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Mary Jane Strayer
Mary Jane (Drake) Strayer of Marysville died April 3, 2021 at the age of 86.  Born in the Philippine Islands on October 30, 1934, to Harry and Mary Ann (Luton) Drake, where her father was stationed serving in the US Navy.

Jesse L. Conrad
Jesse L. Conrad, 84 life-long resident of Magnetic Springs, died peacefully Saturday morning April 10, 2021 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born April 12, 1936 in Magnetic Springs to the late Dr. Jesse M. and Leona H. (Rogers) Conrad.

Marilyn D. Hedges
With sadness we announce the passing of Marilyn our loving and devoted Mother, and friend to many, on April 8, 2021.
She was in her 87th year, born October 26, 1933.

Paulette Sue Fegley
Paulette Sue Fegley, 79 of Magnetic Springs, died peacefully Saturday afternoon April 3, 2021 at the Delaware Court Nursing Home.
She was born February 5, 1942 in Marion to the late Paul Max and Carrie Frances (Shadley) Fegley.

Joe Beckett
Joseph Byar “Joe” Beckett, 87, passed away Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at his daughter’s home in Lawrenceburg, Indiana surrounded by his wife and children.
Joe was born in Minerva, Kentucky on March 10, 1934.

Richard L. Schultz

Richard L. Schultz, 91 of Radnor, died Friday morning March 26, 2021 at the Ohio State Medical Center.
He was born September 12, 1929 in Columbus to the late George and Helen (Taylor) Schultz.

Carolyn Eileen Mosher Standridge
Carolyn Eileen Mosher Standridge, 85, formerly of Richwood, died March 13, 2021 at her home in Whittier, California.
She was born June 12, 1935 in Claibourne to Gerald and Eileen (Deeds) Mosher.

Judge Robert E. Evans Jr.
Robert E. Evans Jr., 88, peacefully entered into eternal life on March 17, 2021, surrounded by his loving family at their home in Richwood.
Born October 13, 1932, in Marion, Ohio to Robert and Hazel Evans.

Catherine Kidwell
Catherine Kidwell, 83 of Marion, died peacefully Saturday morning, March 20, 2021 at Heartland of Marion.
She was born January 27, 1938 in West Mansfield to the late Squire and Hazel (Salyers) Hall.

Norma Jean (Kavanagh) Goff
Norma Jean “Jeanie” (Kavanagh) Goff, 93, of West Mansfield, died peacefully in her home, with family by her side, on Sunday, March 14, 2021.
Jean was born on February 20, 1928 in the rural West Mansfield area to the late Fred and Mabel (Wallace) Kavanagh.

Virgil Dennis Westbrook
Virgil Dennis Westbrook, 84, of Marion (previously of Richwood), passed away peacefully at his home on March 19, 2021.
Virgil was born September 11, 1936, in Greenwich, OH to the late Max Albert Westbrook and Marcella Marie Miller.

James Kevin Earp
James Kevin Earp, 61 of Milford Center, died peacefully March 10, 2021 at the James Cancer hospital after an extended battle with cancer.
He was born March 13, 1959 in Fairmont, West Virginia, the son of the late Shirley Mae (Burnett) Shaffer and James Francy Earp.

Kenneth L. Davis
Kenneth L. Davis, 96 of Richwood, passed away peacefully at home Thursday evening, March 11, 2021.
He was born September 26, 1924 in Delaware County to the late Lawrence W. and Bertha (Hickok) Davis.

Arlene (Michael) Wilson
Arlene (Michael) Wilson, Laurelville.  Arlene crossed over February 24, 2021, after months of surgical complications.  Ellen Arlene was born in Ravenna, Ohio, April 15, 1933, the seventh of nine children, to Howard Joseph and Hazel Dora (Bradley) Michael.

William E. “Bill” Sheets
William E. “Bill” Sheets, 83 of Richwood, died Monday morning February 8, 2021 at the Monarch Skilled Nursing and Rehab in Marysville, due to complications from Covid-19.
He was born February 16, 1937 in Mansfield to the late Harold E. and Martha Belle (Treese) Sheets.

Judith (Judy) Ann Gilkerson
Judith (Judy) Ann Gilkerson of Sultan, Washington was taken into the Lord’s embrace on January 26th, 2021 while surrounded by her loving family.
She was born in Marion, Ohio on September 30th, 1947 to Robert and Mary Amrine.

Jack Phillip Fry
Jack P. Fry, 85 of Kenton passed away on Friday, January 29, 2021.
He was born in Kenton to the late Merle and Mildred (Decker) Fry on January 11, 1936.

Keith Eric McDaniel
Keith Eric McDaniel, 62, died Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at the Arbors of Marietta. He was born July 25, 1958 in Marion.
He is survived by his father, Don McDaniel, Tennessee; his mother, Rebecca (Morrison) Diedrich, Beckley, West Virginia.

Dennis K. Nauman
Dennis K. Nauman, 84 of Richwood, died Wednesday morning January 20, 2021 on his birthday and anniversary at the O.S.U. Medical Center.
He was born January 20, 1937 in Columbus Grove to the late Roy and Margaret (Gerlach) Nauman.

Robert “Bob” Lee Wilcox
Robert “Bob” Lee Wilcox, age 90, of Richwood and formerly Marion, passed away Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at Marion General Hospital.
Bob was born in Mansfield, Ohio on May 17, 1930 to the late Cecil Martin and Helen Belle (Vincent) Wilcox Sr.

Joseph Earl Fegley
Joseph Earl Fegley, 78 of Magnetic Springs, died Tuesday evening January 19, 2021 at the Memorial Gables in Marysville.
He was born January 14, 1943 in Marion to the late Paul and Frances (Shadley) Fegley.

Barbara J. Matteson
Barbara J. Matteson, 89 of Richwood, died peacefully early Thursday morning January 21, 2021 at her home.
She was born August 20, 1931 in Marion to the John Kenneth and Burnetta (Burris) VanZant.

Emma Lynn Gray
Emma Lynn Gray, 87, of Richwood, died peacefully Tuesday afternoon January 5, 2021 at the Bluebird Retirement Community.
She was born March 11, 1933 in Ashland, Kentucky to the late Jack and Martha (Gibbons) Boaz.

Richard “Dick” Gray
Richard “Dick” Gray, 87 of Richwood, died peacefully Sunday afternoon, January 10, 2021 at the Bluebird Retirement Community.
He was born June 25, 1933 in Richwood to the late Bernard Core and Dorothea Elizabeth (Baumgartner) Gray.
He was also preceded in death five days prior by his wife, Emma Lynn (Boaz) Gray.

Roger L. Baker
Roger L. Baker,74, of Marion, died unexpectedly early Monday morning at his home.
He was the son of the late James H. and Margaret (Chandler) Baker.

Donald Parks
Donald Edward Parks, age 77, died Sunday morning, December 13, 2020, at Altercare of Bucyrus, following an extended illness.  He was born in Firebrick, Ohio on April 1, 1943 to the late William Edward and Mary Alice (Childers) Parks.

James Lowell Davis
James Lowell Davis, 90, of Richwood, slipped away peacefully Tuesday evening December 8, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born June 4, 1930 near Richwood to the late William Dever and Marian (Haughn) Davis.

Nina Maxine Weininger
Nina Maxine Weininger, age 96, of 101 Westbrook Drive, Upper Sandusky, Ohio and formerly of McCutchenville died at 8:00 P.M., Saturday, December 12, 2020 at the Inn at Westbrook, Upper Sandusky, Ohio. She was born on August 10, 1924 in Melmore, Ohio to George W. and Aleta (Kisor) Palmer.

Daniel Joe Laughrey
Daniel Joe Laughrey, 83, of Richwood, died Friday evening December 11, 2020 at the Marion Manor.
He was born in Broadway on September 26, 1937 to the late Luther L. and Mildred Laverne (DeBolt) Laughrey.

Darrell Wayne "Todd" Gibson
Darrell Wayne "Todd" Gibson, 83 of Richwood died on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at his residence.
He was born on December 23, 1936 in Morral, Ohio to the late Emmett and Merril (Cramer) Gibson.

Eilene Worthington
Eilene Worthington passed away on November 18, 2020, at Willow Brook Delaware Run in Delaware.
Eilene was born October 13, 1930, to Frank and Ethel (Warren) Hickok in Leesburg Township, Union County.

Sandra K. "SanDee" Tidd
Sandra K. Tidd, 76 of Richwood, died Thursday, November 19, 2020 at the home of her son in Key West, Florida.
She was born February 26, 1944 in Greencastle, Indiana.

Wanda Kay Compton
Wanda Kay Compton, 72, of Byhalia, died Sunday November 15, 2020 at the Marion General Hospital.
She was born January 29, 1948 in Richwood to the late Charles and Alice (Phipps) Major.

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
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
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.

Mary Carey
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
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.









 

 

 

 

 

 


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