood; a son, Jay (Molly) Marvin of Bucyrus; eight grandchildren,
13 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Arthur Clifford (Mary) Sedgwick.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Central United
Methodist Church. Paul Wood will officiate and private burial of the
cremains will be Monday at the Claibourne Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church.
The Stofcheck Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

ARTHUR W. HARPER
Arthur W. Harper, 79, formerly of the Upper Sandusky-Marseilles area,
died Monday, April 26, 2004, at the home of his niece, Carolyn Dague, in
Marysville.
He worked at the LaRue Tile Company for 11 years and helped others with
their farming. He loved his dogs and animals in general.
He was born June 5, 1924, in Delaware County to the late James A. and
Viola Wygle Harper. He married Nellie Faye Wood May 23, 1946, in
Harpster and she died May 30, 1994.
He is survived by many nieces, nephews and friends.
Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the York Street
Cemetery in Marseilles Township with the Rev. Louis Shuster officiating.
Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. at the Lucas Funeral Home in Upper
Sandusky.
Memorial contributions may be made to Memorial Hospital's Mobile Meals
c/o Lucas Funeral Home, P.O. Box 207, Upper Sandusky OH 43351.


JOHN D. PIERSOL
John D. Piersol, 52, of Columbus, formerly of the Watkins area, died
unexpectedly Friday at his home.
He was an electrician with Midstate Generator in Hilliard.
He was born Dec. 18, 1951, in Columbus to the late Donn E. and Lois Jean
Wolpert Piersol.
He is survived by his children, David Allen Piersol of Marysville, Gery
Kay Piersol and Christopher Glenn (Suzie G.) Piersol of Columbus and
Terri Lynn (Michael) Cline of Richwood; four grandchildren, Cody David
Piersol, Tressie May Hicks, Hailie Lynn Cline, Anthony Rejan Piersol;
his former wife, Cheryl Lynn Clegg Piersol; three sisters, Diana L.
(Dennis G.) Smart and Pamela S. (Timothy) Long of Marysville and Carol
A. (Troy) Johnson of Linton, Ind.; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Alfred Young will officiate and burial will be at Oakdale
Cemetery at a later date. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

JOHN JEREW
John E. Jerew, 80, of Union City, Ohio, formerly of Richwood, died
Tuesday, April 6, 2004, at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.
He was employed at Sheller Globe ? Hardy Division for 35 years as a
welder. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was a member of
the American Legion in Fairborn, Masonic Blue Lodge and Eastern Star of
Ansonia and Scottish Rite Valley of Dayton.
He was born May 17, 1923, in Albany, N.Y., to the late George and Dana
Marie Strawser Jerew.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Betty Jean Beam Jerew; four
daughters, Janice and Jean Jerew of Marysville, Phyllis (Dan) Mosier of
Columbus and Pam (Kevin) Hampshire of Union City, Ohio; and five
grandchildren.
Burial was at the Union City Cemetery in Union City, Ind.


DOROTHY M. SHIVELY
Dorothy M. "Dottie" Shively, 59, of Milford Center died Sunday, April
25, 2004, at Grant Medical Center in Columbus.
She was an employee of Memorial Hospital of Union County and a former
longtime employee of the Fairbanks school district. She enjoyed making
crafts, baking and playing with her grandsons.
She was born March 19, 1945, in Lilly Chapel to the late Harry H.H. and
Frances Casto Hegenderfer and was predeceased by her stepfather, Robert
Duhl.
She is survived by her husband, Elmer L. Shively whom she married June
5, 1964, at St. John's Lutheran Church; a daughter, Tabitha K. (Allen)
Couch of Marysville; two grandsons, Nick and Cody Couch; a sister, Deb
Hegenderfer of Plain City; two brothers, Rick Hegenderfer of Plain City
and Terry (Deb) Hegenderfer of Marysville; many precious nieces and
nephews, including nephews Bob (Jeanie) Shively of Bellefontaine and
Donnie (Kathy) Shively of Buckeye Lake.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Millard Wampler will officiate and burial will be at the
Union Township Cemetery in Milford Center. Friends may call from 2 to 4
and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association
in care of the funeral home.

DONALD GENE KINNEAR JR.
Donald Gene Kinnear Jr., 31, of Mount Victory, died Wednesday, April 21,
2004, at his home.
A 1991 graduate of Ridgemont High School, he was an installer for
Quality Mechanical Services of Bellefontaine. He was an avid golfer and
enjoyed the Cleveland Browns and the outdoors. He cared very much for
his family and will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
He was born Nov. 15, 1972, in Jacksonville, N.C., to Donald G. and
Janice Baum Kinnear Sr. and was predeceased by his grandparents, Mary
and Paul "Brownie" Kinnear and Richard and Jessie Baum.
He is survived by his father of Kenton; his mother of Mount Victory; his
wife, Amy Lee Braskett Kinnear whom he married May 12, 2001, in Mount
Victory; three children, T.J. Braskett, Jamie Braskett and Cody Baker of
Mount Victory; a brother, Kevin Kinnear and a sister, Kelly Kinnear of
Galloway; his mother-in-law, Tina Akers of London; and numbers aunts,
uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and sisters- and brothers-in-law.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Price Funeral
Home in Mount Victory and burial will be at Grove Cemetery in Kenton.
Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

THOMAS EUGENE "TOM" TROUT
Thomas Eugene "Tom" Trout, 68, of Marysville died unexpectedly Sunday,
April 18, 2004, at his home.
He worked in many capacities during a 45-year career with The Scotts
Company and retired as manager of plant maintenance. He was a member of
Scotts Twenty Year Club and will be remembered as a meticulous and
well-organized man. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking and golf and
especially appreciated his time with his family.
He was born Feb. 28, 1936, on the family farm near Marysville to the
late Clarence and Maxine Blue Trout and was predeceased by a sister,
Sally Tarleton.
He is survived by his daughter, Kathy (Doug) Barker of Piqua; three
grandchildren, Shannon (Brian) Helman, Abbey Barker and Douglas Barker;
four great-grandchildren, Shelden Barker and Abby, Tori and Hayden
Helman; a sister, Mary (Jerry) Zuspan of Richwood; three brothers, John
(Nancy) Trout of Marysville, Richard Trout of West Jefferson and Jimmy
Trout; many nieces and nephews; a lifelong friend, Noel "Brownie" Brown
of Marysville; and a former wife, Faye Swiger of Piqua.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. The Rev. Glenn Althouse will officiate and burial will be
at Maple Grove Cemetery in North Lewisburg. Friends may call from 5 to 8
p.m. Friday.

ILA GERTRUDE ROBINSON
Ila Gertrude Robinson, 97, of Radnor died unexpectedly Monday, April 19,
2004, at her home.
She worked at Marion Steam Shovel for one and one-half years, Betty Zane
Popcorn Canner for five yeas and Universal Cooler for two and one-half
years. She also did housework and cared for the elderly. She was a
member of the Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall West Congregation in
Delaware.
She was born Jan. 7, 1907, in Union County to the late George and Carrie
Thornburg Dunnan and was predeceased by three brothers; two sisters; her
first husband, Walter Wood; and her second husband, Paul McPeek. She
married Clyde "Robbie" Robinson Nov. 26, 1953, and he died Aug. 29,
1973.
She is survived by a son, George L. (Starling) Wood Sr. of Radnor; six
grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 16 great-great-grandchildren; and
a sister, Martha Sweeney of Indiana.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Ballinger
Funeral Home in Richwood. Brother Brendan Rocks will officiate and
burial will be at the Maskill Cemetery. Friends may call one hour prior
to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Jehovah's Witnesses in care of the
funeral home.

FREDRICK EUGENE "FRED" BREHM
Fredrick Eugene "Fred" Brehm, 74, of Raymond died unexpectedly Saturday,
April 17, 2004, in the peace and comfort of his own garden.
He retired in 1986 after 21 years with Westinghouse in Bellefontaine and
formerly was employed for 10 years at Nestle's. After retiring, he
worked for Scioto Valley Janitorial Services for three years. He was a
1948 graduate of Northwestern High School in Raymond. He was baptized in
the Church of Christ and had attended Bethel United Methodist Church
near West Mansfield.
He enjoyed fishing and traveling, especially to Nova Scotia, and found
extreme joy in working in his vegetable garden. He especially delighted
in sharing his vegetables with neighbors and taking the vegetables to
the Marysville Farmer's Market where he enjoyed visiting with all the
buyers.
He was born Feb. 16, 1930, on Ash Street in Marysville to the late
Fredrick Ernest and Iona Dale Collinson Brehm.
He is survived by his wife of more than 54 years, Dorothy LeVon Newland
Brehm whom he married Sept. 14, 1949, in Alger; a son, Gerold Brehm of
Hilliard; a daughter, Marsha Kae (Terry) Tucker of Pharisburg; three
grandchildren, Shawn (Velma) Brehm, Richard (Angella) Bywater and
Michele Bywater; a brother, Robert (Lola) Brehm of Raymond; a cousin who
was raised as a brother, Jack (Patty) Dean of Prospect; a sister-in-law,
Karen (Eldon) Staley of Ada; two brothers-in-law, Ora (Phyllis) Newland
of Mount Victory and Leonard (Paula) Newland of Lima; and many nieces
and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the
Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home. The Revs. David Clark and John Cramer will
officiate and burial will be at the Raymond Cemetery. Friends may call
from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bethel United Methodist Church in
care of the funeral home.

DAVID A. SPURGEON
David A. Spurgeon, 67, of Dover Township, Marysville, died unexpectedly
Friday, April 16, 2004, in the emergency room at Memorial Hospital of
Union County.
He retired as maintenance supervisor at the Scott Company after 40 years
and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Japan following the
Korean War. An avid golfer, he was a member of Hidden Valley Golf Course
in Delaware. He was devoted to his family and was an enthusiastic,
dedicated grandfather. He enjoyed woodworking and was meticulous in
cabinetry and furniture making.
He was born Aug. 19, 1936, to the late Lawrence E. and Alzina Swearingen
Spurgeon and was predeceased by a brother, James Ivan Lawrence Spurgeon;
two nephews, Kelly and Larry Spurgeon; a sister-in-law, Denise Litt; and
a best friend, Roy Mullins.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Linda Lee Jervis Spurgeon whom
he married June 7, 1957, in Richmond, Ind.; five children, Steven
(Jennifer) Spurgeon, Sheryl (Jody) Davia and Jackie (Alan) Hinderer of
Marysville, Gary (Julie) Spurgeon of West Mansfield and Gregory Spurgeon
of Delaware; 16 grandchildren, Michael, Kimberly and Nena Spurgeon,
Samantha and Jordan Simmons, David (Brandy) Spurgeon, Daniel Spurgeon
and his fiancee, Mindy Bays, Sarah Marie Spurgeon, Nicolas Hoodlet,
Colton Heck, Chad, Garrette and Gage Davia and Brittany, Sutton and
Mackenzie Hinderer; two great-grandchildren, Ethan and Kaylee Spurgeon;
a brother, Jessie Lee Spurgeon of Pasco, Wash.; six sisters-in-law, Iris
Pettit, Sandy (Fran) Andrews, Terry (Paul) Perdue, Rita (Charles) Flory,
Donna (Bill) Shaffer and Debbie Curry; five brothers-in-law, Jerry
Jervis, Jeff (Linda) Jervis, Lee Jervis Jr., Tony Jervis and Randy
(Brenda) Jervis; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives and close
friends.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at
the Underwood Funeral Home. Interment services will be held at a later
date.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

ROBERT E. BUMGARNER
Robert E. Bumgarner, 75, of Marysville died Wednesday, April 14, 2004,
at his home with the support of Loving Care Hospice.
He retired in 1981 after 33 years as a purchasing agent with O.M. Scott
and Sons and he was a car salesman and finance/insurance consultant for
Bob Chapman Ford for seven years. He was a valued member of Beth Messiah
Congregation, a community of Jewish and Gentile believers on Hamilton
Road in Gahanna where he served on the prayer team. He was a passionate
supporter of the Crippled Children and Burn hospitals. An avid golfer
and motorcycle enthusiast, he biked extensively throughout the United
States.
A talented musician and singer, he played the keyboard and various reed
and string instruments. He enjoyed hunting and camping and was a very
capable mechanic who enjoyed remodeling projects. He was a member of the
Central Ohio Emmaus Community and was active in his Emmaus share group.
He was a graduate of Watkins High School.
He was born Aug. 28, 1928, in northern Union County to the late Ernest
B. and Delsie Mather Bumgarner and was predeceased by three brothers,
Raymond, Glenn and Fred Bumgarner; two sisters-in-law, Lucille and
Freida Bumgarner; a grandson, Noah Josiah Speicher; and a
daughter-in-law, Linda Bumgarner.
He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Shirley a Ross Rucker Bumgarner
whom he married March 23, 1968, at Maize Manor United Methodist Church;
his children, Kathy (Paul) Parmenter, James Bumgarner, Mark (Roxanne)
Bumgarner and Tami (David) Speicher of Marysville and Steven Bumgarner
of Delaware; grandchildren, Renee Poling, Tony Bumgarner, Colin
(McKenzie) Bumgarner, Katie Bumgarner, Joel (Kristen) Bumgarner, Megan
(Jeff) Tornburg, Brittany Bumgarner and Caleb and Lydia Speicher;
great-grandchildren, Kyle and Zoe; a brother, Ernest (Rieta) Bumgarner
of Marysville; two sisters-in-law, Louise Bumgarner of Marion and
Barbara (Gary) Bahan of Mount Victory; two brothers-in-law, Terry
(Linda) Jones of North Lewisburg and Rickey (Betty) Jones of Peoria; his
mother-in-law, Carrie Morris of Peoria; and many other relatives and
friends.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Underwood
Funeral Home where services will follow at 7 p.m. Rabbi Howard Silverman
will officiate and graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at
Oakdale Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice of Union
County, 113 S. Main St., Marysville, or Beth Messiah Congregation, 5327
N. Hamilton Road, Gahanna OH 43230.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.


FLORENCE ELOISE BYERS
Florence Eloise Byers, 78, of Ostrander died Thursday, April 15, 2004,
in Delaware.
An educator most of her life, she taught 26 years in the Buckeye Valley
and Fairbanks school districts. She graduated in 1943 from Radnor High
School and in 1966 graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with honors.
She possessed a lifelong interest in science, recycling and ecology and
served as a Buckey Valley and Fairbanks Middle School science fair judge
for many years. She was a 4-H advisor, Sunday School teacher and
basketball coach at Fairbanks Middle School. She was a board member on
the Council of Older Adults and a member of the Ostrander Senior
Citizens.
She was a devoted member of the Warrensburg United Methodist Church and
a faithful volunteer at the Parker Medical Library at Grady Memorial
Hospital, Global Village and the Delaware County Farm Bureau. She
delivered community meals to shut-ins for several years. Known as the
"Egg Lady," she home delivered farm-raised eggs to Delaware residents
for more than two decades. She was recognized as a Friend of Farm Bureau
and Delaware County Agriculture by the Delaware County Farm Bureau and
was honored along with her family as a Delaware Area Chamber of Commerce
Farm Family of the Year recipient in the 1980s.
A "lefty," she played bare-handed as a pitcher and first baseman in a
church softball league and shucked corn in the Ohio Hand Corn Husking
Contest. She loved Eastern square dancing with Marysville and Delaware
clubs. She was an avid and supportive fan of her grandchildren's sports
activities, including softball, baseball, tennis, soccer and basketball.

She was born Jan. 11, 1926, in Delaware to the late Ethel Georgia Van
Voohris and Russell Henry Bill and was predeceased by two sisters,
Marilyn McCumber and Ora Ellen Coffee Davenport; a brother, Wilbert
Stanley Bill; six brothers-in-law; and three sisters-in-law. She married
Lyle W. Byers May 27, 1944, and he died April 24, 1991.
She is survived by two sons, Lewis W. "Bill" (Karlyn) Byers and Michael
J. (Willie) Byers of Ostrander; a daughter, Marla J. Gordon of
Ostrander; seven grandchildren, Lowell W. "Billy" (Karri K. "Cooky")
Byers of Delaware, Khadine K. Byers of Dublin, Sara White of
Worthington, Mandy Gordon of Clintonville, Michelle Byers of Obetz and
Luke Gordon and Curtis Byers of Ostrander; a great-granddaughter, Konnor
Byers; four sisters-in-law, Arlene Snyder and Helen Dillon of Delaware,
Pauline Byers of Ostrander and Todd Byers of Greenville; 12 first
cousins; and numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and
great-nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Warrensburg
United Methodist Church, Route 257 and Warrensburg Road. The Rev. Wayne
Engle will officiate. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
Sunday at the Robinson Funeral Home in Delaware.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Diabetes Foundation or the
church.

SONDRA LEE ATHERTON CONNOLLY
Sondra Lee Atherton Connolly, 65, of Marysville died Thursday, April 15,
2004, at the Monterey Care Center in Grove City.
She was a homemaker and longtime caregiver. She was an avid singer and
enjoyed traveling and the outdoors.
She was born Feb. 12, 1939, in Marion to the late Delmer P. and Mildred
I. Gettys Benedict and was predeceased by a son, Melvin L. Atherton;
three sisters; and three brothers.
She is survived by two daughters, Melinda (George) Heil of Grove City
and Michelle Palmer of Marysville; five grandchildren, Mark and Daniel
Atherton, Harley and Justus Heil and Derrick (DJ) Palmer, a sister,
Virginia Miller of Wilmington; and three brothers, Donald Benedict of
Kerrville, Texas, Dale Benedict of Marysville and Day Benedict of
Richwood.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Pat Street will officiate and burial will be at Oakdale
Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at Mount Carmel Hospital
in care of the funeral home.


ANNA ROSE CAULEY
Anna Rose Cauley, 81, of Bucyrus, formerly of Mechanicsburg, died
Tuesday, April 13, 2004, at Bucyrus Community Hospital after an extended
illness.
A 1940 graduate of London High School and Bustan Beauty School in
Columbus, she was a cosmetologist for 10 years. She was a homemaker and
a member of St. Michael Catholic Church in Mechanicsburg and the Farm
Bureau.
She was born Nov. 25, 1922, in Madison County to the late Edward and
Anna Rose Sullivan Lanigan and was predeceased by two brothers; John and
Raymond Lanigan; and two granddaughters, Katy and Christina. She married
John J. Cauley June 9, 1948, and he died April 10, 2003.
She is survived by three sons, Edward A. Cauley of Hilliard, John J.
(Hope) Cauley of Kenton and James Michael (Melinda) Cauley of Bucyrus;
two daughters, Rosemary Cauley of Virginia Beach, Va., and Kathleen
(Oliver) Sever of Grove City; five grandsons; a great-granddaughter; two
stepdaughters; a brother, Walter (Mary Ellen) Lanigan of London; a
sister, Mary Catherine (Don) Murphy of Lilly Chapel; and two
sisters-in-law, Marjorie Cauley of Mechanicsburg and Dorothy Lanigan of
London.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at
St. Michael Catholic Church. The Rev. Clarence Heis will officiate and
burial will be at St. Patrick's Cemetery in London. Friends may call
from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the Munz-Pirnstill Funeral Home in Bucyrus and
from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Skillman, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home
in Mechanicsburg where a Rosary service will be held at 7 p.m.
Memorial contributions to the Alzheimer's Association in care of the
Munz-Pirnstill Funeral Home, 215 N. Walnut St., Bucyrus OH 44820.

JONATHAN EDWARD EAST
Jonathan Edward East, 70, of Blacksburg, Va., died Wednesday, April 7,
2004, at the VA Medical Center in Salem, Va.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was the owner of East
Upholstery in Blacksburg and Quality Upholstery in Marysville and had
worked as a contractor for Rakes Upholstery in Christiansburg, Va. He
was a former employee of the Norfolk and Western Railroad and Lawrence
Transfer of Roanoke.
He was born in Montgomery County, Va., and to the late Ellis Marshall
and Nannie Mae Reece East Sr. and grew up in the Ellett community.
He is survived by his wife, Candy Lynne Mills East; two sons, Kenneth
Wayne Mills of Falls Church, Va., and Robert Phillip Patrick Mills of
Blacksburg; two daughters, Melissa Kimberly Jennette (Brian J.) McAuley
of Christiansburg and Della Marie Mills of Radford; grandchildren, Gavin
Taylor McAuley, Dawn Lynne Mills and Skylar A. McAuley; a brother,
Herbert Lee (Irene Cupp) East of Ravenswood, W.Va.; three sisters,
Rebecca (Arvil A.) Adkins of Christiansburg, Helen (Frank) Hemetek of
Ravenswood, W.Va., and Virginia East of Blacksburg; and his father- and
mother-in-law, James and Tina Della Bernard Fitzgerald of Chesapeake,
Va.
Funeral services were held Saturday at the Horne Funeral Home Chapel,
1300 N. Franklin St., Christiansburg, Va., and burial was at West View
Cemetery in Blacksburg.

CHRISTINE L. SIMMONS
Christine L. Simmons, 88, of Marysville died peacefully Tuesday, April
13, 2004, at Heartland of Marysville after an extended illness.
A sweet and thoughtful woman, she was a longtime faithful member of St.
John's Lutheran Church. She retired in 1985 from Equitable Federal,
formerly Citizens Federal, following 19 1/2 years of service and had
previously worked at Scott's from 1939 to 1948. Upon retirement, she was
a part-time associate for the Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home for more than
15 years, serving an invaluable role. She was often found greeting
visitors at the front desk during calling hours or toiling on Saturday
mornings, laminating news articles and photos to send to the public. She
sent greeting cards regularly, enjoyed word jumbles and scramblettes and
dearly loved her family.
She was born Aug. 25, 1915, in Marysville to the late Otto and Emma
Doellinger Bunsold and was predeceased by a sister and brother-in-law,
Marie and Erwin Rausch; a niece Sandra Kramer; and a great-niece,
Suzanne Rausch Kidwell.
She is survived by a son, Jerry T. Simmons of Marysville; a niece, June
(Jimmy) Carmean of Milford Center; nephews, Thomas (Jeanine) Rausch,
Roger (Sandy) Rausch and Myron Kramer of Marysville; many great-nieces
and -nephews; close friends, Irene Griffith, her roommate at Heartland,
and Anne Zacharias and Sheila Bullerman of Marysville; her friends at
the Mannasmith Funeral Home; and her church family.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John's Lutheran
Church. The Rev. Thomas Hackett will officiate and burial will be at the
church cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the
Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. John's organ or building
fund in care of the funeral home.

FONTABELL EDDY
Fontabell Eddy, 92, of Heartland of Indian Lake died Monday, April 12,
2004, at Mary Rutan Hospital in Bellefontaine.
A homemaker, she was a member of the Pharisburg United Methodist Church.
She was born March 6, 1912, in Union County to the late William and Anna
Moody Shoemaker and was predeceased by 13 brothers and sisters and a
granddaughter. She married Everett R. Eddy Oct. 10, 1930, in Delaware
County and he died in 1972.
She is survived by a daughter, Anna L. Smith of Waynesfield; two
grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several
great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Ballinger
Funeral Home in Richwood. The Rev. Don Smith of the Waynesfield Baptist
Church will officiate and burial will be at the Hopewell Cemetery near
Magnetic Springs. Friends may call one hour prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice in
care of the funeral home.

FRED H. KREIS
Fred H. Kreis, 81, of Marysville, formerly of Milford Center and
Cardington, died Easter Sunday, April 11, 2004, at his home.
A former president, executive director and chairman of the board for
Farmers and Merchants Bank in Milford Center and Marysville, he retired
in 1982 as senior vice president for Huntington Bank. He also served as
FDIC bank examiner for the state of Ohio. He was a longtime member of
Trinity Lutheran Church and served as church council president. A
talented musician, he played the fiddle, guitar, mandolin and piano and
was a member of the Rudy Weise Combo for many years, playing for round
and square dances. He served in the Pacific Theater during World War II
in the 86th and 96th divisions of the Army Infantry. He grew up in
Cardington and graduated in 1940 from Cardington High School.
He was born Oct. 8, 1922, in Morrow County to the late William H. and
Hazel B. Casto Kreis and was predeceased by an infant brother.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Elizabeth Click Kreis whom he married
Nov. 16, 1941, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Cardington; three sons,
John (Elizabeth Ann) Kreis of Fairfield Glade, Tenn., Mark (Janet I.)
Kreis of Marysville and Steven (Joy) Kreis of Milford Center; four
grandchildren, Matthew John Kreis of Whitmore Lake, Mich., Susan
Elizabeth Kreis of Upper Arlington, Kimberly (Shannon) Bailey and
William (Jeannie) Kreis of Milford Center; three great-grandchildren,
Nicholas Mullet, Madalyn Bailey and Christopher Bailey; two aunts, Golda
Belt of Galion and Florence Kreis of Mansfield; and many nieces, nephews
and other relatives.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Trinity Lutheran
Church. The Rev. Ronald Payne will officiate and burial will be at
Glendale Cemetery in Cardington. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m.
Wednesday at the Underwood Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

WILMA W. DANIELS
Wilma W. Daniels, 88, of Claibourne died Monday, April 12, 2004, at The
Gables at Green Pastures.
She worked for the Scotts Company for 28 years, part of that time as
manager of the Scott House. She was a dedicated member of the Claibourne
United Methodist Church and its women's society and the former
Claibourne Grange. Her husband died when she was young and she devoted
her life to her five beloved children.
She was born Sept. 6, 1915, in Meigs County to the late Claude Monroe
and Cora Blanche Grim Schultz and was predeceased by a son, Charles G.
Daniels Jr.; a grandson; and four brothers, Paul, Monroe, Denny and
Grover Schultz. She married Charles Gahale Daniels Jan. 24, 1938, and he
died Nov. 7, 1955.
She is survived by two sons, Keith (Dalene) Daniels of Ashley and John
(Sharon) Daniels of Marysville; two daughters, Britta (Gene) Sellers of
Richwood and Gloria (Pearl) Nicol of East Liberty; 12 grandchildren; 13
great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; two brothers, Albert
(Bette) Schultz of Canal Winchester and Claron (Gloria) Schultz of
Sunbury; two sisters, Thelma (Thomas) Taylor of Radnor and Britta Brown
of Miamisburg; a daughter-in-law, Ruby Lane Daniels of Columbus; a
sister-in-law, Marlene Schultz of Sunbury; and numerous nieces and
nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Stofcheck
Funeral Home in Richwood. The Rev. Glen Decker will officiate and burial
will be at the Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6
to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Claibourne United Methodist
Church.

FRED H. KREIS
Fred H. Kreis, 81, of Marysville, formerly of Milford Center and
Cardington, died Easter Sunday, April 11, 2004, at his home.
A former president, executive director and chairman of the board for
Farmers and Merchants Bank in Milford Center and Marysville, he retired
in 1982 as senior vice president for Huntington Bank. He also served as
FDIC bank examiner for the state of Ohio. He was a longtime member of
Trinity Lutheran Church and served as church council president. A
talented musician, he played the fiddle, guitar, mandolin and piano and
was a member of the Rudy Weise Combo for many years, playing for round
and square dances. He served in the Pacific Theater during World War II
in the 86th and 96th divisions of the Army Infantry. He grew up in
Cardington and graduated in 1940 from Cardington High School.
He was born Oct. 8, 1922, in Morrow County to the late William H. and
Hazel B. Casto Kreis and was predeceased by an infant brother.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Elizabeth Click Kreis whom he married
Nov. 16, 1941, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Cardington; three sons,
John (Elizabeth Ann) Kreis of Fairfield Glade, Tenn., Mark (Janet I.)
Kreis of Marysville and Steven (Joy) Kreis of Milford Center; four
grandchildren, Matthew John Kreis of Whitmore Lake, Mich., Susan
Elizabeth Kreis of Upper Arlington, Kimberly (Shannon) Bailey and
William (Jeannie) Kreis of Milford Center; three great-grandchildren,
Nicholas Mullet, Madalyn Bailey and Christopher Bailey; two aunts, Golda
Belt of Galion and Florence Kreis of Mansfield; and many nieces, nephews
and other relatives.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Trinity Lutheran
Church. The Rev. Ronald Payne will officiate and burial will be at
Glendale Cemetery in Cardington. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m.
Wednesday at the Underwood Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

DAVID LOUDERMILK JR. AND JENNIFER TERRY
Jennifer Terry and David Loudermilk Jr. of Marysville announce their
engagement and approaching marriage. The bride-to-be is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Brown of Marysville and Thomas Terry of Marion. She
is a 2000 graduate of Marysville High School and is employed as an STNA
at Milcrest Nursing Center. The future groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
David Loudermilk Sr. of Byhalia and Mr. and Mrs. Mike Drumm Sr. of
Marysville. He attended North Union High School and is employed with
Shelley Material. The wedding will be held in the early fall.


JOHN E. ADAMS, D.O.
John E. Adams, D.O., 77, of Plain City died Sunday, April 11, 2004, at
Doctors Hospital West.
He was a family physician in Plain City since 1956 and at West Broad
Street since 1975. He had been a staff member at Doctors Hospital since
1955. He was a dedicated team physician for Jonathan Alder High School
from 1971 to 1985.
He was born March 1, 1927, in Bedford and was predeceased by his father,
John C. Adams; his mother, June Mae Borders Adams Perry; his stepfather,
Ivan Perry; a brother, Tommy Adams; and a daughter-in-law, Thresa Adams.

He is survived by his wife, Norma Jean Harbin Adams whom he married June
16, 1954; three sons, John Edward (Paula) Adams II, D.O., Reggie Adams
and Brett Adams of Plain City; a daughter, Tammy (Mike) Stalnaker of
Plain City; grandchildren, Kelly (Jeremy) Yantes, Kyle Adams, Jessica
Adams, Zachary Adams, Jared Adams, Matthew Adams, Adam Stalaker and Luke
Stalnaker; a great-granddaughter, Gracie Yantes; a step-granddaughter,
Britney Wolf and her son, Logan; a stepsister, Thelma Violet; and a
beloved cousin, Mildred Crain.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at United Bethel
Mennonite Church, 11342 Lafayette Plain City Road, Plain City, and
burial will be at 2 p.m. at Maple Grove Cemetery in Mechanicsburg.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
Wednesday at the Ferguson Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Jonathan
Alder Education Foundation for athletic facilities, 154 N. Chillicothe
St., Plain City, OH 43064.


DELMAS C. "DEL" CLEVENGER
Delmas C. "Del" Clevenger, 92, of Marysville died Friday, April 9, 2004,
at Heartland of Marysville.
He was a farmer in his younger years and always remained a farmer at
heart. He retired in 1974 from the packaging department at The Scotts
Company and served as Union County Dog Warden after his retirement. He
was the original driver for the Union County Mobile Meals Program and
after the program was taken over by the hospital he accumulated 5,655
volunteer hours.
He was a proud veteran of World war II, serving in the 359th
Anti-Aircraft Battalion of the U.S. Army. He was a life member of the
American Legion and VFW, a member of the State Highway Patrol Auxiliary
and a faithful member of the Marysville First United Methodist Church.
He graduated from Pharisburg High School in 1929 and was valedictorian
of his 1930 graduating class at Richwood High school. In his younger
years he enjoyed playing and umpiring softball, pitching horseshoes,
bowling and reading. He possessed a wealth of knowledge in family,
county, state and national history and was a source of pride for his
family.
He was born March 18, 1912, near Pharisburg to the late John and Edna
Gaston Clevenger and was predeceased by four brothers, James, Warren,
Willard and Robert Clevenger; and two sisters, Ruth Norris and Hilah
Ritchie. He married Verna Stierhoff Jan. 19, 1941, and she died June 20,
1996.
He is survived by a daughter, Janice (Mark) Mathys of McCormick, S.C.;
two sons, Robert (Nancy) Clevenger of Marysville and Jack (Ginny)
Clevenger of Fredericksburg Va.; five grandchildren, Scottie (Scott)
Melody, Todd (Clara) Clevenger, Kathy Clevenger, Susan (Mike) Allred and
Dan Clevenger; six great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Kathryn
Clevenger and Gertrude (Alfred) Blumenschein of Marysville; and many
nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Marysville First
United Methodist Church. The Rev. Richard Teller will officiate and
burial will be at the Hopewell Cemetery with full military honors
provided by the Union County Honor Guard. Friends may call from 2 to 4
and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church or the Union County
Veterans Memorial in care of the funeral home.


ALEXANDRA ELIZABETH COMBS
Alexandra Elizabeth Combs, infant daughter of Joe C. and Marina A.
Iakovleva Combs II, died Saturday, April 10, 2004, at Mary Rutan
Hospital in Bellefontaine a short time after her birth.
She is survived by her parents of Bellefontaine and maternal and
paternal grandparents.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Union
Township Cemetery in Milford Center with the Rev. Ronald Payne
officiating.
The Ingram Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

FRED H. KREIS
Fred H. Kreis, 81, of Marysville, formerly of Milford Center and
Cardington, died Easter Sunday, April 11, 2004, at his home.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Trinity Lutheran
Church and burial will be at Glendale Cemetery in Cardington. Friends
may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Underwood Funeral Home.
A full obituary will appear in Tuesday's newspaper.

DONALD LEWIS JAMES
Donald Lewis James, 81, of Prospect died Saturday, April 10, 2004, at
Community Healthcare Center.
He graduated from New Bloomington High School in 1941, was a farmer and
served on the New Bloomington Village Council and Volunteer Fire
Department. He drove a school bus for the New Bloomington schools and a
petroleum truck for Landmark. He moved to Prospect in 1969 and worked in
maintenance at Marion General Hospital, retiring on disability in 1980.
He served on the Prospect Village Council and was a member of the School
Employees Retirement Organization, AARP, Prospect Senior Citizens and
the Prospect United Methodist Church.
He was born Feb. 1, 1923, in Marion County to the late Gerald and Ester
Schlecht James and was predeceased by a daughter and two step-grandsons.
He is survived by his wife, Velma Ward James; a twin sister, Donna
(James) Denman of Marysville; a son, Robert (Eva) James of New
Bloomington; granddaughters, Kimberly and Misty and Robyn (Steve) Herr
of Marion; a great-grandson, Logan Herr; a stepdaughter, Joan (George)
Norris of Prospect; a step-grandson, Nathan McGinniss of New
Bloomington; step-granddaughters, Kellie (Larry) Price of LaRue and
Sally (Dan) Gorby of Texas; step-great-grandchildren, Robert, Danielle
and Maggie and Anna McKinniss of LaRue; a
step-great-great-granddaughter; and a niece and two nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Prospect United
Methodist Church. The Rev. David L. Hoffman will officiate and burial
will be at the Prospect Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
today at the Gehm-Ballinger Funeral Home in Prospect.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Project Faith fund at the
church, the Central Ohio Diabetes Association or the Arthritis
Foundation in care of the funeral home.

SARAH A. "TAMI" JOHNSON
Sarah A. "Tami" Johnson, age 45, of Prospect died Tuesday, April 6,
2004, at Grady Memorial Hospital in Delaware as the result of a
motorcycle accident.
She was employed at the U.S. Postal Service Westerville office and was a
member of Sunbury Eagles Lodge 3614, Worthington Moose Lodge and the
Postal Worker's Union.
She was preceded in death by her father, Paul E. Miller.
She is survived by her husband, Richard; a daughter, Sally Dye of
Columbus; a son, Paul Zachary Trout of Columbus; stepchildren, Amanda,
Branda, Chipper and Kandra of Prospect; grandchildren, Logan Dye, Emma
Ryleigh Medrano and Bryanna Elizabeth Trout; her mother, Mary C. Miller
of Westerville; sisters, Vickie (John) Stupp of Bellefontaine, Mary F.
O'Connors of Galloway and Heather (Mark) Moyer of Raymond; a brother,
Paul E. Miller Jr. of Columbus; and numerous nieces, nephews,
great-nieces and great-nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Moreland
Funeral Home, 55 E. Schrock Road, Westerville. Pastor Joe Lahrmer will
officiate and burial will be at the Prospect Cemetery. Friends may call
from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.


NEOMA BELLE HINES
Neoma Belle Hines, 53, of West Mansfield died Monday, April 5, 2004, at
her son's home in Marysville following a nearly two-year battle with
cancer.
She was a chef for AVI for seven years and also worked in the same
capacity for 17 1/2 years at Milcrest Nursing Center and for nine years
at Doctors Hospital. She was a 1969 graduate of Jonathan Alder High
school and attended the West Mansfield Friends Church. She has lived
with and been the primary caregiver for her aunt for the past few years.
She enjoyed crocheting and country music and found great joy in spending
time with her family.
She was born July 15, 1950, in Kenton, the seventh of 11 children of the
late Lloyd H. and Mary Alice Hines and was predeceased by a sister,
Nancy Sherman; a nephew, Andrew Gillen; and several aunts and uncles.
She is survived by her twin sons, Eric Hines of Marion and Aaron (Pam)
Hines of Marysville; four grandchildren, Eric Hines Jr., Chester Hines,
Emily Hines and Talor Hines; three step-grandchildren, Holly, Hillary
and Devin Kasper; four sisters, Carolyn Sue (Gary) Gillen of Mount Home,
Idaho, Sarah Stewart and Rosalie (William) Miller of Columbus and Esther
(Gary) Douglas of York Center; five brothers, Charles (Marianna) Hines
of Marysville, Lowell (Carol) Hines of Quincy, Paul (Lois) Hines of
Marion, Jeff (Connie) Hines of Bowling Green and Victor (Melody) Hines
of York Center; an aunt, Ethel Eastman of West Mansfield; two uncles,
Ben (Marian) Eastman and David Eastman of West Mansfield; and numerous
nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.
Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Shiloh Chapel
Evangelical Friends Church, 16435 Square Drive. (Please not change of
service location.) The Rev. Ed Vinson will officiate and burial will be
at the Byhalia Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
Thursday at the Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Gideons or Loving Care Hospice
in care of the funeral home.


GARY LEE SNOUFFER
Garey Lee Snouffer, 52, of Richwood, formerly of Texas, died Tuesday,
April 6, 2004, at Heartland of Marysville.
A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he served on the USS Columbus during the
Vietnam era. He enjoyed playing classical piano.
He was born Feb. 14, 1952, to the late Charles and Esther Rutledge
Snouffer and was predeceased by a stepbrother, Ronnie.
He is survived by a son, Jason Paul (Christina) Snouffer of Marysville;
stepchildren, Dawn, Jeremy (Stephanie) and Rhiannon Allee; five
grandchildren, KaSara, Christian, Jacob, Madlyne and Lilian; two
brothers, Charles (Gail) Snouffer of Columbus and Chuck Snouffer of
Boerne, Texas; three sisters, Sharon (Asa) Kinnaman of Rolla, Mo., Carol
Ann (Rod) Smith of Columbus and Laurie (Kerry) Inskeep of Mountain Home,
Ark.; and numerous niece and nephews.
To celebrate his life, the family will receive friends from 3 to 7 p.m.
Friday at Richwood VFW Post 870 on West Blagrove Street in Richwood.
Following cremation, burial will take place at the Dayton National
Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to VFW Post 870 or a charity of the
donor's choice.
The Underwood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

LARRY A. POLAND
Larry A. Poland, 54, of Milford Center died unexpectedly Tuesday, April
6, 2004, at Grant Medical Center.
He was retired as a maintenance employee from the State Department of
Corrections and was the former owner of Ted's Tire Service and Larry's
Video. He was formerly employed at Denison-Abex and Dublin Mill Works.
He was a former member of the Milford Center Lions Club, was an avid
NASCAR fan and enjoyed woodworking.
He was born April 15, 1949, in Milford Center to the late Ted and Evelyn
Frey Poland.
He is survived by his wife, Martha L. "Marty" Brown Poland whom he
married Jan. 22, 2004, in North Carolina; and two children, Lori A.
Poland of Dublin and Marc A. Poland of Columbus.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. The Rev. Ronald Payne will officiate and burial will be at the
Union Township Cemetery in Milford Center. Friends may call from 4 to 8
p.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the 37th Division Historical
Society in care of the funeral home.

LELAND CARROLL JAMES
Leland Carroll James, also known as "Jiggs" and "Shorty," 78, of
Marysville died Monday, April 5, 2004, at his home with his family by
his side.
A longtime grain and hog farmer, he worked at Whirlpool and Tecumseh
Products in Marion and for the past several years worked as a security
guard with Goodyear Tire & Rubber, Memorial Hospital of Union County and
Denison Hydraulics. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and
served aboard a communication ship in the 7th Fleet. He was a lifetime
member of Marysville VFW Post 3320. He enjoyed being outdoors, mowing
the lawn, splitting wood and working in his workshop and especially
enjoyed caring for the family's Dalmatians over the years.
He was born July 23, 1925, in East Liberty to the late Roy and Mabel
Austin James and was predeceased by three brothers, Gerald, Fay and
Donald James; a sister, Mildred Ervin; a halfsister, Lenore Bice; a
daughter-in-law, Debbie James; and his best friend, Walter "Jr."
Sanderson. He married Mildred Mae Keller Oct. 19, 1946, and she died
Sept. 27, 1998.
He is survived by a son, Leland Eugene "Gene" James of Broadway; a
daughter, Kathy Lynn James of Marysville; a grandson, Adam James and his
friend, Erin Benton, of Marysville; a granddaughter, Emily James of
Broadway; a great-granddaughter, Lillian Carol James of Marysville; a
brother, Bernard James of West Mansfield; three sisters, Florence Savage
and Glada (Dale) Stuckert of Bucyrus and Pauline Davidson of Crestline;
a sister-in-law, Anna Elizabeth Snyder of Marysville; many nieces and
nephews; and several loving friends and neighbors who truly knew what
they meant to him.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral home. The Rev. Mo Dunn will officiate and burial will be at the
Claibourne Cemetery with full military honors conducted by the Union
County Veterans Association. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8
p.m. Friday.
Pallbearers will be Adam James, Bryon Bay, Jim Carsey, Marion Ward, Bob
Ervin, Tom Custer and Steve Custer.
Memorial contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice or the
Pharisburg United Methodist Women in care of the funeral home.

CHARLES FREDRIC KERNS
Charles Fredric Kerns, D.V.M., 83, fondly known as "Fred" and "Doc" and
a lifetime resident of West Mansfield, died Tuesday, April 6, 2004, at
Hardin Memorial Hospital in Kenton after a long and courageous battle
with cancer.
He was a well-known and respected large animal veterinarian in the area
and served the community for 35 years from 1950 to 1985. He graduated
from West Mansfield High School in 1938 and received his bachelor of
agriculture degree in 1946 and his doctorate in veterinary medicine in
1950 from the Ohio State University. He was a veteran of World War II,
serving in the U.S. Army's 548th Night Fighter Squadron. He received two
Bronze Stars and was a proud and active member of West Mansfield
American Legion Post 603.
He was a longtime supporter of 4-H and many 4-H members in the
community. He was a lifetime member of the Ohio Sheep Association and
was always willing to mentor aspiring veterinarians. He was a founding
member of the West Mansfield Conservation Club and will be remembered as
an avid sportsman who loved hunting and fishing and was always a loyal
supporter of local sports teams. He was a regular for coffee at Main
Street in West Mansfield where he enjoyed the camaraderie of local
friends. He possessed a wonderful smile and was a generous and honest
man who loved to interact with children.
He was born Aug. 14, 1920, in West Mansfield to the late Charles and
Elsie Brelsford Kerns.
He is survived by his wife of more than 58 years, Ellen Denzer Kerns
whom he married March 17, 1946; two daughters, Pat (Dave) Johnson of
Reynoldsburg and Jane Kerns of Honolulu, Hawaii; a son, Michael
(Melanie) Kerns, D.V.M., of Findlay; three grandchildren, Tom Johnson
and Eric and Rachel Kerns; a sister, Gladys Kerns, a resident at
Heartland of Bellefontaine; many nieces and nephews; and countless
friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the
Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home in West Mansfield. The Rev.
Michael Messick will officiate and burial will be at the Rushsylvania
Cemetery with full military honors conducted by the Logan County
Veterans Association. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Logan County Cancer Society in
care of the funeral home.

RUDOLF "RUDY" EPPICH
Rudolf "Rudy" Eppich, 68, of Marysville died Monday, April 5, 2004, at
his home.
He was retired after 32 1/2 years of service with General Motors of
Columbus. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of
VFW Post 3320. He was a member of Moose Lodge 1651, BPOE 1130, Hiram
Lodge 18 F&AM, Aladdin Shrine Temple, the Weekend Warriors Motorcycle
Club and a member, past president and secretary for 29 years of FOE
Lodge 3506.
He was born April 6, 1935, in Hamburg, Germany, to the late Albert and
Anna Eppich.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon F. Myers Eppich whom he married Dec.
13, 1974; four sons, Lee (Liz) Eppich of Sparta, Johnny (Kim) Eppich of
Marengo and Bill (Lora) Eppich and Ricky (Janie) Eppich of Columbus; 10
grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two nephews; two nieces; three
great-nephews; and a great-grandniece.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Ingram Funeral
home. The Rev. Dan Steep will officiate and burial will be at Oakdale
Cemetery with the Union County Honor Guard providing full military
honors. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the
funeral home where FOE Lodge 3506 will hold memorial services at 8 p.m.,
followed by a Moose Lodge 1651 memorial service.
Memorial contributions may be made to FOE Lodge 3506 for the Camp for
Kids program in care of the funeral home or lodge.

NEOMA BELLE HINES
Neoma Belle Hines, 53, of West Mansfield died Monday, April 5, 2004, at
her son's home in Marysville following a nearly two-year battle with
cancer.
She was a chef for AVI for seven years and also worked in the same
capacity for 17 1/2 years at Milcrest Nursing Center and for nine years
at Doctors Hospital. She was a 1969 graduate of Jonathan Alder High
school and attended the West Mansfield Friends Church. She has lived
with and been the primary caregiver for her aunt for the past few years.
She enjoyed crocheting and country music and found great joy in spending
time with her family.
She was born July 15, 1950, in Kenton, the seventh of 11 children of the
late Lloyd H. and Mary Alice Hines and was predeceased by a sister,
Nancy Sherman; a nephew, Andrew Gillen; and several aunts and uncles.
She is survived by her twin sons, Eric Hines of Marion and Aaron (Pam)
Hines of Marysville; four grandchildren, Eric Hines Jr., Chester Hines,
Emily Hines and Talor Hines; three step-grandchildren, Holly, Hillary
and Devin Kasper; four sisters, Carolyn Sue (Gary) Gillen of Mount Home,
Idaho, Sarah Stewart and Rosalie (William) Miller of Columbus and Esther
(Gary) Douglas of York Center; five brothers, Charles (Marianna) Hines
of Marysville, Lowell (Carol) Hines of Quincy, Paul (Lois) Hines of
Marion, Jeff (Connie) Hines of Bowling Green and Victor (Melody) Hines
of York Center; an aunt, Ethel Eastman of West Mansfield; two uncles,
Ben (Marian) Eastman and David Eastman of West Mansfield; and numerous
nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.
Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. The Rev. Ed Vinson will officiate and burial will be at
the Byhalia Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Gideons or Loving Care Hospice
in care of the funeral home.



SANDRA JEAN JACKSON
Sandra Jean Jackson, 65, of Raymond died suddenly Monday, April 5, 2004,
at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.
She was a farm wife who had a great love for life. She enjoyed laughing,
singing and caring for her children and grandchildren and was fondly
referred to as "MawMaw" by every child that she touched. She knew every
nursery rhyme that was ever written and a tune to go along with each
one. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and was a
longtime volunteer for the board of elections. She especially enjoyed
the fellowship of her co-volunteers at the Liberty North precinct on
election days.
She was born June 25, 1938, in Bellefontaine to the late William E. and
Margaret G. Bradley Johnson and was predeceased by a brother, William
Johnson; a son-in-law, Charles L. Canode; and a brother-in-law, Phillip
Jackson.
Survivors include her husband of more than 45 years, Harlan Jackson whom
she married Nov. 28, 1958; four daughters, Patricia Gaddis and Margaret
(Bob) Beightler of Broadway, Victoria Canode of Marysville and Barbara
(Sam) Heaston of Springfield; a son, Harley Jackson of Raymond;
grandchildren, Phillip (Rachael) Sanders, Jarren Sanders, Rob Beightler,
Tracy Beightler, Ricky Cotton, Alex Cotton, Sammy Heaston, Cassandra
Jackson, Hal Jackson, Hannah Jackson, Holden Jackson and Wayne Gaddis; a
brother, Richard (Shirley) Johnson of Sidney; two sisters-in-law, Pat
Johnson of Braddick, Pa., and Deane Jackson of Green Camp; three
brothers-in-law, Jim (Donna) Jackson of Zanesfield, Bob Jackson of
Marion and Jack (Cindy) Jackson of West Liberty; and several nieces and
nephews.
A Christian Burial Service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the
Mannasmith-Hale Funeral Home. The Rev. J. Barry Bentz will officiate and
burial will be at the Raymond Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 9
p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home where a Rosary Service will be held
at 8 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Phillip Sanders, Jarren Sanders, Rob Beightler,
Ricky Cotton, Alex Cotton, Sammy Heaston, Hal Jackson, Richard Cotton
and Eddie Lucas.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Ohio Diabetes
Association in care of the funeral home.

FRANK A. DAVIS
Frank A. Davis, 78, of Richwood died Saturday, April 3, 2004, at his
home.
He was retired from the Eaton Corporation in Marion and was a U.S. Army
veteran of World War II, serving in the Philippines. He was a member of
St. Joseph's Catholic Church in LaRue.
He was born Sept. 20, 1925, one of 18 children of the late James and
Desi (Kramer) Davis and was predeceased by brothers and sisters, Harold,
Foster, Richard, Lavern, Herb, Alberta, Josephine, Bob, Lloyd and Floyd;
brothers-in-law, Albert Amato and Carmel (Marialyce) Amato; and a
grandson, Michael.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia Amato Davis whom he married March
8, 1947; children, Randall (Diana) Davis, Steve (Brenda) Davis, Angela
(Paul) Phipps, Bruce (Marsha) Davis and Keith (Linda) Davis of the
Richwood area; grandchildren, Miki (Brian) Palmer and Tami (Brodie)
Rochenbaugh of Marysville, Stephanie (Jeremy Massie) Phipps, Franny
(Breht Fillinger) Davis and Brandon, Brock, Alison, Emily and Timothy
Davis of the Richwood area; a step-grandchild, Lisa (John) McGuire of
Plain City; great-grandchildren, Joey Palmer and Eli Rockenbaugh of
Marysville and Raven Wendling Phipps of Richwood; a
step-great-grandchild, Robbie Barclay; brothers and sisters, Carroll
(Jean) Davis of Gahanna, Kramer (Mabel) Davis of London, Betty Wycoff of
Marysville, Peggy (Vernon) Wood of Milford Center, Cecilia Pack of
Urbana, Mary Gebhart of Arizona and Flora (John) Demattio of Novelty;
brothers-in-law, Larry (Ruth) Amato and Frank (Dottie) Amato of
Delaware; and more than 200 surviving nieces and nephews.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St.
Joseph's Catholic Church in LaRue. The Rev. Joseph Losh will officiate
and burial will be at the Claibourne Cemetery where veterans graveside
services will be conducted by Richwood VFW Post 870 and American Legion
Baccarat Post 40. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the
Stofcheck Funeral Home where a Rosary service will be held at 7:45 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Northern Union County Fire and
EMS Association, 602 N. Franklin St., Richwood, OH 43344.

ELSIE M. "MAGGIE" PINSON
Elsie M. "Maggie" Pinson, 66, of Marysville died Friday, April 2, 2004,
at Mount Carmel St. Ann's Hospital in Westerville.
She was a homemaker, a devoted wife, dedicated mother and loving
grandmother. She was a 1956 graduate of Columbus East High School and
was a member of Mary Chapter 9 Order of the Easter Star, Mount Olive
Chapter 3 Order of White Shrine of Jerusalem, Columbus Court Chapter 58
Order of the Amaranth and Damona Temple 45 of Pythian Sisters.
She was born Nov. 25, 1937, in Wheeling, W.Va., and was predeceased by
her father, John D. Bogard and two brothers, Robert and Thomas Bogard.
She is survived by her mother, Alice M. Tidrick of Columbus; her husband
of 47 years, Earnest "Red" Pinson Jr. whom she married Feb. 23, 1957;
children, Karen (Bob) Paver and Judy (Darrell) Strauch of Marysville,
Patricia Hoosier of Columbus, Cindy (Jay) Payne of San Diego and Scott
(Karen) Pinson of Indianapolis; 12 grandchildren, Danielle (Tim) Hakola,
Eddie Paver, Kristina Paver, Kristin (Jim) Damske, Jessica (Jeff) Adams,
Thomas Payne, Ryan Payne, Toni Strauch, David Strauch, Cassandra
Strauch, Jacob Pinson and Megan Pinson; two great-grandchildren, Briana
and Jordan; two brothers, Clarence "Sherman" (Debbie) Wright of Columbus
and Jack (Shirley) Bogard of Pennsylvania; and many other relatives,
nieces, nephews and close friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Pharisburg
United Methodist Church. The Rev. Maurice Dunn will officiate and burial
will be at the Claibourne Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6
to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Underwood Funeral Home where Eastern Star and
Amaranth services will be held following calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Ohio Parkinson's
Society for Diffused Lewy Body Disease Research.
Condolences may be made to www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

SHEILA ANN DAVIS
Sheila Ann Davis, 70, of Columbus died Saturday, April 3, 2004, in the
comfort of her home with her family at her side from complications with
a 57-year battle with diabetes.
A devoted homemaker, she was the much-beloved and adored matriarch of
her family. She was strong willed and fun loving and always available to
offer advice and words of encouragement to her family. She loved playing
cards and gambling and especially enjoyed traveling to many of the local
casinos. She will be remembered as the life of the party and the best
wife, mother and grandmother.
She was born April 23, 1933, in Columbus to the late Lee and Cecil Drumm
Cloyd and was predeceased by her beloved baby brother, Ronnie Cloyd.
She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Noah E. Davis Jr. to whom
she was married March 7, 1951, at the Marysville Congregational Church
by the Rev. Snyder; three children, Douglas Lee (Judy) Davis and Glenn
E. Davis of Columbus and Cynthia R. (Robert) Cobb of Sunbury; eight
grandchildren, Jason (Linda) Davis, Kelly Davis, Christy Cobb, Luke
Cobb, Glenn Davis Jr., Anita Davis, Angle Davis and Ronnie Davis; six
great-grandchildren; a brother, Glenn (Thelma) Ullom of Columbus; a
sister-in-law, Shirley Cloyd of Bellefontaine; three brothers-in-law,
Fred Davis, Elwood Davis and Parks (Sandy) Davis of Columbus; and three
special nieces, Patti Eckhart of Thornville, Jackie Scott of Columbus
and Ronna Adams of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Mannasmith-Hale
Funeral Home. The Rev. John Hays will officiate and burial will be at
Oakdale Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Central
Ohio Diabetes Association in care of the funeral home.

SUSAN HASSEL SNYDER
Susan Hassel Snyder, 46, of Plain City died suddenly Sunday, April 4,
2004, at her home.
She was an operations manager for PSI Inc. in Marysville. She attended
the Plain City United Methodist Church and Crusade Bible Church in Plain
City. She was a member of the Plain City VFW Darby Post 3268 Auxiliary,
was an avid motorcyclist and enjoyed shopping for her granddaughters.
She was born May 22, 1957, in Bellefontaine and is survived by her
husband, Eric Todd Snyder whom she married July 1, 1989, at the Plain
City United Methodist Church; her parents, Karl and Carolyn Garrett
Hassel; two children, Danielle (Shawn) Bray and Joey Snyder of Plain
City; granddaughters, Tristyn and Trisha; brothers, Karl (Denise) Hassel
Jr. of Reynoldsburg and Chris (Angie) Hassel of Hilliard; a sister,
Linda (Mike) Hodge of Plain City; nieces, Trinity, Taylor, Kylee,
Chanda, Lori, Christina, Katie, Stephanie and Samantha; nephews, Trevor,
Cameron, Kendrick, Jason, Big Joe and Matthew; her mother- and
father-in-law, Charlotte and Don Snyder; brothers-in-law, Jim (Sherry)
Snyder, Aaron (Shelly) Snyder and Scott (Laura) Snyder; a sister-in-law,
Denise (Steve) English; and her faithful companion, Chief.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Ferguson
Funeral Home in Plain City. The Rev. Dr. Stephen Price will officiate
and burial will be at Forest Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to
4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Plain City
United Methodist Church at 202 N. Chillicothe St., Plain City, OH 43064,
or Crusade Bible Church, 145 W. First Ave., Plain City.

ELEANOR AMBROS MARSH
Eleanor Ambrose Marsh, 66, of Marysville, formerly of Portsmouth, died
Saturday, April 3, 2004, at Memorial Hospital of Union County after an
illness of two years.
She was a longtime professor at Shawnee State University in Portsmouth.
She held a master of science degree in sociology and anthropology from
Washington State University and received an MBA from Ohio University.
She started her teaching career at the Ohio University branch in
Portsmouth which later became Shawnee State University. She attended the
Evangelical United Church of Christ and Christ's Community Church in
Portsmouth and was very active civically throughout her years in
Portsmouth.
She was born April 28, 1937, in Colville, Wash., to the late Allie and
Myrle McManimie Ambrose and was predeceased by her husband, James K.
Marsh in 1995.
She is survived by her children, J.I. (Joyce) Marsh of Marysville,
Thomas A. (Diana) Marsh of Portsmouth and Jennifer E. Marsh of
Wilmington, N.C.; five grandchildren, Heather Hoffman, Alexandria Ruby,
Megan Marsh, Katherine Marsh and James Marsh; and a brother, Willard
Ambrose of Phoenix, Ariz.
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Christ's
Community Church in Portsmouth. The Rev. Ralph Clay will officiate and
burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Greenlawn Cemetery in Portsmouth.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Ohio Parkinson's
Society, 1380 Dublin Road, Columbus, OH 43215, or in care of the Ingram
Funeral Home which is handling arrangements.

CLEO JANETTE LAYNE
Cleo Janette Layne, 83, of Mount Gilead, formerly of Essex, died
unexpectedly Wednesday, March 31, 2004, at her home with her husband at
her bedside.
She was a homemaker.
She was born July 22, 1920, in Martel to the late Weldon and Janette
Massey Lama and was predeceased by two sisters, a brother and her first
husband, Lynn Seaman in 1973.
She is survived by her husband, Richard Austin Layne whom she married
Dec. 13, 1981; a son, Charles Lester Douglas of LaRue; two daughters,
Eloise Poland of Mount Gilead and Sharon Douglas; grandchildren, Brice
Blanton, Shannon Plott, Nicole Tennar, Richard and Amy Moss and Jeffrey
Moss and Brian Moss; and great-grandchildren, Sidney, Sutton, Isabelle,
Brianna, Joey, Keegen, Garret and Kelsi.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Ballinger
Funeral Home. Pastors Robert L. Matney and J.R. Smith will officiate and
burial will be at the Price Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m.
today.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mount Tabor Freewill Baptist
Church or True Bible Church in care of the funeral home.

MARY E. ALTMAN SESLAR
Mary E. Altman Seslar, 83, of Marysville died Thursday, April 1, 2004,
at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
She was retired after 28 years in teaching. Her teaching career began in
a one-room school on North Bass Island in Lake Erie in 1942 after she
attended Bowling Green State University. She taught in Vanlue from 1965
to 1968, in Bellefontaine for one year and finished her career in
Unionville Center from 1969 to 1980. She was an aircraft pilot, a
veteran of World War II and a 1952 graduate of Kent State University.
She was an avid genealogist, a member of Hannah Emerson Dustin Chapter
DAR, an active member of women's groups of the First Presbyterian Church
for more than 40 years and an active member of the Union County Retired
Teachers Association.
She was born March 19, 1921, in Bryan to the late Phillip and Ruth
Altman.
She is survived by her husband, Richard Seslar whom she married Sept.
20, 1953; a son, David (Sharon) Seslar of Hilliard; a daughter, Barbara
(Mark) Oty of London, Ohio; two grandsons, brothers John Altman of
Edgerton and Arthur Altman of South Charleston, W.Va.; and three
sisters, Doris Kovac of Surfside Beach, S.C., Helen Horner of Oroville,
Calif., and Phyllis Leeking of Calabasas, Calif.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Ingram Funeral
Home. Dr. Thomas J. Mori and the Rev. John Groat will officiate and
burial will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Brown Cemetery in Bryan.
Friends will call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church in
care of the funeral home.