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Lillian Eileen (Reynolds) Erwin
Lillian Erwin, age 97 years, 11 months and 7 days, of Little Falls, Minnesota passed away peacefully on November 7, 2020 at St. Otto’s Care Center in Little Falls, Minnesota. Born in Richwood, Ohio to the late Ed Reynolds and Kittie Ellen (Gannon) Reynolds.
Kenneth V. "Kenny" Gravatt
Kenneth V. “Kenny” Gravatt Jr., 61, of Richwood, died Thursday, November 12, 2020, at the OSU Ross Heart Hospital in Columbus, with his loving wife by his side.
He was born on January 17, 1959, in Trenton, NJ, to the late Kenneth and Mary (Hoaern) Gravatt.
Maxine Decker, 94, formerly of LaRue, died Tuesday morning November 10, 2020 at the Heartland of Marion. She was born June 12, 1926 in Anneta, Kentucky to the late Slaten Carroll and Stella (Lashley) Willis.
Juanita Oberdier, 78 of Richwood, passed away peacefully November 11, 2020 after a battle with Dementia and is now home with the Lord. She was born March 30, 1942, in Kentucky to the late Hobert and Maggie Ann (Wright) Conley.
Charles R. Jacobs
Charles R. Jacobs, 75, of Prospect, died Tuesday afternoon, November 10, 2020 at the Marion General Hospital after a short battle with Covid-19. He was born June 25, 1945 in Kenton to the late Carl and Henrietta (Hedges) Jacobs.
Daniel Ray Duncan
Daniel Ray Duncan, age 65, of Ostrander, died peacefully at home on Saturday, November 7, 2020 surrounded by his loving family.
He was born July 22, 1955 in Union County, Ohio to the late Delmer and Eileen Wears Duncan.
Kathie Ann Pfister
Kathie Ann Pfister, 71, formerly of Richwood, passed away Sunday November 8, 2020 at her home surrounded by her loved ones.
She was born February 4, 1949 in Kenton to the late William “Bill” and Dorthea “Dottie” Davis.
The family of Mary (Coons) Carey sadly announces her death on October 30, 2020. She passed away at her home near Richwood, Ohio, with family by her side. She was 87 years old. Mary was born to Ona Fay (Breece) Coons and Herbert H. Coons, in Marion , Ohio.
John Joseph Wiley
John Joseph Wiley, 91, of Richwood, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, October 25, 2020, surrounded by his family.
John was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Fern Wiley and his nephew Mark Wells.
Ben E. Bumgarner
Ben E. Bumgarner, 65 of Richwood, died unexpectedly Sunday morning October 11, 2020 in the emergency room at Memorial Hospital in Marysville.
He was born January 7, 1955 in Marion to the late Millard and Martha (Worthington) Bumgarner.
Donna Marie Carpenter
Donna Marie Carpenter, 72, of Ostrander, died Tuesday afternoon, September 15, 2020 at Riverside Methodist Hospital.
She was born December 27, 1947 in Kenton to the late Donald L. and Florence (Grose) Borland.
Jack Allen Hines
Jack Allen Hines, 87, of Marysville, went to be with the Lord early Saturday, September 5, 2020 at Walnut Crossing.
Born January 26, 1933 in West Mansfield, he was the son of the late Dewey and Christina (Allen) Hines.
CARL ODEN BESST
Carl Oden Besst, 86, died Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020 at Prestige Gardens Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Marysville.
He was born Sept. 18, 1933, in Warsaw, Ohio to the late Harold and Lois (Nowels) Besst.
Janet Ann Sieg
Janet A. Sieg, 88, of Richwood, passed away on June 22, 2020 at the Memorial Gables in Marysville following a brief illness.
Janet is preceded in death by her parents Thaddeus and Helen Sieg.
Esther Ann Bugg
Esther Ann Bugg, 97, formerly of Richwood, died Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at Memorial Gables in Marysville.
She was born February 19, 1923 in Columbus, the only child of Edwin Byron and Ina (Rogers) Burnside.
Francis E. “Ed” Cramer
Francis E. “Ed” Cramer, 80, of Marysville, died early Sunday morning, July 12th at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center following a brief illness.
Ed was born April 21, 1940 in Union County to the late Francis B. and Lucille Douglas Cramer.
Florence "Flo" Rockhold Shoup Fisher
Florence "Flo" Rockhold Shoup Fisher, 97, of Sarasota, Florida passed away on June 26, 2020 at Sarasota Memorial Hospital.
Born on November 2, 1922, the 12th of 13 children to Levi and Mary Etta (Longberry) Rockhold of York Center, Ohio.
Renetta Dawn Penix Johnson
Renetta Dawn Penix Johnson, 54 of Richwood, died Monday, July 6, 2020 at OSU Medical Center.
She was born December 23, 1965 in Kenton to Roy M. and Rona Starr (Griffith) Penix.
Waunna "Bonnie" Leona Allison Galloway
Waunna “Bonnie” Leona Allison Galloway, 90, of Marysville, went to be with her Lord on Monday, June 29th at Memorial Hospital with her loving family by her side.
Bonnie was born June 27, 1930 in New Cumberland, West Virginia, to the late Harry and Goldie (Tillis) Allison.
Darrell F. Gerfen
Darrell F. Gerfen, a true family man, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, June 25, 2020 at Riverside United Methodist Hospital. Darrell was 79 years old and lived most of his life in Prospect, Ohio.
Darrell was born in Marion, Ohio on December 22, 1940 to the late Benjamin “Franklin” and Dorothy Marjorie (Benzler) Gerfen.
Leanna Kathryn Moyer Cereoli
Leanna Kathryn Moyer Cereoli, 64, of Richwood, died peacefully Sunday afternoon June 28, 2020 at the home of her daughter in Richwood. She was surrounded by her loving family.
She was born July 24, 1955 in Springfield, Illinois to the late John J. and Lula Victoria (Smith) Moyer.
Charles Ransome, 64 of Richwood, died Friday, July 3, 2020 at Marion General Hospital.
He was born April 6, 1956 in Marysville to Abram W. Ransome and Ruth E. (Shields) Ransome Webb.
Russell Vance Jr.
Russell Vance Jr., 59, of Richwood, died unexpectedly Tuesday, June 9th, at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
He was born December 10, 1960 in Columbus to S. Russell and Vera L. Duty Vance Sr.
Christine L. Trout
Christine L. Trout died on June 10, 2020 at Banner Baywood Hospital in Mesa, Arizona.
She was born January 20, 1920 in Richwood, Ohio to the late Dilver A. and Nelle O. Silliman.
Melva N. Shuman
Melva N. Shuman, 96, of Richwood, died peacefully Monday morning June 1, 2020 at the Stone Crest Medical Center in Tennessee.
She was born September 24, 1923 in Richwood to the late Faris A. and Edna (Bell) Patrick.
Jerry L. Wykoff
Jerry L. Wykoff, 60 of Marysville died Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at Prestige Gardens in Marysville.
He was born July 16, 1959 in Delaware to the late Glenn and Patricia “Peggy” (Jackson) Wykoff.
MELANIE THARP BEHRENS
Melanie Tharp Behrens, 74, of Marysville and Naples, Florida died peacefully Thursday, April 30, 2020 at Riverside Methodist Hospital following a three-month battle with brain cancer. She was born Dec. 12, 1945 in Columbus to the late Melvin and Marguerite Beaver Tharp.
John Joseph Wright
John Joseph Wright, 59, of Columbus, passed away April 20, 2020 at Mount Carmel East Hospital. He was born July 4, 1960 in Richwood, Ohio to John D. and Eva M. (Gamble) Wright.
Albert John (Al) Habinak
Albert John (Al) Habinak, 90, died peacefully at home on April 21, 2020 surrounded by family and his beloved dog, Jack. He was born April 29, 1930 in Cleveland to Anna Durkot and John Habinak.
Barbara Ann (Stierhoff) Abrams
Barbara Ann (Stierhoff) Abrams passed peacefully on April 13, 2020 in Sarasota, Florida at Hospice House after an extended illness. Barbara was born August 4, 1939 in Peoria, Ohio to Edward Martin and Mary Elizabeth (Fitzgerald) Stierhoff.
KEITH DAVID COWGILL
Keith David Cowgill, cherished husband, father, and grandfather, passed away on April 1st, 2020, surrounded by his loved ones. Keith was born in Marion, Ohio to Dr. Edward and Ruth Cowgill on May 18th, 1955.
Ronald E. Amrine
Ronald E. Amrine, 71 of West Mansfield, died peacefully Saturday evening, March 28, 2020 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born October 29, 1948 in Kenton to the late Bernard and Gladys (Rush) Amrine.
DONALD S. WILLIAMS
Donald S. Williams, 91, of Prospect, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 22, 2020, at home with his loving family by his side.
On June 15, 1928, he was born at home on the family farm in Prospect, one of seven children of the late George S. and Birdia C. (Hetler) Williams.
Ralph W. Ridge
Ralph W. Ridge, 92 of Richwood died Sunday evening, March 8, 2020 at Bluebird Retirement Community in Marysville.
He was born May 6, 1927 in Ottawa County to the late Hugh James and Tenah (Emans) Ridge.
Larry C. Hill
Larry C. Hill, 76 of Richwood died Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at Riverside Methodist Hospital.
He was born October 13, 1943 in Springfield to the late Dairl and Mary Elizabeth (Deyo) Hill.
Dora L. Devers
Dora L. Devers, 93, of Willow Brook Village in Delaware, formerly of Richwood, died peacefully Saturday afternoon February 29, 2020 at the Grady Memorial Hospital. She was born February 11, 1927 in Adario to Vernon J. and Viva A. (Huston) Owens.
Bernard R. "Sam" Chapman
Bernard R. "Sam" Chapman passed away peacefully January 25, 2020 at his residence.
Sam was born July 6, 1932 in Marion to the late Fred and Alice (Ruth) Chapman.
Linda Marie Bell
Linda Marie Bell, 71 of Richwood died January 15, 2020 at home.
She was born July 5, 1948 in Champaign County to the late Roy W. and Mary Kathryn (Bishop) Carter.
Jerry Wayne Hamilton
Jerry Wayne Hamilton, 73 of Marion died peacefully Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at home. He was born January 26, 1946 in Marion to the late Ernest Verne and Dorothy Mae (Kennedy) Hamilton.
John W. Lydic Jr.
John W. Lydic Jr., 68, of near Somersville, died unexpectedly Tuesday December 31, 2019 at the Dublin Methodist Hospital. He was born April 13, 1951 in Johnstown, Pa. to the late John W. "Jack" and Lorraine (Elkin) Lydic Sr.
Derek C. Krawczyk
Derek C. Krawczyk, 24, of Richwood, died peacefully Saturday morning January 4, 2020 at his home. He was born August 17, 1995 in Columbus to Michael and Jennifer (Blanton) Krawczyk, they survive in Richwood.
Mary Wygant, 73, of Marysville, formerly of Richwood, died peacefully early Friday morning December 27, 2019 at Carriage Court in Marysville. She was born July 24, 1946 in Oil City, Pa. to the late Bernard E. "Barney" and Waneta Irene (Fox) Wygant Sr.
TERRY A. ROUSE
Terry A. Rouse, 63, of Raymond, died unexpectedly Tuesday November 19, 2019 at his home. He was born September 11, 1956 in Kenton. He was preceded in death by his parents: David and Helen Joyce (Ramsey) Thomas.
KALIEB J. MILLINGTON
Kalieb J. Millington, 39, of Heath, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at Licking Memorial Hospital.
He was born May 28, 1980, in Marysville, Ohio to Rodney P. and Vicky L. (Marvin) Millington.
FAE EVELYN MANVILLE
Fae Evelyn Manville, 82 of Magnetic Springs departed this life on October 26, 2019, to join her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in eternity.
She was born March 13, 1937 in Marysville to the late John F. and Fannabel (Burkepile) Ritchie.
RICHARD ALLEN WILLIAMS
Richard Allen Williams, 71, of Fort White, FL, passed away on October 14, 2019 at home.
Williams was preceded in death by his parents, Ernestine (Thompson) and Wilbur Williams of Richwood, Ohio.
DAVID LEE CRAMER
David Lee Cramer, 68, of Riverside, OH, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 15, 2019 at Beavercreek Health and Rehab Center.
PHYLLIS ANN WOOD
Phyllis Ann Wood, 80 of Richwood died unexpectedly Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at Riverside Methodist Hospital.
She was born October 6, 1938 in Richwood to the late Don and Ruby M. (Ayers) Beeney.
BETTY R. MEYER
Betty R. Meyer, 92, of Pemberville and formerly of Luckey, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019 at Bridge Hospice Care in Bowling Green.
She was born on April 13, 1927, in Richwood to D. Gorby and Leah (Baker) Stallsmith.
DIANA JANE (PRICE) SOMERS
Diana Jane (Price) Somers, age 98, of Richwood, Ohio, formerly of Farmington Hills, Michigan, died Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at Grady Memorial Hospital in Delaware, Ohio. She was born December 31, 1920 in Lonaconing, Maryland to the late George and Sarah Grindle Price.
JERALD W. JEREW
Jerald W. Jerew, 90, of Marion, died unexpectedly on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, at Marion General Hospital following a brief illness.
Charles Burton "Bud" Meddles
Charles Burton "Bud" Meddles, 89 of Richwood died unexpectedly, Friday August 2, 2019 at home. He was born October 29, 1929 in Richwood to the late Chester Harold and Helen Louise (Snyder) Meddles.
Robert E. Kirkpatrick
Robert E. Kirkpatrick, 83, of Marysville, died Wednesday evening, July 17, 2019 at The Ohio State Medical Center after a brief illness.
He was born May 20, 1936 to the late Arthur and Ramona (Reese) Kirkpatrick in Springfield.
Dale E. Jones
Dale E. Jones, 74, of Marion, formerly of Prospect passed away peacefully on Friday, July 26, 2019 surrounded by his family. He was born on August 15, 1944 in Marion, Ohio to the parents of Robert and Vera (Knachel) Jones.
SHARON VIRGINIA PFEIFFER
Sharon Virginia Pfeiffer, 83 of Richwood died unexpectedly Monday, July 15, 2019 at The Ohio State University Medical Center. She was born August 31, 1935 in Marion, the only child of Myrle Oscar and Gladys Helen (Irvine) Giles.
Mazella Risner, 98, of Marysville, died peacefully late Friday evening, July 19, 2019, at Prestige Gardens surrounded by her loving family.
She was born Feb. 15, 1921, in Salyersville, Kentucky, to the late Reb and Elsie Patrick Green.
DOROTHY ANN BOSWELL
Dorothy Ann Boswell, 92 of Prospect, died peacefully Thursday July 4, 2019 at her home. She was born February 1, 1927 in Fostoria to the late Dale Alfred and Leona Mae (Conn) Doner.
MICHAEL LEONARD SCHURCH
Michael Leonard Schurch was born to Glenn and Dorothy (Ehret) Schurch on August 7, 1949.
FRED LOWELL WHITE
Fred Lowell White, 80 of Richwood went home to be with the Lord on June 20, 2019 at Marion General Hospital after a short battle with cancer. He was born May 9, 1939 to James Cleatus and Marjorie Gayle White.
GARY L. RIDER
Gary L. Rider, age 72, passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2019. He was born October 25, 1946 in Delaware, OH to Robert and Gladys “Ruth” (Paver) Rider.
CAROL SUE WENNING
Carol Sue Wenning, RN, 72, formerly of Columbus died June 10, 2019 at the Memorial Gables in Marysville after an extended battle with cancer. She was born September 13, 1946 in Mansfield, the daughter of the late Paul and Ruth (Walter) Wenning.
GLENN R. "BUDDY" PRICE
Glenn R. "Buddy" Price, 88, of Huntsville, passed away quietly, surrounded by his loving family on May 31, 2019 at the Campbell Place in Bellefontaine.
Glenn was born on February 3, 1931 near Essex to the late Forrest "Whoopie" and Vida (Reynolds) Price.
NORMA JEAN HATCHER
Norma Jean Hatcher, 85, of Prospect, died peacefully late Sunday evening May 19, 2019 at the Kobacker House in Columbus with her loving daughters by her side. She was born October 30, 1933 in Marion County to the late Donald and Gladys (Stafford) Ward.
WILLIAM KEITH "BILL" CHENEY
William Keith "Bill" Cheney, 73 of Richwood died peacefully Thursday evening, May 2, 2019 at his home. The only child of the late Philip B. and Laura E. (Somerlot) Cheney, he was born December 14, 1945 in Marion.
SANDRA KAY JACKSON
Sandra Kay “Sandy” Jackson, 54, of Richwood and formerly of Marion, died peacefully on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at home.
VICKY SUE CAREY
Vicky Sue Carey, 60 of Prospect, died peacefully early Monday morning April 8, 2019 at her home following a 10-month battle with cancer. She was born December 12, 1958 in Marion to Carroll Clair "Pickle" and Geraldine M. "Gerry" White.
JAMES L. HALL
James L. Hall, 74 of Marysville, died Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born October 22, 1944 in Marion to the late Arthur James and Eva (Jolliff) Hall.
DONALD LEE "DON" WOOD
Donald Lee "Don" Wood, age 88, formerly of Richwood, died Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at Providence Newberg Hospital in Newberg, Oregon. He was born April 29, 1930 in Richwood to the late Vernon Wood and Hazel (Jerew) Wood.
Frieda McCalf, 68 of Richwood, died peacefully Thursday evening March 21, 2019 at her home. She was born October 18, 1950 in West Liberty, Kentucky to the late Hobert and Nannie Mae (Wright) Conley.
CLYDE E. BECKEL
Clyde E. Beckel Sr. 97, of Richwood, formerly of Prospect, died peacefully Wednesday morning March 13, 2019 at the Marion Manor. He was born December 12, 1921 in Marion County to the late Harry and Lydia (Ebert) Beckel.
PHYLLIS J. OMAN
Phyllis J. Oman, 92, lifelong resident of Richwood, died peacefully early Saturday morning March 16, 2019 at the Memorial Gables in Marysville. She was born November 11, 1926 in Richwood to the late Sturgis and Gladys (Flesher) Cheney.
Jeff Leiter, 68, of Richwood, died peacefully Wednesday evening March 6, 2019 at the home of his brother near Raymond, following a short battle with cancer. He was born February 17, 1951 in Dayton to the late Dean and Marjorie (Bayless) Leiter.
SHIRLEY ANN FRYMAN
Shirley Ann Fryman, 77 of Prospect died unexpectedly Friday, March 1, 2019 at Riverside Methodist Hospital. She was born June 22, 1941 in Ottawa to the late Otto Wayne and Mary Ann (Smith) Bingley.
GARY E. LIGGETT
Gary E. Liggett, 73 of Marysville, died Saturday, March 2, 2019 at OSU Medical Center after failing health for 7 years. He was born February 9, 1946 in Marion to the late Owen Wayne and Frieda Lodell (Hickok) Liggett.
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