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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, 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.
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