NELSONVILLE - Frances May Woodard, 94, of Nelsonville, formerly of
Logan, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2000, at her residence.
She was born Aug. 26, 1906, in Tarlton, daughter of the late Charles
F. and Mary Cordella Hiatt Kreider. She was a member of Mount Pleasant
United Methodist Church and Ewing Grange, and was a graduate of Gibisonville
She is survived by her husband of 71 years, Durward H. Woodard; a daughter,
Mrs. Joel (Alice Louise) Christian of Nelsonville; grandchildren Linda
and Les Westfall, Marybeth and Larry Miner, Steve and Toni Grady, Cathy
and Tom Burchell, and Jeff and Michelle Brown; great-grandchildren Lorinda
and Bob LeClain, Craig Westfall, Stephanie Grady, Brandon Grady, Elyse
Miner, John Brown, Amy Brown, Patrick Burchell and Johnathan Burchell;
and a sister, Mary St. Clair of Logan.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by daughters, Mary Jane
Brown, who passed away on July 1, 1973, and Frances Ann Gratton, who passed
away on May 10, 2000; and brothers Paul, Michael and Ronald Kreider.
Services will be held Saturday, 1 p.m., at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home
in Logan, with Marguerite McGrady officiating. Burial will be in New Fairview
Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday, from 11 a.m. until
time of services.
Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of Central
Ohio, 3380 Tremont Road, Columbus 43221.
NELSONVILLE - Geraldine "Jerry" Nelson Davis, 67, of Nelsonville, died
Thursday, Oct. 12, 2000, at Doctors Hospital of Nelsonville.
She was born Feb. 15, 1933, in Nelsonville, daughter of the late Elmer
Floyd and Beatrice Marie Nelson Rutter. She was a retired employee of Wm.
Brooks Shoe Co.
She is survived by daughters Mrs. Harold (Janice) Williams of Corning,
and Mrs. Dan (Kathy) Jones of Malta; a son and daughter-in-law, James and
Sheryl Davis of Nelsonville; 11 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren;
brothers Larry and Wanita Rutter of Pomeroy, and Ray Rutter of Chauncey;
sisters Mrs. Earl (Evelyn) Stayrook and Mary Rutter, both of Bellefontaine,
Bonnie Toth of Toledo, Martha Heinlein of Cincinnati, Mrs. Dick (Edith)
Akers of Dayton, and Sue Rutter; in-laws Marie Richards of Gallipolis,
Charles and Dorothy Davis of Delaware, David and Eve Davis of San Antonio,
Texas, and Jennie and Carl Altier of Nelsonville; and special friends Betty
Lyons, Donna Treadway and Betty Bash, all of Nelsonville.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Reese
Davis; a son, Roger L. Davis; and a brother, Elmer Rutter.
Services will be held Monday, 11 a.m., at Warren-Brown Funeral Home
in Nelsonville, with the Rev. King Kelly officiating. Burial will be in
Connett Cemetery, Athens County.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday, 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.
POMEROY - Ronald A. Haning, 56, of Pomeroy, died Tuesday, Oct. 17,
2000, at Holzer Medical Center in Gallipolis. He was born Oct. 11, 1944,
in Meigs County, the son of Myrtle Hudnall Haning of Pomeroy and the late
Ray M. Haning.
Besides his mother, he is survived by three sons, Mick Haning, Buster
Haning, and Gary Haning; and a daughter, Chris Haning.
A graveside service will be held Friday at noon at Wells Cemetery.
Friends may call at Bigony-Jordan Funeral Home in Albany Thursday from
7 to 9 p.m.
GUYSVILLE - Iva Marie Lucas, 80, of South Canaan Road, Guysville, died
Tuesday morning, Oct. 17, 2000, at Hickory Creek Nursing Center, The Plains.
Born in Washington County on Aug. 28, 1920, she was the daughter of
the late Dayton and Anna Ames Dalton. She was a member of South Canaan
She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law Shirley Ann (Frank) Kennedy
and Carolyn Sue (Sanford) Kennedy of Guysville, and Sherry (Ted) Rhoades
of Land of Lakes, Fla.; sons and daughters-in-law Bill (Irene) Lucas, John
E. (Peggy) Lucas and Steve A. (Tamara) Lucas of Guysville; 13 grandchildren
and six great-grandchildren; sisters Helen Mayle of Pennsville and Edna
Norris of Stewart; a brother, Robert Dalton of Columbus; and a special
friend, Ruell Harris of Corning.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold, in 1971; and by sisters
Ruth Kennedy and Esther Dalton.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 1 p.m. at Jagers and
Sons Funeral Home, Athens, by the Rev. David Cogar, with burial in Rockland
Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7
to 9 p.m.
WELLSTON - James A. Dickerson, 34, of Wellston, died Thursday, Oct.
12, 2000, in Cooper Hollow, Jackson County.
Born Oct. 4, 1966, in Gallipolis, he was the son of Flaudeen Potter
Dickerson of Wellston and the late Charles Gerald Dickerson.
He was an electrician at Pillsbury in Wellston, a 1985 graduate of
Wellston High School, a 1990 graduate of the University of Rio Grande and
a member of Zion No. 3 Church, Wellston.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Valerie Kisor
Dickerson; daughters Katie and Elyzabeth, both at home; sisters Geraldeen
Kisor of Wellston and Elizabeth Wittman of Winchester, Ky.; brothers Tom
Dickerson of Ray, Richard Dickerson of West Jefferson and Ike Dickerson
of Wellston; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ken and Marlene Kisor
of Wellston; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at McWilliams Funeral Home, Wellston,
with Pastor Ed Barney officiating. Burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home today from 5 to 8 p.m.
LOGAN - Johnathon Gibson Gaskill was stillborn Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2000,
at University Hospital, Columbus. His parents are John Eugene Gaskill Jr.
and Holly Ryan Martin of Logan.
Graveside services were today at 1 p.m. at Oak Grove Cemetery, Logan.
Arrangements are by Roberts Funeral Home, Logan.
ALBANY - John H. Hobbs, 68, of Albany, died Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2000,
at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital.
He was born March 16, 1932, in Belle, W.Va., and was a son of the late
William Henry and Fannie Taylor Hobbs.
Mr. Hobbs was retired from the United States Air Force and from Southern
Ohio Coal. He was a member of the American Legion Post 371, Wellston, the
Air Force Sergeants Association and Albany VFW Post 9893.
He is survived by his wife, Loretta Dale Jarrell Hobbs; two sons, Michael
David (Jayne) Hobbs of Albany and Phillip Carter (Nancy) Hobbs of Pittsburgh,
Pa.; four grandchildren, Rachel, Hannah, Lauren and Haley; a brother, Lee
Hobbs of Albany; and five sisters, Frances Hawk of Bloomington, Ill., Jean
Hobbs of North Carolina, Blanche Hobbs of Charleston, W.Va., Louise Bogli
of Gallipolis Ferry, W.Va., and Daisy Kuhn of Tampa, Fla.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Red
and Homer Hobbs.
Funeral service will be held Saturday, Oct. 21, 2000, at 1 p.m. at
Bigony-Jordan Funeral Home in Albany, with Dr. James Acree officiating.
Burial will be in Athens Memory Gardens with military graveside services
by Albany VFW Post 9893.
Calling hours at the funeral home will be held Friday from 6 to 9 p.m.
McARTHUR - Lauralee Radekin Dayton, 41, of McArthur, died Saturday,
Oct. 14, 2000, in Mason, Ohio.
Born July 8, 1959, in McArthur, she was the daughter of Barbara Radekin
of McArthur and the late George Radekin Jr. She was a secretary and a member
of McArthur First Christian Church.
Besides her mother, she is survived by Ron Dayton; children Carey Ann
Dayton and Jonathan Dayton of Allensville; a brother, Terry E. (Debbie)
Radekin of Jackson; nieces Sarah and Kayla Radekin of Jackson; and her
grandmother, Faye Pendleton of McArthur.
Services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Garrett Funeral Home, McArthur,
with Elder James Cummings and Emmett Waldron officiating. Burial will be
in Radcliff Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 2 to 8 p.m.
ATHENS - Memorial contributions for Mary Kathleen Allen of Athens can
be made to Make a Wish Foundation, 941 Chatham Lane, Suite 120, Columbus
43221. An incorrect address for the foundation appeared in an earlier death
notice for Mrs. Allen.
Mrs. Allen died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2000, at her residence. Services
were arranged by Jagers and Sons Funeral Home, and burial was in Bates
JACKSON - Paul O. Livingston, 56, of Jackson, formerly of Wellston,
died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2000, at Heartland of Jackson.
He was born July 26, 1944, in Chillicothe, son of the late Oscar and
Goldie Barlow Livingston.
Services will be held Saturday, 11 a.m., at J.P. Rogers Funeral Home
in Wellston. Burial will be in Ridgewood Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home today, 1 to 8 p.m.
LOGAN - Rachel Kathryn Bartow, 76, of Logan, died Saturday, Oct. 14,
2000, at Fairfield Medical Center, Lancaster.
Born March 31, 1924, in Nelsonville, she was the daughter of the late
Ralph E. and Kathyrine Elizabeth "Maryellen" Strawn Hitchings.
Mrs. Bartow retired in 1983 from the Logan Goodyear plant as a utility
worker after 18 years of service. She was the former secretary of the Logan
Goodyear Retirement Club.
She is survived by her husband, John Leffler Bartow of Logan; sons
James F. (Joan) Bartow of Logan, Gary E. (Alice) Bartow of Hopkins, S.C.,
Randy L. Bartow of Logan and Dale L. (Donna) Bartow of Newark; nine grandchildren
and four great-grandchildren; a brother, Eugene (Shirley) Hitchings of
Cleveland, Tenn.; and sisters Mrs. Frank (Rosezella) Shaw of Lancaster
and Mrs. John (Evelyn) Bailey of Logan.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph
John "Joe" Hitchings.
Services will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Roberts Funeral Home, Logan,
with the Rev. Roger L. Fidler officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn
Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6
to 8 p.m.
The family suggests contributions be made to the Central Ohio Diabetes
Association, 1580 King Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43212-2000, or the Hocking
County American Heart Association, in care of Deborah Keynes, 295 Midland
Place, Logan, Ohio 43138.
LOGAN - Robert L. Schultz, 57, of Logan, joined his beloved Ruthie
in Heaven with the angels on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000.
He was born Dec. 13, 1942, in Logan, the son of Jean Weis Schultz of
Logan and the late Richard N. Schultz.
Robert was a Logan High School graduate and served his country in the
U.S. Army from 1962-1968. He was employed by Metal Powder Specialties for
33 years and served as the president of its union for many, many years.
Robert also served the city of Logan faithfully for 24 years as a member
of Logan City Council from Jan. 1, 1970, to Dec. 31, 1993, and was chairman
of the streets committee for all 24 years he was in office. His major accomplishments
include improvements at Oak Grove Cemetery; annexation and improvement
of Dicken Addition and Walnut Hills; construction of a new fire station,
waste water treatment plant and police station; and the creation of Mingo
He is survived by his mother; two daughters, Misty Colliton and Roberta
"Birdi" (Mike) Schwamberger of Logan; four grandchildren, Chase and Hannah
Colliton, and Baylie and Tyler Schwamberger of Logan; three sisters, Kathy
(Jerry) Weaver, Dixie (Eric) Sevcik and Jean Ann Krannitz of Logan; five
sisters-in-law, Marianne Brooks, Judy Helber and Jean L. Jones of Logan,
and Anne (Don) Wirth and Kay (Dave) Mettes of Columbus; a brother-in-law,
Dick (Mae) Wilson of Columbus; special former son-in-law, Rookie Colliton
of Logan; a host of nieces and nephews; and his constant companion, Oscar,
his basset hound.
He was preceded in death by his father, and his beloved wife of 22
years, Ruth Wilson Schultz.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Cardaras Funeral
Home, Logan, with Pastor Ron Dauber officiating. Burial will be in Oak
Grove Cemetery, with military graveside services by the Combined Veterans
of Hocking County.
Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6
to 8 p.m.
LONDONDERRY - Vernon H. Seitz, 82, of Londonderry, died Wednesday,
Oct. 18, 2000, at Mount Carmel Medical Center, Columbus.
He was born June 15, 1918, in Jackson Twp., Vinton County, son of the
late Harley D. and Gladyse Thomas Seitz.
Mr. Seitz was retired from Chilpaco in Chillicothe after 40 years of
service. A 1937 graduate of Richland Rural High School and a World War
II Army veteran, he attended Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church.
He is survived by sons and daughters-in-law Larry L. and Joyce Seitz
of Reynoldsburg, and Roger W. and Patty Seitz and Randy G. and Heidi Seitz,
all of Londonderry; daughter-in-law Donna Seitz of Londonderry; six grandchildren,
Lisa O'Ryan of Reynoldsburg, Kim (Dudley) Thomas, David (Tami) Seitz of
Circleville, and Kristin Seitz and Kaci and Evan Seitz, all of Londonderry;
four great-grandchildren, Natalie and Patrick O'Ryan, and Megan and Davey
Seitz; a brother, Marvin L. (Ruth) Seitz of Londonderry; and a sister,
Wavalene (Raymond) Diehl of Londonderry.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie
L. Burt Seitz, on Dec. 13, 1998; a son, Jerry Seitz; an infant son; and
a sister, Willa Fern Clary.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at Pleasant Valley United Methodist
Church. Burial will be in Boblett Cemetery.
Friends may call at Garrett Funeral Home, McArthur, on Saturday from
2 to 8 p.m., and one hour prior to services at the church Sunday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may b made to the Pleasant Valley
United Methodist Church Building Fund.
ALBANY - Tamara Cerese Miller, 43, of Albany, died Sunday, Oct. 15,
2000, at Holzer Medical Center, Gallipolis.
Born May 17, 1957, in Marietta, she was the daughter of William E.
and Barbara Bolin Miller. She attended Alexander High School.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by a brother, Marck of
Wellston; an uncle, Barry (Lynn) Bolin of Albany; and an aunt, Bartha (Richard)
Caravantes of San Diego, Calif.
Private graveside services will be conducted at Alexander Cemetery.
There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are by Bigony-Jordan Funeral
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the
Basic Needs Ministries of the Albany Baptist Church, P.O. Box 357, Albany
ATHENS - Virgil F. Walls, 72, of Lancaster, died Wednesday, Oct. 11,
2000, at his residence.
He was born May 9, 1928, in Athens, son of the late James and Edna
Davis Walls. He was a retired sub-contractor, a machinist for Diamond Electronics,
a farmer, and owner of Wall Live Coon Traps. He was a World War II Army
He is survived by his wife, Dessie Walls; a son and daughter-in-law,
James E. and Marlana Walls of Lancaster; four daughters and two sons-in-law,
Dianna Hart of Lancaster, Barbara F. and Michael Lanning of Lancaster,
Terry L. Headley of Sugar Grove, and Penny K. and Charles Riley of Lancaster;
21 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren; two sisters and brothers-in-law,
Virginia and Gail Griffin, and Junie and Richard Coe, all of Athens; three
brothers, Vernon Walls of Columbus, and Melvin Walls and Roger Walls, both
of Athens; two aunts; and many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Joshua
Wallace; and a brother, Millard Walls.
Funeral services will be held Monday, 10:30 a.m., at Frank E. Smith
Funeral Home Chapel, Lancaster. Burial will be in Floral Hills Memory Gardens.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m.,
and on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
Memorial gifts may be made to Hospice of Fairfield County.
BUCHTEL - The Rev. Margaret Josephine Ward, 89, of Buchtel, died unexpectedly
Thursday morning, Oct. 19, 2000, at Doctors Hospital of Nelsonville.
Daughter of the late Tom and Katherine Windle Lowery, she was born
in Haydenville. She had been a minister for 38 years and at the time of
her death was the minister of Free Pentecostal Church of Buchtel. She was
a former resident of The Plains.
She is survived by a daughter, Ruth Leal of Round Rock, Texas; sons
and daughters-in-laws Marshall "Buddy" (Nina) Ward of Nelsonville, and
Tom (Maxine) Ward of Lancaster; and 16 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren
and a great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Marshall Ward, in 1962; a
daughter, Betty Shafer; a son, Dana Ward; sisters Sylvia Ward and Elizabeth
Gregory; and a brother, Kelly Lowery.
Services will be conducted Monday at 1 p.m. at Free Pentecostal Church
of Buchtel by Pastors Ronald Chunn and Buddy Muncey. Burial will be in
Greenlawn Cemetery, Nelsonville.
Friends may call at the church Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. Arrangements
are by Jagers and Sons Funeral Home, Athens.
MURRAY CITY - Harold "Zeke" Kinnison, 67, of Nelsonville, formerly
of Murray City, died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2000, at his residence.
Born Oct. 19, 1932, in Murray City, he was the son of the late Leslie
and Maude Hughes Kinnison.
Mr. Kinnison was an Army veteran, serving in the 25th Korean Infantry.
He was a press operator at Metal Powder in Logan, and was a member of Murray
City American Legion Post 420 and Murray City Eagles Aerie 1044.
He is survived by his daughter, Jill Kinnison of Nelsonville; a grandson,
Devon Kinnison of Nelsonville; and a brother, Frank Kinnison of Gore.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter,
Wendy Kinnison, in 1989; brothers Willard, George, Homer and Charles Kinnison
and an infant brother; sisters Grace Withem, Maxine Withem, Esther Smith,
Adrian Boggs, and Blanche and Florence Kinnison.
Services will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Murray
City, with the Rev. Paul Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery,
Murray City, with military graveside services by the Combined Color Guard
Unit. No calling hours will be observed.
NELSONVILLE - Arnold L. Mathena, 61, of Nelsonville, died Saturday,
Oct. 21, 2000, at Hickory Creek Nursing Center, The Plains.
Born Nov. 20, 1938, in Nelsonville, he was the son of the late Wilbert
and Clara Fidler Mathena.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley D. Glenaman Mathena; sons Arnold
Ray Mathena of Nelsonville and William H. Mathena of Glouster; daughter
Barbara Ann Leonard of Daytona Beach, Fla.; grandchildren who are being
raised in the home, Jesse Sheets and Tiffany and Heather Mathena; other
grandchildren Marissa Mathena of Huntington, W.Va.; Gregory Sheets of The
Plains, LuAnn Leonard of Edgewater, Fla., William "B.L.," Derrick and Tabita
Mathena of Glouster, and Carrie Mathena of Nelsonville; step-grandchildren
Betty, Brent and Andy Monroe of Nelsonville; and a niece and a nephew.
He was preceded in death by a son, Stephen Mathena; and brothers Virgil
and James Mathena.
Services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Warren-Brown Funeral Home,
Nelsonville, with Brother Robert Beecher officiating. Burial will be in
Beech Grove Cemetery, Perry County.
Friends may call at the funeral home today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday
from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
NEW STRAITSVILLE - Barbara Jean Travis, 36, of Logan, died unexpectedly
Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000, in the emergency room at Hocking Valley Community
Born Sept. 9, 1964, in Nelsonville, she was the daughter of Marshall
Kelly and Nina Marie Malone Ward of Buchtel.
Mrs. Travis was a homemaker. She attended Free Pentecostal Church,
She is survived by her husband, Delmar G. Travis of New Straitsville;
sons David, Timothy and Brian Travis, and daughters Melissa and Kayla Travis,
all of the home; brothers Michael (Michelle) Ward and Shawn (Nicole) Ward
of Nelsonville; and sisters Betty Mae (Bill) Gambill of New Marshfield,
Annie (Van) Wright of Nelsonville and Janese (Nathan) Lax of Glouster.
Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Free Pentecostal Church, Buchtel,
with the Rev. David Shafer officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery,
Friends may call at the church today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.
Arrangements are by Roberts Funeral Home, Logan.
LOGAN - Cora Patton, 83, of Logan, died Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2000, at
Hocking Valley Community Hospital.
Born Feb. 22, 1917, in Hocking County, she was the daughter of the
late James and Cora Mohler Crane. She also was preceded in death by her
husband, Joe Patton.
Services will be Sunday at 1 p.m. at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home, Logan,
with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday
from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
LOGAN - Darlene G. Burdic, 65, of Logan, died Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2000,
at her residence.
She was born on Sept. 24, 1935, in Boise, Idaho, the daughter of John
West of Oregon and the late Wilma Stubbs West. She is survived by her children,
Rick, Randy, Michael, Teresa, Anita, Molli, Patricia, Lisa and Lori. She
was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Burdic.
Service will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. Hilltop Cemetery, Nyssa, Ore.
Calling hours will be held Tuesday at Lienkaemeer Chapel, Nyssa, Ore.
TUPPERS PLAINS - Elizabeth Lyons, 78, of Tuppers Plains, died Saturday,
Oct. 21, 2000, at the St. Joseph's Hospital, Parkersburg.
She was born July 5, 1922, in Long Bottom, a daughter of the late Stanley
and Ulah Smith Swan. She was a homemaker, and a member of Tuppers Plains
Christian Church, Eastern Star of Guysville and the Rose Garden Club of
She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Lindsey Lyons; two sons
and daughters-in-law, Lindsey and Carol Ann Lyons III of Mineral Wells,
W.Va., and LaMar and Shirley Lyons of Tuppers Plains; a daughter and son-in-law,
Lyndall and Lawrence Hasbargen of Parkersburg; six grandchildren, Kent
Hasbargen, LaMar Lyons II, Chris Lyons, Lynnette Gainer, Kira Allen and
Leann Lyons; two step-grandchildren, Kim Adams and Lisa McBride; and two
great-grandsons, Byce and Devyn Gainer.
Services will be Tuesday, 1 p.m., at White-Moquin Funeral Home, Coolville,
with Rev. Terry Stewart officiating. Burial will be in Sandhills Cemetery,
Friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7
to 9 p.m.
CHAUNCEY - Erma F. Byers, 73, of Chauncey, died Friday, Oct. 20, 2000,
at Rocksprings Rehabilitation Center, Pomeroy.
Born Dec. 31, 1926, in Jackson County, Ohio, she was daughter of the
late Asa and Jennie Barber Canter.
She is survived by sons Bill Ray (Cheryl) Smith of Glouster, Dan (Phyllis)
Koska of Logan, Charles (Barb) Koska of Alliance and Gary (Erlene) Koska
of Springfield, Ind.; 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband,
John Byers, who passed away on Dec. 12, 1978; a son, Bobby Lee Smith; and
a brother, Wid Canter.
Services will be today at 2 p.m. at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home, Logan,
with the Rev. Ernie Perkins officiating. Burial will be in New Fairview
Calling hours were Saturday.
ATHENS - Opal Pauline Ford, 80, of Athens and Amesville, died Sunday
afternoon, Oct. 22, 2000, at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital.
Born Aug. 17,1920, in Ames Twp., she was the daughter of the late Clinton
and Nellie McDaniel Brown. A beautician for 50 years, she had owned and
operated a beauty shop by herself and with her late sister, Odessa Howell.
She was a 1938 graduate of Athens High School and a 1939 graduate of Lillian
Johnson Academy, Columbus. Early in life, she was employed by Bennett Dairy
of Athens and later in life by Murray Hotel on Mackinac Island, Mich. She
was a member of K.T. Crossen Post 21 Ladies Auxiliary, VFW Post 3477 of
Athens Auxiliary and Military Order of Cooties Auxiliary.
She is survived by a daughter, Lula Ford of Athens; and by special
friends Betty Jo Wade, Betty Linscott, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Sligo and Betsy
She was preceded in death by her husband, James, in 1998; a sister,
Odessa Howell; brothers Myron and Byron Brown; a son-in-law, James L. Davis;
and a nephew, Daniel Brown Howell.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart
Association, P.O. Box 5812, Athens 45701; American Cancer Society, 138
Marietta Road, Suite D, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601; or Athens County Cat Shelter,
8500 Hoon Drive, Athens 45701.
A memorial service will be held at a date to be announced by Jagers
and Sons Funeral Home, Athens.
ATHENS - Floyd D. "Red" Gabriel, 84, of Salem Road, Athens, died unexpectedly
Saturday, Oct. 21, 2000, at his home.
Born in Athens on April 9, 1916, he was the son of the late John and
Goldie Lewis Gabriel. He was a retired carpenter and mason, having been
employed in construction business. A veteran of World War II, he served
with the SeaBees in the Navy in the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre, where he had
received two bronze stars. He was a lifetime member of The Plains VFW and
a member of Golden Wings CB Club.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth Walker Gabriel; daughters Cheryl Gabriel
of Athens, Loretta Jeancola, Jackie Fleming and Linda Brooks of Vermilion,
and Judy Slone of West Palm Beach, Fla.; a son and daughter-in-law, Doug
and Juanita Gabriel of Chillicothe; 15 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren
and great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Leola Shields of The Plains; and
brothers Glen Gabriel of Athens and Jack (Virginia) Gabriel of The Plains.
He was preceded in death by sisters Ethelene "Faye" Jenner and Irene
Wade, and brothers Elmer, Kenneth, Si and Russell Gabriel.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Jagers and
Sons Funeral Home, Athens, by Pastor Ben Warner, with entombment in Athens
Memory Gardens Mausoleum. The Combined VFW Honor Guard will hold military
rites at the cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7
to 9 p.m.
POMEROY - George Chester Genheimer, 98, of 36759 Rocksprings Road,
Pomeroy, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2000, at Rocksprings Rehabilitation Center,
He was born Dec. 14, 1901, in Chester Twp., son of the late Wesley
and Lucinda Heilman Genheimer. He is survived by a daughter, Betty Lou
Dean of Chester. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary A. Genheimer,
and a daughter, Marie Koblentz.
Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Ewing Funeral Home, Pomeroy,
with burial in Chester Cemetery.
Friends may call Monday from 5 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
LOGAN - Gladys L. Zalenski, 82, of New Lexington, died Monday, Oct.
23, 2000, at St. Ann's Hospital emergency room, Westerville.
Born Sept. 8, 1918, in Glouster, she was the daughter of the late John
and Dominnika Trzaska Zglenicki. She was a retired banker, and was a member
of St. Rose Catholic Church, New Lexington..
She is survived by a sister, Dorothy H. Zglenicki Roman of Rocky River;
a goddaughter and niece, Dorothy D. Roman of Rocky River; and several other
nieces and nephews, including Patricia Roman Atkinson of Colorado Springs,
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Helen Zalenski and Jean Sikora.
Services will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church,
Glouster, with Father John Mucha officiating. Burial will be in St. Patrick
Friends may call Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Cardaras Funeral Home,
Glouster. Wake services will be Thursday at 6 p.m. at the funeral home.
WOODSVILLE - Helen White, 86, of Woodsville, died Sunday, Oct. 22,
2000, at Woodsville Nursing and Rehab Center in Woodsville.
She was born Dec. 13, 1913, in Pursley, W.Va. and was a daughter of
the late Ira and Ora Eggins Kyle. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. White is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Sue
White of Belpre; a son, Norman White of Woodsville; a daughter, Mona Marcinko
of Woodsville; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren;
and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William
White; and two sisters and two brothers.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at White-Moquin
Funeral Home in Coolville. Burial will be at the White Cemetery in Bashan,
Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m.