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JOSHUA E. O’REILLY
Joshua E. O’Reilly 45, of Richwood, died unexpectedly early Monday morning, February 12, 2018, at his home in Richwood.
He was born May 13, 1972 in Zanesville to Dennis O’Reilly and Mary Lou (Middlesworth).

KEITH D. GREER
Keith D. Greer, 79, of Marysville, died early Thursday morning, Feb. 8, 2018, at his home with his loving family by his side.
He was born Sept. 1, 1938, at the family home on White Stone Road, to the late Jay N. and Mildred O. Teets Greer.

TED J. KAVANAGH
Ted J. Kavanagh, 71, of Richwood, died unexpectedly Wednesday evening, January 31, 2018 at Marion General Hospital.
He was born February 17, 1946 in Kenton, to the late George M. and Lois Levere (Fogle) Kavanagh.

JOHN H. MARSHALL
John H. Marshall, 78, of Marysville, died unexpectedly Monday morning, Jan. 29, 2018, at Memorial Hospital.
He was born Dec. 26, 1939, in Delaware, to the late Leroy and Mary Kay Burris Marshall.

BETTY JO "PEG" JENKINS
Betty Jo “Peg” Jenkins 90, formerly of Richwood and West Mansfield, died Thursday, February 1, 2018 at Carriage Court in Marysville.
She was born June 16, 1927 in Nitro, West Virginia to the late B.J. and Mabel (Knight) Mitchell.

GAROLD E. MILLS
Garold E. Mills (aka Jerry, G.E., Big G), 88, of London was born on December 18, 1929 in South Solon, Ohio.
He died January 27, 2018 at OSU Medical Center as a result of a fall in early January.

JUNE L. GRAHAM
June L. Graham, a woman of grace, elegance and a little bit of sass, truly made the most of her 104 1/2 years of life. She went to be with the Lord on Monday, January 22, 2018 at the Marion General Hospital surrounded by her loving family.
On June 24, 1913, June was born in Green Camp, Ohio, one of four sisters of the late Harry L. and Ora L. (Zieg) Beaver.

NANCY JANE REEP
Nancy Jane Reep, 78, of Richwood, formerly of Willowick, died peacefully Monday afternoon, January 22, 2018 at the Memorial Gables in Marysville.
She was born January 24, 1939 in Warren to the late Frank and Helen (Gorton) Neal.

PAUL L. VANCE
Paul L. Vance, 77, of Springfield, Ohio passed away January 24, 2018. He was born December 13, 1940 to John and Edith Vance in Raymond, Ohio.

JUANITA JOHNSON
Juanita Johnson, age 90, of Richwood, Ohio, went home to Heaven on Saturday, January 27, 2018.
She was born to the late Roscoe and Lillian Brill.

AVALON HAMILTON SHARK
Avalon Hamilton Shark 95, of Richwood, died peacefully early Thursday morning January 18, 2018 at the home of her daughter in Marion.
She was born April 12, 1922 in Richwood to the late Harry E. and Minnie (James) Millington.

ELLEN DIEHL KRAMER
Ellen Diehl Kramer 1920-2018, was proceeded in death by parents Cora Brown and Cromwell Diehl.

DEWEY L. SHIRK
Dewey L. Shirk, 91, of Richwood, died Monday afternoon, Jan. 8, 2018, at his home following a brief illness.
He was born Oct. 12, 1926, in Union County, to the late Heber and Neva Wright Shirk.

JOHN A. HOSKINS
John A. Hoskins of Richwood, died December 28, 2017 at the Kobacker House in Columbus.
He was born in Columbus, Ohio on June 8, 1929, son of Mr. Donald J. Hoskins and Mrs. Dorothy M. Hoskins. 

MARTHA JANE (KEIGLEY) MOORE
Martha Jane (Keigley) Moore, 89 of Richwood, passed away Monday, January 1, 2018 at the Ohio State Medical Center.
She was born August 6, 1928 in Richwood to the late O. A. and Lulu (Worden) Keigley.

DOROTHY L. BUTCHER
Dorothy L. Butcher, 99, of Richwood, died Friday afternoon December 22, 2017 at the Heartland of Marion.
She was born October 13, 1918 in Waldo to the late Ernest and Daisy (Hoffman) Stoner.

GARY L. ROUSH
Gary L. Roush, 78, of Richwood, died Sunday December 17, 2017 at the Fairfield Medical Center in Lancaster.
He was born August 28, 1939 in Marion to the late Clifford Roush and Naomi (Cray) Snare.

BETTY LOUISE ADAMS
Betty Louise Adams, 85, of North Lewisburg, died Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, at Memorial Gables in Marysville with her husband at her side.
She was born on July 18, 1932, in Marion County, the daughter of the late LeRoy and Mabel Park Montgomery.

MARY KATHERENE KRATOWICZ
Mary Katherene (Thompson) Kratowicz, 75, known to many as “Nana”, passed away peacefully at Riverside Methodist Hospital on December 16, 2017.
Mary was born in Magnetic Springs on August 18th, 1942 to the late William and Mary Thompson.

WILLIAM L. PARROTT
William “Bill” L. Parrott, 80, of Magnetic Springs, died unexpectedly Saturday, December 16, 2017 at Memorial Hospital of Union County.
He was born on April 22, 1937, in Delaware to the late Donald D. and Dorothy G. Ballard Parrott.

DONNA L. MCALLISTER
Donna L. McAllister, 89, of Marysville died peacefully and unexpectedly at home Saturday evening December 9, 2017.
She was born in Richwood, on October 12, 1928 to the late Charles A. and Nora Belle E. (Mann) Cheney.

DONALD “DON” CHARLES ENSIGN
Donald “Don” Charles Ensign, age 62, of Richwood passed away on Sunday, December 10, 2017, at the Kobacker House in Columbus following a brief illness.
He was born in Springfield on December 23, 1954, to the late James and Norma Ensign.

DONALD A. SMITH
Donald A. Smith, 90, of West Mansfield, died Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, at the Ohio State University (OSU) Wexner Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on July 27, 1927, in Union County, to the late Arch and Vera (Southard) Smith.

DOROTHY JANE (MOUNTS) MUECK SCHMELZER
Dorothy Jane (Mounts) Schmelzer, 95, of Richwood received her ultimate healing on Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, at her home surrounded by family.
Dorothy was born Jan. 30, 1922, in Prospect to the late Harlow Amos and Estella Irene (Congrove) Mounts.

S. RAY WEBB
S. Ray Webb, 82, of Marion, formerly of Richwood, died peacefully early Monday morning, November 13, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born April 27, 1935 in Lawrence County, Kentucky to the late Norman S. and Thelma (Holbrook) Webb.

LUCAS JAMES “LUKE” MCCLINCY
Lucas James “Luke” McClincy, 44, of Richwood, died unexpectedly Friday evening, Nov. 3, 2017, at his home.
He was born March 30, 1973, in Columbus to Patricia (Peterson) (Doug) Wilson of Richwood and Thomas (Sandy) McClincy of Columbus, who survive.

DAVID L. WILEY
David L. Wiley, 76, of Richwood, died Sunday morning, Oct. 29, 2017, at his home, surrounded by his family following a number of months of failing health.
He was born on March 5, 1941, at his home on the family farm near Richwood, to the late Arnold and Dorothy Applegate Wiley.

NANCY J. JAMISON
Nancy Jean (Gillespie) Jamison, 74, of Sebring, Florida, went to be with the angels on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. She passed following a very brief illness surrounded by her loved ones.
She was born April 17, 1943 in Price Hill, West Virginia to the late Howard and Della (Hinkle) Gillespie.

HILDA FAY (PENIX) GILLIAM
Hilda Fay (Penix) Gilliam, 68, of Richwood, died Friday, Oct.13, 2017, at Memorial Hospital in Marysville.
She was born March 27, 1949, in Salyersville, Kentucky, to the late James Melvin and Iretta (Conley) Penix.

VICKI COOPER
Vicki Cooper, 69, of Westerville, died Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, at Hospice of Cincinnati following a four-year battle with cancer.
She was born Feb. 29, 1948, in Warren to the late Alva Green and Wilma Ilene (Watkins) Rosebrough, Jr.

LENA “LEE” MILLIGAN
Lena “Lee” (Chiesa) Milligan, also affectionately known as “Rosie”, 88 years old, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, at her home in Englewood, Florida.
She was born in Richwood, Ohio, on Oct. 11, 1928, to her loving parents, Fred and Miranda Chiesa.

BERNICE EVELYN (OWENS) PHIPPS
Bernice Evelyn (Owens) Phipps, 93, of Somersville, died Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 at Monarch Skilled Nursing and Rehab in Marysville.
She was born Jan. 13, 1924, in Delaware County to the late Lloyd and Hazel (Mitchell) Owens.

MARGARET JANE RIDGE
Margaret Jane Ridge, 96, of Marion and formerly of Richwood, died early Friday morning, Sept. 22, 2017, at Marion General Hospital, the same day her 24th great-grandchild was born.
She was born on her family’s farmstead in Thompson Township, in Delaware County, on April 21, 1921, as one of three daughters to the late Frank W. and Mildred (Fryman) Kirk.

AMANDA RENE GEARHEART
Amanda Rene Gearheart, 27, of Richwood, died unexpectedly Thursday, September 21, 2017, at the Memorial Hospital in Marysville.
She was born Jan. 11, 1990, in Columbus, to Ken D. and Carol (Blazek) Gearheart Sr., and they survive in Richwood.

JUNIOR L. WURTSBAUGH
Junior L. Wurtsbaugh, 64, of Marion, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, March 5, 2017, at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.
He was born Nov. 24, 1952, in Marion, to the late Emmett and Patricia (Smith) Wurtsbaugh.

JERRY L. LOOKABAUGH
Jerry L. Lookabaugh, 71, of Marysville, died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, at his
residence surrounded by his loving family.
He was born Oct. 11, 1945, in Ashley to the late Earl L. and Enice Bill Lookabaugh.

MARSHA KAY (JIVIDEN) LEHMAN
Marsha Kay (Jividen) Lehman, 65, of Columbus, formerly of Richwood, died peacefully Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, at the home of her daughter, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born Jan. 25, 1952, in Hometown, West Virginia, to the late Ernest Randell and Ester Pearl (Cox) Jividen.

GARY LEE SMITH
Gary Lee Smith, 66, of Centerburg, OH, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, at Mount Carmel St. Ann’s in Westerville.
He was born in Council, VA, on May 6, 1951 to the late Lester and Margaret (Wilson) Smith. 

VIRGINIA E. “GINNY” CARREL
Virginia E. “Ginny” Carrel, 95, of Richwood, died peacefully Aug. 30, 2017, at Delaware Court Healthcare Center.
She was born on Jan. 3, 1922, in Marion, to the late Forest D. and Bertha M. (Hood) Cole.

JOHNNY L. FURER
Johnny L. Furer, 92, of Richwood, died peacefully Monday evening, Aug. 28, 2017, at the Primrose Community in Marion.
He was born on Jan. 26, 1925, in Mount Victory, to the late Henry and Inez (Rizor) Furer.

MERLE ROBERT GRUBER
Merle Robert Gruber, 95, of Richwood, died Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017. He was a former resident of Galion and Marion.
He was born July 9, 1922, in Marion, to the late Herbert and Nellie Maxwell Gruber.

GEORGE E. CREMEANS, SR.
George E. Cremeans, Sr., 82, of Groveport, died Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, at Mount Carmel East Hospital.
He was born January 23, 1935 in Yorkville, OH to the late John and Gladys Cremeans.

JACOB R. “JAKE” ALLISON
Jacob R. “Jake” Allison, 79, of Claibourne, died early Wednesday morning, Aug. 23, 2017, at Prestige Gardens in Marysville.
He was born Aug. 27, 1937, in New Cumberland, West Virginia, to the late Harry L. Sr. and Goldie (Tillis) Allison.

MARCUS JOHN WILLIAMS
Marcus John Williams, 33, of Marysville, died unexpectedly Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, at his home.
He was an employee and store manager for a local Tim Horton’s restaurant.
He was born on Oct. 30, 1983, in Marion, to William John and Debra Sue Hempy Williams, who both survive in Marysville.

JOYCE E. CLEVENGER
Joyce E. Clevenger, 73, of Marysville, died peacefully Monday afternoon, Aug. 14, 2017, at the Heartland of Dublin.
She was born on Dec. 5, 1943, in Marion, to the late Olin and Jean (Welch) Cox.

JOHN E. KING
John E. King, 58, of Richwood, died early Wednesday morning, Aug. 9, 2017, at The Ohio State University Medical Center.
He was born July 20, 1959, in Urbana, to the late Nelson Lee and Dorothy L (Foust) King.

JANET ANN (ZUSPAN) SMITH
Janet Ann (Zuspan) Smith, 86, of North Richland, Texas, formerly of Richwood, died Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, at the Vitas Hospice Unit in Carrollton, Texas.
She was born April 23, 1931, in Columbus, to the late Irl Goff and Kathryn (Speyer) Zuspan.

LOWELL MILBERN BAKER
Lowell Milbern Baker, 93, of West Mansfield, died Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, at Memorial Gables in Marysville.
He was born on June 5, 1924, in Union County, to the late Milbern A. and Margaret G. (Bonham) Baker.

RICHARD E. PARROTT
Judge Richard Eugene Parrott, 83, of Marysville, died unexpectedly Sunday morning, July 30, 2017, at the Ohio State University (OSU) Wexner Medical Center in Columbus.
He was born on May 26, 1934, in Delaware, to the late Donald D. and Dorothy G. Ballard Parrott.

MARJORIE A. FOREMAN
Marjorie A. Foreman, 90, of LaRue, formerly of Worthington, died peacefully late Saturday evening, July 29, 2017, at the Kobacker House in Columbus.
She was born May 29, 1927, in DeGraff to the late Samuel Owen and Nellie Grace (Williamson) Watkins.

DAVID S. WILLIAMS
David S. Williams, 64, of Richwood, passed away Monday, July 24, 2017, at Mt. Carmel East in Columbus.
He was born one of seven children, in Marion, on March 15, 1953, to Donald S. and the late Beulah Mae (Murphy) Williams.

BARBARA LEE MCKELVEY ASBURY
Barbara Lee McKelvey Asbury, 74, of Richwood, died peacefully, Friday, July 21, 2017, at her home. 
She was born Aug. 4, 1942, in Columbus and was the daughter of the late Don and Marcy McKelvey.

SHERRY LOUISE (KEIGLEY) CORNWELL
Sherry Louse Keigley Cornwell, 69, of Sarasota, Florida, died June 25, 2017.
The former Richwood resident was the daughter of the late George and Margaret (Barger) Keigley, former owners of The Richwood Gazette.

ANNA LOU SMITH
Anna Lou Smith, 86, of Richwood, formerly of Waynesfield, died Thursday, July 13, 2017, at Prestige Gardens Nursing Home in Marysville.
She was born on May 25, 1931, in Delaware County, to the late Everett Raymond and Fontabell (Shoemaker) Eddy.

LAWRENCE EUGENE DUNN
Lawrence Eugene “Larry” Dunn, 84, of Marysville, died Tuesday, July 4, 2017, at The Ohio State James Cancer Hospital.
He was born Nov. 6, 1932, to the late Clarence and Hattie Dunn near Broadway.

PAMELA “PAM” KAYE NEEL
Pamela “Pam” Kaye Neel, 74, of Richwood, died early Saturday morning, July 8, 2017, at The Ohio State University Medical Center, following nearly a year-long battle with cancer.
She was born Jan. 4, 1943, in Marion, to the late Paul and Ruby (Mitchell) Kaelber.

ROSE MARIE STALLSMITH
Rose Marie Stallsmith Pearson, 89, of Richwood and former Sarasota, Florida resident for over twenty years, died Wednesday, July 5, 2017, at Milcrest Nursing Center in Marysville.
She was born Feb. 26, 1928, in Marysville, to the late Albert and Cora (Longshore) Saygrover.

MARY ELLEN CARR
Mary Ellen Carr, 92, of Richwood, died peacefully early Wednesday morning June 28, 2017, at the Kobacker House in Columbus.
She was born Dec. 24, 1924, in Ostrander, to the late Alex and Lucille (Godfrey) Sours.

MARTHA JANE HAY
Martha Jane Hay, 92, of Groveport, died peacefully early Monday morning, July 3, 2017, at Mount Carmel East.
She was born June 2, 1925, in Richwood, to the late LeRoy and Alona Starling (Seaman) Harraman.

CLEO LAVON “VONIE” SLEMMONS
Cleo LaVon “Vonie” Slemmons, 79, of Marion, died Sunday, July 2, 2017, at Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation in the Alzheimer’s Unit.
She was born March 24, 1938, in Essex, to the late Frank M. I. and Blanche S. (Stoner) Lindley.

ILA L. LARUE
Ila L. LaRue, 86, of Marysville, formerly of Richwood, died Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at Bluebird Retirement Community in Marysville.
She was born Sept. 12, 1930, in Richwood, to the late Tom and Dolly (Hook) Brown.

ROSE ALICE MCCRARY
Rose Alice McCrary, 91, formerly of Richwood, died early Tuesday morning, June 13, 2017, at Carriage Court in Marysville.
She was born on May 17, 1926, to the late Charles D. and Zula (Fogle) Green in Champaign County.

JOHN L. FILLINGER
John L. Fillinger, 66, of Hilliard, formerly of Richwood, died Saturday, June 10, 2017, at Altercare of Hilliard.
He was born on June 11, 1950, in Kenton to the late Robert Henry and Blanche L. (Friermood) Fillinger.

JASON ALLEN SAMPLES
Jason Allen Samples, 32, of Marion, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, June 1, 2017, at his residence.
He was born in Marion, on December 12, 1984, the son of Russell Guy and Lisa M. (Pennington) Samples, who survive in Marion.

JEREMY PAUL BLANKENSHIP
Jeremy Paul Blankenship, 39, of Richwood, died unexpectedly Saturday morning at his home. He was born June 23, 1977, in Gallipolis.

KATHRYN PAULA HEINZERLING
Kathryn Paula Heinzerling, 83, passed away Saturday, May 13, 2017. She was born July 14, 1933, in Richwood, to the late Thaddeus and Helen (Cahill) Sieg.

CAROL R. (ROBERTS) BRICKER

Carol R. Bricker (Roberts) of Leesburg, Florida, 80, a beloved mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 26, 2017, surrounded by family. 
She was born in Richwood, to Charles and Ruth Roberts. 

NANCY E. WOOD
Nancy E. Wood, 69, of Delaware, died early Friday morning, May 12, 2017, at the Grant Medical Center in Columbus.
She was born on Nov. 14, 1947, in Hardin County, Ohio to the late Erthen and Thelma (Reed) Sewell.

MILDRED ROSE WOODRUM
Mildred Rose Woodrum, 90, of Marion, passed away on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at the Kingston Residence.
She was born on Feb. 12, 1927, in Marion, to the late John and Ethel (Keirnes) Blair.

ALBERT D. SELLERS
Albert D. “Al” Sellers, 87, of Marysville, died on Saturday, May 13, 2017, at Memorial Gables, from complications following a stroke. 
He was born on May 12, 1930, on the family homestead, in Delaware County, to the late Arthur and Nellie Shoaf Sellers.

JUNE McCARTY
June McCarty, 83, a lifelong resident of Magnetic Springs, died peacefully Thursday afternoon, May 4, 2017, at Memorial Hospital in Marysville.
She was born June 3, 1933, in Magnetic Springs, to the late Edgar and Ernestine (Halley) Freeman.

JOSEPHINE BLANCHE HENDRICKSON

Josephine Blanche Hendrickson, 80, of Marion, died on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at Marion General Hospital.
She was born on Oct. 3, 1936, in Marion, to the late Charles Herbert and Mary Ann (Jacobs) Huntsman.

GARY E. HENDRICKSON
Gary E. Hendrickson, 62, of Broadway, died unexpectedly early Wednesday morning, April 26, 2017, at his home.
He was born on Jan. 9, 1955, in Delaware, to the late Francis E. and Velma M. Sexton Hendrickson.

PAUL L. HOWALD
Paul L. Howald, 85, of Lewis Center, passed away late Thursday evening, April 27, 2017, at the Inn at Bear Trail in Lewis Center.
He was born June 1, 1931, in Union County, to the late Ralph and Dorothy (Mayes) Howald.

DONALD GWYNN PARROTT
Donald Gwynn “Donnie” Parrott, 50, of Magnetic Springs, died unexpectedly Friday morning, April 28, 2017, at Memorial Hospital in Marysville.
He was born on Nov. 9, 1966, in Kenton, to William and Sally (Sanders) Parrott, who both survive.

PAUL A. STYER
Paul A. Styer, 87, of Magnetic Springs, died Thursday afternoon April 13, 2017, at the home of his daughter in Marysville.
He was born Jan. 7, 1930, in Raymond. In his youth.

NORMA (MOUSER) BEENEY

Norma (Mouser) Beeney, 78, of Richwood, died early Friday morning, March 31, 2017, at her home surrounded by her loving family.
She was born on June 12, 1938, in Marysville, to the late Herbert and Clara (Hershberger) Mouser.

JAMES C. DILLION
James C. Dillion, 70, of Richwood died peacefully early Saturday morning, April 1, 2017, at his home.
He was born July 3, 1946, in Madison County, to the late Clarence and Hester (Harrington) Dillion.

ROSEZELLA (ROSE) M. ANDERSON
Rosezella (Rose) M. Anderson, 90, died peacefully on Monday, March 20.
She was born to James Milton and Mary Francis Gano Powell Osborne on Oct. 20, 1926, in the family home in Fulton, Ohio.

LINDA L. HEATH
Linda L. Heath, 76, of Richwood, died unexpectedly Thursday, March 23, 2017, at Memorial Hospital.
She was born June 6, 1940, in Marion to the late Charles A. and H. Louise (Parish) Boyd. She was also preceded in death by a son, Tim Knapp.

GENEVIEVE M. “GEEGEE” CHAPMAN

Genevieve M. “GeeGee” Chapman, 94, of Mount Gilead, died peacefully Wednesday evening, March 8, 2017, at Morrow Manor Nursing Home following an extended illness. Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead is assisting the family with arrangements.

BRENDA G. DAVIS
Brenda G. Davis, 73, of Richwood, died peacefully Saturday morning, March 11, 2017, at her home with her loving family by her side.
She was born March 20, 1943, in Marion, to the late Millard and Martha (Worthington) Bumgarner.

SARA J. SHIELDS
Sara J. Shields, 80, of Richwood, died peacefully early Tuesday morning, March 7, 2017, at her home surrounded by her loving family.
She was born Sept. 9, 1936, in Richwood, to the late Sturgis and Gladys (Flesher) Cheney.

DR. CAROL S. KELLY
Dr. Carol S. Kelly, 77, of Simi Valley, California, died Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, at Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center in Thousand Oaks, California.
She was born May 15, 1939, in Marion, to the late Leland M. and Vera (Beers) Kelly.

MARLEAH LOIS SMITH

Marleah Lois Smith, 84, of Richwood, died peacefully late Friday evening Feb. 17, 2107, at Brookdale of Marysville.
She was born Jan. 23, 1933, in Dearborn, Michigan, to the late Harold and Helen (Bolz) Webster.

JOHN W. WATKINS
John W. Watkins, 87, long-time Prospect businessman, educator and former Marion County Commissioner, died unexpectedly Wednesday morning, Feb. 15, 2017, in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.
He was born June 25, 1929, in Radnor, to the late John J. and Lucille (Benzler) Watkins.








 

 

 

 

 

 


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